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Amazon Fire TV will get a big HBO streaming app change this weekend

Amazon Fire TV will get a big HBO streaming app change this weekend

Amazon Fire TV users will still be able to access to the HBO Now content library going forward, but the app itself will get a big change starting on August 1, according to a new report. The change will come amid the relatively recent launch of HBO Max and its slow expansion across platforms, underscoring the confusing nature of WarnerMedia's naming structure.

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Amazon Alexa app redesigned with focus on personalized experiences

Amazon Alexa app redesigned with focus on personalized experiences

Amazon has updated its Alexa mobile app, adding enhanced personalization while reducing the presence of certain third-party features. Notably, the app's home screen has been updated in a way that emphasizes the features that consumers most commonly use, helping them get straight to the tools they want without excessive tapping and searching. The Alexa icon has moved to the top of the app, as well.

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Amazon redesigned its boxes to please your cat

Amazon redesigned its boxes to please your cat

Its no secret that Amazon sends out a ton of packages every year, and that produces a lot of cardboard box waste. Amazon has decided to take steps toward fixing that by rolling out new shipping boxes that not only use less material, but can also be repurposed into other things. As the saying goes: "reduce, reuse, recycle."

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Alexa users will soon be able to control mobile apps with voice commands

Alexa users will soon be able to control mobile apps with voice commands

Amazon has announced a new preview called Alexa for Apps, a new feature that enables developers to add mobile app control to their Alexa skill. With this new option, users will be able to summon and control certain mobile apps using Alexa voice commands, making it easier to open and navigate within apps using something like the Echo Buds or other Alexa mobile accessories.

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Amazon Scout delivery robot is heading to Atlanta and Tennessee

Amazon Scout delivery robot is heading to Atlanta and Tennessee

The Amazon Scout delivery robot introduced last year is rolling out into new markets, Amazon has announced. After successful tests in California and Washington state, the company will deploy its Scout rover in certain southern markets, including Atlanta. Amazon Scout will make deliveries from Monday to Friday, using sensors and other advanced tech to navigate itself.

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NBC Peacock streaming service is now available

NBC Peacock streaming service is now available

There are already dozens of video streaming services, big and small, so why not add one more? Months perhaps even years in the making, NBCUniversal's streaming service, fittingly called "Peacock", has finally launched to the public, surprisingly right on schedule despite the ongoing pandemic. Boasting more than 20,000 hours of programming in total on all tiers, the Peacock app will be available on a wide range of devices, except on two that may matter the most.

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Amazon warns Echo Buds owners to update due to overheating risk

Amazon warns Echo Buds owners to update due to overheating risk

Amazon Echo Buds owners should update their wireless earbuds as soon as possible, the company has warned, over concerns that they could overheat while charging. Released in late 2019, the earbuds are Amazon's entry into the active noise cancelling true-wireless category, only with an unexpectedly low price.

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Amazon Dash Cart gives the shopping cart a cashier-free upgrade

Amazon Dash Cart gives the shopping cart a cashier-free upgrade

Amazon has given the shopping cart a high-tech makeover, with the new Amazon Dash Cart set to launch in its physical grocery stores. While it may look at first glance like a regular cart, the green and black upgrade allows for an instant checkout: in fact, once you've filled it up, you can just walk straight out to the car.

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Amazon’s New World MMO delayed following Crucible beta switch

Amazon’s New World MMO delayed following Crucible beta switch

Just days after announcing that its Crucible would be returning to a closed beta for additional work, another Amazon game is facing delays: New World. The MMO game was scheduled for release next month, but its developers have revealed that they need more time to make some important improvements to the game, ultimately bumping the debut by several months.

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Walmart+ tipped to take on Amazon Prime later this month

Walmart+ tipped to take on Amazon Prime later this month

Amazon has practically won the e-commerce race and much of that isn't simply because of the convenience of online shopping. Its subscription-based Prime membership is a major factor in its success, providing exclusive perks that even go beyond the act of buying things. Amazon's biggest rival isn't taking the threat sitting down, of course, and Walmart may soon launch its own Walmart+ loyalty program within just a few weeks.

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Amazon Prime Video adds user profiles following successful test

Amazon Prime Video adds user profiles following successful test

Amazon Prime Video has finally added a feature that has already been available on a number of competing platforms: user profiles. With these, multiple people in the same household can separate their viewing habits, preventing someone from having their personalized recommendations messed up when another person views their own favorite shows. The profiles are only rolling out on certain devices to start with.

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Sega Genesis Mini Amazon sale cuts price in half

Sega Genesis Mini Amazon sale cuts price in half

When Nintendo launched the NES Classic Edition, it kicked off a retro console craze among game publishers. One of the best retro consoles to come out of this craze was the Sega Genesis Mini, which like the NES Classic and SNES Classic, served up a great library of games backed by solid emulation. The challenge, of course, is that at $80, the Sega Genesis Mini isn't exactly cheap, but if that was your main sticking point with the retro console, you might want to head over to Amazon.

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