The above is a picture of my 8 year-old daughter taken on the last day of 2017. Please excuse the general mess (including her hair – it was early in the day and she's a stranger to a brush at the best of times). I took it because it's a stark demonstration on just how […]
I didn’t know there was a board game based on Scotland Yard, the home to the London police, until my wife stumbled across it on Amazon. The short descrition describes it thus – “Race around London to try and capture the elusive Mr X”. Reviews are positive and it’s a decent price.
But, there was something about its listing on Amazon that caught her eye.
Amazon, both US and UK, recently changed their Terms & Conditions to prevent companies from providing free or reduced cost items to customers in return for reviews (which, consistency, results in better review scores than you’d normally get).
However, it would appear that the Marketplace businesses have found another solution – contacting customers who leave anything but glowing reviews and, essentially, bribing them.
The reason I purchased the new Amazon Fire TV Stick was because of its unique new shape.
Amazon Web Services (known as AWS) provides a number of web-based products but their most popular is probably S3 (Simple Storage Service). It provides ‘cloud’ storage and is used by numerous sites and businesses throughout the world. Last night it stopped working and that had an impact on many people as a result – probably, most noticeable for some, IFTTT was completely offline as a result.
However, something else didn’t work.
Quite possibly my favourite question about the Amazon Echo!
So, on Tuesday, the 9-disc Blu-Ray set of the first 6 Star Wars films dropped in price to just £40 on Amazon. I’d been waiting a while for this so immediately ordered it – I rarely upgrade my DVDs to Blu-Ray but, in the case of Star Wars, I’m happy to make an exception.
On Wednesday evening, I got a pop-up message on my phone to indicate that the parcel had been delivered. Except it hadn’t. No card through the door and order screen says it was “handed to the householder”. No, it wasn’t.