Amazon raises some Prime membership fees, Detroit Auto Show wrapsIn this week's recap, Amazon Prime's monthly membership costs increase by 18 percent. Meanwhile, the Detroit Auto Show highlights the trucks of the future.
this is CNET and here are the stories that matter right now. Amazon is currently looking for a location for its headquarters in North America. The company has narrowed it down to 20 cities which include Atlanta, Boston, New York and Toronto. Amazon also announced a rate hike for Amazon Prime membership. It only affects those who subscribe to the monthly version the old price was $10.99 per month. That is now $12.99 per month, effective immediately. Those who pay for Amazon Prime annually will not see any rate increase. In an interview, Apple CEO Tim Cook addressed concerns about Apple slowing down older iOS products Recently it came to light that an update to iOS slowed performance of older iPhones. Apple said it was a measure to prevent unexpected shutdowns. Cook now says a future iOS feature, will let the users see the health of the battery and give them an option of turning off the performance reduction. Google announce planns to expand it's networks with new data centers and. New sub-c cables. The new data centers will go online this year in five regions including the Netherlands and Montreal. Three sub-c cables will be commissioned in 2019, one will connect Chile to Los Angeles, other will be part owned by Facebook and will connect the United States to Denmark via Ireland. The addition of these three sub sea cables brings Google to a total of 11 sub sea cable investments. What does this mean for consumers? More reliable and faster interactions online. The Detroit Auto Show has wrapped up. Lots of big trucks this year. The 2019 Chevrolet Silverado gets tech upgrades with wireless charging and available push button start. The 2019 Ford Ranger packs a 2.3 liter eco-boost engine, which may or may not be the same engine from the Ford Mustang. If it is the same engine, you may be looking at quite the performance out of the Ford Ranger. The new Dodge Ram 1500 gets an optional 12 inch portrait-style touchscreen infotainment system. And that's just the tip of the iceberg. Check out www.theroadshow.com for everything out of the Detroit Auto Show. [MUSIC] Stay up to late with the latest by downloading the CNET Tech Today app, available for iOS and Android.