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Amazon is offering $8.63 off nearly any purchase of $50 or more today only!

Amazon has topped the charts on the annual Harris Poll for corporate reputation, and to celebrate you’ll be able to save $ 8.63 on any purchase of $ 50 or more. Using the coupon code BIGTHANKS you can save yourself on that purchase you’ve been holding out on. Whether you are in the market for a new case to protect your phone, a battery pack to keep it charged, or even a better way to get Wi-Fi through your whole  [Read More…]

Grab this great battery pack for under £17 right now at Amazon UK

In need of keeping your phone and tablet topped up while you’re away from home? How about this whopper from RAVPower, available from Amazon UK for one day only at £16.49. The battery pack comes with a substantial 16750mAh capacity with a pair of 2.1A USB outputs. That’ll be enough to charge most phones about four times.

Despite its capacity it’s still a fairly portable battery pack with a neat power level meter and, as ever, an included  [Read More…]

Updated Amazon Fire TV Stick brings Alexa to TVs in the UK

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Fire TV Stick is coming to the UK in April.

The updated variant of Amazon’s Fire TV Stick with Alexa integration has made its way to the UK for £39.99. The device is currently up for pre-order on Amazon UK, and will be releasing on April 6. The new Fire TV Stick comes with a redesigned user interface, a faster processor, and a remote powered by Alexa.

With Alexa integration via the bundled remote,  [Read More…]

How to get Alexa in your home without buying an Amazon Echo

You don’t need an Amazon Echo to enjoy Alexa.

One of the coolest parts of Amazon’s Alexa service, especially when comparing the tech to other platforms, is the commitment to many different hardware partners. Any company can make something that works with Alexa, giving that new accessory complete control over all of the things an Amazon Echo has access to. That may mean a more capable speaker, or something a great deal more portable. There’s a lot  [Read More…]

Samsung Hello might soon compete with Google Home, Amazon Echo

It’s expected that the Samsung Galaxy S8 will arrive with a virtual assistant named Bixby. You know who else has a flagship that takes advantage of an AI-driven helper? Google. The Pixel and Pixel XL ship out with the Google Assistant onboard, but the AI companion also lives in the Google’s connected speaker, the Home. […]

Amazon Echo’s biggest feature was just quietly added to Google Assistant

Assistant got a silent update with massive implications.

If you take a look at your Google Home app, down at the bottom of the “More settings” tab, you’ll see an option that wasn’t there after the last big update. Your Home app didn’t update while you were asleep, Google silently added the tab in preparation for something much bigger. In fact, it’s probably going to be the biggest single jab at Amazon’s Echo platform yet.

The new  [Read More…]

You may soon be able to use Google Home or Amazon Echo to make phone calls

Hey Alexa, get me the operator!

The Wall Street Journal is reporting that both Google and Amazon are looking into ways to add phone call functionality — remember that? — to the Home and Echo, respectively.

The tech giants could launch the feature this year, the people said — but the effort is hung up over concerns about privacy, telecom regulations and emergency services. And they are aware of the inherent awkwardness of having phone conversations on a speaker.

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Buy Lenovo’s Android-powered Yoga Book for $499 and get a free $100 Amazon gift card

Right now you can score a free $ 100 Amazon gift card with the purchase of a Lenovo Yoga Book. Since its release, the Android-powered tablet has yet to see a price drop, and while this doesn’t mean you are paying less, it is still a great perk. The 10.1-inch tablet comes with 4GB of RAM, 64GB of storage and a unique Halo Keyboard which makes it stand out a bit more. You can pick one up in your choice  [Read More…]

New Amazon Tap update might eliminate demand for Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is a smart speaker which comes bundled with all-knowing virtual assistant, Alexa. The popular speaker debuted a few years back and can currently be purchased for $ 179 a pop. Alongside the Echo, Amazon also offers two sibling speakers which were announced last year, the Amazon Tap and Echo Dot. The Amazon Tap is […]

Facebook is launching a new app for Amazon Fire TV and Samsung Smart TVs

Facebook may be coming to a TV near you.

Facebook thinks you need more of its app in your life, so it’s starting to roll out a new TV-centric app for set-top boxes like Amazon Fire TV, Samsung Smart TV, as well as the Apple TV.

This is all part of Facebook’s evolving plans for its video platform, which was announced at the Code Media conference by Facebook’s VP of Partnerships, Dan Rose. The conference is sponsored by Recode  [Read More…]