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All the Ways You Can Use Multiple Smart Speakers Together

With another holiday season over, it’s more likely than ever that you’ve got multiple smart speakers in the same house – Alexa or Google Assistant within shouting range in multiple rooms, just in case you want to check the weather forecast or set a timer. If you do have several smart speakers installed, here are the extra tricks you can do with them. Read More >>

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Nobody Listened

Despite the privacy concerns, labour strikes, and reports that Amazon is selling literal trash on its platform – in the face of all of the myriad reasons shoppers should have avoided buying through Amazon this year – the company still made a killing this season. Read More >>

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Amazon Echo Gets Samuel L. Jackson Voice With an Explicit Option for Authenticity

The new Alexa skill has just launched in the US for a dollar, and hopefully the UK won't be too far behind. Read More >>

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Amazon Unveils Its New, Battery-Powered Echo Input for Ultimate Alexa Portability

The Echo Input Portable is making its debut in India later this month. Read More >>

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Amazon Fire TV Update Lets You Create Your Own Echo Based Home Theatre System

With the latest update, you can hook up compatible Echo devices with your Fire TV and turn your living room into a home theatre. Read More >>

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Are You Ready For an Alexa Robot to Follow You Around?

Just in case you wanted a robot butler to follow you around the house, Amazon is reportedly working on an Alexa bot with wheels that can be summoned via voice commands. Read More >>

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Alexa-Enabled Devices Get Fancy New Call Features Thanks to Vodafone and Amazon

If you have an Amazon Echo device you can now use it to make phone calls at those times you just can't be arsed to find your phone or use your hands to pick it up. Read More >>

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Amazon Attempts to Improve Alexa Privacy, Hilariously Fails

There’s a new Echo in town. The Echo Show 5 is a smart display with a 5.5-inch screen scheduled for a 26 June release, and it’s the first Echo device with a physical shutter to cover the onboard camera. With this release, Amazon is making some changes to how all Echos treat Alexa privacy settings. Users will now have the ability to tell Alexa to delete the current day’s recordings. Which sounds good at face value, but the proposition is more complicated than that. Read More >>

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Amazon Is Getting Closer to Building a Wearable That Knows When You’re Depressed

It looks like Amazon is working on a new Alexa-powered gadget that can listen to you and decide how you feel, and make recommendations based on your human emotions. Citing internal documents and an unnamed source, Bloomberg reports that the company has designed a device that you wear like a wristwatch and beta testing is apparently underway. “Eventually the technology could be able to advise the wearer how to interact more effectively with others,” reads the report. Read More >>

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Amazon is Discounting 4 Echo Devices for a Week

Amazon is running some discounts on the Echo line of devices in the UK, starting today and running until 9am on Wednesday the 13th of March. Read More >>

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Google Capitalises On Lack Of Echo Dots With Discounts

The Echo Dot speaker, officially Amazon's best-selling item of 2018, is out of stock. It's been out for a while, in fact, and it's not coming back until the 8th of March. Read More >>

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This Code Gets You 25 Per Cent Off Amazon Device Accessories

After the discount bonanza that is the Black Friday > Cyber Monday > Christmas > Boxing Day sales run, the latter half of January can be a bit quiet on the savings stakes. Read More >>

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Mum Busts Son Using Alexa to Solve His Maths Homework

If you got an Amazon Alexa device for Christmas, you might want to keep a closer eye on the wily kids in your house. Last week, a mum in the US state of New Jersey caught her son red-handed using the virtual assistant to cheat on his maths homework. Read More >>

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You Should Return the Amazon Echo You Bought and Get a Better Gift

So you bought a loved one an Amazon Echo. Maybe it was on sale, or maybe it was on someone’s list. But inevitably, an Echo is a bad gift. It’s also a lazy gift. But don’t worry. It’s not too late to return it and get a better gift. Read More >>

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Bose’s Fancy Home Speaker Might Be the Best Sounding Echo Alternative Yet

The idea seemed silly at first. Bose made an Alexa-powered wireless speaker with a little screen, a big £400 price tag and a promise “to fill any room with an astonishing stereo performance.” I’ve been using the Bose Home Speaker 500 for a little more than a month, and there are a few things I don’t like about it. But it sure does sounds great. Read More >>