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AT&T and Qualcomm want to connect commercial drones to cell networks

AT&T and Qualcomm are looking into allowing drones to connect to cell towers to enable long-distance, beyond-line-of-sight flight. The technology would allow remote operation and human intervention over autonomous commercial drones.
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‘Alexa, what’s in the news?’ Your Echo will now read you Digital Trends headlines

Starting today, you can get the latest headlines from Digital Trends and others directly through the new Alexa Flash Briefings feature.
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Amazon’s delivery drone team will like the sound of this significant FAA decision

Amazon is investing much time and money in its Prime Air drone, which it one day hopes will deliver packages to customers in under 30 minutes. Flying out of the line of sight of an operator is still a major issue, though a recent…

Amazon takes its press-to-order Dash button to the U.K., Germany, and Austria

Amazon launched its easy-order Dash button last year, and now the company has taken it beyond the U.S. for the first time. That means Prime members in the U.K., Germany, and Austria can now order everyday household items with the single…

Omate Rise to feature Alexa integrations so you can control your home from your wrist

You can now talk to Alexa from your wrist. It's all thanks to a limited edition smartwatch from Omate that will feature an integration with Amazon's popular voice assistant, available in September for pre-order.

Amazon is really getting a taste for these brick-and-mortar bookstore openings

Amazon sure is getting a taste for these brick-and-mortar bookstore openings. Having opened its first in Seattle last fall followed by two others, the company says it now has plans for a fourth location, this time in Chicago.
Movies & TV

‘The Departed’ is getting rebooted as a TV series at Amazon

Martin Scorsese's Oscar-winning film The Departed is being rebooted as a TV series. The project is currently in development at Amazon and will reportedly be set in present-day Chicago.

Amazon will offer an Echo-exclusive music streaming plan for $4 or $5 a month

There are reports that Amazon is prepping a music streaming service to compete with Apple Music and Spotify, and the company's internet-connected Echo speaker seems to be central to its plans.

Amazon’s music streaming service may be a lot cheaper than Spotify

Possibly ideal for Amazon customers that are also Spotify subscribers, the online retailer may debut a less expensive music streaming service for anyone that's purchased an Amazon Echo device.
Movies & TV

Five shows to stream this week: ‘Inside Llewyn Davis,’ ‘Brooklyn,’ and more

How are you going to get through this week? By following our guide to the finest films and TV shows available now, of course. On the list this week: 'Inside Llewyn Davis,' 'Brooklyn,' and more.

Automatic pet feeder will order food from Amazon when you’re running low

EasyFeed is the automatic pet feeder that integrates with Amazon to automatically order more food when you're running low. It's just too bad you can't feed your baby with the push of a button, right?

Popular gaming outlet Curse is now part of the Amazon-owned Twitch empire

Amazon's Twitch has revealed the popular gaming media outlet Curse is now part of its family. Curse provides a desktop client for PC gamers along with add-ons for popular titles, original content, video channels, and loads more to consume.