Good Omens: Amazon Sets Premiere Date for Neil Gaiman Adaptation — Benedict Cumberbatch to Play Satan

The apocalypse is nigh, now that Good Omens has finally set a premiere date. All six episodes of Amazon’s highly anticipated limited series will bow on Friday, May 31, executive producer Neil Gaiman revealed to reporters at the Television Critics Association winter press tour on Wednesday. Gaiman also announced that Benedict Cumberbatch (Sherlock) will provide the voice […]

Amazon is reportedly using drivers’ tips for their base pay

Amazon is pulling an Instacart and counting customers’ tips towards Flex drivers’ base pay, according to an investigation by LA Times. The Flex program, which you can think of as Uber for high-speed deliveries, promises contract drivers a base pay between $ 18 and $ 25 an hour. But based on the emails the Times […]

Amazon sets Sundance record by acquiring Mindy Kaling’s ‘Late Night’

Amazon might just be the biggest player at the Sundance Film Festival this year. The internet giant has spent $ 13 million to acquire the US rights to Late Night, a movie written, produced and starring Mindy Kaling. As Deadline pointed out, that’s a record for any US-only deal at Sundance — even Amazon’s $ […]

The Grand Tour season 3: ‘It’s like BREXIT’ Jeremy Clarkson on future of Amazon series

The Grand Tour sees Jeremy Clarkson, James May and Richard Hammond travel the world in some of the most luxurious and sporty cars. Amazon Prime’s motoring series, presented by the former Top Gear stars, will soon be returning for one final season in the format it is known as now. Earlier in the year, Clarkson […]

Amazon reports over 100 million Alexa devices sold

Amazon is notoriously reluctant to share how well Alexa is doing in the marketplace — at best, you get vague boasts about its devices being the “most gifted.” Now, however, it’s providing more meaningful figures. The company’s Dave Limp told The Verge in an interview that over 100 million Alexa-equipped devices have sold to date. […]

Happy New Year, big tech! France starts taxing Google, Apple, Facebook, and Amazon

Tech giants will now pay more tax in France, after the country decided not to wait for the rest of the EU to introduce the measure. The so-called GAFA tax targeting major digital firms comes into force on January 1. The French government hopes to raise €500 million ($ 572 million) with levies specifically aimed […]

Dealmaster: Get post-Christmas deals on Amazon devices, iPads, and more

Enlarge (credit: TechBargains) Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains, we have another round of deals to share. The Dealmaster hopes you and yours have had a wonderful holiday season, and now that most Christmas gifts have been opened it’s time to begin the annual cycle of discounts anew. Predictably, there aren’t a ton of […]