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Amazon says a patch for WPA2 exploit KRACK is in the works

Amazon is evaluating their products to determine how to go forward and patch KRACK. Phones and computers aren’t the only devices affected by the KRACK WPA2 exploit. In a connected world, everything from your toothbrush to your doorbell to your stereo uses Wi-Fi, and every one of them also needs a patch. Good luck with that. One manufacturer with untold millions of things in homes around the world is Amazon, and we hit them up for any news on what they’re doing about KRACK. An Amazon spokesperson tells us “We…

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NVIDIA Shield TV vs. Amazon Fire TV vs. Roku Ultra vs. Apple TV: Which 4K streaming box should you buy?

In the arena of 4K streamers, which one deserves your money? While TV channels still mostly live at 1080p, online streaming services like Amazon Prime Video and Netflix have moved forward into the sharp world of 4K video. At four times the resolution of 1080p video, 4K requires not only a new, compatible TV but a decent internet connection to be able to stream it. You also need something to get that 4K media onto your TV once you’ve piped it in from the internet. There are three great options…

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While Amazon and Microsoft battle in the cloud wars, this startup quietly built a $175 million business by picking up their slack (AMZN, MSFT, GOOG, GOOGL)

DigitalOcean is a cloud computing startup based in New York, competing with Amazon Web Services and Microsoft Azure by focusing on smaller developers and startups. The company exclusively reveals to BI that it’s on a $175 million annualized run rate (ARR) for 2017. An IPO isn’t necessarily in the cards, but the company says it’s well-positioned should it choose to do so. There’s a war raging in the cloud as the leader, Amazon Web Services, defends its $16 billion business from the rise of Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud. The battleground:…

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Spend $2 on an Amazon sample and get $2 back to spend on full-size products

This deal doesn’t revolve around tech, but everyone can benefit from effectively free samples. Is this deal for me? Prime members, Amazon has a new exclusive deal just for you. Spend $2 on a sample that looks interesting to you, and Amazon will give you $2 in credit to spend on full-sized products from that same brand, including products from Starbucks, Gatorade, and more! There are a few $4 samples too that will credit you back $4. This deal is very similar to the Sample Box deals Amazon has been…

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Your Amazon Alexa device can finally tell different voices apart

Although Google beat Amazon to the punch by quite a few months, you won’t find us complaining at all about this latest addition. If you’re in the market for a smart speaker, your two biggest choices lie with Amazon’s Echo line and Google’s Home devices. The original Echo was first made available in late 2014 for select Amazon Prime subscribers, and that means the Alexa AI has been learning new tricks and features for nearly three years. Despite this, Alexa is just now learning how to tell different voices apart…

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