Best Prime Day Amazon Echo Deals 2020: What to expect

One factor to keep in mind is inventory, especially if you’re tempted by the early deals. Amazon maintains incredibly deep stocks of its owned-brand merchandise. But Amazon also counts Echo device sales in the millions. During Prime Day and Black Friday sales in the past two years, the massive online merchant has run out of […]

Report: Google is building an Amazon Echo clone, Nest has a security system

The Information has just posted a massive info dump (subscription required) on Alphabet’s Nest, painting a picture of a “stalled” company with sales that haven’t lived up to expectations and a seemingly rough internal culture. The report says there has been an “exodus” of employees, with more than half of the 100 employees from the Nest-acquired Dropcam […]

Amazon Labor Day Sale 2020: The 8 best tech deals

Samsung Galaxy S20 5G — $850, was $1000 This sleek Samsung phone is the most affordable option from the S20 series but carries all the best features. This particular version is also factory unlocked which means you can choose any carrier you want without being stuck in a contract that doesn’t please you. Apart from […]

Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that

Customers interact with Alexa billions of times a week. Echo devices have received more than 400,000 5-star reviews globally.Fire TV now has 37 million monthly active usersRing Doorbells generate more than 4 billion interactions per month.There are now more than 85,000 Alexa-compatible smart home devicesThere are more than 100,000 Alexa skillsThere are now “billions of […]

Best smart displays for 2020: From the Echo Show 8 to the Google Nest Hub

Thanks to coronavirus lockdowns, voice assistants are getting more use than ever before. But sound-only assistants aren’t ideal for everyone and all situations. Sometimes a screen to check camera feeds, timers and videos is just as important as the assistant powering it. Enter smart displays, which bring all the smarts of the assistants, but add visual […]

Amazon slash 50% off its £60 Echo Dot speaker – now down to just £30

Amazon has cut the price of one of its popular Alexa speakers by half price – but the discount is only available until the end of the day (July 6th).

Amazon Prime Music HD comes to Canada for $12.99 per month

Amazon Music HD features millions of songs at HD quality (16-bit, 44.akHz), and over one million songs at what Amazon calls Ultra HD quality (24-bit, 192kHz) — by far the highest quality available from cloud streaming services. In addition to the U.S. and Canada, the HD service is now available in the U.K., Germany, Austria, […]

Amazon has a plan to help you pay rent to landlord

Amazon has launched Alexa for Residential, a service for property managers to let them arrange Alexa-powered Echo devices throughout their buildings, thus converting them into move-in ready smart buildings/ apartments for tenants. Amazon has tied up with IOTAS, STRATIS IoT and Sentient Property Services to use Alexa for Residential. The companies plan to open such […]

The best smart home devices of 2020: Amazon and Google fight to control your home

The Nest Wifi doesn’t support the newest, fastest version of Wi-Fi, called Wi-Fi 6, but you really won’t notice the difference Wi-Fi 6 makes unless you’re already paying for super-fast internet speeds of 500 Mbps or more. What you will notice with is the ease of installation, the simple network controls that sit right alongside […]

New Echo devices and more: Everything Amazon announced

Learn more: Amazon’s new Echo devices: Prices, features, and release datesAmazonBasics MicrowaveYes, Amazon made a microwave. It has built-in Alexa and an integrated Dash replenishment service. So, if you need more food to cook, you can order a replenishment with the “built-in Ask Alexa button”. You can also control the microwave by voice. In a […]