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Alexa is going to the Moon

Alexa is going to the Moon

Who would have thought that one day Amazon Alexa would make it all the way to the moon and beyond? The familiar AI found in many Amazon devices will now be part of its most important mission yet, this time aboard NASA's Orion spacecraft. As a collaboration between Lockheed Martin, Amazon, and Cisco, many engineers are working towards integrating Alexa into deep space missions. Lockheed Martin, alongside the other companies involved, detailed the development in a blog post.

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BMW Theatre Screen is a wild 31-inch 8K display for the car

BMW Theatre Screen is a wild 31-inch 8K display for the car

BMW may have shown us some controversial exterior designs in recent years, but the automaker has an upgrade for your eyes and ears inside at CES 2022 this week. For those in the rear, BMW Theatre Screen previews a vast, 8K display that could turn the cabin into a personal cinema on wheels. Meanwhile, a collaboration with Hans Zimmer brings a new EV soundtrack called BMW IconicSounds Electric to new models like the i4 and iX.

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The horrifying reason Amazon had to update Alexa

The horrifying reason Amazon had to update Alexa

Every so often, we'll hear of dumb and sometimes dangerous internet challenges that have caught on with the teenagers of the world. As if eating Tide pods or swallowing spoonfuls of cinnamon wasn't enough, there's apparently a new one making the rounds that challenges the brave and foolhardy to touch a penny to the partially exposed prongs of a plugged-in phone charger. One parent learned about this challenge in a rather alarming way, as Alexa suggested it as a challenge to her 10-year-old daughter.

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Here’s Why Amazon Outages Affect So Much Of The Internet

Here’s Why Amazon Outages Affect So Much Of The Internet

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has been in the news quite a bit in November and December 2021, and not for the reasons any company wants to be in the news. AWS experienced multiple outages across its cloud infrastructure services resulting in some of the biggest websites and services going down.

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10 AirPods Pro Competitors That Are Worth Checking Out

10 AirPods Pro Competitors That Are Worth Checking Out

Wireless earbuds have exploded in popularity over the past few years, with Apple's AirPods leading the way. Yes, both the AirPods and AirPods Pro are bestsellers, but they are not the only wireless Bluetooth earbuds on the market. Ditching the AirPods doesn't mean you have to compromise. There are plenty of competing earbuds that offer everything you want for cord-free sound on the go. Choose wisely and you can get outstanding audio, stellar battery life, and a comfortable fit. Simplify your shopping with our compilation of the best wireless earbuds that rival Apple's flagship AirPods Pro. 

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Google Play Games on Windows spells trouble for Amazon

Google Play Games on Windows spells trouble for Amazon

Even before Microsoft and Amazon announced their partnership to bring Android apps to Windows 11, creators have been working on ways to bridge the platforms. There are generic virtual machines, for example, but there are also more dedicated apps and services that try to simplify the process of installing and running Android apps on Windows. The most prominent of those products is perhaps BlueStacks, a service more geared toward games than every other sort of Android app. Google might be making that business obsolete next year when it brings Google Play Games, and therefore Android games, officially to Windows.

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Amazon’s The Expanse hit sci-fi show is getting its own Telltale game

Amazon’s The Expanse hit sci-fi show is getting its own Telltale game

Telltale Games plans to turn Amazon's hit science fiction series The Expanse into a video game. The announcement was made during Thursday's The Game Awards 2021 show, and it included a one-minute teaser trailer. Players will, Telltale revealed, operate as XO Camina Drummer aboard the Artemis, a spaceship where "a blood mutiny breaks loose."

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The Best Android Tablets of 2021 Ranked

The Best Android Tablets of 2021 Ranked

December isn't just a time for reflecting and reminiscing on the past 11 months. For many, it's also a time to make well-planned and long-delayed purchases, especially with discounts that will be trying to entice consumers away from their hard-earned cash. With so many products to choose from, it can be an overwhelming process instead of an enjoyable one. While different people will naturally have different needs and budgets, there is almost an Android tablet that perfectly meets their requirements. Here are some of our top choices for those, highlighting the best Android tablets in 2021 for different folks.

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Alexa Together caregiver service goes live with remote assist and 24/7 help

Alexa Together caregiver service goes live with remote assist and 24/7 help

Amazon has officially launched its Alexa Together service, a new subscription-based option for caregivers and anyone who wants to keep tabs on the vulnerable people in their life. The new service revolves around Amazon's IoT devices and its Alexa voice assistant, enabling caregivers to see when their elderly parent, for example, gets up in the morning, pop in for quick chats, and more.

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Toshiba M550KU 4K Smart TV gets Amazon’s flagship Fire TV Omni tech

Toshiba M550KU 4K Smart TV gets Amazon’s flagship Fire TV Omni tech

Toshiba has revealed its latest flagship TV, and if you liked the sound of Amazon's deep Alexa and Fire TV integration on the Amazon Omni, but prefer a more recognizable brand, this could be the 4K set you've been waiting for. Packing the same functionality as the Omni, the Toshiba M550KU LED 4K UHD Smart TV with Fire TV has a long name and a longer list of features.

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Broken Amazon Appstore on Android 12 may mean trouble for Windows 11 [UPDATE]

Broken Amazon Appstore on Android 12 may mean trouble for Windows 11 [UPDATE]

It might not exactly be common knowledge, but Amazon, despite its notorious rivalry with Google, actually distributes Android devices and apps. In fact, it actually rivals Google in that area as well, with its own ecosystem of Android apps and services revolving around its own Android Appstore. That said, Amazon may not actually be known in the Android world for keeping up with Google updates, and a recent issue with that could have implications for one of Windows 11's headlining features.

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Ring Pan-Tilt Mount is an affordable way to add security to blind-spots

Ring Pan-Tilt Mount is an affordable way to add security to blind-spots

Amazon's IoT company Ring has announced a new mount for its Stick Up Cam that enables customers to pan and tilt the security camera using the Ring smartphone app. The added functionality makes it possible to monitor parts of one's home that may otherwise not be visible in the video, expanding coverage for added peace of mind.

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