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Amazon’s Echo with a screen tipped for May reveal

Amazon’s Echo with a screen tipped for May reveal

Amazon may have split opinion this week with Echo Look, which encourages Alexa to watch you getting dressed, but it seems it's not letting that slow the roll-out of new smart assistants. Echo Look is the fourth product on Amazon's virtual shelves to use Alexa, following the original Echo smart speaker, the Tap portable Bluetooth version, and the compact and more affordable Echo Dot. As soon as next month, though, we could see a fifth addition to the line-up.

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Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon, but there’s a catch

Nintendo Switch in stock at Amazon, but there’s a catch

If you haven't been able to find a Nintendo Switch at your local GameStop store, you may want to give Amazon a look. The online retailer has received new Switch stock, making it a fairly easy choice for those who'd rather not call around brick and mortar stores trying to find one. There's one small catch, though, and it's going to disqualify some shoppers from buying through Amazon.

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Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ original comedy series arrives on August 25

Amazon’s ‘The Tick’ original comedy series arrives on August 25

One pilot episode and a lot of waiting later and we finally have a premiere date for the first season of Amazon's original 'The Tick' series: August 25. Amazon announced the premiere date in a new (very short) teaser trailer, which doesn't show any footage but does hint at the show's comedic nature. It's not clear whether Amazon will release the entire season at once per Netflix's modus operandi or one episode at a time like Hulu.

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Amazon’s Echo Look gives Alexa fashion-judging eyes

Amazon’s Echo Look gives Alexa fashion-judging eyes

Amazon is catching us by surprise today by launching a new Echo model. Say hello to Echo Look, a new device that comes with all the same functionality of a standard Echo but packs in a camera. The camera has a somewhat specific purpose, as Amazon envisions it as a way for you to make sure your fashion game is on point.

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Amazon now offers a ridiculous number of Dash buttons

Amazon now offers a ridiculous number of Dash buttons

If you've bought into Amazon's Dash button platform, then you'll probably be pleased to hear that the company is adding 40 new ones to the lineup today. Not only will this new group be bringing Dash support to some well-known brands, but it also sends the total number of Dash buttons over 300. With that many, you can probably find a Dash button for most of the products in your home.

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You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

You can still get an NES Classic Edition, but it’ll cost you

Earlier today, the hard-to-find NES Classic Edition was briefly available at Best Buy. As is usually the case with the NES Classic Edition, it sold out quickly, but there's one big difference this time around: this could very well be the final restock Best Buy gets. We might see other retailers get more consoles sometime this week, but once April is over, there won't be anymore replenishment coming from Nintendo.

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Amazon’s autonomous car strategy is not to build one

Amazon’s autonomous car strategy is not to build one

Much like what's suspected of Apple's driverless car strategy, Amazon has been reported to be taking a different approach. Instead of building their own vehicles that'd be able to drive themselves, Amazon is said this week to be working on leveraging the incoming technology. This means Amazon would use autonomous cars made by 3rd-party companies instead of going through the trouble of making their own.

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Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

Amazon’s next Kindle could be waterproof

With a number of different releases over the past decade, you'd think there isn't much more Amazon could do to refine the Kindle formula. Making that assumption is where we're apparently wrong, as a new leaked image shows off what's said to be a new Kindle with one major feature. According to the person who found this image, the next Kindle will be waterproof.

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Amazon Lex opens Alexa AI’s bot smarts to everyone

Amazon Lex opens Alexa AI’s bot smarts to everyone

Amazon is unlocking Alexa's secrets to developers, launching Amazon Lex, its tech that enables conversational interfaces that make using gadgets and services feel more natural. Previously in closed preview, Amazon Lex is part of Amazon Web Services (AWS) and can be embedded into a third-party project as a fully-managed service. While it's probably best known for powering the spoken conversations people have with Alexa on the Echo and Echo Dot, Lex also works with text chats.

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Samsung and Amazon are pushing a new HDR10+ standard

Samsung and Amazon are pushing a new HDR10+ standard

The video entertainment industry is undergoing a period of transition. Which is really just another way of saying it’s entering into a period of format wars not unlike the past DVD vs Blu-ray war. This time, it will be over HDR technology. While many equipment makers and content creators throw the word “HDR” around, it currently means a lot of things, from HDR10 to Dolby Vision to HLG. And to make things more interesting, which is to say, more confusing, Samsung and Amazon Video are teaming up to add another one to the alphabet mix: HDR10+.

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Onvocal OV wireless headset with Alexa and smart audio control now available

Onvocal OV wireless headset with Alexa and smart audio control now available

Onvocal's OV wireless headset unveiled back in December is now available to purchase, the company has announced. Unlike similar earbuds and headsets, the OV brings Alexa directly to the user, enabling them to ask Amazon's personal assistant for help in various tasks. According to Onvocal, these are the first-ever 'smart headphones' featuring Intelligent Sound Control, enabling the user to control chat, ambient, and voice directly.

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Alexa tipped to come to smart thermostat ecobee4

Alexa tipped to come to smart thermostat ecobee4

It was only a matter of time before Amazon found its way in to a smart thermostat with Alexa. The time is now, and the product is branded by ecobee. A set of product marketing materials has turned up with both a microphone and Amazon's blue light bar - which indicates the presence of Alexa in all her voice assistant glory. This new version of the ecobee thermostat seems to have a redesigned set of industrial design outer bits, too.

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