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Amazon bookstores give Prime members discounts, everyone else pays more

Amazon bookstores give Prime members discounts, everyone else pays more

Amazon's physical bookstores, which are thus far found only in select major cities, give Prime members discounts on books while everyone else (read: non-Prime members) pay the list price. The discount/no discount doesn't apply to Amazon devices, however, meaning everyone pays the same price for a Kindle or an Echo. While this may not be a big deal for occasional book buyers, it could add up substantially for those who frequently pick up the latest releases.

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Amazon Black Friday 2016 is already underway: Here’s what you want

Amazon Black Friday 2016 is already underway: Here’s what you want

With Halloween barely in the books, it's time to look forward to every retailer's favorite time of year: Black Friday. While most stores will wait until we're a little closer to Thanskgiving to begin advertising Black Friday deals, Amazon doesn't play by those rules. If you can believe it, Amazon has opened the floodgates on Black Friday deals a little early this year, kicking off its sale today.

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Apple’s ‘TV’ app won’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime Video content

Apple’s ‘TV’ app won’t have Netflix or Amazon Prime Video content

If you watched Apple's event yesterday, you probably noticed a certain popular video service was missing during the 'TV' app unveiling: Netflix. That's because Netflix won't be available in the app, which is more than a little surprising (and disappointing). In addition, and quite the opposite in terms of expectation, Amazon Video won't be available on 'TV,' as the service has never been available on Apple TV.

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Amazon Prime arrives in China

Amazon Prime arrives in China

Amazon Prime has arrived in China as of today, and it works more or less the same way it does in the U.S. Customers in China can subscribe to a year of Prime for the equivalent of $28 USD during a promotional period, with the regular price being $57 USD. With this comes free shipping, including on imports from the Amazon Global Store. With this new business move, Amazon takes on Alibaba and other competitors.

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Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon Fire tablets get Alexa with latest update

Amazon is rolling out Alexa voice services on Fire tablets via a new software update. The update is making its way to last year’s Fire HD 8, Fire HD 10, and regular Fire tablets, as well as this year’s Fire HD 8 offering. Once it makes its way to your own Fire tablet, you'll be able to use Alexa by pressing the on-screen home button. There's also support for linking your Echo and tablet together.

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Google Express vs Amazon Prime showdown: which is better?

Google Express vs Amazon Prime showdown: which is better?

Amazon Prime has long been the consumer's best option for getting items from tons of retailers straight to their door, but Google has been treading on that territory, and now things are heating up. Now that Google Express has expanded to cover 90-percent of the U.S., more people than ever have the service as an online shopping option. Most people aren't going to sign up for both services, though, which begs the question: which is better?

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Amazon Dash Button orders up 5x in the last year, more brands added

Amazon Dash Button orders up 5x in the last year, more brands added

Amazon has been peddling a very cool way to order the things you need all the time for your home using your Prime account called the Amazon Dash Button. Amazon is talking up how well the Dash Buttons are performing with orders up over 5x using the buttons in the last year. The Dash Button is a small digital button for a specific product.

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Fremo’s Evo battery frees Amazon Echo Dot from restraints

Fremo’s Evo battery frees Amazon Echo Dot from restraints

If you wanted to get a hold of Amazon’s Alexa virtual personal assistant on the cheap, you had not look farther than Amazon’s own Echo Dot, which gave you a squashed Echo for $50 only. Looks, however, can be deceiving. Despite the speaker’s diminutive size, it isn’t exactly portable, require you to plug it into a power source before you can use it. Battery maker Fremo, however, offers a fix: the Evo battery base for the 2nd gen Amazon Echo Dot. That is, if you’re willing to pay the same price as the Echo Dot itself.

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Logitech Harmony gets Amazon Alexa support

Logitech Harmony gets Amazon Alexa support

Logitech Harmony has received Amazon Alexa support, it has been announced. Those with a Logitech Harmony Hub can interact with their entertainment room devices using an Amazon Alexa device like the Echo or Echo Dot. This marks the latest instance in which Amazon’s personal assistant devices can be used to control and interact with connected ‘smart’ Internet of Things devices.

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Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

Nintendo’s lime green New 3DS XL comes packed with a classic game

All eyes may be on the Switch at the moment, but that's not stopping Nintendo from releasing a new 3DS variant. Nintendo has teamed up with Amazon to launch a lime green New 3DS XL, and the loud, vibrant color isn't the only thing that makes this special edition stand out. That's because this lime green New 3DS XL ships with a copy of Super Mario World pre-installed.

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Amazon Prime Video is the Netflix you used to know

Amazon Prime Video is the Netflix you used to know

Netflix isn't what it used to be, at least if you're located in the US. Sure, you could order DVDs and probably get just about anything you want, but that seems downright archaic and slow and you may not even own a DVD player at this point, never mind watching stuff on mobile. Netflix is rolling out a ton of original content and that's great, but the licensed content library is more or less dwindling in equal measure. What happened to all the great movies and TV shows? They're chilling on Amazon Prime Video.

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This is Amazon’s new Fire TV UI, and it’s a big improvement

This is Amazon’s new Fire TV UI, and it’s a big improvement

If Amazon has a content problem with its Fire TV and Fire TV Stick streamers, then it's the best sort of problem to have. In the two and a half years since the first generation set-top box launched, over 300,000 movies and TV shows have been added to the catalog of on-demand titles. That's along with over 7,000 channels, apps, games, and more. After a while, it starts to get a little overwhelming, hence a whole new interface for Fire TV that Amazon is previewing today.

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