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Amazon’s Audible sued over AI-powered audiobook captions plan

Amazon’s Audible sued over AI-powered audiobook captions plan

Amazon's audiobook company Audible is being sued by publishers over its plan to offer AI-powered captions. Five major publishing houses are behind the lawsuit, including Penguin Random House and Simon & Schuster, which filed their complaint with the Southern District Court of New York. The 'Captions' feature was revealed by Audible in July.

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OnePlus TV’s secret weapon is Samsung display tech

OnePlus TV’s secret weapon is Samsung display tech

Earlier this month, OnePlus confirmed that it does indeed have a TV in the works. The company hasn't shared very many details about this TV yet, seemingly preferring to reveal things about it gradually. So far, we've seen the logo and we've learned that it'll launch first in India, and today, OnePlus is sharing the first details about the TV's actual hardware.

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AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh deliveries arrive in Houston, Phoenix, and Minneapolis

AmazonFresh, the company's grocery service offering same-day deliveries, has expanded into three major new markets: Houston, Minneapolis, and Phoenix. The company announced its expansion today, saying Prime customers in these cities can now order fresh grocery items, such as meat and dairy, and have it delivered to their homes within two hours for free.

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Amazon Music app gives Garmin smartwatches an edge

Amazon Music app gives Garmin smartwatches an edge

If you're an Amazon Prime subscriber and you happen to have a Garmin smartwatch on your wrist, then here's some good news: Amazon Music is landing on Garmin's smartwatch lineup today. In its announcement today, Garmin boasts that it's the "first wearable company to offer Amazon Music," so if you've been looking for a way to access your library on a smartwatch, then it sounds like Garmin is the pick.

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Xperia 1 with Alexa built-in tries to woo a different class of buyers

Xperia 1 with Alexa built-in tries to woo a different class of buyers

The Xperia 1 was clearly made for entertainment. Sony brought its 21:9 screen to a mobile size and dubbed it a CinemaWide display. Even with the addition of 4K HDR, it may not have been enough to sell the phone as much as Sony would have hoped. Now the company is hoping a different kind of smartphone user to buy the Xperia 1. Appealing to smart home owners, the new Xperia 1 now comes with Amazon Alexa built-in, which subtly hints that Google Assistant is being pushed to the side.

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Amazon unveils program that helps sellers easily donate unsold products

Amazon unveils program that helps sellers easily donate unsold products

Following reports that millions of unwanted and unsold third-party products were being destroyed by Amazon, the Internet retailer has launched a new program that lets these sellers donate their products instead. The new program is called Fulfillment by Amazon (FBA) Donations and it'll go live in the US and UK starting next month. FBA Donations joins the company's existing charity-based work.

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Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

Audible pens major original content deal with Skybound Entertainment

While Amazon, Netflix, and other companies are busy creating original video content, Amazon-owned audiobook company Audible has penned a new multi-year deal with Skybound Entertainment, the entertainment company responsible for The Walking Dead comics. Under this new deal, Skybound Entertainment will create several original audio works for Audible, all of them destined to be exclusive to Amazon's platform.

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Lenovo Smart Tabs gain Amazon Alexa calling and messaging, Drop-in coming

Lenovo Smart Tabs gain Amazon Alexa calling and messaging, Drop-in coming

You rarely hear about Android tablets these days outside of Samsung and occasionally Huawei. There are, however, still a few companies that keep churning out these slates. Lenovo is one of those and while its latest Smart Tab family can't exactly compete with the likes of the Galaxy Tab S6 in terms of high-end features, it does have at least two things Samsung can't boast of: affordable prices and the deep integration of Amazon Alexa.

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USA Basketball games will exclusively stream on Twitch

USA Basketball games will exclusively stream on Twitch

The NBA has penned a new deal with Twitch that will bring USA Basketball games to the streaming service. Under the agreement, Twitch will be the exclusive streaming destination for USA Basketball games around the world through next year, bringing more live sports content to Amazon's video streaming platform.

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Alexa speed control is the feature we didn’t know we needed

Alexa speed control is the feature we didn’t know we needed

Alexa is capable of doing quite a bit already, but regardless of what you ask you her to do, her replies are always the same speed. For some, that default speed might be too slow (time is money, after all), while for others it might be too fast. Amazon today is letting you choose how quickly or slowly Alexa replies to your queries by flipping the switch on speed controls.

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Amazon Music Unlimited price drops to $0.99 for Prime Student members

Amazon Music Unlimited price drops to $0.99 for Prime Student members

To give young users incentive to sign up for its own music streaming service, Amazon has announced a big price cut for its Music Unlimited...one that is only available to Prime Student members. College students who are new to the service can now enjoy a full six-month trial before they need to pay, after which point the Music Unlimited rate will only be 99c per month.

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Amazon initiative makes it easy to donate backpacks with school supplies

Amazon initiative makes it easy to donate backpacks with school supplies

Amazon has announced a new initiative that will enable consumers to easily donate backpacks and school supplies to students. The donation system doesn't require customers to manually find and select school supplies as part of the initiative -- instead, they just tell Alexa to make a donation in order to see the options. Donated products are sent to Communities In Schools, a national organization.

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