Remove All The Ads and Sponsored Products From Amazon With This Extension

When you’re shopping on Amazon, it’s easy to get distracted by all of the ads and suggestions the site makes. You might get so distracted, in fact, that you end up forgetting what you went to the site to shop for in the first place.

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Protect Your Privacy From Your Own Cloud Security Cameras

How many people put a sticky note over their laptop webcams because they’re worried about someone spying on them? Rumors of hackers accessing webcams and USB microphones are ever-present in today’s technological world, but it’s even worse when the manufacturer responsible for a connected camera is the one leaking…

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How to Opt Out of Amazon’s Free Samples

It’s always fun to get free things in the mail, especially if they’re a surprise—whether a gift from a friend or loved one or a subtle encouragement from Amazon that you should try out a sponsored product.

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Are You Cutting Amazon Out of Your Holiday Shopping This Year?

Whether your signature issue is decent working conditions and a living wage for workers; the company’s systematic scamming of American cities in its “search” for HQ2; or the simple fact that no one human (let alone one as notably greedy as Jeff Bezos) should be in possession of $163 billion dollars—it seems that…

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How to Make and Receive Skype Calls Using an Amazon Echo

This week Amazon started rolling out Skype support for Amazon Echo devices. With the feature, you can both make and receive Skype voice calls using something like an Echo Dot and make video calls using Amazon’s Echo Show.

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Determine if Amazon Product Reviews Are Legit Using This Site

Holiday shopping time is upon us, which means we’re all probably buying a lot more than we typically do. When you’re shopping online, online reviews can be a great tool in figuring out whether that present you’re about to buy is going to be a winner or a dud. That said, these days there are a ton of fake and paid…

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How to Move Your Photos From Flickr to Another Service 

Flickr isn’t going away, but a lot of your photos will be if you don’t follow its new limitations: 1,000 photos, period. These photos can be any size you want, but you only get a thousand of them. The era of the free terabyte of Flickr storage is coming to an end.

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How to Opt Out of Amazon’s Print Holiday Catalog

Amazon wants to fill the Toys R’ Us-shaped hole in our hearts with an old fashioned print holiday catalog, much like the recently closed toy store’s “Big Book of Toys.” Amazon’s catalog, which The Verge said will be called “A Holiday of Play,” hopes to reimagine the Black Friday gift guide by adding QR codes next to…

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How to Get Amazon Add-On Items Without Paying $25

Every now and then, I find myself needing an Amazon add-on item, and only an add-on item, which puts me in a bit of a shopping struggle.

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The Most Important Hardware Announcements from Today’s Amazon Event

Amazon, wanting everything and anything you do to have Alexa integrated into it, announced a smorgasbord of new stuff today. Some of it is interesting; some of it is just an update of the same smarthome gear you already have. (Also interesting, don’t get me wrong, but you probably aren’t likely to buy a new Echo Dot…

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