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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.

Latest Episodes

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.

38 MIN2019 DEC 9
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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?

28 MIN2019 DEC 2
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After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

'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.

24 MIN2019 NOV 25
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'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.

33 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Should an AI be managing your meds?

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.”

22 MIN2019 NOV 11
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What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

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.

32 MIN2019 NOV 4
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Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

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.

32 MIN2019 OCT 28
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We’re living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

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.

25 MIN2019 OCT 21
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Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated

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?

1 MIN2019 OCT 16
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Preview: Primed Season 3

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.

31 MIN2019 APR 15
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When Amazon becomes your block watch captain

Latest Episodes

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.

38 MIN2019 DEC 9
Comments
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?

28 MIN2019 DEC 2
Comments
After online shopping binge, a plastic packaging hangover

'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.

24 MIN2019 NOV 25
Comments
'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.

33 MIN2019 NOV 18
Comments
Should an AI be managing your meds?

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.”

22 MIN2019 NOV 11
Comments
What Alexa can learn from a heart attack on the moon

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.

32 MIN2019 NOV 4
Comments
Amazon has a 'secret apartment.' What's in it? We found out

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.

32 MIN2019 OCT 28
Comments
We’re living longer. Can Alexa help us live better?

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.

25 MIN2019 OCT 21
Comments
Parenting in the age of Alexa? It’s complicated

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?

1 MIN2019 OCT 16
Comments
Preview: Primed Season 3

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.

31 MIN2019 APR 15
Comments
When Amazon becomes your block watch captain
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