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This Amazon Kindle deal is a $30 saving we’re all over

This Amazon Kindle deal is a $30 saving we’re all over

Amazon has cut the price of two of its most popular Kindle ereaders, in a one-day deal that brings the cost of entry to under fifty bucks. Although Amazon offers Kindle apps as free downloads for iOS, Android, and other platforms, there's nothing quite like an e-paper display and a dedicated device to replicate the physical book experience with no distractions.

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Alexa can now suggest free calendar time slots for meetings with contacts

Alexa can now suggest free calendar time slots for meetings with contacts

Amazon has rolled out new calendar features to Alexa, its AI personal assistant. Users in the United States now have access to two new features, one that suggests free time in the user's schedule for new events, another that enables users to move a meeting to a new time or date using voice commands. Amazon calls these features "Move Meeting" and "Schedule one-on-one Meeting."

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Amazon’s AI is powering scary police facial-recognition systems

Amazon’s AI is powering scary police facial-recognition systems

Amazon has quietly been pushing its Rekognition AI system to police departments, using the deep learning technology to power real-time facial recognition. The company has already deployed Rekognition-powered services in a number of US states, it's reported, automating the identification of "people of interest" from multiple cameras spread across cities.

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Amazon may revive Syfy’s The Expanse with ongoing talks tipped

Amazon may revive Syfy’s The Expanse with ongoing talks tipped

Syfy recently cancelled hit TV show The Expanse due to the limited rights it has for the show, and now Amazon is in talks to acquire it. The series has been called one of the best TV sci-fi shows ever, and we've known since the cancellation announcement that series producer Alcon Television Group planned to shop it around to other destinations.

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AT&T LTE-M Button: general-purpose Amazon Dash for businesses

AT&T LTE-M Button: general-purpose Amazon Dash for businesses

Amazon has made some rather odd devices in the past, from the terrible flop that was the Fire Phone to the suspicious fashionista Echo Look. But one strange product that seems to have somewhat survived is the Dash button. A one-click device primarily designed to make it easy for Amazon users to order one type of product, the Dash concept seems to have had some fans over at AT&T. The carrier has just launched its own LTE-M Button which can do more than just order Tide pods.

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SNES Classic Edition in stock at Amazon next week

SNES Classic Edition in stock at Amazon next week

If you haven't had any luck in finding an SNES Classic Edition, then here's a bit of good news: Amazon has announced that it will restock the popular mini console next week. There are already plenty of people selling SNES Classics through Amazon - in fact, at the time of this writing, there are more than 700 available - but if you want to get one that's new in box, you're looking at paying at least $100. That, of course, is a decent amount more expensive than the SNES Classic's list price.

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Amazon Prime members get a cheaper Whole Foods basket

Amazon Prime members get a cheaper Whole Foods basket

Ever since Amazon bought Whole Foods in the middle of last year, it's been doing pretty much everything it can to get more people in the doors. Almost immediately, these efforts materialized as across-the-board price cuts, making Whole Foods much more competitive with other grocery stores. Amazon has also been rolling out a number of perks for Prime users who choose to do their shopping at Whole Foods, and today, it's adding another one to the list.

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Optoma UHD51A 4K home projector with Alexa now available

Optoma UHD51A 4K home projector with Alexa now available

The UHD51A project from Optoma that we first saw during CES 2018 is now available to purchase. Though it's certainly not the first consumer-tier 4K projector on the market, Optoma did pack one unique feature into its UHD51A model: Amazon Alexa. The personal assistant makes Optoma's offering the first projector of its kind with voice command support.

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Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Why Google One is Google’s Amazon Prime

Google introduced Google One this morning as a new brand for consumer storage - but it's more than that. Before Google One users simply pay a monthly fee for Google storage space that works with Drive, Photos, and Gmail. In the very near future, Google One will be to Google what Amazon Prime is to Amazon. But they won't do battle directly. Not at first.

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Echo Dot Kids privacy concerns raised by lawmakers, advocacy group

Echo Dot Kids privacy concerns raised by lawmakers, advocacy group

Amazon is facing both questions and criticism following the launch of its new Echo Dot for Kids, a colorful version of its Echo Dot product marketed specifically for children. The device is identical to the regular Dot device, the only exception being its colorful skin; it does, however, bring FreeTime Unlimited out-of-the-box alongside a slew of privacy concerns.

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Heads-up: Amazon Prime price hike lands tomorrow

Heads-up: Amazon Prime price hike lands tomorrow

Last month, we told you about an incoming price hike for Amazon Prime. That increase is nearly upon us, as it goes into effect tomorrow, May 11. That means today is your last chance to get a year of Amazon Prime at its current rate, which is $99 annually.

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Schlage smart locks now support unlocking via Alexa

Schlage smart locks now support unlocking via Alexa

Schlage has announced Alexa support for two of its smart locks, the Sense Smart Deadbolt and the Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt. With this support, smart lock owners can use voice commands to unlock their door, a feature that uses a PIN for extra security. Access is also available through the maker's iOS and Android apps, though a WiFi Adapter is necessary.

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