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  • AWS offers Alexa developers free cloud credits

    Developers interested in extending the capabilities of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant have some more free tools in their arsenal, thanks to a program the company announced Wednesday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank16 March 17 03:34
  • AWS follows Google with Reserved Instance flexibility changes

    Customers who have Reserved Instance contracts with Amazon Web Services will be able to subdivide some of their Linux and Unix virtual machine instances while maintaining their capacity discounts, thanks to pricing changes announced Monday.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank15 March 17 07:50
  • AWS says a typo caused the massive S3 failure this week

    Everyone makes mistakes. But working at Amazon Web Services means an incorrectly entered input can lead to a massive outage that cripples popular websites and services.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank03 March 17 07:45
  • AWS blames a typo for Tuesday’s outage

    An authorized S3 team member entered a command incorrectly and a larger set of servers was removed than was intended, Amazon said.

    Written by Sharon Gaudin03 March 17 07:21
  • Amazon's Alexa gains support for Outlook calendars

    Users of Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant can now ask her questions about the contents of their Microsoft-hosted calendars. On Wednesday, the assistant gained the ability to interact with calendars from Outlook.com and Office 365, similar to how it works with Google Calendar.

    Written by Blair Hanley Frank17 Feb. 17 03:42
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  • How to Avoid Online Scams When Selling Your Old iPhone or iPad

    A lot of people right now are selling their old iPhones and iPad minis to trade up to the supersized iPhone 6 models. Unfortunately, I suspect some of them are being scammed out of their devices -- I nearly was.

    Written by James A. Martin12 Sept. 14 23:37
  • How-to: Get started with Amazon EC2

    Amazon cloud skills are in high demand. This easy, step-by-step guide will help start you on your path to cloud mastery

    Written by Sean Hull24 Oct. 12 10:15
  • Copy Kindle notes and bookmarks to your PC

    If you're a Kindle owner, you've probably discovered the device's enviable ability to bookmark pages, highlight passages, and add notes (a.k.a. annotations).

    Written by Rick Broida17 Aug. 10 06:12
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  • Why Amazon is the current king of the virtual assistants

    Amazon surprised many analysts and competitors with its Alexa cloud-based voice assistant, and the company seems determined to help partners pack the tech into every product imaginable. Alexa has a clear lead in the smart home, but how long will it last?

    Written by Matt Kapko13 Jan. 17 01:08
  • Amazon.com's Alexa now lets you order wings

    Wingstop has launched a voice-based ordering service that leverages Alexa, Amazon.com’s popular virtual assistant technology that’s seeing momentum across several sectors.

    Written by Clint Boulton11 Jan. 17 03:45
  • The future of Drupal could be cooking in this lab

    Acquia Labs has no illusions of making self-driving cars or shooting things into space like Google X, but the budding applied research arm of enterprise open-source Drupal provider Acquia does have designs on a slew of new applications for what it anticipates will be an increasingly browserless world.

    Written by Bob Brown04 Nov. 16 02:26
  • U.S. cloud vendors adjust to Snowden effect, Privacy Shield

    AWS, Microsoft and Google are building data centers in Europe to address privacy concerns in a post-Snowden world. Cloud infrastructure revenue is rising, but how much better could be for U.S. vendors?

    Written by Clint Boulton02 Sept. 16 23:10
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