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Get ready for Amazon Music on Android TV

Just as we hear that Apple Music is coming to Amazon's Echo platform, Android Police points out that Amazon Music is preparing an app for Android TV. The app recently made its debut on Xbox One also, so it appears Amazon is making an effort to reach…
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Lawmakers still want details from Amazon on its facial recognition tech

In July, three members of Congress — Senator Ed Markey (D-MA), Representative Luis Gutiérrez (D-IL) and Representative Mark DeSaulnier (D-CA) — sent Amazon and CEO Jeff Bezos a letter requesting information about the company's facial recogni…
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Black Friday Deals: Save big on these discounted Amazon devices

While many of the deals we’ve featured in our Gift Guide and Black Friday posts can be purchased from Amazon, what about the retailer’s own devices? Well, it should come as no surprise that Amazon is also discounting its own-branded devices that include everything from smart plugs to Fire tablets to Echo devices as well […]

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Amazon strikes a global deal with Blumhouse for eight thrillers

Jason Blum's Blumhouse Television, the production house behind TV shows like Eye Candy and Cold Case Files, has struck a deal with Amazon Studios to create eight dark/thriller films that will all be thematically connected. If the name Jason Blum soun…
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[Deal] Amazon has the 128GB LG V30+ for $400 right now

It may not be the most current phone on the market, but Amazon is currently running a pretty slick deal on the LG V30+ right now, bringing the price of the phone down to just $ 399. And it specifically is the “plus” version of the phone, so you do get the extra onboard storage totaling 128GB. […]

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House Democrats to investigate Trump actions against Amazon, AT&T

Now that Democrats are poised to control of the House of Representatives, they're planning investigations into the Trump administration's actions against technology companies. Inbound House Intelligence Committee chairman Adam Schiff told Axios in a…
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Amazon fixes security flaws allowing smart home hijacks

Some smart home device owners may have dodged a bullet. Amazon recently patched 13 security flaws in an operating system for the Internet of Things, FreeRTOS, as well as Amazon Web Services connection modules. The holes let intruders crash devices,…
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Amazon launches Echo Auto alongside refreshed Echo Plus, Dot, Show devices

Amazon launched a veritable swathe of new Echo and Alexa-related devices at an event held at its Seattle headquarters which included the new Echo Auto, which is an invitation-based product launch at the current time. Join us after the break to find out more about the refreshed Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Show, and Echo […]

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Amazon announces a slew of new Echo devices to bring Alexa to every room in your home

Amazon launched a ton of devices during its event at its Seattle headquarters, and besides announcing a refreshed Echo line-up, the e-tailer also unveiled a bunch of other smart devices ranging from a microwave with Alexa built-in to the Amazon Smart plug and other auxiliary devices, as well as the Echo Wall Clock. Join us […]

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For Amazon, better skills mean bigger ad revenue

Amazon is improving its Alexa voice assistant with each new update, enabling more natural conversation patterns and upgrading the system's ability to understand complex or vague questions. All of this is great for people who are sick of screaming, "A…
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Amazon Echo Sub and Smart Plug leak ahead of event

You might just be looking at some of the Alexa-powered devices due to show at Amazon's rumored hardware event this month. Pocket-lint has spotted listings (since pulled) for the Echo Sub wireless subwoofer (above) and Smart Plug (below), both of whi…
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Amazon Fire HD 8 and Fire HD Kids Edition announced

Amidst some of the big smartphone announcements being made this time of year, Amazon has announced a couple new products as part of their portfolio. “New” might be a bit of a stretch though as the new Amazon Fire HD 8 and Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition really just represent a refresh of existing […]

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Netflix and Amazon will have to make more European content by law

Streaming services like Netflix and Amazon Prime Video will likely soon have to ensure at least 30 percent of their libraries are dedicated to local content in the European Union. A preliminary agreement on the rules is already in place, and Roberto…
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Our favorite cheap security Wyze cameras now support Amazon Alexa integration

The Wyze camera, one of our favorite options for an incredibly cheap and effective option to keep an eye on your house, has picked up a new trick to better integrate with the rest of your smart home. The latest update makes the camera compatible with an Amazon Alexa skill, so you can use your […]

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Samsung is offering a major Galaxy S9 smart home bundle for Amazon Prime Day

If you needed a good promotion to finally jump the Galaxy S9, Samsung is bringing something huge. Exclusively for Amazon Prime Day, if you purchase a Galaxy S9 through Amazon today you’ll get a bundle worth over $ 400, including some smart home monitoring stuff and some Echo devices. Dollar for dollar, this is easily the […]

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Amazon may add to its ‘free’ TV streaming in the UK

Amazon's next foray into video probably isn't what you expect. No, the e-commerce juggernaut isn't jumping into VR (that we know of), it will potentially start offering more free, ad-supported channels however. At least in the United Kingdom. Accordi…
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Amazon and Motorola add the Moto G6 Play and Z3 Play to the Prime family

Amazon’s Prime devices are cheaper ways to get new devices, and now that they’ve removed all the intrusive lock screen advertisements it ends up being a really great deal, if you’re a Prime subscriber. The next two devices to join the part are both from Motorola, so if you’ve been thinking about grabbing a Moto […]

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Amazon taking heat after Echo recorded, sent private message to contact

Every week I get together with some friends and the host has an Amazon Echo where we meet. Our group has a fun time cracking jokes about Amazon listening in on our conversation (along with various government agencies). The idea that Amazon is listening in may not be so funny after an incident that occurred […]

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Amazon is keeping select Star Wars and Marvel discs as Prime exclusives

For Star Wars and Marvel fans who still prefer DVDs and Blu-Rays over digital, you might not be able to shop at Amazon for your physical media needs. Unless, of course, you're a Prime member. That's because the online giant has made a number of recen…
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YouTube to follow Amazon by screening its movies inside theaters

Following YouTube's announcement last month that it intends to spend "hundreds of millions" on original content for Red, it's just unveiled plans for a YouTube-made movie that'll also be released in theaters. And unlike its previous effort, 2016's wi…
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Amazon may finally bring its full retail business to Brazil

In 2017, Amazon Brazil started allowing third-party sellers to list their items on the website. Apparently, though, that could've been just the beginning of the e-commerce titan's expansion in the biggest retail market in Latin America. According to…
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The Essential Phone is now available with Alexa built-in direct – exclusively from Amazon

It isn’t long since it was announced that the Essential Phone was finally available in the awesome Ocean Depths color, with Copper Black and Stellar Gray following suit a few days after each other. Now, Essential has unveiled another new variation which is called Halo Gray that offers something different – it comes with Alexa […]

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Amazon offering refunds for ad removal fees on Prime Exclusive phones

In recent years, one way Amazon tried to make a little coin in the smartphone market after their own attempts to produce a smartphone fizzled out was to sell other manufacturer phones at a significant discount. The Prime Exclusive program was the source for these devices. The trade-off for consumers getting a deal on the […]

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Amazon teases Alexa Super Bowl ad starring Jeff Bezos

If you want a good barometer of how far Amazon Alexa has come, you just need to look at the company's teaser for its Super Bowl LII ad. Where Amazon's first-ever Super Bowl commercial was eager to sell you on the still-unproven Echo using as much st…
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Amazon folds its little-known anime service into Prime Video

Amazon has killed off the anime streaming platform it launched merely a year ago, according to Kotaku, and we're not exactly surprised. Anime Strike required an additional $ 5 a month on top of Prime Video membership fees, after all, which might have…
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Amazon set to bid for Premier League streaming rights

When the English Football Association opens the bidding for Premier League broadcasting rights in February, it may see keen interest from a significant but not-so-unexpected source: Amazon. Bloomberg reports that the online retailer is preparing to b…
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Google and Amazon likely lost money on smart speakers this year

Amazon and Google were extremely aggressive with their small smart speakers this holiday season, cutting the price on both the Echo Dot and Google Home Mini to just $ 29 for months. That was down from a $ 50 price point on both units before Q4. That move was great for customers, and I’m sure both Google […]

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Amazon finally stops being stubborn, brings Prime Video to Android TV

Yep, it’s finally here. Amazon has been holding out their Prime Video service from Android TV for a very long time, but they’re finally bringing the app to Google’s platform. This may or may not have anything to do with Google using YouTube as a bargaining chip within Amazon’s ecosystem. Otherwise, this is a pretty straightforward port, […]

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Amazon buys Blink in a bid to beef up its connected home lineup

Blink, the wire-free home monitoring system, has been acquired by Amazon. According to a release posted to Blink's website, nothing will change for its customers at the moment. The company will continue to operate and support its products as per usua…
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Amazon yields some ground in growing battle with Google

Over the last few months, a rift between Google and Amazon started to expand. Caught in the crosshairs are owners of Echo Show and Fire TV devices who found themselves with no access to YouTube after Google cut off the service on those Amazon devices. Possibly underestimating consumer backlash, Amazon is moving to start selling Google […]

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Amazon Fire TV owners can now use voice commands to control Hulu and other third-party apps

Amazon has just announced that you can now use voice commands to control third-party apps on its Fire TV and Fire Stick devices. Previously, you could only use voice commands on Amazon Video but now you can use Alexa to control the Hulu app and more.  It isn’t just Hulu that you can control with […]

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Amazon wants Alexa to be your new office assistant

Alexa could soon be coming to work with you. At Amazon's annual re:Invent conference, the company revealed its plans to make the voice-activated virtual assistant office-friendly with an Alexa for Business platform, which will come with specific skil…
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Amazon Silk browser comes to most Fire TV devices

Although overshadowed by smart speaker hardware like Google Home and Amazon Echo devices, manufacturers like Google and Amazon first started deploying apps to go along with content on their hardware via the television and their streaming devices like the Chromecast or Fire TV boxes. While it may not seem like the most intuitive app to […]

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Tronsmart has a big sale on Amazon through November 27th

Tronsmart sells a wide variety of high quality accessories. I recently reviewed their Edge 20,000mAh portable charger and it’s among the best I’ve ever used. If you’re looking for Bluetooth headphones or speakers, portable charges, lightning cables or even screen protectors, Tronsmart has you covered. They currently have a sale on Amazon that ends at […]

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HMD Global’s Nokia 2 listed on Amazon for only $99

HMD Global‘s Nokia 2, the cheapest phone in their current portfolio of Nokia devices, has shown up on Amazon for U.S. buyers. The Nokia 2 was first announced for India and it was unclear whether the device would make it to the U.S. market. The Amazon listing for the Nokia 2 has it at a […]

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Talk to Pikachu through your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Pikachu is virtually inescapable in the tech world, and that includes the smart speaker in your living room. The Pokémon Company has previewed Pikachu Talk, an app meant for Alexa- and Google Assistant-powered devices like the Amazon Echo and…
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Amazon has drug distribution licenses for at least 12 states

St. Louis Post-Dispatch found more hints that Amazon is truly thinking of getting into the prescription drug biz, which was first reported earlier this month. The publication reviewed public records and found that the e-retail giant has received lice…
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Moto X4 will join the Amazon Prime Exclusive program for those who tolerate lock screen ads

Back in June 2016, Amazon started the Prime Exclusive program that offered Prime members select smartphones at a nice discount, but just being a paying member wasn’t enough. The phones came with Amazon’s ads and offers plastered all over the lock screen. For many users, the lock screen is just a speed bump to get […]

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Sorry, Amazon is canceling your ‘free’ Echo Dot

If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true… well, you were right. Amazon is cancelling zero-cost orders for the tiny smart speaker, informing buyers that a "technical error" was responsible for the surprise Audible discount. You won'…
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Neil Gaiman’s ‘Good Omens’ Amazon miniseries has its stars

Good Omens, Amazon's upcoming six-part mini-series based on Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett's novel of the same name, will star Michael Sheen and David Tennant, Variety reports. It's the second collaboration between the author and streaming service a…
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[Deal] Amazon begins selling the U.S. unlocked Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+, already takes $150 off

The online retailer just started selling one of the best phones you can buy today. Samsung’s 2017 flagship, the Galaxy S8, just went live on Amazon in an official capacity. Both the Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ were only available on the site through third-party sellers until now. And, on top of that, you couldn’t […]

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Amazon deal trucks may be your last chance at an NES Classic

Are you still pining for the elusive NES Classic Edition a few months after its abrupt discontinuation? If you're in the right US city and act quickly, you might have a chance. Amazon's Treasure Trucks in Atlanta, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Los Angele…
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Sony adds Amazon Alexa support to its 4K HDR TVs running Android TV

If you own an Amazon Echo device and a Sony 4K television (2017) with Android TV, you can now control your television by voicing your commands to Alexa. Thanks to a new firmware update for your Sony 4K TV, Alexa can control the power, volume, switch inputs, and change channels. You can even ask Alexa […]

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The best Amazon UK Prime Day 2017 deals

It's July 11th. For many, it's just another Tuesday, but for Amazon, it's another opportunity for the company to sell you loads of stuff you probably don't need. That's right, it's Prime Day, a marketing trick where Amazon "discounts" thousands of pr…
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Amazon and Dish consider partnership for wireless network

According to a new report in the Wall Street Journal, Amazon and Dish Network are having some serious discussions regarding a partnership to create a new wireless business. Sources indicate the talks have occurred at the very highest level of the two companies between their CEOs, Charlie Ergen for Dish Network and Jeff Bezos for […]

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Amazon gets Prime Exclusive flavors of the Nokia 6, Moto E4, and three Alcatel phones

With the arrival of this batch, Amazon is currently offering ten phones at a lower cost with its own services at the forefront alongside Google’s. Amazon added phones from Nokia, Alcatel, and Lenovo for a simultaneous release date next month. These are the new Prime Exclusive devices: Nokia 6 for $ 179 (21% off) Alcatel Idol […]

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[Deal] Go buy the Nextbit Robin for $117 on Amazon

Though Nextbit still exists, the Robin is a discontinued product. Razer purchased the company six months ago and restructured it into an independent division. We haven’t seen what either is working on for the mobile industry, but last year’s phone just received its biggest discount yet. All retailers are trying to dump any inventory left […]

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Amazon opens its first drive-through grocery store

Need to pick up some supplies but can't be bothered to walk across a parking lot for them? Amazon's got you covered. In Seattle on Thursday, the company opened a grocery store that doesn't require you leave your vehicle, promising customers will only…
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Newly leaked images give us a better look at the touchscreen-equipped Amazon Echo

We earlier saw a leaked thumbnail image of Amazon’s rumored and upcoming touchscreen-equipped Echo. Due to the quality of the photo, we weren’t able to garner many details from it, but now, thanks to Evan Blass, we’ve got a couple of newly leaked high quality images of the device. This photo does give us a more […]

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Amazon Echo with touchscreen leaks in extremely low-resolution

A new image was pulled off of Amazon’s internal servers that looks like their new Echo device with a built-in touchscreen. Unfortunately, the image appears to be a thumbnail, and the resolution is really, really low. No CSI enhance magic is going to work here. With that being said, we can still learn a few […]

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