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    The Top 10 Apps of the Year Will Not Surprise You

    It’s been like this for a while, but the Wild West has been tamed. The world of apps has been whittled down to a few giants, and it’s those giants that dominate the top 10 apps of 2016. Nielsen has been getting into mobile analytics lately, and they’ve put together the list based on average […]

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    18 Ways Amazon Alexa Can Make Your Holidays Brighter

    Amazon Alexa-enabled devices such as the Echo, Dot and Tap are quickly finding their way into our homes and some would say into our hearts. Those of us who already rely on her every day to turn on the lights, make the house comfortable and order dinner will surely be asking for new ways to […]

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    Amazon Has Successfully Completed Their First Drone Delivery

    Chipotle and Domino’s have already gotten into the act, but the era of drone delivery was never going to truly begin until Amazon got started. Last week, they did just that — earlier today, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tweeted out the revelation that Amazon has completed their first drone delivery in Cambridge, England. Amazon is currently […]

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    Amazon Go Will Be A Grocery Store That Eliminates Checkout Lines

    Back when self-checkout first arrived at retail and grocery stores nationwide, fears of millions of job losses for cashiers were stoked. That hasn’t happened, in large part because self-checkout is awful — too many terminals are out of order, the scales don’t always work properly, and some of them try to tell you to use a […]

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    You Can Now Tell Alexa to Vacuum the House Thanks to Neato

    It’s not exactly Rosie, but maybe it’s close enough — thanks to Neato, we now have a voice-activated vacuum cleaner. Yesterday, the company announced that the Neato Botvac Connected now works with Amazon’s voice-activated assistant, Alexa. The Botvac Connected can now be used with Amazon’s smart home speakers, including the Echo and Dot, or any of […]

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    TCL Updates Their 17-Inch Xess Tablet With Amazon Alexa

    When TCL introduced their 17″ Xess tablet earlier this year, it was meant to be a family communication hub ideal for the kitchen. It could be used by family members or roommates to leave notes and reminders for each other, and parents got the benefit of free Nickelodeon shows for their kids. But, family hub […]

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    Amazon Music Unlimited is Yet Another Streaming Music Service

    Dissatisfied with all the streaming options out there? No? Well, here’s another option anyway. Amazon Music Unlimited is joining the ranks of Spotify, Apple Music, YouTube Music, Google Play Music, Tidal, Napster (formerly Rhapsody), and probably a bunch of others I’m neglecting to mention. So, why is Amazon getting into the game? They think they […]

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    Plex Cloud Eliminates the Need for an Always-on-PC or NAS

    Plex has been the darling of heavy movie and TV watchers for a while now. The service takes media files that you have stored on drives at home (as opposed to streaming-only services like Netflix) and makes them available from anywhere that has an internet connection. Only problem was that Plex merely organized and served […]

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    Many More Amazon Pop-Up Shops Are Coming to Malls Across the Nation

    It’s a grim idea — Amazon occupying space in a shopping mall, selling the tools of the mall’s own destruction. The online retail giant has been putting small pop-up shops — shops out in the open on the mall concourse — in a handful of malls across the nation. Some of those supposedly temporary pop-up shops have been around […]

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    Sonos Will Work With Amazon Alexa and the Spotify App in 2017

    Sonos has long been a terrific choice for setting up a simple wireless home audio system. Their speakers are all connected using Wi-Fi, with a central app enabling control over one, some, or all of those speakers. But, the technology Sonos used wasn’t something that meshed well with other products and services, which held it […]

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    Amazon is Taking On YouTube With Amazon Video Direct

    Amazon is looking to lure in more professional and semi-professional media creators from the likes of Netflix with their new Amazon Video Direct service, and they’ve got a pretty good pitch to do it. The new service helps those creators make money off all of their content in any way they want. On the consumer […]

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    The Kindle Oasis is Amazon’s Crazy Thin New E-reader

    Well, the Kindle Voyage had a good (and short) run at the top. This week, Amazon is announcing a brand new model of Kindle called the Oasis, and it’s an almost complete design overhaul. The company is so keen on that new design that they’re expecting it to command a very high price — you don’t […]

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    Amazon Prime Slashed to $67 for Today Only

    Amazon is angling for new Amazon Prime subscribers today with a massive 33 percent discount on the yearly cost of subscription. For today only, your first year of Amazon Prime will cost $67 instead of the regular $99. Unfortunately, existing subscribers won’t be able to get in on this deal — Amazon put a quick […]

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    Amazon Announces Ridiculously Cheap $50 Fire Tablet

    I almost want to say you should just hold off on buying an Amazon tablet, because at this rate, I wouldn’t be surprised if they started paying you to take them in a few years. Today, Amazon refreshed their Fire HD (not the high-end HDX) tablets, kids tablets, and TV devices, but what really caught […]

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    Amazon Fire TV Stick Review

    Slowly but surely Amazon is shipping the coveted Amazon Fire TV stick. What’s all the commotion about? Well, for starters, it’s one of the easiest and most affordable ways to hook your TV up to hundreds of thousands of TV shows and movies, millions of songs, and even hundreds of games. It can easily replace […]

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    4K Ultra HD Content Lands at Amazon Prime Instant Video

    Amazon announced today that they’re rolling out the first 4K content to hit their streaming service, Amazon Prime Instant Video. In addition to TV shows, including the whole slate of Amazon Original Series, a short list of movies from Sony Pictures Entertainment will also be available for streaming—just don’t get your hopes up about watching […]

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    Amazon Refreshes Their Fire HD and Fire HDX 8.9 Tablets

    Amazon hasn’t had much luck in the smartphone race as of late, but their tablets have been humming along nicely. Nicely enough to warrant a refresh, with some nice improvements in store for their Fire HD and Fire HDX 8.9 tablets. The Fire HD, which comes in 6″ and 7″ sizes, is set to take […]