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Tomorrow is Prime Day, so make sure you’re ready for all the Black Friday in July deals

NEWS – Other than Black Friday, which comes in November, the biggest shopping day of the year has been Amazon Prime Day which launched 5 years ago. Prime Day has been one day in July where Amazon heavily discounts products exclusively for Amazon Prime members. This year, Amazon is giving Prime members 2 days of …

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Look up! Broadband from the sky with Amazon Kuiper

NEWS – Not content to just sell everyone on the planet everything they need, Amazon wants to help you with that process by providing global broadband internet access…from space! Project Kuiper is an ambitious project to launch 3,236 satellites into orbit at three different orbital altitudes: 784 satellites at an altitude of 367 miles; 1,296 …

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Amazon Day allows Prime Members to choose a shipment day that works for them

NEWS – If you’re an Amazon Prime member, you now have a new delivery option. On Thursday Amazon launched Amazon Day, a new service that lets Prime Members pick what day of the week they want to receive their packages. All you have to do is select the Amazon Day option at checkout, then choose …

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It’s a Christmas miracle, soon you’ll be able to play Apple Music on your Amazon Echo

NEWS – Well, this is an interesting bit of news. Apparently the long-standing riff, feud, or whatever you want to call it between the two largest tech industry power players Amazon and Apple may be softening. The news is that starting next month (December 17th, 2018), you’ll be able to play Apple Music on Amazon …

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Ninety7’s SKY TOTE makes the Amazon Echo 2 mobile

NEWS – The 2nd gen Amazon Echo 2 is where the Alexa voice assistant lives and waits to respond to your every whim. Too bad she’s stuck connected to your desk when she deserves to be freed from the shackles her power cord. Now you can free her with the help of Ninety7’s SKY TOTE. …

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Add a speaker and an alarm clock to your Amazon Echo Dot with iHome

NEWS – The Echo Dot is a cost-effective way to add Amazon’s Alexa to your smart home, but you’ll find it doesn’t have the best built-in speaker for listening to music.  And sure, you can use Alexa to set a wake-up alarm, and you can ask her the time, but a middle-of-the-night time check might …

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Amazon Prime day is Monday July 16th. Are you ready?

DEALS – There are only 3 more days until the 4th annual Prime Day! Starting July 16 at 12PM PT/3PM ET you shop more than one million deals worldwide. With special deals happening as often as every 5 minutes, there are sure to be lots of great bargains that you won’t want to miss. But …

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The Mission Battery Shell For Amazon Echo 2 has you covered

The Amazon Alexa service is a world class platform for enabling natural language with a host of Alexa capable devices. Many people interact with the Alexa service using one of Amazon’s own Echo devices. Late in 2017, Amazon updated the original three-year-old Echo with a new design. The new design offered a lower price, new …

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Packages delivered directly into the trunk of your car: what will Amazon think of next?!

Last year Amazon introduced Key In-Home delivery which allowed Prime deliveries directly into your home. On Tuesday they launched Key In-Car, a new service that allows couriers to deliver packages directly into the trunk of your vehicle. The new service is free for Prime members in 37 cities in the US driving a 2015 or newer Chevrolet, …

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Amazon’s new Alexa Skill Blueprints lets you create your very own Alexa skills

The first review I ever wrote for the Gadgeteer was for the Amazon Echo Dot. With Amazon’s AI Alexa, you could use skills to do things such as turn on lights or order a pizza. Since that time Alexa has evolved. Now there are literally thousands of new skills. Some useful, others not so much. In …

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Giving new meaning to home delivery – Amazon can now deliver a pre-constructed 20- or 40-ft tiny home to you

Usually, when you hear about tiny homes, you hear the story of how the owner has crafted their home themselves.  If you aren’t handy, there are some options for buying a pre-made tiny home, if you’re lucky enough to find a manufacturer you can work with.  Now any of us could have a tiny home …

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Enhance your Amazon Echo Dot with stereo speakers and clock display

An Echo Dot can serve as your wake-up alarm all by itself, but iHome has created the Bedside Stereo Speaker that makes your Dot look like a regular alarm clock.  The Dot (generation 1 or 2) connects to the iHome via AUX cable to play all audio, so you can listen to the music Alexa …

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