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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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Amazon picker robots tipped to do heavy lifting in warehouses

Amazon picker robots tipped to do heavy lifting in warehouses

Amazon is developing robots that can pick items from inventory in fulfillment centers, according to a new report. These robots will allegedly perform the same job as human "pickers," retrieving items ordered by customers and moving them to packaging for shipment. The report indicates these robots may eventually replace many human warehouse workers.

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Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

Amazon Echo Show 2nd Gen Review (2018): Alexa the screen star

The new Echo Show 2nd Gen finds a far more powerful Amazon Alexa waiting for it, with none of the touchscreen uncertainty of the original. Back when Amazon first launched the Echo Show, its first smart speaker with a display, few were convinced that Alexa skills would translate from voice-only. A little over a year later, the new Echo Show is still $229.99 but faces a whole new set of skills - and a whole new set of challenges.

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Apple and Amazon blast China hack chip report

Apple and Amazon blast China hack chip report

Both Apple and Amazon have denounced a report by Bloomberg claiming Chinese intelligence managed to compromise them via a tiny malicious microchip fixed to server motherboards. The report was published today, citing both "government and corporate sources," followed by statements from both companies. The chips were allegedly implanted on the server hardware at factories in China where the products were manufactured.

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Two new buttons make this the best Amazon Alexa device

Two new buttons make this the best Amazon Alexa device

It's been a busy few weeks for Amazon, with a whole new range of Alexa-powered devices launched in late September, and now a new Fire TV Stick 4K revealed today. There's no shortage of ways you can bring Alexa into your life, therefore, but what's arguably the most useful is ironically the most straightforward.

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K, new Alexa Voice Remote offers more ways to binge

Google may be planning on unveiling a new Chromecast and even a Smart TV Kit bundle, but Amazon just got the jump on them. Rather than wait for another week, Amazon is giving cord-cutters what they want now. With the new Fire TV Stick 4K, not only will you be able to bask in glorious 4K resolutions, you'll also get to see all the HDR colors, too. And with the all-new Alexa Voice Remote, you can finally give those tired fingers a rest and let your voice do the controlling.

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Amazon’s IMDB tipped in plan to launch free video streaming service

Amazon’s IMDB tipped in plan to launch free video streaming service

Amazon's IMDB will be revealing a new ad-supported video streaming service soon, according to a new report. The service, which has previously leaked as an alleged form of Prime Video that is free to use, will be limited to Fire TV users, but won't come with the Prime subscription requirement that exists for Prime Video users. The service reportedly will, in part, help grow Amazon's digital advertisement business.

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TiVo BOLT OTA 4K DVR combines broadcast TV with streaming apps

TiVo BOLT OTA 4K DVR combines broadcast TV with streaming apps

This week the folks at TiVo revealed a new DVR set-top box that combines antenna-based television with streaming video services. TiVo BOLT OTA, it's called, and watching and recording local TV programming, national news, sports, and entertainment is its game. But it's also able to connect with services like Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime Video.

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Amazon 4-star retail store offers items with high user ratings

Amazon 4-star retail store offers items with high user ratings

Amazon is opening a new type of retail store in New York City called Amazon 4-star. As the name suggests, this store is selling items that have a rating of at least 4 stars with few exceptions. The destination covers a variety of products in many categories, including kitchen, home, games, and electronics. The company is also leveraging its customer data to offer collections like "Most-Wished-For."

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Amazon storage sale has big drives for low prices today

Amazon storage sale has big drives for low prices today

Storage is something that a person living in the digital age can never get enough of, and if you find yourself a little low on available space, then you might want to have a look at Amazon. Today, the company is hosting a one-day sale on a variety of different storage devices, from SD cards and flash drives to SSDs and external hard drives. Some of the discounts on offer are pretty solid, so let's dive into them.

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Hulu Live TV streaming will support Amazon Echo Show 2018

Hulu Live TV streaming will support Amazon Echo Show 2018

Amid unveiling its 2018 version of the Echo Show, Amazon mentioned that Hulu would be among its early partners supporting the device. The Echo Show, unlike its Echo and Echo Dot siblings, features a display bumped to a 10-inch size in its latest iteration. Users can utilize this screen to retrieve information, such as recipes, as well as video chatting and watching videos.

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Microsoft says Skype will soon be available on Alexa devices

Microsoft says Skype will soon be available on Alexa devices

Microsoft is bringing Skype to Amazon's Alexa products, the company has announced, enabling Echo product owners to make video and voice calls. As with other Alexa products, the new integration is entirely voice-based -- simply tell the personal assistant to call a specific person and it will take care of the rest.

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