Hope You Weren't Banking on Amazon's Free Overnight Shipping This Year

If you are a human who is both lazy and inconsiderate, you've found comfort these past few years in Amazon's last-minute free overnight shipping selections. Bad news, fellow sloth. While that offer had been on the table up until early this morning, it's over on the day you need it most. Humbug! » 12/23/14 9:08am Tuesday 9:08am

Amazon Pulls Werewolf Novel Sequel for Surprisingly Non-Werewolf Reasons

Amazon is no stranger to independent publishing drama. But when it pulled books in the past, it at least purported to have some sort of legitimate reason. In the case of High Moor 2: Moonstruck (the story of one werewolf gang's quest to keep its existence hidden and the extreme lengths to which it goes to protect its… » 12/22/14 2:02pm Monday 2:02pm

Meet Amazon's #1 Reviewer, a Quirky Woman Who Loves Battery Chargers

Ali Julia may or may not be her real name. But to the complex and influential world of Amazon reviews, Ali Julia is a name to be reckoned with. The mysterious Boston woman with an affection for computers and battery chargers is the number one ranked reviewer on Amazon. She sounds a little quirky, too. » 12/20/14 9:01am Saturday 9:01am

​Amazon Echo Review: I Just Spoke to the Future And It Listened

It only took me a few hours to get cozy with my new assistant. "Alexa," I barked at the nine-inch black cylinder on my coffee table, "Shut up." The lights on top of the cylinder went dark; the embarrassing 90s music playing from its speaker cut out. "Alexa, what's the weather?" I paused with anticipation. "45 degrees… » 12/19/14 12:35pm 12/19/14 12:35pm

Budding Chefs Take Note: Amazon's Having an All-Clad Sale

Anyone with even a passing interest in cooking knows that All-Clad is the most highly-regarded brand in kitchenware. In fact, if you poke your head behind the scenes of your favorite restaurants, chances are very good you'll see see their logo. If you're ready to level up your own cooking, several of their most… » 12/18/14 9:45am 12/18/14 9:45am

Give the Gift of Battery Life with These Discounted Anker Power Packs

USB battery packs are my favorite generic holiday gift. They're useful to literally everyone, they offer a tremendous amount of utility for a modest amount of money, and it still seems like most non-nerds aren't fully aware that they exist. If you have anyone on your shopping list that could use one, here's a great… » 12/17/14 4:46pm 12/17/14 4:46pm

Amazon Echo Teardown: A Dark Tower of Voice Control

Amazon's Echo speaker promises to make your life better by being a Siri for your kitchen, an always-listening assistant you can ask for help when your hands are covered in batter. The folks at iFixit got one, and naturally started ripping it apart. Once you dive in, it looks like spare parts for the Death Star. » 12/16/14 9:40am 12/16/14 9:40am

Save 25% on Any Book Amazon Sells Today. Seriously, Any Book. 

Over Black Friday weekend, Amazon offered a 30% off coupon on any print book they sold, and a lot of you took advantage. If you missed out though, or you had a second book you wanted to grab, you have another chance today, though the discount is 25% this time ($10 maximum savings). » 12/12/14 9:15am 12/12/14 9:15am