• Skype will finally make Echo Show video calls worthwhile

    29 days ago - By VentureBeat

    Amazon debuted nearly a dozen new Alexa-powered devices today in a head-spinning hour atop The Spheres in Seattle, including a second-generation version of the Echo Show. Two major improvements were made to the latest version of the Echo Show that were of absolute necessity based on my experience with the first generation Show introduced last summe...
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  • Amazon's Echo Sub is a product for no one

    Amazon's Echo Sub is a product for no one

    29 days ago - By VentureBeat

    OPINION: You've probably heard the news: Amazon announced a premium smart speaker that's meant to go head-to-head with Apple's HomePod and Google Home Max. It's called the Echo Sub, and it pairs with existing Echo devices to create an impromptu 1.1 or 2.1 sound system. That's great and all, and I applaud Amazon for dip...
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  • 12 ways Alexa is getting smarter

    12 ways Alexa is getting smarter

    29 days ago - By VentureBeat

    In a presentation atop its biodome in Seattle today, Amazon debuted nearly a dozen new products, ranging from next generation versions of popular speakers like the Echo Show and Echo Dot to a microwave, smart plug, and Echo subwoofer, to Echo Auto for cars. Alongside all that, a whole lot of new features were introduced - both for consumers a...
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  • RIAA: Streaming now generates 75% of music revenue

    RIAA: Streaming now generates 75% of music revenue

    29 days ago - By VentureBeat

    If you're wondering why Amazon went so crazy today with new speaker-related announcements, even introducing Echo audio accessories without microphones, a new report from the Recording Industry Association of America explains it: Even in a post-iPod world, the market for digital music has never been stronger. According to the RIAA's Mid-...
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  • Amazon Echo Show release date, price, news, and features

    Amazon Echo Show release date, price, news, and features

    29 days ago - By Tech Radar

    The Amazon Echo Show 2nd Generation release date has been announced, and, really, we should have taken the hint that it was due out when Amazon briefly halved the price of its old Echo Show for Prime Day. The redesigned, yet identically-named Amazon Echo Show is ready for pre-order today at the same $230 price, and will start shipping next month. The refreshed Amazon Echo Show has a more streamlined look than the original, ditching the speaker bar below the screen for just a front-facing display lined by thinner bezels. Its speakers have been moved to the rear, under nondescript fabric...
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  • Amazon announces 11 new and refreshed Echo-branded gadgets-like a wall clock

    Amazon announces 11 new and refreshed Echo-branded gadgets-like a wall clock

    29 days ago - By Ars Technica

    Sam Machkovech
    SEATTLE-"Echo Dot is the best-selling speaker ever."
    With that simple assertion, Amazon made no bones about its aspirations to keep making Echo-branded devices-and proceeded to unveil a significant number of voice-activated and connected-home products and technologies, with a mix of existing products and all-new ones.
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