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These are Amazon’s Alexa white-box devices

These are Amazon’s Alexa white-box devices

There's an array of white-box devices coming with Amazon's Alexa inside. A white-box device, in this case, means a fully operational piece of hardware made by a company willing to work with big-brand-name companies to sell said products with different brand names attached. Companies that make white-box devices are called Original Design Manufacturers (ODM). Amazon just revealed a whole mess of ODM partners rolling with Alexa technology.

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Original Dropbox seed pitch remains fresh a decade later (at IPO)

Original Dropbox seed pitch remains fresh a decade later (at IPO)

Today Dropbox launched their IPO to what's currently considered a rather excited public. The stock sits at +35.67% this afternoon, and it's daily high is at $28.49 USD. This public offering came just over a decade after Dropbox showed their first presentation for seed money. Today we're having a peek at that original pitch, finding it just about as fresh as it was 10 years ago. A surprisingly small amount has changed in Dropbox's business space since then.

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Echo and Fire tablets see big discounts in one-day Amazon sale

Echo and Fire tablets see big discounts in one-day Amazon sale

Amazon is celebrating a rather big victory today, as it was recently ranked first place in Harris Poll's annual corporate reputation survey. This is the third year running that Amazon has landed the top ranking in the poll, and as a thank you to customers who made the win happen, it's hosting a one-day sale. While the sale is small in scope, we're seeing some pretty tempting discounts on products made by Amazon.

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Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming Showdown: Who has the best original shows

Streaming seems to be the way to go these days. Analysts expect that the market would soon overtake and devour traditional TV services, becoming the be-all and end-all of video entertainment at home and on the go. These services, some of them smaller than the network giants that run cable and live TV, often compete on more than just the licensed content they can deliver to their subscribers. They compete, sometimes even more viciously, over original shows that none of their competitors will be able to broadcast. We take a look at some of today’s streaming services to check which ones offer the best selection of original content.

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Google Shopping Actions lets you buy directly from search results

Google Shopping Actions lets you buy directly from search results

Google might be the go-to for people looking to make a purchase, especially an online one, but a lot of the times it ends at search results. More often than not, those search results lead to a purchase on Amazon, and Google is none too happy about that. Now it is starting a program called Shopping Actions to let searcher become instant buyers without having to leave Google. And it is getting Amazon’s rivals to help set it up.

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Alexa ‘Brief Mode’ makes Echo less chatty

Alexa ‘Brief Mode’ makes Echo less chatty

Alexa is getting less chatty, with Amazon reportedly testing a new "Brief Mode" which would cut down the assistant's confirmations to a simple beep. Although not yet officially announced by Amazon, the new setting appears to be targeted at those who prefer a less talkative smart speaker, particularly as the interactions with the device grow in number.

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Delete your Amazon Alexa recordings – the latest way

Delete your Amazon Alexa recordings – the latest way

Today we're having a peek at the latest way to delete all the Alexa voice recordings Amazon has for a single user. When you speak with Alexa, Amazon uses your voice to improve the service you receive from said Alexa - your unique Alexa. To do this, Amazon keeps a recording of your voice each time you summon Alexa. You may find that nefarious, or maybe you find it entirely reasonable - either way, you might want to know how to delete those recordings of your voice.

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Twitch Prime free games are coming, and we’re impressed

Twitch Prime free games are coming, and we’re impressed

Twitch users who are also Amazon Prime subscribers already get a number of different perks by linking their two accounts. Since its inception, Twitch Prime has offered a selection of freebies each month, from ad-free viewing and free Twitch channel subscriptions to in-game bonuses and even free games. Twitch is about to expand its free game offerings significantly with a new program it calls Free Games with Prime.

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AmazonBasics power banks recalled over chemical burn and fire risk

AmazonBasics power banks recalled over chemical burn and fire risk

Amazon offers a line of its own products under the "AmazonBasics" brand. These items are usually presented as an inexpensive alternative to items from other known brands, and it covers a variety of products: cables, adapters, bags, and more. The Consumer Protection Safety Commission has announced a new recall involving half a dozen AmazonBasics products, all of them power banks.

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Champagne gold Kindle Oasis gives ereader a new finish

Champagne gold Kindle Oasis gives ereader a new finish

Amazon dropped the price for its second-generation Kindle Oasis, and now it's adding a second color: the Kindle Oasis champagne gold. The first gold model to grace Amazon's line-up of ereaders, the new Oasis may be functionally identical to its graphite gray sibling, but it's definitely more eye-catching.

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Amazon Cloud Cam update adds two-way audio for Echo devices

Amazon Cloud Cam update adds two-way audio for Echo devices

Amazon has released a software update for its Cloud Cam home security camera, adding multiple new features, particularly ones that play well with other existing Amazon products. Echo, Echo Spot, and Echo Show owners are getting new abilities thanks to today's update, which enables those Amazon products to work with the Cloud Cam's two-way audio functionality. Echo owners are also getting an optional alert feature.

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Alexa expands on Fire, iPad, Android tablets

Alexa expands on Fire, iPad, Android tablets

Alexa video calling was added to a collection of tablets this week in an effort to ramp up Amazon's smart assistant omnipotence. Amazon announced the update for all tablets, all at once - that includes Amazon Fire tablets, Android tablets of all kinds, and the iPad from Apple. Users will be able to use their device to place video and audio calls with Alexa, or send messages to almost anyone, with the assistance of Alexa.

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