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Amazon Fire TV Cube blends new with old

Amazon Fire TV Cube blends new with old

Amazon is debuting a new Alexa-based streaming box today, but this one is a bit more capable than the rest of the company's lineup. Dubbed the Fire TV Cube, this new product will still let you stream content to your TV in 4K while controlling playback with your voice. Where it stands out from Amazon's other Fire-branded products, however, is in its ability to control your TV and other set-top devices, such as cable boxes and sound bars, directly.

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Amazon Echo Look wider availability comes at the worst time possible

Amazon Echo Look wider availability comes at the worst time possible

Amazon can be credited (or blamed) for creating and pushing for the fast-growing smart speaker market. Lately, it can also be blamed for making people suddenly pause and reconsider their choices. Perhaps Amazon wants to show that it’s business as usual for its Echo devices, the retailer has just announced that its Echo Look device is now available for all US customers. Considering its recent privacy fiasco and what the Echo Look entails, it might just be digging its own grave.

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Facebook gave Apple, Samsung, Microsoft too much freedom

Facebook gave Apple, Samsung, Microsoft too much freedom

It seems that even after the Cambridge Analytica scandal, Facebook has not yet covered all its legal bases or sorted out any loose ends. Perhaps that’s for the best since it allows even more information about the social networking giant’s practices to surface. A new report has revealed that Facebook may have given partners such as Apple, Samsung, Amazon, Microsoft, and BlackBerry far too much access not just to Facebook users’ data but even those of their friends as well.

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This 55-inch Sony 4K Smart TV deal is $700 off

This 55-inch Sony 4K Smart TV deal is $700 off

A 4K Sony TV has seldom looked so appealing, with upgraders hoping to jump onto the Ultra HD bandwagon getting a tasty Amazon deal today. The Sony XBR55X900E 55-Inch 4K Ultra HD Smart LED TV packs Alexa support as well as a bundle of apps, but it's currently down more than $700 over its usual price.

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Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origins to pay the way for Amazon in Space

Jeff Bezos’ Blue Origins to pay the way for Amazon in Space

Elon Musk can have his Mars. Jeff Bezos wants the Moon instead. Actually he wants the moon and everything that will go back and forth in between. At the International Space Development Conference last Friday, the Amazon CEO laid out his grand vision for all his space travel investments. And while part of it includes setting up lunar settlements, his ultimate, and almost unspoken, goal is to reduce the cost of carrying cargo to and from Earth, the Moon, and other space stations. In other words, Amazon Space Prime.

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Amazon saves The Expanse with season four Prime Video deal

Amazon saves The Expanse with season four Prime Video deal

One week ago, we heard rumor that Amazon was in talks with the producer behind science fiction drama hit The Expanse. The company was, according to sources, talking with Alcon about acquiring the show after its original home, Syfy, decided it wouldn't renew for a fourth season. Now the company has confirmed that it is acquiring The Expanse and will offer is through Prime Video.

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Here’s how to turn off Amazon Alexa calling

Here’s how to turn off Amazon Alexa calling

If Alexa's "butt dialing" this week has made you paranoid about your Echo, you're not alone, but luckily there's a way to prevent inadvertent eavesdropping by the smart speaker. As one family of Echo owners discovered, to their horror, Alexa can mis-hear commands and accidentally share a private conversation with a random contact. There's a way to prevent that completely, but there are a few steps you need to know first.

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Alexa Echo Eavesdropping: What went wrong, How to stop it

Alexa Echo Eavesdropping: What went wrong, How to stop it

Amazon's Alexa made a boo-boo this week. In a home in Portland, Alexa heard what she thought were a set of commands - to record a conversation and send it to a contact - and she did that. Unfortunately, the people in the conversation had no idea this was happening. As Amazon explains it, it's likely Alexa was doing exactly what she was meant to do.

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Amazon admits Echo eavesdropping as Alexa shares private chat [Updated]

Amazon admits Echo eavesdropping as Alexa shares private chat [Updated]

Amazon is investigating how an Echo recorded a conversation and sent that to another person, after one Portland couple claims the smart speaker eavesdropped on their discussion. The incident, which Amazon has described as "an extremely rare occurrence," is likely to reignite concerns around privacy, the Internet of Things, and increasingly connected devices.

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The Amazon Music app just borrowed some killer Alexa features

The Amazon Music app just borrowed some killer Alexa features

Back in September of last year, Amazon brought Alexa to its Amazon Music app. It was a move we could all see coming from a mile away - while Alexa might not be readily available on Android or iOS devices, adding the AI companion to its various apps was an obvious move for Amazon. Today, Alexa is getting easier to access from within the Amazon Music app, allowing you to quickly summon her at times when you may not be able to devote your full attention to your phone.

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Amazon Map Tracking lets you GPS track your package in real time

Amazon Map Tracking lets you GPS track your package in real time

For as great as online shopping is, it delays the feeling of instant gratification you get from buying something you want from a brick and mortar store. As a result, many of us fall into cycles of constantly checking tracking information for the stuff we order online, especially on the day we know it's scheduled to be delivered. If you've ever wished your tracking information would tell you more about when you can expect your package to arrive, then Amazon is launching a new tool that is perfect for you.

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This Amazon Kindle deal is a $30 saving we’re all over

This Amazon Kindle deal is a $30 saving we’re all over

Amazon has cut the price of two of its most popular Kindle ereaders, in a one-day deal that brings the cost of entry to under fifty bucks. Although Amazon offers Kindle apps as free downloads for iOS, Android, and other platforms, there's nothing quite like an e-paper display and a dedicated device to replicate the physical book experience with no distractions.

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