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This Moto Mod Smart Speaker just popped up with Alexa

This Moto Mod Smart Speaker just popped up with Alexa

Motorola's latest Moto Mod is the Moto Smart Speaker, a device with Amazon Alexa onboard. All Android devices can access Alexa to some degree - with the Amazon Alexa App or through more direct means. With the Moto Smart Speaker, Moto Z devices will be able to access Alexa on the fly - with an extra large speaker, battery, and 4 far field microphones.

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Alexa now lets you go crazy with lists

Alexa now lets you go crazy with lists

We all have different ways we remember things. Some of us are the type of person to set a reminder, others have no problem committing things to memory, and some love to create lists. If you count yourself among the list lovers of the world, then it might be time to get an Alexa device.

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Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and GPS navigation to any vehicle

Garmin Speak brings Amazon Alexa and GPS navigation to any vehicle

Garmin has announced a new smart device that'll bring the best of Alexa into buyers' cars. The device, simply called Garmin Speak with Amazon Alexa, is said to be the first in-car gadget that gives drivers access to Alexa, as well as navigation via Garmin's own tech. Alexa can handle more than just tapping Garmin's navigational database, though.

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Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon sportswear line may use the same vendors as Uniqlo and Nike

Amazon, never content with existing as-is, will launch its own line of sportswear in the future, according to sources. These clothes will be made specifically for the Internet retailer, giving Prime subscribers and others an online destination for activity-centric apparel. The sources explain that Amazon has been talking with the same vendor that produces clothes for notable brands like Uniqlo and Gap.

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Amazon Prime monthly subscription gets a big student discount

Amazon Prime monthly subscription gets a big student discount

Earlier this week, Amazon announced that it has slashed the cost of its Prime subscription for students, making it cheaper for students who want to pay on a monthly basis rather than in one lump sum. The discount takes the monthly price down to $5.49 for students, an overall price cut of 50-percent. This discount is joined by a generous trial period.

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Target takes on Amazon through Google Assistant

Target takes on Amazon through Google Assistant

Using Google Express, Target just joined the ranks of an elite few stores able to be accessed through Google Assistant. This means that users will be able to say "OK Google" and order their monthly pack of cookies, or a new pack of socks when their old socks have worn through. This access takes on Amazon directly - as Amazon is one of the only major has-everything stores to not appear on Google Express as of this week.

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Amazon gives teens their own login, but parents retain power

Amazon gives teens their own login, but parents retain power

Amazon is giving teenagers a bit of independence by allowing them to place their own orders under their own login while using their parent(s) Prime subscription. Parents must add their teens (aged 13 to 17) to their Household account, a free process, after which point the teens are able to use their own login more or less as if it were their own independent account.

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Amazon Alexa now recognizes your voice

Amazon Alexa now recognizes your voice

Amazon's Alexa is learning voice recognition, with the Echo smart speakers set to spot who is talking and offer up personalized replies. The functionality has remained one of the most-requested for Alexa, with users' eagerness only fueled by Google adding support for voice recognition to its Google Home several months ago.

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A Kindle Audible audiobook update is coming

A Kindle Audible audiobook update is coming

Amazon may have a brand new Kindle flagship to tempt you with today, but the company also has the promise of some firmware updates to give existing ereader owners something new to play with. Alongside the new Kindle Oasis (2017) there's also the promise of new software for some of the older models. Depending on which you have, that'll add features like Audible audiobook support, and new display options.

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New Kindle Oasis (2017) adds big screen and waterproofing, cuts price

New Kindle Oasis (2017) adds big screen and waterproofing, cuts price

Amazon's Kindle Oasis has had a reboot, boosting screen size, adding audiobook support, and gaining waterproofing, all while cutting the price. The new Kindle Oasis 2017 keeps the asymmetric form-factor of its predecessor but does away with that model's removable battery cover. Instead, Amazon has managed to squeeze sufficient power into just the slender ereader itself.

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Amazon’s smart doorbell could give delivery people access

Amazon’s smart doorbell could give delivery people access

Amazon is reportedly working on a smart doorbell, that would allow delivery people one-time access into your home. The device, which has not yet been officially confirmed by the retailer, is intended to offer a solution to disappearing packages and weather-damaged shipments, which can be left vulnerable, waiting on doorsteps for some time. According to a new report, it's one of a number of ideas Amazon has for addressing the problem.

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Amazon Echo Show price cut after losing YouTube

Amazon Echo Show price cut after losing YouTube

Amazon has slashed the price of the Echo Show, its touchscreen-fronted, Alexa-powered assistant, not long after Google unexpectedly yanked one of its most popular features. Most expensive of the Echo line-up, the Echo Show is the only model in the range to have a display, which Amazon uses to show videos, search results, products, and more. While it launched back in June at $230, it's now down to under $200.

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