Amazon may be facing some big losses due to a boycott. Meanwhile, Firefox receives an update and a the first smart earplugs come to market.
The holiday season is usually the most profitable for retailers. Such is the case for Amazon, one of the biggest internet retailers around, but this year the company may run into some complications.
Amazon Anonymous has placed a call for action, asking consumers to boycott Amazon during the holidays. Over 12,000 (and counting) people have pledged to spend their money elsewhere. On average, users are pledging to re-direct about £100 to other retailers.
Here is the reasoning:
“They don’t pay their workers a Living Wage. They dodge their tax. They take money away from our local shops. So this year, let’s take our money away from them.”
Opinion: Amazon Anonymous states they are not allowing duplicate emails, so this should be a pretty legit movement. A large one, at that. If all pledgers keep their word, the company would lose £ 2,471,412. And numbers are growing….
The release (stable) version of Firefox for Android has been upgraded to version 34. There is a long list of improvements, but you will mostly notice a couple main changes.
For one, the theme has been upgraded to show a much sleeker and modern look. Chromecast users will also love hearing that the new update brings forth screen mirroring with the dongle.
Opinion: Screen mirroring via Chromecast is kinda big. There is no doubt about that, and now Chrome doesn’t hold that feature exclusive. Will this entice you to use Firefox, instead?
A big part of life is noise, but sometimes it’s just too noisy. Have trouble sleeping? Live in the city and can’t find peace? The guys at Hush have come up with a very interesting solution. The Hush smart earplugs allow you to block out all sound without having to miss your phone notifications and alarms.
The earplugs come with sound and allow you to hear your notifications loud and clear, while keeping the neighbor’s party as quiet as possible. In addition, the app allows you to set times on your noise levels, set an alarm and you can even listen to binaural beats to help you fall asleep.
Interested? You can pledge on Hush’s Kickstarter campaign and get one of these. The goal has already been reached (and nearly quadrupled). Obviously, there are no early bird specials left, but you can get your own pair of Hush earplugs for as low as $115.
Opinion: This may be great for many reasons. Have you ever tried to work from a coffee shop or a big office? You will find that the people around you make it very hard to concentrate. I would love to use these for work, as well as sleeping.