T-Mobile relaunches prepaid service with Amazon and Google perks T-Mobile hasn’t showered much of its attention on its prepaid MetroPCS brand, but it’s rectifying that omission today. It’s relaunching the budget carrier as Metro, and introducing unlimited plans that not only edge closer to T-Mobile’s regular serv… Continue reading .Read More →

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Snapchat will let you shop on Amazon using its camera Snapchat will soon let you use its camera to shop for products on Amazon, following reports that such a tool was on the way. When you point the camera at a product or barcode and hold your finger on it,Read More →

If Amazon wants Alexa everywhere, it needs better language support I can’t profess to fully understand all of the complexities of localizing services for various languages, nuances, accents and dialects — let alone where voice recognition is concerned. However, with Amazon’s Alexa ambitions ramping up after its har… Continue readingRead More →

The Morning After: Amazon’s Alexa-powered microwave, iOS 12 reviewed The Alexa-powered Amazon microwave you didn’t ask for is here. The company’s big hardware splurge encompasses your car, your kitchen and even your walls. There’s upgraded Echo devices, too, if that’s what you were looking for. Meanwhile, Apple’s iOS… Continue readingRead More →

Skype chats are coming to Alexa devices Aside from all of the Alexa-connected hardware, there’s one more big development coming for Amazon’s technology: integration with Skype. Microsoft and Amazon said that voice and video calls via the service will come to Alexa devices (including Micros… Continue reading . . .Read More →

Amazon’s new Echo lineup targets Google, Apple and Sonos It wouldn’t be an Amazon event without a slew of new Echo devices, and this time is no different. The company announced not one, not two, but seven new Echo products today at an event today in Seattle. Not only areRead More →

For Amazon, better skills mean bigger ad revenue Amazon is improving its Alexa voice assistant with each new update, enabling more natural conversation patterns and upgrading the system’s ability to understand complex or vague questions. All of this is great for people who are sick of screaming, “A… Continue readingRead More →

Amazon Echo Link Amp takes on Sonos for half the money – CNET The Echo Link Amp smart sound system lets you add your own speakers in an Alexa-controlled amplifier. Continue reading . . . Ty Pendlebury {authorlink} https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.hsjy.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.hsjy.htrx2fwx78x78x2fwjanjbx78x2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14 CNET Reviews – Most Recent Reviews CNET brings you the topRead More →

Amazon Echo Wall Clock gives you a house with a smart clock on its walls – CNET LEDs on this clock add at-a-glance convenience to your Alexa timers. Continue reading . . . Rich Brown {authorlink} https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.hsjy.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.hsjy.htrx2fwx78x78x2fwjanjbx78x2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14 CNET Reviews – Most Recent Reviews CNET brings you the top unbiased editorialRead More →

Amazon’s Alexa-powered microwave is pretty unnecessary One of the most surprising announcements from today’s Amazon event was a microwave oven, of all things. It’s part of the AmazonBasics line of products, and you can use it for reheating food, making popcorn or, you know, using it for whatever a normal…Read More →

Here’s every Alexa device Amazon announced today Amazon caused a few gasps at its Alexa event Thursday when it revealed it had 70 things to announce. If that sounds like a lot to take in, fret not — not all of those were hardware announcements. We’ve rounded up all ofRead More →

Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR streams free over-the-air TV, starts at $230 – CNET Cord-cutters get a new goody for their antennas, complete with Alexa and no monthly fees. Continue reading . . . David Katzmaier {authorlink} https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.hsjy.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.hsjy.htrx2fwx78x78x2fwjanjbx78x2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14 CNET Reviews – Most Recent Reviews CNET brings you the top unbiasedRead More →

Amazon Smart Plug showcases simple setup – CNET Among a slew of Amazon devices announced Thursday, the Amazon Smart Plug is a $25 way to introduce your dumb devices to Alexa. Continue reading . . . Molly Price {authorlink} https://www.cnet.com/g00/3_c-6bbb.hsjy.htr_/c-6RTWJUMJZX77x24myyux78x3ax2fx2fbbb.hsjy.htrx2fwx78x78x2fwjanjbx78x2f_$/$/$/$?i10c.ua=1&i10c.dv=14 CNET Reviews – Most Recent Reviews CNET brings you theRead More →

Amazon’s Echo Auto puts Alexa in any car A growing number of cars have Alexa built-in, but what if yours don’t? Amazon has its own solution: Echo Auto. The new peripheral uses your phone’s cellular connection (through a Bluetooth link) to provide Alexa voice commands in vehicles where they… ContinueRead More →

Fire TV Recast offers both DVR and streaming on the go Today, at a hardware event that took place in Seattle, Amazon announced its first DVR called the Fire TV Recast. You can pre-order today starting at $230 for two tuners (recording two shows at once) and 500 GB storageRead More →