Primed It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.
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It started with books. Today, Amazon is transforming virtually every facet of the American consumer economy. Primed explores what happened when Amazon set up shop in Seattle, what might be in store for its next headquarters, and how this iconic company is changing life as we know it.

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I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account. It took him 5 minutes to break in

When it comes to security of smart home devices, Amazon's biggest weakness — is us.

I asked a hacker to spy on me via my Amazon account. It took him 5 minutes to break in

After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

We're entering the biggest shopping season of the year. For many people, that means online shopping — packages piled on doorsteps, delivery cars and vans whipping down streets. But what do we do with the packaging after we rip it open?

'The AI will see you now.' How tech could alter the doctor-patient relationship

On this week's episode of Primed, we talk to Dr. Eric Topol, a cardiologist whose book "Deep Medicine" explores the impact of AI technology on health care. Dr. Topol believes AI can help doctors build a more nuanced model of their patients' profiles — a model that more accurately represents the complex human beings who need care.

'The AI will see you now.' How tech could alter the doctor-patient relationship

Should an AI be managing your meds?

Joyce Lee, a pediatrician and professor at the University of Michigan, thinks a lot about how technology and design can help people remember to take their pills. Her inspiration? A ketchup bottle.

What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

Minutes after the Apollo 15 lunar module blasted off the surface of the moon, Astronaut James Irwin's heart began to stutter. Down at Mission Control, Dr. Charles Berry watched the astronaut's EKG. He saw a series of rapid double beats with long pauses in between. If Irwin was on Earth, Dr. Berry said, "I'd have him in ICU being treated for a heart attack."

Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

There's a secret apartment on the 30th Floor of Amazon's Day One building in Seattle. We've wanted to get inside for months. This week, we finally did.

We're living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

On this week's episode of Primed, we explore how smart speakers like Amazon's Echo fit into the lives of older people. Some elders find Alexa annoying or intrusive. But others interact with the technology in practical, creative ways. Here are a few of their stories.

Parenting in the age of Alexa? It's complicated

This week's episode of Prime(d) talks about the relationship between children and Alexa, Amazon's AI-powered virtual assistant. Kids love to ask Alexa questions. And Alexa is listening.

Preview: Primed Season 3

Amazon is ending up in more and more of our homes. But are we asking the right questions when we invite Amazon and Alexa into our lives?

When Amazon becomes your block watch captain

In this season finale of Prime(d), we go deep into how neighborhood social networks and surveillance are changing our behavior in our neighborhoods.

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