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  • Amazon Sumerian simplifies VR creation, no code, in the browser

    Amazon are becoming well known for surprise products and Sumerian is their latest. Its a tool that lets novices create and run VR and AR apps without knowing how to build 3D assets or how to write a line of programming. Sumerian is going up against juggernauts in the...
  • Amazon leverages AI to help call centres answer questions faster

    Lets face it, making a support call to a company is an experience most of us avoid like the plague. When it does happen, you want to be connected to the right person. That person is the person with the information required to answer and resolve your issue. The traditional call...
  • Amazon just reinvented the supermarket

    Amazon Go is a brand new, unique shopping experience located at 2131 7th Ave, Seattle, WA, on the corner of 7th Avenue and Blanchard Street. Currently open to Amazon employees in a Beta program, the revolutionary supermarket will open to the public in early 2017. So what makes Amazon Go so different...
  • Amazon PrimeAir rips off Aussie Zookal’s drone delivery service

    Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has just announced during a 60 Minutes interview a new plan for the company. Said to be 4-5 years away from reality, these Amazon PrimeAir drones will deliver packages to consumers in as little as 30 minutes. If all this sounds amazing it is, but...
  • Amazon ships the Kindle Store to Australia

    Amazon finally launched a local, Australian Kindle Store today. Australians now have access to 2 million eBooks, of which more than 400,000 are Kindle-exclusives. The content is pretty broad in its scope, ranging from best-selling illustrated children’s books to cookbooks, comics and graphic novels. Today’s announcement also included the...
  • Dear Amazon, please disrupt Australia

    Online seller of everything, Amazon have announced they will begin delivering packages on Sundays. This adds to Amazon’s Prime membership which sees many customers receive their goods delivered for free the next day or in some cities, the same day. Later this month, the United States Postal Service and...
  • ClickFrenzy is back, now using Akamai and AWS stay online

    Last year in November, ClickFrenzy was a complete failure with the site suffering from poor planning to support the 22 million visitors they received. The collective retailer bargain site is now trying again tonight with a substantial change to the infrastructure. This year ClickFrenzy have engaged two big giants...
  • Today in tablets – Amazon Fire vs Toshiba AT1S0

    Content giant Amazon this morning revealed their entry into the tablet market with the 7” Amazon Fire. Priced aggressively at $199, the Fire has received some very positive reactions only. The release date for the device is not until November 15th for the US, but is sadly US only....
  • Microsoft: Australian datacentre not financially viable

    It’s official, Microsoft will not be building an Australian data centre. During a Cloud round table, Microsoft explained that it is not financially viable to build and run datacentres in Australia. A very long internal spread sheet is used to calculate the economics of where and when to build...