Gaming

There’s suspense but little magic in new teasers for Amazon’s Hanna

[embedded content] Amazon Prime’s Hanna teaser. Not everyone was a fan of Director Joe Wright’s 2011 film Hanna, with its strange mix of revenge thriller and dark coming-of-age fairytale. But it’s one of my recent favorites for precisely those elements, driven by an exquisitely unsettling performance by Saoirse Ronan in the titular role. Now Amazon Prime is […]

Gears & Gadgets

Apple Music arrives on Amazon’s Echo speakers starting December 17

Enlarge Smith Collection/Gado/Getty Images Apple Music subscribers will have a new way to listen to music soon. Amazon announced that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices next month, beginning the week of December 17. “We are committed to offering great music providers to our customers and since launching the Music Skill API to […]

Gears & Gadgets

Kobo Forma review: A formidable opponent for Amazon’s Kindle Oasis

Enlarge Valentina Palladino Kobo has its work cut out for it. The digital bookshop company reentered the US market this year, teaming up with Walmart to sell Kobo e-readers, the millions of books in its e-book library, and a new audiobook subscription service. The Rakuten-owned company faces stiff competition not just from Amazon, the reigning […]

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Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project

Amazon’s New Neighbor: The Nation’s Largest Housing Project ImageThe Queensbridge Houses, the nation’s largest public housing complex, is home to a mostly black and Hispanic population with a median household income well below the federal poverty level.CreditCreditHiroko Masuike/The New York Times By Corey Kilgannon Nov. 12, 2018 Until recently, the most important thing to know […]

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Was Amazon’s Headquarters Contest a Bait-and-Switch? Critics Say Yes

Was Amazon’s Headquarters Contest a Bait-and-Switch? Critics Say Yes ImageCreditCreditFrom left; Lucas Jackson/Reuters, Jared Soares for The New York Times, Joshua Bright for The New York Times, Kevin Lamarque, via Reuters, Joshua Bright for The New York Times, Jared Soares for The New York Times. By David Streitfeld Nov. 6, 2018 SAN FRANCISCO — What […]

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Amazon’s Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers, A.C.L.U. Says

Amazon’s Facial Recognition Wrongly Identifies 28 Lawmakers, A.C.L.U. Says ImageAn Amazon image showing the company’s facial recognition system identifying Werner Vogels, the company’s chief technology officer.CreditAmazon By Natasha Singer July 26, 2018 Representative John Lewis of Georgia and Representative Bobby L. Rush of Illinois are both Democrats, members of the Congressional Black Caucus and civil […]

Emerging Tech

Florida police are using Amazon’s creepy real-time facial-recognition tech

Between its cloud services and retail business, Amazon has plenty of angles when it comes to raking in the cash. But CEO Jeff Bezos’ ecommerce giant has one more unusual money maker up its sleeve: Selling facial recognition technology to the police. According to documents obtained by the American Civil Liberties Union, Amazon recently sold […]

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One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle

ImageAmazon has become the most convenient target for groups in Seattle worried about home prices and paralyzing traffic.CreditKyle Johnson for The New York Times SectionsSkip to contentSkip to site index One Goal of Amazon’s HQ2: Learn the Lessons of Seattle Amazon has surprised officials in cities vying for the company’s new headquarters by asking how […]