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Alexa’s new power include “Drop In” on all devices like an intercom

Alexa’s new power include “Drop In” on all devices like an intercom

Smart assistants don't make headlines these days, at least not until they get involved in some privacy-related scandal. That doesn't mean, however, that they have gone out of fashion. On the contrary, they have almost become so common in some homes that they've no longer become special or noteworthy. At least not until they get new features that offer to make life easier, especially during these times of isolation and quarantines.

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Amazon Echo Look camera discontinued: What users need to know

Amazon Echo Look camera discontinued: What users need to know

Amazon has discontinued an Echo product you probably forgot exists: the Echo Look. The device is no longer for sale on the company's website -- attempts to search for it returns other Echo devices. Amazon will not support the Echo Look going forward, raising questions from device owners about what they should do with the gadget. The answer is one you probably don't want to hear.

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Amazon Echo and Alexa get users ready for COVID-19

Amazon Echo and Alexa get users ready for COVID-19

Different tech companies have had their own ways to respond to the pandemic gripping the entire world but Amazon may be the one with the largest coverage as far as services and products go. From deliveries to entertainment to smart devices, the retail giant is busy not just responding to the crisis but also responding to criticisms and allegations. Its latest action to respond to the call of the times is to equip Alexa and its line of smart speakers and displays with information and content to keep people connected to the outside world even when stuck at home.

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Amazon Echo Show smart displays can now scan product barcodes

Amazon Echo Show smart displays can now scan product barcodes

Amazon is making it easier to keep track of the items you need to purchase via the launch of barcode support on the Echo Show 5 and Echo Show 8, both of which are smart displays featuring built-in speakers and Alexa. The personal assistant features its own shopping list feature that enables users to add items to the stuff they want to purchase; with the new barcode scanning ability, they can easily add in specific products already found in their kitchen.

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Echo Wall Clock gets a new Mickey Mouse edition

Echo Wall Clock gets a new Mickey Mouse edition

Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is getting a new variant today, and it'll be instantly familiar to anyone who has ever owned - or even seen - a Mickey Mouse watch. Amazon has partnered with Disney to release a new Mickey Mouse edition Echo Wall Clock, and just like the watches we just referenced, this one sees Mickey's arms rotating around the face to tell the time.

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Citizen Smart Clock packs blue LEDs and Echo compatibility

Citizen Smart Clock packs blue LEDs and Echo compatibility

If you like the idea of the Echo Wall Clock but not its basic, dark design, Citizen has launched a more appealing alternative: the Citizen Smart Clock. This model features a cream-colored face covered with protective glass and surrounded by a silver frame. The model works with Echo devices in order to manage the time using the Alexa personal assistant.

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Apple Podcasts on Amazon Alexa and Echo devices now

Apple Podcasts on Amazon Alexa and Echo devices now

Starting today, the Apple Podcasts system is available Amazon's latest version of Alexa software on all Echo devices and other Alexa-enabled devices. This is not the only way one can listen to podcasts on an Echo device, but it is the first time that the Apple Podcasts ecosystem is available with Alexa. This system provides another pathway for Apple and Amazon users to share with one another.

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New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

New ‘latest’ Hulu ‘won’t work on this device’ list drop

In late 2019, Hulu decided to split their app into two versions. They called these versions "Classic Hulu app" and "the latest Hulu app" in support documentation. Every device Hulu supports for the "latest" Hulu app will have access for years to come, more than likely. This includes Apple TV (4th gen and later), Xbox 360, Xbox One, PlayStation 3 and PlayStation 4 (not including live programming), Nintendo Switch, Windows 10 devices, Echo Show, Chromecast, and a variety of others. What we're interested in here is the latest guidance from Hulu on devices on which "New" Hulu will and will not work.

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Amazon Echo smart speakers’ sales surpass Google Home by a wide margin

Amazon Echo smart speakers’ sales surpass Google Home by a wide margin

Smart speakers were, at a time, the hot thing in the tech market but they've become so common now that you almost don't hear much about them in between product launches and privacy scandals. You might be surprised then, that they have apparently grown by almost 45% since the third quarter last year. And, depending on which team you're rooting for, you might be surprised or not that Google is the biggest loser in that market.

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Food Network Kitchen arrives on Amazon Echo Show and Fire devices

Food Network Kitchen arrives on Amazon Echo Show and Fire devices

The previously announced Food Network Kitchen platform has officially arrived on Amazon's Echo Show smart displays and its various Fire devices, including the Fire TV and Kindle Fire tablets. The service is also available on iOS and Android mobile devices, and Discovery is planning to launch it on other devices later on next year. Users can expect more than 25 interactive and live shows weekly.

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Amazon Echo Buds revealed: Bose tech, Alexa, and noise cancellation

Amazon Echo Buds revealed: Bose tech, Alexa, and noise cancellation

Amazon has officially unveiled the wireless earbuds that leaked last week, its new Echo Buds. As anticipated, these truly wireless earbuds provide users with direct access to Amazon Alexa (though users can also tap-and-hold to get Google Assistant or Siri), as well as technology from audio company Bose, and a design that enables users to wear the earpieces while active.

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Alexa Show and Tell helps blind users identify items

Alexa Show and Tell helps blind users identify items

When the Echo Show launched, it opened the door for new Alexa abilities. Amazon is rolling out one such feature today, announcing new functionality called Alexa Show and Tell. With it, blind and low-vision users who own an Echo Show can ask Alexa to identity the items they're holding in their hands.

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