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Firefox on Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show ending support next month

Firefox on Amazon Fire TV, Echo Show ending support next month

Mozilla as an organization has been having trouble finding ways to generate revenue without betraying its principles and its community. One of the steps it has taken to keep operating despite that is to consolidate its resources to focus on efforts that have a bigger ROI. That involves restructuring, layoffs, and dropping projects it may no longer consider worthwhile. One of those, it seems, is the version of Firefox for Amazon devices which will no longer be supported after April.

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Amazon Music Car Mode gives streaming app a road safety makeover

Amazon Music Car Mode gives streaming app a road safety makeover

Amazon has added a new Car Mode to its Amazon Music app, aiming to make it easier to handle playback while minimizing driver distraction. As you'd expect, the new interface includes simplified controls and bigger text to save you from squinting at your smartphone, along with Alexa voice control so that you might not even need to move your hands from the wheel.

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Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) face-tracking Zoom calls now supported

Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) face-tracking Zoom calls now supported

Amazon's Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) has added support for Zoom and Amazon Chime, with the face-tracking smart display getting a lot more useful in the process. Launched earlier this year, the newest - and so far largest - Echo Show has a motorized base that can rotate its 10-inch display so that it's always facing you.

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Amazon leak suggests pandemic killed off discount store plans

Amazon leak suggests pandemic killed off discount store plans

Amazon was exploring the possibility of opening a discount outlet, according to a new report, but the idea was reportedly squashed by the pandemic. Sources behind the leak claim the physical discount stores could have been a way for Amazon to sell its leftover unsold inventory at 'steep' discounts, including electronics and home goods.

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New Amazon Fire TV interface drops – Who gets it, and why you want it

New Amazon Fire TV interface drops – Who gets it, and why you want it

Amazon Fire TV users should get ready to see a new interface when they turn on their media streamer, with Amazon pushing out its all-new Fire TV experience this week. The roll-out began earlier in the week, though owners of the Fire TV Stick 3 and Fire TV Stick Lite had been able to enjoy it before 2020 was through.

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New Alexa Voice Remote adds more buttons

New Alexa Voice Remote adds more buttons

A quick glance at the image below and anyone who uses an Amazon Fire TV device will recognize some significant changes that have been made to the remote control. The new Alexa Voice Remote for Fire TV devices is officially available for pre-order as a standalone upgrade. It's also the remote that comes with the third-generation Fire TV stick in many regions, including the US, Canada, Germany, and others.

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Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) Review – Alexa’s turn to shine

Amazon Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) Review – Alexa’s turn to shine

Amazon's Echo Show 10 is big on eye-contact. Now in its third-generation, the rotating smart display has the same screen as its predecessor, but mounted on a swiveling base that uses person-tracking to make sure it's always facing you. At $250, it's also Amazon's most expensive Echo Show model so far.

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Amazon and NFL pen major Thursday Night Football deal

Amazon and NFL pen major Thursday Night Football deal

Only days after a leak claimed as much, the National Football League has officially announced its new broadcast deals for seasons running through 2033 -- and Amazon is among the companies that scored a long-term deal. Other media partners on the receiving end of NFL deals include FOX, NBC, CBS, and ESPN/ABC.

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Amazon Fire TV News app adds dozens of local news channels

Amazon Fire TV News app adds dozens of local news channels

Amazon has expanded the local news options in its relatively new Fire TV News app, providing more Fire TV owners with access to their local news stations. The feature is particularly relevant given the nature of the past year and how many people have tuned in to their local news stations for information about regional COVID-19 cases and vaccination programs.

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Amazon’s Rivian electric vans reach a new city – and face a steep challenge

Amazon’s Rivian electric vans reach a new city – and face a steep challenge

Amazon has rolled out its Rivian-made electric delivery trucks to their second city, with the custom EVs continuing to stick to California for the moment. After buzzing into action in Los Angeles back in February, Amazon has now expanded the fleet into San Francisco, where it will face some very different challenges.

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Walmart Onn to get its own Android TV stick

Walmart Onn to get its own Android TV stick

Walmart has long been competing with Amazon in almost all the latter's retail endeavors. A few years back, it launched its new Onn brand with Android tablets to take on Amazon's Android-based Fire slates but has since then expanded to other products and devices revolving around the modern digital lifestyle. It is no surprise, then, that the grocer giant is also jumping into the HDMI TV dongle market with its own Onn-branded stick recently sighted at the FCC.

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Amazon mini-games for warehouse workers reportedly expand to 20 states

Amazon mini-games for warehouse workers reportedly expand to 20 states

Amazon is expanding its unusual social mini-games to more of its warehouses, according to a new report, giving more employees access to the 'gamification' system that has proven divisive among workers. Amazon first launched the games for warehouse workers in a limited fashion back in 2017, but has, according to a new report, recently expanded them into more than 20 states.

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