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This $1 Echo Dot deal won’t last

This $1 Echo Dot deal won’t last

Black Friday 2018 may not quite be upon us, but the deals certainly are, and this $1 Echo Dot 3rd Gen promotion is unlikely to last until after Thanksgiving. The third-generation Echo Dot usually retails for $50, but for a limited time you can get it for considerably less than that.

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Now you can buy Amazon Echo devices from Microsoft

Now you can buy Amazon Echo devices from Microsoft

Amazon's Echo speakers and voice assistant Alexa are most synonymous, obviously, with Amazon the online store, but we're now seeing both offered in more and more places. One of the most surprising has been Microsoft, which seems to have acknowledged the shortcomings of its own assistant Cortana by cozying up with Alexa over the last few months in a number of ways. The latest is that Echo speakers are now sold directly by Microsoft both online and in store.

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Amazon Black Friday 2018: The deals worth seeing

Amazon Black Friday 2018: The deals worth seeing

Each day leading up to Black Friday 2018, the folks at Amazon revealed they'd be releasing new devices on sale. This day-by-day release schedule did not just include devices made by Amazon. It also included devices made by associated brands, like Blink, and Ring. This series of devices coming up on lower prices began on November 15th, 2018, and continues through the next week. Today we're focusing on the items that've just been listed (with different prices) starting on the 16th.

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Amazon Echo RED is back for a cause

Amazon Echo RED is back for a cause

Smart speakers are designed to be at the logical and visual center of the smart homes of today but, ironically, they aren't exactly designed to suit everyone's aesthetic tastes. Companies seem to expect that all such rooms are going to complement smart speakers' somber blacks, grays, or whites. That's why when alternative colors come officially, they become quite the sensation. But the 2nd gen Amazon Echo isn't going red just for appearances. It's doing it for a worthy cause.

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Amazon Black Friday 2018 already underway: The first deals

Amazon Black Friday 2018 already underway: The first deals

Today we're having a peek at all the already-released so-called Black Friday deals coming from Amazon. These items and likely more will be announced and pushed in a big way by Amazon and their associated brands and such in the next week. Today we're seeing what's going on so far - up until the day, when we'll have the rest, more than likely.

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Amazon ordered to hand over Echo recordings in double murder

Amazon ordered to hand over Echo recordings in double murder

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, Google Home speakers, and Apple HomePod are becoming more and more common in houses. But more than just homes for smart assistants, these devices might very well become silent witnesses to crimes. That seems to be the reasoning leading to a ruling in North Hampshire where a judge has ordered Amazon to provide any and all recording made by an Amazon Echo in the home of one of two victims in a double murder case.

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NVIDIA SHIELD TV teams with Alexa, comes with Echo Dot for short time

NVIDIA SHIELD TV teams with Alexa, comes with Echo Dot for short time

Amazon Alexa is the latest on a list of smart home and smart assistant services that work with NVIDIA's Android TV device, NVIDIA SHIELD. Today we're going to take a peek at the steps required to connect an NVIDIA SHIELD to Amazon's Alexa system - starting with the Amazon Echo Dot. This system works with a variety of Amazon Echo devices (with Alexa inside), but NVIDIA's just released a bit of a combo on Amazon and Best Buy with the SHIELD TV and Echo Dot - for a limited bit of time.

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SiriusXM gives Amazon Echo owners three free months of service

SiriusXM gives Amazon Echo owners three free months of service

Satellite radio company SiriusXM is hoping to lure in new subscribers by offering Amazon Echo owners three free months of service. The new promotion is open to all Echo devices, such as the Echo Dot and Echo Show. There is a big catch, though, that'll leave some device owners out of luck.

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Xbox One shoppers can get a free Echo Dot from Amazon

Xbox One shoppers can get a free Echo Dot from Amazon

Many of you might remember when the Xbox One console first debuted, and how it came packaged with the Kinect accessory that enabled both motion camera and voice command features. It's no secret the Kinect was widely hated, and now it's dead and discontinued. But it seems Microsoft is still trying to make voice control a thing, as the latest Xbox One software update has added integration with Amazon's Alexa. Now the online retailer is throwing in a free Echo Dot with an Xbox One console purchase.

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Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Here are all the new Amazon devices out to buy or preorder now

Amazon revealed a flurry of new Echo, Fire TV, and and Alexa devices this week, now a bunch are up for sale. Below we've run down the list of devices that are either available right now or are up for pre-order right now. I'm going to warn you right now, before you go any further: You're probably either going to feel like this is all nonsense or that you want every item on the list - either way, here they are!

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Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

Amazon took a blunderbuss approach to their device event this morning, so we're going to attempt to nutshell the lot. Revealed today were a whole bunch of Amazon Echo devices, a DVR called Fire TV Recast, and a set of improvements for Alexa across all Alexa-friendly devices. "The Alexa service is always getting smarter, whether you’re using the Echo you bought three years ago or an Echo Show you buy tomorrow" said Tom Taylor, Senior Vice President, Amazon Alexa, "Soon customers will be able to manage their email, easily secure their home, watch the shows they love on Echo Show, and make their daily routines more productive—all just by asking Alexa."

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Amazon Echo Show 2018 has a 10″ HD display and better audio

Amazon Echo Show 2018 has a 10″ HD display and better audio

Joining its newly announced Echo audio products, third-generation Dot, and Smart Plug comes another major Amazon product: the new Echo Show. This updated Echo device, as with the original, features a display for video content, but builds upon it to offer improved features and a better experience. Buyers can expect an advanced microphone array, a compact design, and more.

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