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Amazon Fire TV gets new Alexa interface with latest update (v5.2.6.6)

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

With the release of the Fire TV Cube in June, Amazon also debuted a more minimalistic interface for Alexa. The new UI has been exclusive to the Cube up to now, but the version 5.2.6.6 update for Fire TV and Fire TV Stick devices brings them in line with their square-sided sibling.

Old vs New.

As reported by AFTVnews, Alexa actions that are compatible with visual accompaniments have been refreshed. For example, asking for a weather update (above) or requesting cinema listings near you (below) now come with a much cleaner on-screen interface.

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Amazon Fire TV gets new Alexa interface with latest update (v5.2.6.6) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

Eufy Genie catches up to Amazon Echos with new calling and messaging abilities

Monday, August 6th, 2018

The Eufy Genie is a popular third-party Alexa-enabled smart speaker from Anker that can usually be picked up for as little as $30, making it a good alternative to the Echo Dot. It hasn't always been as capable as Amazon's own hardware, though, with the omission of calling and messaging being a prime example. The Genie is now finally getting those very features.

As previously reported by Tom's Guide, support for voice calls on third-party Alexa speakers has been planned for a few months.

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Eufy Genie catches up to Amazon Echos with new calling and messaging abilities was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

New Alexa skill ‘Away Mode’ wards off potential burglars using the power of awkward conversations

Saturday, August 4th, 2018

When you leave your home for an extended time, you have a handful of ways to deter would-be burglars, including sticking signs with a security company's logo in your lawn or on your apartment door, scheduling lights to turn on at certain hours, or owning a dog with a vicious bark. But now a new Alexa skill called "Away Mode" lets you tap into the power of awkward conversations to make crooks think twice before barging into your abandoned abode.

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New Alexa skill 'Away Mode' wards off potential burglars using the power of awkward conversations was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Update: Last few hours of deals] 2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

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[Update: Last few hours of deals] 2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

[Deal Alert] Prime Exclusive Moto X4 on sale for $199 ($150 off)

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

We've seen a few phone sales pop up over the last day, but here's another eye-turner for your consideration. Amazon is offering the Prime Exclusive Moto X4 for just $199, a nice $150 off the original asking price (or $200 off the MSRP of the regular Moto X4, if you're counting). 

For your $199, you get a 5.2" 1080p IPS LCD display, a Snapdragon 630, 32GB of storage (plus a microSD slot), 3GB of RAM, 12MP+8MP rear/16MP front cameras, a 3,000mAh battery, a fingerprint sensor, and IP68 water-resistance.

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[Deal Alert] Prime Exclusive Moto X4 on sale for $199 ($150 off) was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

American Express cardholders should also be aware of this promotion, which can be combined with some of the discounted merchandise below for an extra 20% off, up to a $100 discount.

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2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

American Express cardholders should also be aware of this promotion, which can be combined with some of the discounted merchandise below for an extra 20% off, up to a $100 discount.

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2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Tuesday, July 17th, 2018

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

American Express cardholders should also be aware of this promotion, which can be combined with some of the discounted merchandise below for an extra 20% off, up to a $100 discount.

Read More

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

Like always, we do our best to make a comparison to real prices, rather than just the ridiculously inflated advertised discount or MSRP, so this list (ideally) shouldn't have anything on it that was marked up only to be discounted.

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2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously]

Monday, July 16th, 2018

Prime Day is in full swing, but it can be hard to keep track of all the different sales happening. Even a few third-party retailers seem to be trying to divert a bit of that attention to themselves with their own promotions. To make things a bit easier for our readers, we're keeping track of all the stuff that we spot together in one place, right here.

Like always, we do our best to make a comparison to real prices, rather than just the ridiculously inflated advertised discount or MSRP, so this list (ideally) shouldn't have anything on it that was marked up only to be discounted.

Read More

2018 Prime Day deal roundup: All the best phones, Chromebooks, and smart home gadgets on sale [Updated continuously] was written by the awesome team at Android Police.

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