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Your Amazon Echo Can Now Function Like A Radio Alarm Clock: Here's What You Need To Tell Alexa

Amazon Echo owners can now set up their smart speaker to function like traditional radio alarm clocks. By issuing the correct voice commands, Alexa will wake up users with the song, playlist, or news channel of their choice.

Smart Home December 12, 2017

Amazon Music Unlimited, Amazon Echo Speakers Now Available In 28 Countries Across Latin America And Europe

The availability of Amazon Music Unlimited and the Amazon Echo smart speakers have expanded to 28 more countries in Latin America and Europe. The move will allow Amazon to better challenge Spotify and Apple Music in the music streaming industry.

Smart Home December 10, 2017

Mother Purchases Nintendo Switch On Amazon, Got A Box Of Detergent Instead

A mother from the United Kingdom purchased a Nintendo Switch from Amazon during Cyber Monday, intending to give the hybrid console as a gift to her two children. When the package arrived, it contained a box of detergent instead.

Video Games December 6, 2017

Sorry, Amazon Echo Show And Fire TV Owners: Google Is Pulling YouTube Off Your Devices

Google has now officially removed YouTube from Amazon Echo Show devices and will do the same thing on Fire TV by January next year. What’s Amazon’s next move?

Apps/Software December 6, 2017

Amazon Alexa Means Business And It's Going To Work: Meet Alexa For Business

Amazon wants to put Alexa to work, ready to make office life easier. Alexa for Business will allow companies to build their own skills, APIs, and apps, to better manage their workplace.

Gadgets November 30, 2017

Amazon Sumerian Is A VR App Creator For The VR Noob

Amazon has unveiled a web-based toolkit called Sumerian. It’s essentially for content creators who want to create VR and AR apps but don’t have extensive background in 3D graphics or programming.

Apps/Software November 29, 2017

Amazon Cyber Monday Deals: Huawei MateBook X Down From $1,099 To $799, And More

Riding on the high of Black Friday, a number of retailers have now unveiled their Cyber Monday deals for 2017, offering steep discounts across a range of devices. Here are the best deals from Amazon and Best Buy.

Gadgets November 27, 2017

Amazon Cyber Monday 2017 Deals Unveiled: Enjoy Discounts On Echo Speakers, Fire Tablets, Kindle E-Readers, And More

The Amazon Cyber Monday 2017 deals have been announced, including discounts for the Amazon Echo smart speakers, Amazon Fire tablets, and Amazon Kindle e-readers. Customers can enjoy the offers as soon as Nov. 26, Sunday.

Business Tech November 26, 2017

Jeff Bezos Net Worth Hits $100 Billion Mark, Thanks To Black Friday

Jeff Bezos reached a new milestone by hitting $100 billion mark. After Bill Gates, he is the only other person to do so.

November 26, 2017

Amazon Black Friday Deals: Big Discounts On Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, And More

Amazon has several smart home products up for sale for Black Friday. Practically every Echo device, plus the Cloud Cam, are now selling for much less than their original price.

November 24, 2017

Amazon Black Friday 2017 Brings Huge SanDisk Sale, But It's One-Day Only

Amazon is celebrating Thanksgiving with a big sale to kick off Black Friday, offering a slew of SanDisk Ultra cards and flash drives with notable discounts. It's a one-day-only sale, however, available only today.

Gadgets November 23, 2017

YouTube Returns To The Amazon Echo Show: Vimeo, Dailymotion Coming As Well

Here's some good news for Amazon Echo Show owners: YouTube is back and Amazon says more video services such as Vimeo and Dailymotion will be added, too. However, the new YouTube looks and feels so different.

Gadgets November 23, 2017

Amazon Echo (Product) RED Now Up For Preorder: Support The Fight Against AIDS

Amazon has launched preorders for the Amazon Echo (Product) RED, a red version of the second-generation smart speaker for the same price of $99. Amazon will donate $10 out of every purchase of the device to the fight against AIDS.

Smart Home November 21, 2017

Xiaomi Expands To US Market With New Products On Amazon: Still No Phones, Though

Xiaomi has begun selling a variety of products via Amazon including headphones, a 360-degree camera, and power bank, and a robot kit, further expanding its U.S. presence. But where are the new Xiaomi smartphones?

Business Tech November 20, 2017

Amazon Black Friday 2017 Kindle Deals Now Online, Plus Fire Tablets And Dash Buttons

Amazon started its Black Friday 2017 deals early with discounts for Kindle e-readers, Fire Tablets, and Dash Buttons. The offers will last through Black Friday and end on Nov. 28, at 2:59 a.m. ET.

Business Tech November 19, 2017

Apple HomePod Release Date Delayed To Early 2018: Amazon And Google Pull Ahead In Smart Speaker Race

The Apple HomePod release date has been pushed back to early 2018. This means that the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will have one less competitor this holiday shopping season.

Apple November 19, 2017

Bose's Black Friday 2017 Sale Reveals Discounts Across The Board On Headphones, Speakers

In the days leading up to Black Friday 2017, the deals popping up here and there just keep getting better. This time, it's from Bose, and it's slashing down prices on its headphones and speakers.

Gadgets November 17, 2017

LEGO's 'Women Of NASA' Is Now Amazon's Best-Selling Toy

LEGO's Women of NASA kit is certainly breaking boundaries, especially in sales. The collection of four female space pioneers in brick form is currently Amazon's one of the best-selling toys.

Space November 5, 2017

Heads Up, Amazon Echo Owners: Best Buy Now Included In Alexa Voice Shopping Service

Amazon Alexa’s voice shopping service now includes Best Buy support, allowing users to order Deal of the Day products and more. It’s a move that highlight the increasing convenience of smart speakers.

Smart Home November 4, 2017

Amazon’s Cheapest Kindle Will Soon Have Audible Support, But There’s A Catch

Owners of Amazon’s cheapest Kindle will soon be able to enjoy audiobooks on their device. Amazon has now confirmed that Audible support will arrive for its entry-level e-reader in the coming months.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 30, 2017

Amazon Wants To Let Couriers Into Your Home While You’re Away: ‘Amazon Key’ Service Explained

There’s a new delivery service for Prime members called Amazon Key that lets courier personnel into your home to drop the packages while you’re away. Convenient or downright creepy?

Security October 26, 2017

Amazon Is Now Discounting $30 Off Kindle Devices To Celebrate The E-Reader’s 10th Anniversary

Several Kindle models are now $30 cheaper as part of the device’s 10th anniversary. Amazon is offering discounted Kindles in addition to various top-selling e-books from Oct. 23 through Oct. 25.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 24, 2017

What You Need To Know About The Moto X4 Amazon Prime Exclusive: $329 Price, Ads, And Alexa

The Moto X4 is now part of the Amazon Prime Exclusive lineup, and it's available for only $329.99. While it comes with ads, it's one of the many homes of Alexa, which is rare to see on a smartphone.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 20, 2017

Moto Z Phones Become Alexa's New Home Thanks To The Moto Smart Speaker

Motorola is giving Alexa a new home in its Moto Z phones via a new Moto Mod. With a straightforward name, the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa brings the smart assistant to your fingertips.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech October 19, 2017

Does Google Home Mini's Privacy Issue Set Company Back In Smart Home Race Against Amazon?

When a Google Home Mini review unit secretly recorded thousands of messages, it spelled bad news for Google, especially at a time when it's competing with Amazon to win the smart home race.

Smart Home October 13, 2017

Target Teams Up With Google’s Voice Shopping Service To Take On Amazon

Thanks to a partnership between Target and Google, customers may now order items from the retail store using their Google Home smart speaker. Voice shopping on Target will also expand to smartphones going forward, as Google confirmed.

Business Tech October 13, 2017

Alexa Now Able To Recognize Different Voices And Answer Back With Personalized Replies, Just Like Google Assistant

Alexa is now capable of recognizing voices, which will allow it to issue personalized responses to different users. This will be a very useful feature for people sharing an Amazon Echo, such as the family members in a home.

Apps/Software October 11, 2017

Amazon Finally Decided To Launch A Waterproof Kindle: Will The New $250 Kindle Oasis Be The Best E-Reader?

Amazon has finally unveiled a waterproof Kindle with the new Kindle Oasis. The updated version of the premium Kindle model, however, is more than just an e-reader you can take to the bathtub.

Gadgets October 11, 2017

How Amazon Plans To Cope With Echo Show Losing YouTube: $30 Discount, Beefier Video Platforms

Amazon has just put the Echo Show on sale, slapping it with $30 discount. The company is also reportedly planning on making its video platforms more friendly for advertisers to compete with YouTube.

Smart Home October 10, 2017

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Battle Of The $49.99 Smart Speakers

Google has unveiled the Google Home Mini, and as a result, the Amazon Echo Dot just gained a notable competitor in the budget smart speakers game.

Google October 7, 2017

Alexa, Start My Car: Nissan To Soon Integrate Amazon Alexa Into Modern Models

Nissan will soon integrate Amazon's Alexa into the NissanConnect Services systems of its modern vehicles, including the 2017 Nissan GT-R. This will allow owners to launch various functions, such as starting the car and unlocking doors, through voice commands.

Car Tech October 5, 2017

Google Reportedly Building An Amazon Echo Show Competitor: Is This Why It Disabled YouTube On The Smart Speaker?

Google might be developing Manhattan, its own take on the Amazon Echo Show. Tipped to be released this year or next year, the device will support YouTube, Google Assistant, and much more.

Google October 1, 2017

The Second-Gen Amazon Echo Is Finally Here, Plus A Bunch Of Other Alexa Devices Too

Amazon has added new and exciting products to its Echo line, including a newer, shorter, and cheaper version of the Echo that’s basically similar to the old model. There’s also the Echo Plus, Echo Spot, and so much more.

Smart Home September 28, 2017

No More YouTube On Amazon Echo Show, Because Google

Amazon Echo Show users won’t be able to watch YouTube on their smart speakers anytime soon. Google has blocked its video broadcasting platform from the device, saying it violated the terms of service.

Gadgets September 27, 2017

Amazon And Apple Are Friends Again: Apple TV 4K Listing Shows Up On Amazon Momentarily

It seems Amazon is set to sell the Apple TV again after pulling them out way back in 2015. Several people noticed that an Amazon listing for the 4K-capable media player showed up, but it has since been taken down.

Apple September 27, 2017

Amazon Fire HD 10 Is A Steal At $150: Features Full HD Screen, 10-Hour Battery, And Hands-Free Alexa

There’s a new tablet it town. Amazon’s new Fire HD 10 tablet, which costs a mere $150, is giving other devices a run for their money, especially with its Full HD screen, 10-hour battery, and hands-free Alexa.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech September 20, 2017

Two New Amazon Fire TV Models Leaked: One Of Them Works Like An Echo Dot

There are two new Amazon Fire TV models coming this year, according to AFTVNews. The first one resembles the Google Chromecast, while the second one will take voice commands like the Alexa-powered Echo Dot.

Gadgets September 11, 2017

Amazon HQ2 Will Be As Big As The One In Seattle: Here’s Why US Cities Will Fight For It

Amazon has announced that it’s on the prowl for a city to build a second headquarters in. Amazon HQ2 has quite the list of requirements, though the potential economic benefits make up for it.

Business Tech September 8, 2017

Amazon Faces Lawsuit Over Fake Solar Eclipse Glasses

A couple claimed to have suffered headaches and eye problems after using the eclipse glasses manufactured by American Paper Optics and sold by Amazon. The lawsuit claims the plaintiffs did not receive the recall notice.

Space September 5, 2017

Microsoft And Amazon Join Forces So You Can Use Cortana On Echo, Alexa On Windows 10 Devices

Microsoft and Amazon have decided to partner up in the voice assistant race. Pretty soon Windows 10 users can summon Alexa, and Echo users can call for Cortana on their smart speakers.

Apps/Software August 31, 2017

Amazon Echo Now Out Of Stock Because A New Model Is On The Way: Apple HomePod Competitor?

After putting it up for sale and on display at several Whole Foods locations, the Amazon Echo has gone out of stock. Could Amazon be clearing out stock to prepare for the Echo 2?

Gadgets August 30, 2017

On Its First Day Owning Whole Foods, Amazon Slashes Prices Dramatically, Sells Discounted Amazon Echo Devices In-Store

Amazon’s Whole Foods acquisition has taken effect. Not only has Whole Foods slashed down prices of some products, but it has also begun selling Amazon Echo devices inside physical store locations.

Business Tech August 29, 2017

FTC Approves Amazon’s $13.7 Billion Whole Foods Acquisition: Critics Worry Over Antitrust Issues

The Federal Trade Commission has given Amazon the green light to proceed with its acquisition of Whole Foods, a landmark decision that will put Amazon in the brick-and-mortar map. Critics, however, are disappointed.

Business Tech August 24, 2017

Watch Out, Amazon: Google And Walmart Are Partnering To Enable Voice-Based Shopping

Walmart customers will soon be able to use their Google Home smart speaker to order items. Both companies have entered a partnership that aims to define the future of online shopping.

Gadgets August 23, 2017

Amazon Echo Is Only $100 For A Limited Time: Clearing Stock for Next-Generation Smart Speakers?

Now through Sept. 4, Amazon will offer all its main Echo smart speakers at discounted prices. Could this be an indication that the next-generation Echo devices are on the way?

Gadgets August 22, 2017

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