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Amazon Echo to be sold at over 3,000 US retail stores

Amazon Echo to be sold at over 3,000 US retail stores

With Black Friday quickly approaching in the US, and thus the onslaught of the holiday shopping season, Amazon has just announced that its Echo, the internet-connected speaker and digital assistant, is making a formal move from the online marketplace to the physical retail environment. Amazon says that in the near future over 3,000 stores will begin selling the Echo, including Home Depot, Staples, Sears, BJ’s, P.C. Richard & Son, Brookstone, RadioShack, and Fred Meyer locations.

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Amazon Video lands on Roku players in the UK

Amazon Video lands on Roku players in the UK

Roku owners in the UK now have another streaming video platform that they can choose from on their devices. Amazon Video is now available in the UK via all Roku streaming devices. The addition of Amazon video adds a variety of TV shows and movies on the device giving Roku owners more access to content they want to see.

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Amazon Fire TV 2 Review (2015)

Amazon Fire TV 2 Review (2015)

The Amazon Fire TV is aimed at Amazon Prime members and prospective Prime members - if that's not you, be wary. If you're thinking of purchasing this device with the intent of making it your sole Smart TV controller, you're going to want to be aware of a few things, the first of which is its extreme similarity to its predecessor. We're looking at the 2015 edition of the Amazon Fire TV - this is the version you'll be able to buy from Amazon now, while the previous generation will most likely be sold only by 3rd-party retailers with clearly marked signs and major discounts.

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Amazon now has a physical bookstore in University Village

Amazon now has a physical bookstore in University Village

Amazon does finally have a physical store of its own, but it isn't what some rumors may have hoped for. Instead, Amazon has gone back to its roots for its first ever brick-and-mortar store. Simply called Amazon Books, this store in Seattle is anything but simple, combining 20 years of experience in selling books, both physical and digital, online with the bookworm's love of tangible pages. And it isn't simply a bookstore either. Now bookstore owners will have one more reason to fear the might of Amazon.

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Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Store, Prime Day users wary

Amazon launches Black Friday Deals Store, Prime Day users wary

Over the summer, Amazon created a lot of hype surrounding their newly-created shopping holiday, dubbed “Prime Day.” They promised “more deals than Black Friday.” Well, while it's possible that they might have been technically correct, shoppers didn't seem to think that there was anything worth celebrating. However, the real Black Friday is around the corner, and Amazon is changing up the game this year.

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Amazon unveils Call of Duty: Black Ops III midnight deliveries

Amazon unveils Call of Duty: Black Ops III midnight deliveries

Amazon has announced that Prime Now will be making certain special nighttime deliveries of the game Call of Duty: Black Ops II. The service, obviously, will only be available to Amazon Prime Now members, but is an attractive option regardless, perhaps one of the most intriguing the company has announced in a while. Standing in line will no longer be necessary, at least in 20 U.S. metropolitan regions.

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White 6-inch Kindle now available in the UK

White 6-inch Kindle now available in the UK

The white 6-inch Amazon Kindle has been around in Japan and China for a while now, but was offered nowhere outside of those countries. In other parts of the world, we had only the black Kindle as an option. That has now changed with Amazon offering the white Kindle to buyers in the UK. Fans of the white color in the US and other countries are still stuck with the black version only.

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Amazon sued by drivers challenging contractor status

Amazon sued by drivers challenging contractor status

That didn't take long. Less than a month after calling for delivery drivers, Amazon's drivers have followed in the same footsteps as Uber and Lyft drivers, suing the company for benefits. The lawsuit is part of a much larger issue, one that is being dealt with by several companies: whether drivers like those making Amazon's deliveries and picking up Uber riders should be classified as employees or contracted workers.

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Amazon Echo can now give Yelp restaurant suggestions

Amazon Echo can now give Yelp restaurant suggestions

Alexa, the personificaiton of Amazon's Echo Bluetooth speaker, isn't exactly the most popular among the main virtual assistants. The product itself hasn't exactly been the most wanted thing in the market, with a niche purpose that mostly ties in with Amazon's core business of selling you stuff. But like Siri or Google Now, much of Alexa's functionality depends on the services that integrate with the platform. Luckily for owners of the Echo, Amazon has expanded its functionality to include Yelp recommendations for interesting local establishments.

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Fallout Beer may be the strangest Fallout 4 tie-in yet

Fallout Beer may be the strangest Fallout 4 tie-in yet

When you think of Fallout, there are a few things that come to mind. Pip-boys, super mutants, bottle caps, and of course, Nuka-cola. What you probably don't think of is beer. After all, the only stuff you can find in-game is pretty generic, and only gives you a meager boost to strength and charisma, while dropping your intelligence. In the real world, however, there's finally an alcoholic beverage worthy of a Wasteland wanderer.

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Amazon Prime Now 1-hour delivery comes to SF Bay Area, San Antonio

Amazon Prime Now 1-hour delivery comes to SF Bay Area, San Antonio

The future of local, on-demand delivery and shopping continues to spread across the US, as Amazon Prime Now has brought its one-hour delivery service to both the San Francisco Bay Area and San Antonio, Texas. Prime Now's service is available to those already subscribed to Amazon Prime and living in the cities where it's offered. Prime Now first launched in New York City last December, and since then has expanded to 17 cities coast-to-coast, including today's two additions.

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Amazon Prime Now brings restaurant delivery to Portland

Amazon Prime Now brings restaurant delivery to Portland

Last month we reported that Amazon had decided to venture into the world of food delivery – and I'm not just talking about groceries. If you happen to live in Seattle, you've been able to get food delivered from a variety of restaurants straight to your door, via Amazon's Prime Now mobile app. Today, the online giant has announced that they will be expanding this service to include Portland, Oregon.

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