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Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released for sale [UPDATE: Sold Out]

Nintendo Switch Pro Controller released for sale [UPDATE: Sold Out]

If you're not much of a fan of the Nintendo Switch's new Joy Con controllers, then the Pro Controller may be more your speed. The Switch Pro Controller went up for sale today at Amazon, lagging behind other Switch hardware, which became available for pre-order a couple of weeks back. If this is like any other kind of Switch product, though, don't expect the Pro Controller to be around for long.

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Amazon rolls out Dash buttons for more than 50 new brands

Amazon rolls out Dash buttons for more than 50 new brands

If you absolutely love Amazon's Dash buttons, then today is going to be a very good day for you, because more than 50 items are joining the Dash button lineup. That brings the total number of Dash buttons available up over 250, and at this point, it seems like there should be a Dash button for whatever household item you may need.

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Amazon STEM Club delivers educational toys every month

Amazon STEM Club delivers educational toys every month

Considering how we live in a world full of computers, be it on our desks or in our pockets, it’s now wonder that STEM, a.k.a. “Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math”, has become a primary concern for educators and companies who want to harness the power of the young. Believing, perhaps, in the adage to start them young, Amazon is kicking off a STEM Club that will deliver age appropriate educational toys and trinkets that focus on these four fields on a monthly basis and for a monthly free, of course.

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Amazon Dash one-click ordering goes digital

Amazon Dash one-click ordering goes digital

Amazon Dash is a strange but oddly reasonable product.It removes every excuse not to get your groceries done, especially for essential supplies. Or seen in another way, it appeals to the human propensity for laziness. But apparently even the act of physically pushing a button might be too much work. Or that people are not so keen on buying a $5 button. So what is poor Amazon to do? Why, make a virtual Amazon Dash button, of course! And that is exactly what smart Amazon did.

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Neil Gaiman ‘Good Omens’ miniseries in pipeline for Amazon

Neil Gaiman ‘Good Omens’ miniseries in pipeline for Amazon

Amazon has announced that famous author Neil Gaiman is developing a 'Good Omens' apocalyptic comedy miniseries for Prime Video. The miniseries will be split up into half a dozen parts, each based on the novel by Terry Pratchett and Gaiman. Pratchett has, unfortunately, passed away since the book's publication, but Gaiman remains to masterfully steer it onto SVOD, where it'll arrive in 2018.

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Amazon VR shopping app revealed in new job listing

Amazon VR shopping app revealed in new job listing

A new Amazon job listing on LinkedIn indicates the company may be planning to introduce a virtual reality shopping app. The app seeks a new creative director for its A9 company, where the team is said to be working on building a “VR shopping experience for use by millions of [Amazon] customers on a wide variety of VR devices." It seems the app would allow Amazon customers to browse and purchase items using their VR headset of choice.

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Amazon seeks FCC permission for secret wireless testing

Amazon seeks FCC permission for secret wireless testing

It appears Amazon may be up to another one of its mysterious, experimental projects. It's been discovered that the company has filed a request with the FCC for permission to test wireless communication technology in areas of Washington, all without stating the exact purpose. There are a few hints that the tests could be related to Amazon's desire to begin drone deliveries, but the company only says it involves "innovative communications capabilities and functionalities."

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Amazon launches Anime Strike monthly subscription channel for Prime

Amazon launches Anime Strike monthly subscription channel for Prime

Amazon has launched another channel for on-demand video content, this one called Anime Strike. This channel, like ones before it, give Prime customers access to a specific category of shows (anime, in this case) that can be watched whenever they’d like. The channel provides access to more than 1,000 episodes across many anime series of both the current and classic varieties.

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Amazon plans to add 100k US jobs in the next 18 months

Amazon plans to add 100k US jobs in the next 18 months

Amazon has announced that it will be adding a whopping 100,000 new jobs in the near future. That's a lot of new jobs for any one company to add, but it's made even more impressive by the fact that Amazon already provides 180,000 jobs across the country. Assuming Amazon's plan plays out just how it envisions, that means it will soon provide nearly 300,000 jobs in the United States.

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TV news mentions Alexa ordering a dollhouse, Echo speakers begin doing the same

TV news mentions Alexa ordering a dollhouse, Echo speakers begin doing the same

In an age where more and more connected devices are getting "always listening" capabilities, our greatest concerns have been about privacy and what's actually recorded. Turns out, what we should've been fearing is our devices listening in and following commands from the wrong thing. This exact scenario became a reality this week when Amazon Echo owners all over San Diego found their speaker ordering dollhouses after hearing "Alexa ordered me a dollhouse" from the TV news.

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Amazon Fire TV Edition hands-on: Westinghouse 4K set gets Alexa

Amazon Fire TV Edition hands-on: Westinghouse 4K set gets Alexa

This week at CES 2017 we're having a look at the Westinghouse 4K TV that'll be first in the first collection of Amazon Fire TV Edition televisions this year. This TV set puts Amazon Fire TV Edition - the software - on a massive 4K television, making the entirety of the content therein look fantastic. Along with the ability to roll with some extremely high-definition video, this set's integration with Amazon's software allows Alexa commands to be made through the TV's smart remote.

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ADT’s Pulse security system gets a new Amazon Alexa skill

ADT’s Pulse security system gets a new Amazon Alexa skill

Of all of the new Alexa skills being announced at CES 2017, the one for ADT's Pulse security system is one of the most interesting. Pulse is a smart home focused security system from ADT, so it makes a lot of sense to see support for Amazon's Echo and Echo Dot being added by way of an Alexa skill. The skill isn't available just yet, but ADT says it'll be start rolling out later this month.

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