Amazon Prime Air is a future delivery system from the retail giant designed to safely get packages into customers' hands in 30 minutes or less using small drones. Amazon also makes the Echo robot personal assistant that is designed around your voice. It's always on - just ask for information, music, news, weather, and more.
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Amazon Echo Coming to Every Room of Wynn Las Vegas Hotel
Amazon Echo to be placed in every room of the posh Sin City hotel next summer, in perhaps most revolutionary crossover of residential and commercial technology since iPad proliferation.
Flying Warehouse Could Deploy Amazon Prime Air Delivery Drones
Amazon's airborne fulfillment center would act as a flying warehouse for its Prime Air delivery drones. The fulfillment center would remain 45,000 feet in the air, and drones with ordered items may be deployed from the AFC to deliver ordered items to user designated delivery locations.
Amazon Echo Data Sought in First-Degree Murder Case
Authorities in Bentonville, Arkansas have issued a warrant to Amazon to deliver any audio and records from an Echo that belongs to James Andrew Bates. Bates is going to trial in 2017 for first-degree murder of Victor Collins.
Watch Amazon Prime Air’s First Drone Delivery
Amazon Prime Air completed it first drone delivery on December 7, 2016, delivering an Amazon Fire TV and a bag of popcorn to a customer in Cambridgeshire, England. The entire process - from the order being placed to the package arriving at the customer's home - took 13 minutes.
Amazon Go Store Eliminates Checkout Lines with Deep Learning
Amazon will open its first Amazon Go grocery store in Seattle, Washington, in early 2017, where customers will be able to walk in, pick up they items they want to buy, and walk out. "Just Walk Out" technology uses sensors, computer vision, and deep learning to track customers and automatically register which items get picked up. The customers will be charged later via their Amazon account.
Yumi is the First Robot Powered by Amazon Alexa
Omate's Yumi robot is the first robot to be powered by Amazon Alexa. You interact with Yumi just like you do with Amazon Echo, using your voice, having access to more than 3,000 Amazon Alexa skills.
Amazon Echo: Virtual Assistant or Government Spy?
Even if Amazon Echo is secure, many IoT devices are not. Some security experts are concerned about hacking, government access and who exactly is receiving all this consumer data.