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iPhone users can now text Alexa their requests and commands

iPhone users can now text Alexa their requests and commands

If you can't or simply don't want to talk to your Alexa assistant, you'll soon be able to text it instead. Amazon quietly rolled out the feature to iPhone users, enabling them to fire off a text message to their assistant rather than using voice to communicate with the speaker. Not everyone has access to the feature at this time, however.

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Amazon Music adds music videos, but only for Unlimited users

Amazon Music adds music videos, but only for Unlimited users

Amazon Music is adding yet another feature that may help it stay competitive against the likes of Spotify, YouTube Music, and similar. The company has pushed out an update that adds music videos to the service, enabling subscribers to watch the videos in the same app where they stream music. There is a catch, however.

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Walmart+ takes on Prime in a big way by dropping its greatest limitation

Walmart+ takes on Prime in a big way by dropping its greatest limitation

Walmart+, the retailer's subscription service, is about to become a bit more appealing for diehard Prime fans. The company has announced that it will remove its minimum order requirement for shipping, meaning you'll be able to impulsively order whatever little trinket or gadget you may need. Other features, such as grocery deliveries, remain the same.

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Amazon Fire TV Cube is getting webcam support (yes, really)

Amazon Fire TV Cube is getting webcam support (yes, really)

Amazon is rolling out some rather surprising functionality for the Fire TV Cube today by giving it webcam support for two-way video calling. That will enable users with a Fire TV Cube to place a video call to any other Alexa device with a display, such as another Fire TV Cube connected to a webcam and TV or something with a built-in display like an Echo Show. Fire TV Cube users can even place a video call to those using the Alexa app on a smartphone.

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Amazon AWS adds Mac mini to its developer cloud – but M1 has to wait

Amazon AWS adds Mac mini to its developer cloud – but M1 has to wait

Amazon is adding the Mac mini to its AWS cloud, adding a new option for those wanting an army of instantly-available EC2 Mac instances for coding and other applications. As with Amazon's existing Elastic Compute Cloud (EC2) offering, users will be able to summon the capabilities of anything from one to hundreds of the computers, though initially that won't mean the very latest Mac mini model.

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Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

Amazon will exclusively stream the 49ers vs Cardinals game in December

If you're planning to watch the Cardinals and 49ers battle it out next month, you'll need to use Twitch or Prime Video -- unless you happen to live in Phoenix or San Francisco, in which case you'll be able to catch it through the local broadcast stations. The deal was announced by the NFL, which notes that it will also make the game available to eligible mobile users.

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Amazon has already canceled its Utopia original series

Amazon has already canceled its Utopia original series

If you've never heard of the series Utopia, you're not the only one. The Amazon Original series has largely gone unnoticed in entertainment circles, and that's perhaps why the company has decided to cancel the show after a single season. Though this science fiction show won't return, fans of the genre will get something special from Amazon next month.

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Amazon aims to stop counterfeit products with “Operation Fulfilled Action”

Amazon aims to stop counterfeit products with “Operation Fulfilled Action”

Amazon announced today that it was working with the United States government's National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center (IPR Center) to launch a joint operation to stop counterfeit goods from entering the United States. The mission also hopes to protect United States consumers from thieves selling counterfeit goods in the United States.

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Amazon renews hit sci-fi show The Expanse for a bittersweet season 6

Amazon renews hit sci-fi show The Expanse for a bittersweet season 6

Hit science fiction TV show The Expanse, now an Amazon Original, has been renewed by the company for a sixth season. This is good news for fans, but ultimately bittersweet: season six will be the show's final season, marking an end to one of the best sci-fi series in the recent past. As before, the new season will be available on Prime Video.

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Amazon Sidewalk 101 – A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Sidewalk 101 – A neighborhood network for the IoT

Amazon Alexa has colonized the smart home, and now Amazon Sidewalk is coming to spread a shared network around your neighborhood. Both similar and different to mesh WiFi systems in approach, Sidewalk isn't just one wireless standard but a whole bundle of ways for Internet of Things (IoT) gadgets to get online, and future trackers to pinpoint your lost keys or pets. With a US switch-on soon, read on for what you need to know.

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Amazon Sidewalk is coming – and not everyone will be happy

Amazon Sidewalk is coming – and not everyone will be happy

Amazon is preparing to launch Amazon Sidewalk, its localized networks for Echo, Ring, and other devices, and it looks likely to be one of the most controversial products from retail behemoth so far. Echo owners have begun being notified by Amazon that Sidewalk shared networks are launching later in the year, along with apparent confirmation that it will be turned on by default.

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Amazon Music teams with Lil Nas X for special holiday concert series

Amazon Music teams with Lil Nas X for special holiday concert series

Amazon Music has teamed up with Lil Nas X to host an upcoming holiday concert series that will include live performances by a variety of artists, including the Foo Fighters and Miley Cirus. The company has teased the upcoming series with a new promo video showing off Lil Nas X as Santa, but you'll have to wait for December to experience the new series.

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