Amazon Prime Now one-hour delivery launches in the Valley

Whether you’re a procrastinator or just want something now, getting items on-demand is becoming the new norm. Today, Amazon announced its Prime Now one-hour delivery service available in Phoenix and surrounding areas such as Tempe, Scottsdale, Gilbert, Mesa, Glendale and Chandler.   This service is offered exclusively as a benefit to Prime members and the company can … Read more

Weekend Reads: Space Advocacy, Heart Led Leader & Why We Work

Now that the mornings and evenings have cooled down, Arizonans can truly enjoy a cup of coffee or tea on the backyard patio with a good book. Here are a few book suggestions to get your creative juices flowing.   Local author and aerospace engineer Mackowski describes in his memoir his involvement in grass-roots advocacy … Read more

Amazon unleashes secret weapon for Cyber Monday shipments

Amazon seems to be getting into the robot business even more these days. Last December e-retail giant Amazon announced that they plan to deliver packages to your doorstep by use of unmanned aerial vehicles (a.k.a. drones) and today they unveiled their new 8th generation fulfillment center which use robots from Kiva Systems, among other high-tech, to … Read more

Calling from a Shopping Cart: Amazon Fire Phone Review

The Amazon Fire Phone attempts to offer a new perspective on the way we interact with our phones. In many ways, it works. But the phone falls short on delivering on some of its core strengths and goals. After building a name for itself with the Kindle Fire line of tablets, Amazon launched their smartphone … Read more

3D print a house, car… or a heart

The evolution of 3D printing has been accelerating, from faster print times to more precise detail in finished pieces. With footprints forming in medical breakthroughs, innovative and sustainable home construction, and even printable treats, the once niche craft is also becoming more widespread and available for use. Amazon joined onto a trend set by other … Read more

Robot insects and drones take flight at CES 2014

Drones and robotics are slowly but surely gaining traction into the mainstream market by making them more user-friendly and giving the products novelty features that consumers are beginning to notice. Who knew drones could be fun? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aPxjGwaLSxs[/youtube] At CES 2014, Parrot released several drones that are being marketed to the every-day consumer. The Parrot MiniDrone … Read more

Winter Gadget Giftaway – 4 chances to win!

To celebrate the winter holidays, AZ Tech Beat is giving out a gadget each day from December 13 to December 16, 2013. Enter and subscribe to our newsletter and may win an amazing prize. Enter your details below for a chance at the Winter Gadget Giveaway. Remember to come back and enter each day until December … Read more

Amazon.com brings thousands of jobs to AZ

Amazon.com, the online shopping store, announced that they are hiring 70,000 full-time seasonal workers around the U.S. to fill orders during the holiday seasons, and thousands of jobs will become available at their Arizona fulfillment center. An Amazon.com spokeswoman stated that they predict thousands of Arizona jobs will transfer from temporary to long-term in 2014. … Read more