Sparing no expense, 'Jurassic World' features Gear smartwatchSamsung products find a way into the latest "Jurassic Park" movie, Amazon launches Local Services, and Twitter tests coupon offers.
Remember to charge your smart watch before hunting dinos. I'm Bridget Carey and this is your CNet Update. [MUSIC] Before we talk about dinosaurs, first some Amazon news. If you're in need of a handyman or a computer technician, you can now shop for one on Amazon. The retail giant launched a new service to connect you to local service providers like plumbers, electricians, and car mechanics. The idea is, that if you shop for something like a home network router, you may also see a listing to hire someone to hook it up for you. Amazon shows a list of businesses nearby and their estimated prices. You pay when the service is complete. Now, I'm sure this sort of thing makes Yelp and Angie's List a bit nervous, but not everything from Amazon succeeds. For example, the Fire Phone, which flopped. But Amazon just slashed the price by 55% down to $200 and it's unlocked, meaning no contract required. The retailer is doing what it can to clear inventory and that offer ends after Cyber Monday. And speaking of deals, Twitter is now testing a new feature called Twitter Offers where advertisers tweet out rebate coupons, but it's a bit tricky. First, when you see an offer, you need to sign up and hand over your credit card info, then, when you use that credit card to pay for the deal at in the store, you get the money back on your credit card statement. Brands are experimenting with new ways to connect on Twitter and mobile. Take for example, a promotion that just launched for Game of Thrones. To promote the season five, HBO created the site, ThreeEyedRaven.com, which sends teasers to you by text messages or Twitter direct messages. And finally, I'd like to turn your attention to the new trailer for Jurassic World. The highly anticipated fourth installment in the Jurassic Park film series. It's coming out next year. And like any geeky fan, I wanted to go frame by frame to find clues to this movie, and there's actually quite a bit of technology featured. The theme park has opened, and in this universe, we've accomplished great feats in genetics. That people still take photos with their tablets. We've also seen an advanced control center with some big screen Samsung TVs and giant tablet tables. And then suddenly we see a smart watch and, oh my, perhaps more frightening than the dripping blood is that this person is wearing the original Samsung Galaxy Gearwatch, with a little camera on the strap. Equipping these mediocre models is the first sign you should not be in charge of an island of dinosaurs. Spielberg, you could do a product placement, but did you ever stop to think if you should? I realized these films cost a lot to make and you spared no expense, but if you're hunting dinos your team needs gear with more features, and it most go faster. That's your tech news update from our studios in New York. I'm Bridget Carey.