Got Prime? Share Amazon's unlimited photo storage with familyAmazon expands Prime Photos with the Family Vault. Meanwhile, Amazon also releases a Kindle for Manga fans, and eBay gets chatty with the ShopBot on Facebook Messenger.
Amazon is opening up Prime photo storage to the whole family. Amazon has added a new feature to the Prime photo service called the family vault, which lets a Prime account holder invite five other people to share unlimited photo storage. Everyone also gets five gigs of storage for video and other files for free. Now, I'm sure some of you with Prime subscriptions are watching this and thinking, wait. I didn't even know that I had unlimited photo storage. Well, yeah, that's one the many perks the $100 yearly Prime membership. You'll find all of this inside the Amazon photos app. And you can also manage your photos from the Web on Amazon.com/photos. Everyone you invite has a private backup of photos and they can choose which ones are shared with the group and the family volt. The idea is that it makes it easier to share photos especially for things like a family vacation so everyone can quickly access the photos and order prints or books of what they want and this one even let's you make special cards with the photos. And delivery is free for prime members. There's another perk, instead of scrolling to find the photo you want, Amazon is able to use image recognition. So you could type in a key word to find photos with a specific object or person. It's similar to how you could search images on Google photos But that's not all that's new at Amazon. The company's also launching a new type of Kindle Paperwhite. It's called the manga model, targeting fans of the Japanese graphic novels. You can find this version on the Japanese Amazon site. It has eight times more storage than the normal Paperwhite, which can get you about 700 volumes of Manga. It also has a better processor so it can load those graphic heavy pages faster. Meanwhile, Amazon rival Ebay is also busy trying new things to stay ahead of the competition, such as Creating shopping bots for Facebook Messenger. Yeah, now you can chat with the eBay ShopBot. As if you didn't have better things to do with your time. Tell it what you're looking for, and it will pull up some suggestions, or at least it will attempt to. I tried searching for a Pikachu baby costume And it pulled up some adult inflatable elephant costumes. That's a big fat nope, but thanks for trying, shop bot. That's it for your tech news update. I'm Bridget Carey, stay on top of all of the biggest stories at cnet.com/update. [MUSIC]