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Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds USB-C but keeps aggressive price

Amazon Fire HD 10 refresh adds USB-C but keeps aggressive price

Amazon today announced that its 10-inch Fire tablet is getting a refresh. Officially dubbed the All-New Fire HD 10, this new tablet will be outfitted with some new features and improved hardware over its predecessor. Chief among the new features is likely picture-in-picture mode, which allows users to view video through streaming services like Amazon Prime or Netflix as they do other things like browse the internet or check their emails.

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GM is bringing Alexa to millions of vehicles

GM is bringing Alexa to millions of vehicles

GM has announced that it will be bringing owners of Chevy, Buick, GMC, and Cadillac vehicles from 2018 and up model years Alexa compatibility. Not all of the 2018 and newer cars, trucks, and SUVs will have compatible infotainment systems. Those that do will get the Alexa voice experience that leverages the Alexa Auto Software Development Kit. The upgrade will give the GM owners access to standard Alexa skills and capabilities.

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Three oddball Alexa gadgets from Amazon’s big 2019 hardware event

Three oddball Alexa gadgets from Amazon’s big 2019 hardware event

Amazon isn't afraid to make a weird product, and while you can question the value of Alexa inside a microwave, there's no denying that the idea of connected appliances and other gadgets is one worth exploring as the IoT spreads. Today's big news might have been more mainstream smart speakers like the Echo Studio, along with cutting-edge experimental tech such as the Echo Frames, but that didn't mean Amazon lacked some oddball gadgetry as well.

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Amazon Echo Studio first-look: Apple, Google and Sonos should be worried

Amazon Echo Studio first-look: Apple, Google and Sonos should be worried

It looks like a HomePod with a letterbox slot, but make no mistake, the Amazon Echo Studio isn't playing around when it comes to audio. Slotting in at the top end of Amazon's smart speaker line-up, the beefiest of all the Echos sets its sights on audiophiles with a Dolby Atmos tie-in.

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Amazon Echo Loop hands-on: Alexa at your fingertips (literally)

Amazon Echo Loop hands-on: Alexa at your fingertips (literally)

Alexa in your glasses isn't the only unusual place Amazon has been embedded its assistant today, with the Echo Loop another exploration of how wearables and voice tech could blend. Second of Amazon's Day 1 Editions, its tentative innovation tech offering an invite-only taste of what the future could hold, the Echo Loop is a smart ring with Alexa embedded.

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Amazon Echo Buds hands-on: Alexa, turn on active noise reduction

Amazon Echo Buds hands-on: Alexa, turn on active noise reduction

Even if you hate Alexa, you may have to concede that Amazon could well have made the product of the 2019 holidays in the Amazon Echo Buds. Announced today, the Bluetooth earbuds not only cut the cord from your phone or laptop, but bake in the Alexa assistant and some active noise reduction powered by Bose.

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Amazon Echo Frames hands-on: Alexa’s audio-only smart glasses

Amazon Echo Frames hands-on: Alexa’s audio-only smart glasses

Smart glasses may bring to mind complex augmented reality eyewear, but Amazon's Echo Frames are taking a more focused approach with Alexa using audio alone. Announced at today's hectic Amazon hardware event, the Alexa smart glasses are part of what the retailer is calling its Day 1 Editions range: products it's experimenting with, and will be offering to buyers by invitation only.

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Amazon Eero mesh router launched for $99 with Alexa

Amazon Eero mesh router launched for $99 with Alexa

The folks at Amazon launched a new Eero mesh router system today for approximately $99 USD. This device will launch with dual-band radio system support and support for the Eero Secure and Eero Secure Plus subscription systems. This is the first product launched by Amazon with Eero since Amazon acquired Eero in March of 2019.

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Echo Flex plugs Alexa right into an outlet with modular accessories

Echo Flex plugs Alexa right into an outlet with modular accessories

Alexa has a new, even smaller and more convenient smart speaker to colonize your home, with Echo Flex plugging straight into an outlet. Looking more than a little bit like a plug-in air freshener, Echo Flex addresses one of the big challenges Amazon says 3D printers and DIY fans have been embracing: how can you fix up an Echo dot in a place that's not sitting it on a table or a nightstand.

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Echo Show 8 adds 3rd smart display with Alexa Food Network tie-in

Echo Show 8 adds 3rd smart display with Alexa Food Network tie-in

Amazon already has a few smart displays in its line-up, but Alexa is getting another screen to play with in the shape of the Echo Show 8. An 8-inch version of the existing Echo Show 5, it enlarges the Alexa smart display but keeps its privacy features, and arrives as Alexa gets a big new integration with the Food Network.

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Amazon Echo Studio, Echo Dot with Clock, and new Echo revealed

Amazon Echo Studio, Echo Dot with Clock, and new Echo revealed

Amazon is adding three new Echo smart speaker to its line-up, with a new Echo Dot with Clock, a new Echo with improved audio quality, and a new Echo Studio for audiophiles looking for an all-in-one music experience. Announced in Seattle today, at Amazon's big hardware launch, it's a big push for improving Echo's audio credentials.

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Amazon Alexa wireless earbuds tipped with built-in activity tracking

Amazon Alexa wireless earbuds tipped with built-in activity tracking

Amazon is preparing to launch its own fitness tracking device, a new report claims, and it may come in the form of wireless earbuds. The alleged product is reportedly codenamed 'Puget' and packing the hardware necessary to monitor the user's movements, offering details on things like how many calories were burned. The same leak also claims Amazon is working on a new Echo device offering better sound quality.

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