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Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa Announced for Moto Mod Devices

Late last week leaker Evan Blass revealed an image of two upcoming Moto Mods that would be released for compatible devices. One of these was an Amazon Alexa speaker while the other was a Polaroid Insta-Share printer for your photos. While we haven't seen anything official about the Polaroid Moto Mod just yet, Motorola has...

Moto X4 Prime Exclusive Version Coming to Amazon Soon

A lot of Motorola fans of have fond memories of the Moto X line since it was the focus of the company when they were acquired by Google. Due to some internal reorganization efforts the company went through this last year with Lenovo, they didn't release a new Moto X device in 2016. The series...

Garmin Speak is a GPS Navigation Unit with Amazon Alexa Built-in

Similar to how Google has the Google Assistant SDK, Amazon has its own SDK for its Alexa service that allows 3rd-party companies to embed it into their products. We've seen this implemented in a wide range of products including connected speakers, refrigerators, and more. Today, Garmin has announced a new product called the Garmin Speak...

Amazon Echo Spot is a Smaller, Less Expensive Version of the Echo Show

Amazon is holding an Alexa-themed hardware launch event at their headquarters today and has announced a number of new products. Likely as a way to compete with the likes of Google and Apple who are both gearing up for the holiday season, Amazon is not holding back either and has just announced a flurry of...

Second Generation Amazon Echo is Smaller and More Powerful, but Less Expensive

The first connected smart speaker from Amazon, dubbed the Echo, was released back in 2014 and received mixed reviews at first. As time has gone by the device has become more popular and has spawned a number of other devices such as the Echo Dot and the Echo Show. Today, the company is holding an...

Google Removes YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show, Says it Violates their ToS

Amazon and Google have been going back and forth for a few years now. They seem to not want to play nice with each other  due to the large competitive overlap of their products and services, and in some case it's resulted in a worse user experience for the end user. We see this conflict...

Amazon Reportedly Making Alexa Smart Glasses

Does anybody remember Google Glass? They were a set of smart glasses which showed information in a hands-free smartphone-type environment. They didn't do all too well. They released in 2014 and nothing really came of it, except for some cool proof of concepts and knowledge that might've trickled down to other products. However, Amazon are looking...

Amazon’s New Fire HD 10 Tablet has a 1080p Display for $150

Back in 2015, Amazon added a 10" tablet to their Fire HD line called the Amazon Fire HD 10. While many were happy to see the other tablets released in that batch, the 10" model wasn't in line with what people were expecting. The company was trying to charge $230 for a 10" tablet that...

Two New Amazon Fire TV Models Releasing Soon

The Amazon Fire TV is Amazon's answer to Android TV boxes and the Google Chromecast. Capable of playing games, streaming content and showing off the Alexa virtual assistant, the device was certainly no slouch. It came in the exact same form as a standard TV box. Soon after the Amazon Fire TV, the Amazon Fire...

Essential Products Receives $300 Million in Funding from Amazon and Tencent

When Andy Rubin left Google, he wasn't sure about what to do next. The man ended up founding an incubator called Playground Global back in 2015 which received investments from the likes of Google, HP, Foxconn, Redpoint Ventures, Seagate Technology and others. During his time there, he worked on various pieces of technology and then started work...

Amazon Halts Sales of BLU Smartphones Over Privacy & Security Issues

Back in November of last year we reported on an issue concerning a BLU smartphone that had a controversial piece of software on them known as Adups. The original report came from KryptoWire who pointed out that the BLU R1 HD that was being sold by Amazon had this invasive software pre-installed on the devices. This...

NPR Survey Shows 65% of Owners Wouldn’t Go Back to Not Having a Smart Speaker

For some, the whole smart speaker market seemingly came out of no where. Amazon launched the Echo and for a while it was too expensive for your average customer to consider buying. Amazon was aware of this and then released the Echo Dot and Echo Tap to help fill in those price ranges. Now, the...