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Amazon sold ‘tens of millions’ of Alexa-enabled devices during the holidays

We saw lots of deals on the Amazon Echo during the past month or so, and it looks like all of those special offers paid off.

Amazon confirmed today that it sold “tens of millions” of Alexa-enabled products worldwide this holiday season. Exact numbers haven’t been given, but Amazon does say that the Echo Dot and Fire TV Stick were the best-selling products from any manufacturer in any category across all of Amazon.

There were some pretty aggressive deals on  [Read More…]

Canadians save big on Boxing Day with dozens of Amazon sales

Hey, hey, it’s Boxing Day!

Amazon Canada is celebrating the holiday with dozens of sales covering everything from printers to headphones to KitchenAid stand mixers. Many of the products on sale are down to their lowest prices ever, and there’s just a huge variety to choose from.

These are the best sales going on right now:

40% off Corsair products including the Strafe mechanical keyboard for $ 87.99 (from $ 120) and the Void Pro RGB gaming  [Read More…]

Upgrade your Wi-Fi with this Amazon one-day sale on networking gear

Save yourself some hassle by improving your internet connection.

Amazon has a variety of networking gear on sale for one day only. This sale covers everything you need to get your house wired for Internet and keep all those mobile devices happy, including routers, cable modems, and mesh networking systems.

Here’s a few of the devices on sale:

Netgear AC750 Wi-Fi range extender for $ 29.89 (from $ 55) Linksys DOCSIS 3.0 cable modem for $ 49.99  [Read More…]

Four million people signed up for Amazon Prime during the holidays

This holiday season and the entire year of 2017 was a great one for Amazon — here are some of the highlights.

Whatever holiday you celebrate, there’s a good chance you bought a few things on Amazon this year whether you were buying gifts for others or treating yourself to make Tom and Donna proud.

Amazon recently shared its biggest numbers/stats for this past year, and one of the highlights is definitely the fact that more than  [Read More…]

These smart lights work with Amazon Alexa

Control your home’s lighting using Alexa and these smart bulbs.

Amazon offers an affordable way to start building out a voice-activated home automation system for your house or apartment with their Amazon Echo and Echo Dot powered by their A.I. assistant, Alexa. On its own, you can use Alexa to play music and find news, sports and other information. But things get really interesting when you start to connect Alexa up to smart devices, including connected LED  [Read More…]

Best accessories to buy for your new Amazon Fire tablet

Accessories are what make the Amazon Fire HD tablet a full experience and not just an inexpensive way to watch stuff.

So you’ve got a shiny new Amazon Fire HD tablet. Maybe it’s the 7-incher. Or the 8-incher. Or even the 10-inch Fire HD. Either way, congratulations! Someone you know is pretty smart, because while these aren’t the most powerful Android-based tablets you can find, they’re easily the best value for your money.

Yes, really. A couple reasons for  [Read More…]

Amazon acquires Blink, a smart home surveillance company

Amazon is acquiring Blink, a brand that knows what it’s doing when it comes to connected home surveillance equipment, likely in an effort to grow in that market.

Blink, a smart home surveillance company, has officially confirmed it has been bought up by Amazon. Blink says that its surveillance cameras will continue to work for the foreseeable future, so owners shouldn’t expect their devices to just give out on them. Blink offers cameras for both indoor and outdoor use, which range in price from $  [Read More…]

Amazon buys smart doorbell and camera maker Blink

Amazon keeps growing its smart home arsenal.

Back in 2014, a young startup by the name of Blink hit the scene with a smart home security camera that promised to be affordable, truly wireless, and filled with the most important features. After a successful Kickstarter campaign, Blink followed up this initial release with more advanced security cameras and even a smart video doorbell. Now in late December of 2017, Amazon’s officially purchased the company.

The acquisition was  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Spot review

The Echo Spot may be the cutest yet. And unlike its older sibling with a display, this one seems more comfortable in its skin.

The quick take

The Echo Spot is a smaller, rounder version of the Echo Show, with many of the same advantages — and missing some of the same features that are solely missing in that device.

The Good It’s a fun, great-looking Echo The round display is a good size All the smarts of  [Read More…]

6 Awesome Tech Gifts Amazon Can Still Deliver Before Christmas

Time is running out! Good thing Amazon delivers quickly.

We’ve all been there. You waited a little too long and now you don’t have a gift for someone, right? Don’t panic, don’t stress, there is still a way out of this. Amazon carries some of the best gifts out there and offers some pretty quick shipping methods. If you’re still shopping for people on your list, and need some fresh ideas, here are six great tech gifts  [Read More…]