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What the Tech? Do You Need an Amazon Smart Shelf?

Through the years Amazon has brought us gadgets and new technology that we couldn’t live without now. Echo or Alexa devices to help us around the house, smart doorbells and cameras to protect our home, 2-day free shipping, and Amazon Prime Movies and Music. Now, Amazon thinks a new gadget will help consumers who may have trouble remembering when they…

Amazon Opens Online Pharmacy, Shaking up Another Industry

Amazon has opened an online pharmacy, giving shoppers the chance to buy their medication on their phones and computers. The move propels Amazon into a new business and could shake up the pharmacy industry. Big chains like CVS and Walgreens rely on their pharmacies to bring them a steady flow of shoppers who stop by frequently to pick up their…

What the Tech? Should You Let Amazon Make Deliveries Inside Your Garage?

Online shopping is expected to set records again this holiday season. With COVID cases going up again many people who rarely shop online will do most of their Black Friday holiday shopping from their computers and smartphones. With so much online shopping and deliveries it will be open season for porch pirates. You can catch them red-handed on camera but…

What the Tech? Spotting Fake Amazon Reviews Is Getting Trickier

Think you can spot fake reviews on Amazon? It’s getting trickier. A new report by researchers at UCLA finds sellers are taking to Facebook to get around Amazon’s algorithm that spots fake reviews by looking for certain keywords and phrases and the frequency the reviews are submitted. Sellers and shoppers are connecting in Facebook groups for Amazon reviews. I found…

What the Tech? Report Claims Amazon and Its Sellers Price Gouged When Pandemic Started

If you purchased hand sanitizer, toilet paper, web cameras, flour or other essentials during the early days of the coronavirus pandemic, you may have been the victim of price gouging. A new report from the consumer watchdog group Public Citizen, Amazon and its many 3rd party sellers dramatically raised prices in March and April for necessary health items that were…

What the Tech? Amazon Creates Counterfeit Crimes Unit

If you’ve shopped at Amazon you’ve probably run across a product that is a counterfeit. Fake Apple chargers, earbuds, Vera Bradley purses, batteries, SD cards and Yeezy shoes have been spotted but still purchased by shoppers. Amazon has announced it created a Counterfeit Crimes Unit to not only investigate products and sellers but to bring them to prosecution and justice….

Amazon Creating 800 Jobs with New Facility in Georgia

Amazon has announced it will open a facility in Georgia that will create 800 jobs in the state. Georgia Gov. Brian Kemp’s office says the new warehouse based in Columbia County will ship small orders, including books, toys, and household goods. Kemp says he’s excited for the new operation. A Columbia County official says the new facility will be the…

What the Tech? How to Spot Fake Amazon Product Reviews

It’s easy to purchase things on Amazon.com, it’s just as easy writing reviews for those products. It’s also a breeze to hire someone to write reviews for a product they’ve never even tried. On the internet there are companies offering to write reviews for as little as $25. For a few  dollars more they’ll write reviews that will include customer…