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Amazon Echo is now available for everyone to buy for $179.99, shipments start on July 14

Amazon first introduced its Amazon Echo connected speaker several months ago, but so far it has only been sold on an invite-only basis. Today, that changed as Amazon is allowing anyone to purchase the speaker without needing an invite for $179.99. Shipments of the invite-free Amazon Echo will...
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Amazon Echo adds more IFTTT actions for sports scores, song requests

Amazon keeps adding features to its Amazon Echo connected speaker with a regular series of software updates. Today, the company emailed owners of the device informing them that it has added more support for IFTTT (IF This Then That) trigger actions. The Amazon Echo added support for IFTTT...
Amazon's new little Wi-Fi buttons let you order detergent, diapers, and razors with one click

Amazon's new little Wi-Fi buttons let you order detergent, diapers, and razors with one click

Amazon has a new gadget for customers that brings one-click ordering into the real world: Dash buttons. The Dash button is a little Wi-Fi button that you can stick onto various services and quickly place a replenishment order. The buttons are tied to your Amazon account, and Amazon is...
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Amazon Echo speaker update adds voice control for Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora

Owners of the Amazon Echo connected speaker got a surprise update over the weekend. The speaker, which Amazon launched in November, now allows users to control playback with their voice on a number of streaming music services like Spotify, iTunes, and Pandora. Previously, the Amazon Echo could...
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HTML5 apps coming to Amazon Fire TV

Amazon is offering developers an outlet to publish their HTML5-based apps to the company's Fire TV set-top box and their Fire TV Stick HDMI dongle. Developers who have already released web apps for Amazon's Fire tablets and its Fire smartphone can also release those same apps for the Fire TV...
Amazon brings 4K streaming to Instant Video for no extra charge

Amazon brings 4K streaming to Instant Video for no extra charge

Amazon is now streaming certain TV series and movies from Amazon Prime Instant Video in 4K Ultra HD. Unlike Netflix, which limits 4K video to the $11.99 per month family plan, Amazon is not charging extra for 4K streaming. Amazon is streaming original series like Alpha House and Transparent in...
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Amazon expands its PickUp service to include over 10,000 Post Offices in the UK

Amazon has announced that its PickUp service has expanded to include more than 10,000 Post Offices across the UK, boosting the number of supported locations to over 16,000. Rather than relying on couriers, customers can opt for Royal Mail's Local Collect to have their packages delivered to a...
Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon starts shipping its Fire TV Stick to early buyers

Amazon has launched its first shipments of its recently announced Fire TV Stick dongle, but the early birds who jumped first to get the $39 device are the lucky ones. Amazon's listing of the Fire TV Stick shows they won't get anymore in stock until at least January 15. Amazon's answer to HDMI...
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Amazon's new Echo connected speaker can listen and respond to your requests

Amazon's newest hardware product is a speaker called Echo. It's been made to connect to Amazon's cloud services so it can listen and respond to voice commands on a variety of topics and services. At the moment, you have to request an invitation to purchase the Amazon Echo, which has a price of $...
Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon reveals $39 Fire TV Stick, $19 for two days for Prime members

Amazon has fired off a salvo against Google's Chromecast and the Roku Stick with the just announced Fire TV Stick. The HDMI streaming video dongle is now available for pre-order for $39, with shipments beginning on November 19. However, current and new members of Amazon Prime can get the Fire TV...

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