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Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

Walmart Onn Android tablets try to beat Amazon at its own game

There are only a few Android tablets left in the market and even fewer companies making them. Aside from Samsung, Amazon is probably the next biggest maker of Android tablets and it isn't even making premium ones. Its Fire tablets have a completely different purpose and Walmart is taking a few pages from Amazon's book to make its self-branded Onn tablets a gateway into its own retail empire.

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The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

The new $50 Amazon Fire 7 tablet: Is it a good deal? [Update!]

Today Amazon revealed their latest Amazon Fire 7 for $50 USD, and called it "All New". Over the past several years, Amazon's released several Amazon Fire tablets, and other products, with the words "All New" up front of their title. If you're considering purchasing a tablet from Amazon because you've always wanted a tablet and $50 is too good to pass up - PLEASE read on.

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Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

Amazon Live is like QVC for your Fire and Echo devices

So you're already addicted to buying things from Amazon, but you want someone to tell you what to buy next, right? Imagine a world where the 1990's least exciting television channel, QVC, became popular again here in the internet age. That reality is... real... now with Amazon Live. They've brought back the only channel parodied in every single movie ever made about insomnia - and it's streaming on the internet, too!

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Fire TV Stick upgrade brings new Alexa Voice Remote with TV control

Fire TV Stick upgrade brings new Alexa Voice Remote with TV control

Amazon has updated its Fire TV Stick with the new Alexa Voice Remote previously launched alongside the Fire TV Stick 4K. Unlike the last version that was included with the entry-level Fire TV Stick, the new Alexa Voice Remote can be used to control the television, soundbars, and similar home entertainment devices via IR and Bluetooth support.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube gets multi-room audio and follow-up mode

Amazon Fire TV Cube gets multi-room audio and follow-up mode

Amazon is releasing an update for its Fire TV Cube, bringing multi-room audio and more to its entertainment device. The features are arriving this week and include the maker's Follow-up Mode, which eliminates the need to repeatedly say "Alexa." The model is also getting Alexa announcements, the ability to adjust TV volume using voice commands, and more.

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Amazon continues the shopping season with Echo, Fire deals

Amazon continues the shopping season with Echo, Fire deals

Cyber Monday is long over but the great thing about its timing is that the next holiday isn’t that far behind. Which practically means there’s really no stopping retailers or you from extending the shopping spree. Well, at least until you run out of funds. Switching holiday themes, Amazon is putting up not a few but almost all of its hardware on sale. Naturally, not all of them will last that long.

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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 Fire HD 8 and Kids Edition released for 2018

Amazon Fire HD 8 and Kids Edition released for 2018

Amazon's 2018 tablets are here, both with Fire, both with Alexa. There's an Amazon Fire HD 8 and an Amazon Fire HD 8 Kids Edition ready to roll here in September of 2018, and they're both pretty similar to one another. Today we're going to take a peek at what the Fire HD 8 (for 2018) is all about - just the basics.

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Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is made for bigger kids

Amazon Fire HD 10 Kids Edition is made for bigger kids

Android tablets may be dead for Google but they are not for Huawei or Samsung, and definitely not for Amazon. The company’s line of Fire tablets is still one of the best ways to enjoy everything Amazon has to offer, from shopping to music to video to, yes, Alexa. They also happen to be one of the most affordable tablets for kids around. And to show that it is committed to catering to kids of all sizes and ages, it is launching the new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition, it biggest tablet built for kids with bigger needs.

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Amazon Show Mode turns Fire HD 8, HD 10 into an Echo Show [UPDATE]

Amazon Show Mode turns Fire HD 8, HD 10 into an Echo Show [UPDATE]

Even before Google has a chance to finally respond to Amazon’s Echo Show with its own Smart Display lineup, Amazon is already changing the game yet again. This new Show Mode may be the reason why it hasn’t been rumored to be working on an Echo Show v2. With the Show Mode Charging Dock, a Fire HD 8 or Fire HD 10 tablet automatically becomes an ad hoc Echo Show, which could make Google regret it gave up on Android tablets so easily.

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Amazon Mayday live video support silently ending

Amazon Mayday live video support silently ending

It’s probably quite telling when a feature that was launched with much fuss and fanfare is suddenly being retired without even a whisper. Then again, Amazon’s Mayday video calling customer support feature has been around for five years, which is a long time for something that may have ended up not being that successful beyond its first year. It may also represent a shift in the company’s vision which went away from automated support only to go back to it, this time perhaps with AI involved.

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This $100 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet deal packs Alexa hands-free

This $100 Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet deal packs Alexa hands-free

Amazon's Android tablets have always been impressively competitive on price, but a big promotion on the Amazon Fire HD 10 today might have you questioning your iPad upgrade. The largest of the current Fire Tablet line-up, the Fire HD 10 not only gets a 10.1-inch display but offers Amazon Alexa support too, with a hands-free mode.

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