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Tribe sues Amazon and Microsoft in patent spat

A Native American tribe and a small computer company have reportedly sued Amazon and Microsoft, claiming that they’re infringing on patents relating to supercomputer technology. The lawsuits are the latest twists in a relatively new strategy under which companies assign patents to … Continue reading

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ID authentication scheme uses music as the key

Amazon’s inventors have come up with a computer-based system that makes use musical transformations to authenticate a whole group of users — and block access if anyone strikes a false note. The concept, which is called chained authentication using musical transforms, is … Continue reading

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Waterproof Kindle e-reader makes a splash

Amazon has unveiled its first waterproof Kindle Oasis e-reader, which takes its place on the top end of the Kindle spectrum with a list price starting at $249.99. The upgraded Oasis boasts a 7-inch illuminated screen, a long-life battery that … Continue reading

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Amazon Studios lays out plan for must-see sci-fi TV

In its quest to find the next “Game of Thrones,” Amazon Studios is reportedly adding three science-fiction series to its list of production prospects, including Seattle author Neal Stephenson’s “Snow Crash.” The two other projects mentioned in Variety’s report would be based … Continue reading

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Amazon adds Star Trek skills to Alexa’s repertoire

Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos has said the Alexa voice-activated AI assistant was inspired by the talking computer on “Star Trek,” so it only makes sense that Alexa is saluting the latest incarnation of the Star Trek saga. “Star Trek: Discovery” premieres Sept. 24 … Continue reading

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Blue Origin points the way for Amazon’s HQ2

What do Jeff Bezos and his lieutenants look for when they’re in an expansive mood? That’s a key question in the multibillion-dollar contest to attract Amazon’s second headquarters, and the Blue Origin space venture – Bezos’ other multibillion-dollar enterprise – may well offer clues to the … Continue reading

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Amazon sued over solar eclipse glasses

A South Carolina couple has filed a lawsuit against Amazon, claiming that they suffered eye damage even though they used protective glasses sold through the online retailer. In the lawsuit, filed Aug. 29 in U.S. District Court in Charleston, S.C., Thomas Corey … Continue reading

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