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Amazon returned products landfill no longer: FBA Liquidate, Grade and Resell

Amazon returned products landfill no longer: FBA Liquidate, Grade and Resell

This week Amazon announced two new Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) programs meant to improve the dirty business of unsold and returned products. One is an "FBA Liquidations" program, the other is the "FBA Grade and Resell" program. Amazon is still a long way away from solving issues created by the immense amount of waste created by their shipping programs*, but making moves to acknowledge and deal with returned and unsold products is a step in the right direction.

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New World release date delayed again after Amazon’s latest beta

New World release date delayed again after Amazon’s latest beta

If you were looking forward to Amazon's incoming MMO, New World, then we've got some sour news for you. In response to player feedback after New World's most recent closed beta, Amazon has decided to delay the game once more. This isn't the first time New World has been delayed, but the good news is that this delay isn't nearly as long as the others.

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Amazon offers store customers credit for using palm-scanning system

Amazon offers store customers credit for using palm-scanning system

Amazon is offering its store customers credit if they register their palm for use with the Amazon One system, a contactless option for paying for goods using your palm. The system is live in dozens of Amazon stores, though at a time when many consumers are more concerned than ever about privacy and their personal data.

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Best Buy Insignia F50 Fire TV series launch with Amazon

Best Buy Insignia F50 Fire TV series launch with Amazon

The retail powerhouse 000-up between Best Buy and Amazon continues with a new line of Insignia-branded smart TV sets. These newest sets will launch later this year alongside Best Buy Toshiba-branded Fire TVs with features that are ever-so-slightly better than their predecessors. The Insignia F50 Series Fire TVs are the first of the line branded with "Fire TV" instead of "Fire TV Edition" - and that could be an important distinction in the coming years.

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Amazon’s delivery drone plans are reportedly crashing

Amazon’s delivery drone plans are reportedly crashing

Amazon Prime Air may have promised a zippy world of drone deliveries, but the retail behemoth is grounding the fleet in at least one country according to a new report. Announced in 2016, Prime Air was billed as the next generation of super-timely delivery options, bypassing roads in favor of flying directly to shoppers with smaller, urgent items.

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Amazon’s Smart Soap Dispenser keeps the CDC and Alexa happy

Amazon’s Smart Soap Dispenser keeps the CDC and Alexa happy

Amazon wants to make sure your hands are clean, with a new Alexa-connected Smart Soap Dispenser proving that there's really no room where the assistant can't follow you. The new gadget, quietly added to Amazon's virtual shelves today, doesn't have a speaker or microphone itself, but it does help you meet the CDC's guidelines for how long you're scrubbing your filthy fingers.

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Lord of the Rings on Prime release date and new names

Lord of the Rings on Prime release date and new names

The next major Lord of the Rings production is ready to launch as Lord of the Rings on Prime. Amazon isn't taking any chances with the name on this particular title, making it very VERY clear that the Lord of the Rings universe will be their hero for the future of Prime Video. The Lord of the Rings on Prime universe will debut in a little over a year from now for all people that have an Amazon Prime subscription.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd gen now supports Zoom video calls

Amazon Fire TV Cube 2nd gen now supports Zoom video calls

There are some people already complaining about what has been dubbed as "Zoom fatigue," but it seems there is really no end in sight for video meetings. In fact, some companies are pushing that old-new communication medium even further, integrating video conferencing software anywhere they see fit. The latest to do so is Amazon, which is announcing support for Zoom on its Fire TV Cube to bring those meetings to an even larger screen if your laptop isn't big enough for that.

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Amazon Prime Gaming drops August free games: Lost Horizon 2, Battlefield V, Indiana Jones

Amazon Prime Gaming drops August free games: Lost Horizon 2, Battlefield V, Indiana Jones

A new collection of games was revealed in Amazon Prime's "Free Games with Prime" for August of 2021. Games are available for claim by Amazon Prime members for a limited time, then remain available for use from that time thereafter. The turnover from one month to the other ushers out the game Battlefield 1 and in Battlefield V, making July and August a real decent pair of months for users that've never played Battlefield games before.

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Kindle e-readers will lose 3G connectivity in December

Kindle e-readers will lose 3G connectivity in December

Amazon's Kindles have long been the device of choice by voracious readers, especially those that want to take their books with them anywhere. Of course, the books they hold inside don't come from thin air and have to be downloaded directly to the device or transferred from a computer. The former naturally requires an Internet connection, which almost all Kindles have. Unfortunately, some older models support don't support anything beyond 3G networks, and those will lose their ability to connect to the Internet by the end of the year.

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How to switch to Amazon Alexa’s new Echo voice

How to switch to Amazon Alexa’s new Echo voice

Amazon's Alexa has a new voice option, and if you've wanted something new in your conversations, switching to a different sounding assistant could do the trick. The company quietly rolled out the new Alexa voice earlier this month, and changing over is straightforward.

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Amazon Bitcoin rumor sends crypto soaring [Update: Amazon denies]

Amazon Bitcoin rumor sends crypto soaring [Update: Amazon denies]

Amazon is working on accepting Bitcoin payments and could even create its own token, according to a new leak, though it's unclear just how eager the world's biggest retailer is to wade into the volatile world of crypto. Though it may have cornered the market in online sales, Amazon's taste for currency currently skews old-school.

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