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Searching for information about sight loss?

The British Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) now provides information about living with sight loss through Alexa.

Amazon makes it, he breaks it

Inside Amazon’s reliability lab, which ensures Echo, Kindle, and other devices are built to last.

Sharing STEM workshops with Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg

“Amazon rekognition” and our voice-controlled personal assistant “Alexa” were the protagonist in our latest tech exploratory lab at the Lënster Lycée in Luxembourg.

Amatrice raises from the ashes through literature

Students at the University of Udine joined forces with Amazon for the initiative 'An eBook for Amatrice', which donated a digital library to the town in Lazio devastated by an earthquake in 2016.

Prime Reading is now available for all Prime Members in France

Prime members are now able to read from hundreds of top Kindle books, including novels, travel guides, children's books, and more - all at no additional cost Members can start reading now by downloading the free Kindle app for iOS and Android or using any Kindle or Fire tablet

Amazon creates more than 650 new permanent jobs in Bucharest

The Corporate Office and Technology Development Centre will continue to focus on developing new and innovative features, including helping to build the speech and language solutions behind Alexa.

"Alexa, what am I holding?"

Show and Tell is an Alexa feature designed to help blind and low vision customers identify grocery items.

Kindle Storyteller Award winner hits the high notes

Ian W. Sainsbury’s first-ever psychological thriller The Picture on the Fridge scored this year’s Kindle Storyteller Award in the UK thanks to a solid hook and a shocking twist.

Smart through everyday life: “Alexa, is it raining today?”

Alexa plays music, reads the news, knows the latest football results, the best recipes and memorizes the shopping list. And with Alexa's weather forecast, nobody must stand in the rain.

Amazon Alexa inspires the next generation of Innovators

Year 10 Cambridge LaunchPad Innovator students from Coleridge Community College, North Cambridge Academy and the Stephen Perse Foundation were invited by Amazon to take part in a day of practical activities.

Alexa's newest teacher is you

A team of Amazon linguists and data scientists makes it easy for you to teach your language or dialect to Alexa.

Introducing new accessibility features on Kindle and Fire

Accessible Math arrives on Kindle e-books; new Gestures come to VoiceView on Fire

Introducing new accessibility features for Amazon Fire tablets and Fire TV

Features include braille input/output for Fire tablets and magnification for Fire TV, for blind and visually impaired customers.

A look back at 10 years of the Amazon Kindle

A little more than a decade ago, we introduced Kindle, a device and service that together became synonymous with digital reading. Here's how Kindle—and with it, the way people read—has evolved.
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