Amazon

  • AWS DeepRacer virtual circuit goes live for ML autonomous racing competition

    Amazon has one of the largest cloud infrastructures on the planet and they’re lending some of their compute resources to advancing machine learning by hosting a competition called AWS DeepRacer. This competition is a battle fought between programmers and engineers using 1/18th scale four-wheel drive cars. These vehicles have...
  • CommBank and Amazon offer gets you Prime and $200 voucher, ends Feb 14th

    Amazon Australia have partnered with Commonwealth Bank. The deal enables those who apply for a new Awards credit card by Valentines Day, and spend $500 on it before the end of May, will receive a $200 voucher to use at Amazon.com.au. As an added incentive, if you use your...
  • Here’s everything you should try asking Alexa this Christmas

    Christmas is just days away and in the lead up to December 25th, Amazon are offering existing Echo owners (or 3rd party Echo-enabled devices) the chance to get into the Christmas spirit. “Alexa, tell me a Christmas story.” Alexa, what am I getting for Christmas?” “Alexa, where’s Santa?”Follow Santa...
  • Amazon reveals boxing day deals

    Well Christmas is quickly approaching and that means boxing day specials are not far away either. Starting from the 24th, Amazon will bring Australian customers deals on tens of thousands of items. On Boxing Day just head to Amazon.com.au where you’ll find deals across a wide selection of categories including...
  • Amazon offering free gift wrapping on select items this Christmas

    Many of us will buy presents for loved ones online this year. If you’re online shopping includes Amazon.com.au, then you’ll want to check if that gift is eligible for free gift wrapping. While the act of giving and receiving presents is presents is certainly the fun part, wrapping them...
  • Amazon’s Alexa Announcements goes live in Australia

    Alexa Announcements has landed in Australia, meaning Aussies can now use their Alexa-enabled devices as a one-way intercom system to share quick, broad messages with the whole family. Simply say to your Alexa-enabled device, “Alexa, announce dinner is ready,” and “Dinner is ready” will be announced in your voice...
  • Amazon Australia’s Sydney fulfilment centre is about to open

    Amazon officially launched in Australia back in December 2017 and since then, they’ve been working hard to grow marketshare in Australia. The online retailer is growing the product offerings across dozens of categories including technology, gadgets, entertainment and clothing. One of the most exciting parts of Amazon coming to...
  • Amazon Prime Day is a very mixed bag

    Today was supposed to be the start of Amazon’s biggest sale day, the first ‘Prime Day’ in Australia. While there are some discounts to be had, it seems many Aussie retailers didn’t come to the party which is actually really disappointing because as much as Australian’s love their technology,...
  • Reminder: It’s Amazon Prime Day tomorrow.

    In Australia, we’re just hours away from Amazon Prime Day. After entering Australia late last year, this will be the first time Australian customers are truly able to take advantage of the sales. While most Aussie journos (myself included) often complain about the 2 and 3am rises to cover...