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AR View for Amazon isn’t like Apple’s ARKit or Google’s ARCore

AR View for Amazon isn’t like Apple’s ARKit or Google’s ARCore

The big difference between Amazon's AR experience and that of either Google or Apple is in their approach. While Apple and Google take a developers-first sort of run at augmented reality, Amazon is, as always, concerned first with the end consumer. Not the end user, mind you - the end consumer. AR View isn't a toolkit for developers to make Amazon-friendly AR apps - it's a feature in their own app with which Amazon can sell products.

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Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release

Amazon Prime 4K all cued up for Xbox One X release

We're now just one week out from the release of the Xbox One X, and today Amazon and Microsoft have announced that the Xbox One Prime Video app will be ready to go once the console launches on November 7. That Prime Video app has been available for the Xbox One line since last December, and though it's already available in more than 200 countries, today it's rolling out in six more just in time for the Xbox One X release next week.

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Amazon Kindle Oasis Review (2017)

Amazon Kindle Oasis Review (2017)

The medium may not be the message but, when it comes to the new Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017), it's hard to ignore the fact that this is a highly covetable - and expensive - ereader. The original Oasis promised lighter, more portable ebook consumption than ever before, and now its successor arrives with long-awaited features like audiobook playback and waterproofing. Even the price has taken a dip, albeit only by a little. So, is the new Kindle Oasis the must-have gadget for ebook fans?

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Amazon Echo Plus Review

Amazon Echo Plus Review

Amazon's smart home dream sounds an awful lot like living on the Starship Enterprise, and in that dream the new Echo Plus is there gateway to an automated future. At $149.99, it undercuts the original Amazon Echo it so closely resembles, but counts on better audio quality and an integrated smart home hub to warrant its premium over the 2017 Echo and the bargain Echo Dot. As I found, though, Alexa's insistence on treating all her Echo children as equal may undercut some of the Echo Plus' advantages.

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Amazon Echo Dot gets a big discount, but you’ll need to be quick

Amazon Echo Dot gets a big discount, but you’ll need to be quick

Amazon has a variety of different Echo devices available these days, but if you've yet to dive into the Alexa ecosystem, the company has a new deal aimed directly at you. Amazon has discounted its second-generation Echo Dot today, making its cheapest Alexa device even more inexpensive. You'll have to act fast, though, because this deal isn't going to last very long.

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Amazon is updating the basic Kindle with Audible support

Amazon is updating the basic Kindle with Audible support

The Kindle Oasis continues to be Amazon's newest flagship e-reader, with impressive features like waterproofing and a large, sharp display. But now the company has revealed that one of the device's best features is coming to the bottom of the Kindle line-up. The cheapest Kindle model will soon be updated with support for audiobooks from Audible.

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Amazon gets pharmaceutical wholesaler licenses in a dozen states

Amazon gets pharmaceutical wholesaler licenses in a dozen states

Amazon has received licenses in at least a dozen states to function as a pharmaceutical wholesaler, according to a new report, fueling rumors that the company is looking to sell medication online. Recent reports claim that Amazon has been considering entering the online pharmaceutical sales business for years, using that time to consider all the particulars about whether it wants to make this leap. Sources claim the company will make its final decision about the business move next month.

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Amazon game Breakaway reportedly put on hiatus

Amazon game Breakaway reportedly put on hiatus

More than a year ago, Amazon Game Studios announced three new games notable for their extra level of Twitch integration. One of these games, Breakaway, was clearly the furthest along in development at the time of that announcement, and it was clear that Amazon was gunning for an eSports presence with it. Now that may not be happening, as reports are claiming that Breakaway has been put on an indefinite hiatus.

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LG G6 joins Amazon’s ad-supported cheap Android range

LG G6 joins Amazon’s ad-supported cheap Android range

Amazon's Prime Exclusive Phones line-up is getting some high-end additions from LG, giving the option of a flagship smartphone for a lot less cash, albeit with a compromise. Launched in 2016, the program offers a range of Android smartphones currently priced from just $59.99, significantly undercutting the usual list price. Only Prime subscribers are eligible to grab the deals.

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DISH Joey Alexa control: Here’s how to set it up

DISH Joey Alexa control: Here’s how to set it up

Earlier this year, DISH rolled out Alexa support to its Hopper and Wally set-top boxes. While that implementation likely covered a lot of DISH users, customers who use Joey boxes were unfortunately left out in the cold. That all changes today, as DISH has announced Alexa support for Joey clients as well.

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Amazon Cloud Cam: What you need to know

Amazon Cloud Cam: What you need to know

Earlier today, Amazon introduced the world to its new in-home delivery service, Amazon Key. Operating as an integral part of Amazon Key is the new Cloud Cam, which will allow you to watch deliveries as they happen through the accompanying app. There are actually quite a few details about the Amazon Cloud Cam that are worth knowing before you decide to buy one, so let's dive into them.

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Amazon Key in-home delivery is asking for your trust

Amazon Key in-home delivery is asking for your trust

As expected, Amazon has turned its eye toward in-home delivery with today's introduction of Amazon Key. The service, which will be available to Prime members beginning next month, will grant Amazon delivery drivers with keyless access to your house so they can drop off your packages safely inside. Amazon Key will be available in "37 cities and surrounding areas" throughout the US to start, with more locations coming online after launch.

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