Despite Union Setback, Amazon Workers Fight for Dignity

Despite Union Setback, Amazon Workers Fight for Dignity

It wasn’t exactly political sabotage, says Alessandro Delfanti, a University of Toronto communications professor who heard the story while interviewing warehouse workers for a book about Amazon.

A Far-Right Extremist Allegedly Plotted to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers

A Far-Right Extremist Allegedly Plotted to Blow Up Amazon Data Centers

But he would “happily die a young man knowing that I didn’t allow the evils in this world to continue unjustly treating my fellow Americans so disrespectfully.” Over the following months, prosecutors say, that man, whose real name was Seth Pendley, focused his anger at Amazon, concocting a plot to destroy an Amazon Web Services data center in northern Virginia with C-4 plastic explosives.

My Dream of the Great Unbundling

My Dream of the Great Unbundling

So you end up feeling as if you should somehow worship these giants and fear their power and size and ability to innovate—and sure, the Apple M1 rollout is for the ages—but at the same time there’s a cultural imperative to smash them, using any (digital) means necessary.

Biden Is Assembling a Big Tech Antitrust All-Star Team

Biden Is Assembling a Big Tech Antitrust All-Star Team

On Tuesday morning, Politico reported that Biden plans to nominate the legal academic Lina Khan to an open seat on the Federal Trade Commission, one of the agencies with the most power to enforce antitrust laws.

L.L.Bean’s Extra-Warm Bean Boots Are $140 Off Right Now

L.L.Bean’s Extra-Warm Bean Boots Are $140 Off Right Now

In my experience, it helps to choose one full size up, because you'll likely wear thick socks inside these.The PrimaLoft/Gore-Tex Bean Boot costs $129 ($140 off).Even on cutting-edge, high-end technical boots, tents, and backpacks, it always helps to go over seams with seam sealer when new.

Amazon’s Greatest Gadget Hits in the Bezos Era: Kindle, Echo, and More

Amazon’s Greatest Gadget Hits in the Bezos Era: Kindle, Echo, and More

Amazon rarely shares how many devices it has sold, but the numbers are big.In January of this year, Amazon and five big publishers now face a class-action lawsuit for a price fixing scandal of their own (filed by the same law firm as the Apple case, no less).

The Amazon Case Signals a Tougher Stance on Gig Economy Firms

The Amazon Case Signals a Tougher Stance on Gig Economy Firms

But the FTC alleges that by late 2016, Amazon had begun to use an algorithm to determine new base-pay rates by workers’ locations and began to subsidize that base pay with customer tips.

Bezos' Departure as CEO Shows Amazon Is a Cloud Company Now

Bezos' Departure as CEO Shows Amazon Is a Cloud Company Now

Longtime Amazon Web Services boss Andy Jassy will become the company’s chief executive when Bezos steps away from the day-to-day job sometime in the third quarter of this year.Over time, AWS became Amazon’s main profit driver.

How to Set Up Your New Amazon Echo

How to Set Up Your New Amazon Echo

The Alexa voice assistant that lives inside will help you do all kinds of things like play games, take you through a 20-minute workout, tell you how to mix a perfect Manhattan, and of course, control any internet-connected appliances, speakers, or lighting fixtures you have around the house.

Giving Gadgets As Gifts? Get Ready to Answer These Questions

Giving Gadgets As Gifts? Get Ready to Answer These Questions

Giving someone an Amazon Echo or Google Nest speaker is a relatively easy way to inject some smarts into a home.Do they have a smart speaker to listen to that Spotify gift subscription that supports it?

The Best Cyber Monday Home, Kitchen, and Parenting Deals

The Best Cyber Monday Home, Kitchen, and Parenting Deals

With a 325W motor, it's powerful enough to do anything a home cook would ask of it, from whipping up fluffy meringue to making multiple batches of cookies to churning bread dough, and the tilt-head makes it easy to add ingredients.

31 Cyber Monday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

31 Cyber Monday Phone and Tablet Deals We Love (2020)

The good news is the best phones and tablets are on sale for Cyber Monday.Whether you want to watch some movies before bed, or want to get your kid their first screen, Amazon's Fire tablets are cheap and good enough.

Every Great Black Friday Deal on Google Devices

Every Great Black Friday Deal on Google Devices

Retailers tend to use sale holidays as an excuse to clear out old stock, but Google cut prices on some of its brand-new hardware for Black Friday this year—like its Pixel 5 phone and Nest Audio speaker that just launched last month.

The Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Online

The Absolute Best Black Friday Deals Online

WIRED's Gear team has tested hundreds of products across nearly every category, and we're hunting all weekend long for truly impressive deals on the gadgets and gizmos we think are worthwhile.Pandemic Gear Deals.

Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

Can I Save Money by Buying a ‘Dumb’ TV?

Thanksgiving has become synonymous with two things: overeating and buying cheap TVs. And like clockwork, all my friends ask me if it's possible to save more money by buying a TV without smart apps built in—after all, if you already have a Roku, why pay for extra features you don't need?

29 Early Black Friday Deals You’ll Want to Snag Now

29 Early Black Friday Deals You’ll Want to Snag Now

Samsung Galaxy Watch 3 for $339 ($60 off): This is the smartwatch to buy if you have an Android phone.Amazon's standard Kindle is on sale this Black Friday, and it's our favorite ebook reader.

Here's Every Good Black Friday Deal on Amazon Devices—So Far

Here's Every Good Black Friday Deal on Amazon Devices—So Far

The New Echo Dot for $29 ($21 off): Amazon recently updated the Echo Dot, and there are two models, this one and the one with a clock (see the next deal).

13 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Home, and Audio Gear

13 Best Weekend Deals on Gaming, Home, and Audio Gear

These only fit the regular AirPods case and not the AirPods Pro. Bose QuietComfort 35 II Wireless Headphones for $199 ($100 off): These are still a good deal for a pair of noise-canceling over-the-ear headphones, even if they are an older model .There's a built-in button to summon Google Assistant, and the battery lasts 20 hours or more, even with active noise cancellation.

Walmart 'Big Save' 2020: The 19 Best Deals (Updated)

Walmart 'Big Save' 2020: The 19 Best Deals (Updated)

Amazon's Prime Day shopping event is over, but retail rival Walmart's competing "The Big Save" sale runs through Thursday.Updated October 15: We've updated this post for the final day of Walmart's sale, added a stand mixer, and crossed out some sold out deals.

This Sony OLED Is the Best Prime Day TV Deal (2020)

This Sony OLED Is the Best Prime Day TV Deal (2020)

Just a few years ago, a 55-inch version of a TV like the Sony A8H OLED (8/10, WIRED Recommends) would have cost a few thousand dollars, and I would have told you not to bother.

14 Great Deals From Walmart's ‘Big Save’ Sale

14 Great Deals From Walmart's ‘Big Save’ Sale

Amazon's Prime Day shopping event has kicked off, but retail rival Walmart didn't want to feel left out and created its own "The Big Save" sale that started October 11 and runs through Thursday.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: 21 Best Home, Outdoors, Toy Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2020: 21 Best Home, Outdoors, Toy Deals

Amazon Prime Day looks a lot different this year, for more reasons than one.Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Griddle for $90 ($70 off): Amazon is currently offering up to 40 percent off a lot of kitchenware.

Amazon Prime Day 2020: The 38 Absolute Best Tech Deals

Amazon Prime Day 2020: The 38 Absolute Best Tech Deals

Photograph: Amazon As usual, Amazon has slashed prices on many of its own house-made products and services, including smart speakers and screens, and even discounted memberships to premium services like Kindle Unlimited.

We Found Every Good Prime Day Deal on Amazon Devices

We Found Every Good Prime Day Deal on Amazon Devices

We've compiled every decent deal on Amazon-branded devices happening from now through the end of Amazon's Prime Day sale (October 13-14).What sets it apart is the free one-year subscription to Amazon Kids+ (formerly known as FreeTime Unlimited).

18 Great Deals From Walmart's ‘Big Save’ Sale

18 Great Deals From Walmart's ‘Big Save’ Sale

We expect to see deals from other retailers too, like Target and Best Buy. You don't have to pay for a Prime membership to get these perks or give to the Amazon Overlords if you'd prefer to spend your money elsewhere.

Amazon Wants to ‘Win at Games.’ So Why Hasn’t It?

Amazon Wants to ‘Win at Games.’ So Why Hasn’t It?

After more than a decade of concerted effort, the tech company that brute-forced its way to dominance in books, retail, and cloud computing has failed to produce a single successful big-name title.But six former employees of Amazon Game Studios, most of whom had left the company by 2019, told a different story.

Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech

Many Top AI Researchers Get Financial Backing From Big Tech

Abdalla, who is finishing his PhD at the University of Toronto, has coauthored a paper highlighting the number of top AI researchers—including those who study the ethical challenges raised by the technology—who receive funding from tech companies.

20 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, Smart Speakers, and More

20 Best Weekend Deals on Laptops, Smart Speakers, and More

Whether it's snagging a new TV and soundbar to enjoy your time increasingly spent indoors or grabbing a wireless leafblower to clean out the gutters, there's a ton of stuff on sale to help you comfortably hunker down.

Activists at Amazon Say Its Climate Efforts Still Fall Short

Activists at Amazon Say Its Climate Efforts Still Fall Short

Amazon Employees for Climate Justice has demanded that the company commit to reaching zero carbon emissions by 2030, a far more ambitious agenda than the one Bezos announced last year.

The Business of the Internet Is Stuck in Trump's Swamp

The Business of the Internet Is Stuck in Trump's Swamp

I’m referring to the $10 billion JEDI project, one of the most prized government defense contracts in years.