Tag Archive: Amazon


Amazon Echo could go on sale in India in October for ₹12,000

Amazon is set to launch its Alexa-connected speaker in India during the festival season.

We’ve heard numerous reports about the Amazon Echo debuting in India later this year, and it looks like the retailer has settled on a launch window. Citing a source, FactorDaily states that the Echo and Echo Dot will be launching in India during Diwali season, which falls on October 18 this year.

The Amazon Echo is likely to be priced at ₹11,000  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo: Buy now or wait for the Amazon Echo 2?

Spend money now and hope something better doesn’t come out soon? Or spend money later and just deal … Well, in this case I’d …

The FOMO is real. You’ve been waiting on the sidelines on this whole Amazon Echo thing, but you’re finally ready to buy one. Maybe. Because there’s always something better on the horizon, right?

That brings us to today’s question: Is it safe to buy an Amazon Echo today or should we wait  [Read More…]

Amazon Launches Instant Pickup Service

Amazon launches Instant Pickup service to compete with convenience stores.

Having spent the last few days moving into a new apartment, I’ve made about twenty or so trips to local stores to get the one last thing I think I’ll need. Whether it has been hand soap, various ingredients for different recipes, or more of those 3M Command hooks than I thought possible, I’ve spent a lot of time in different store aisles.

Amazon launched a service  [Read More…]

Aukey’s magnetic Bluetooth headphones are down to $17 at Amazon

Our friends at Thrifter are back again, this time with a great deal on a popular set of Bluetooth headphones.

Bluetooth headphones are quickly becoming more popular, but not everyone wants to drop hundreds of dollars on a pair of headphones. Luckily, you don’t have to. Right now, you can pick up Aukey’s magnetic Bluetooth headphones for just $ 16.99 at Amazon when you use the coupon code IZJM7G4Q at checkout. The earbuds are magnetic, so when you have  [Read More…]

How did Amazon screw up the Echo Show’s best feature so badly?

Echo Show is good at showing headlines, but very bad at showing anything that’s actually important. And that’s a problem.

It’s Sunday morning. Past the breakfast hour and closing in on lunch. I’ve been trying to come up with ways to make myself feel better after seeing the carnage in Charlottesville, N.C., and the predictable responses on Twitter and Facebook and from our political leaders. It’s times like these that I don’t want to think at all  [Read More…]

Two platforms, one house: Choosing between Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

I have a Google Home and Amazon Dot in my house, and their core differences are making it difficult to choose between a connected ecosystem.

I live in a multi-platform household. It’s incredibly jarring at times, particularly when I find myself unable to choose between platforms. Do I stick to Google and its Assistant, because my devices are all Google-born and tied to the search engine’s services? Or do I finally decide to make full use of  [Read More…]

Amazon Fire Tablet: Which storage size should I buy?

Spoiler: You want as much as possible. Always.

Nobody ever wakes up in the morning and says “Ya know, I really wish I hadn’t gotten more storage for my tablet.” It just doesn’t happen. (We’ll leave for another time the fact that most folks are normal and don’t think about this sort of thing at all.)

No, when it comes to your phones and tablets and pretty much any electronic device, you can never have too much  [Read More…]

Best smart thermostat for Amazon Echo

It’s a trick question! If there’s a Skill, there’s a way. But it’s still worth knowing what you can (and can’t) say to Alexa to control your thermostat.

One of the things you need to know about Amazon Echo — actually, I’m talking about Alexa here — is that in a good many ways, it’s hardware agnostic. You can hook all sorts of things into Alexa via Amazon’s “Skills,” and, for the most part, it shouldn’t really matter what  [Read More…]

Andy Rubin’s Essential secures funding from Amazon, promises Phone release date

Essential gets more funding to help bring its devices to market.

Essential, Android creator Andy Rubin’s smartphone startup, announced its phone earlier this year but has yet to say when it will actually become available. In the time since, the company has announced retail partners and exclusive carriers for each region, including Sprint in the U.S. and TELUS in Canada. Now, the company announced it secured investment funding from a few investment giants, including Amazon and Tencent Holdings.

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HTC throws in 3 months of Amazon Music Unlimited with purchase of U11 flagship

HTC this week announced a new limited-time promotion which gives its customers three months of Amazon Music Unlimited. It’s a pretty simple and straightforward deal; purchase its latest phone, the U11 from Amazon.com or HTC.com and you’re eligible. The promotion is only available for new US subscribers and runs through the end of September. Available […]