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Amazon’s Alexa may gain ability to detect your emotions, remember conversations

Amazon's Alexa voice assistant may soon get a whole lot more perceptive. Rumor has it that the company is working on a voice-based emotion-detection system, plus a mechanism that'll allow Alexa to remember past conversations.
Music

Amazon readying for music streaming battle with new stand-alone service

Amazon will soon launch a new music streaming service to differentiate from its current Prime Music offering and compete with products from Apple, Google and Spotify.
Mobile

Still lugging around paper books? The 5 best ereaders will convert you

If you're a bookworm, an ebook reader can be an important part of your life, one that allows you to read your books whenever and wherever you'd like. But which should you get? Here are five of our favorite models, whether you prefer…
Movies & TV

Let the binge begin: ‘Downton Abbey’ season 6 arrives on Amazon Video

Put on a pot of tea and plan your Downton Abbey marathon: The complete series is now available for streaming exclusively on Amazon Video for Prime members. Season 6 of the hit show has just been added.
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Amazon’s Alexa teams with Nutritionix to help users keep track of calories

Amazon has partnered with Nutritionix to bring the popular food-tracking service to all Amazon Alexa users and compatible devices. The app boasts the world's largest nutrition information database.
Movies & TV

Amazon orders five new pilots featuring Cuban nightclubs and space-faring clergymen

Not content to rest on the success of shows like Mozart in the Jungle and Transparent, Amazon has ordered five spanking-new pilots, covering a broad array of subjects. This slate seems to have a little something for everyone.
Home Theater

5 shows to stream this week: classic blockbusters, and a unique comedy special

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: Jurassic Park, Bo Burnham's new special, and more.
Web

To combat fake reviews, Amazon is suing its own merchants

Aware that fake product reviews threaten the integrity of its popular shopping site, Amazon has been making efforts to eliminate them by suing businesses that sell them to merchants. But now it's going after the merchants, too.
Mobile

Pebble’s clip-on Core will tap into Amazon Alexa for voice assistance smarts

Pebble's new clip-on Core wearable is gaining a new feature ahead of its 2017 launch: voice-assistance chops courtesy of Amazon's Alexa. It'll be able to use many of the same skills and features as Amazon's Echo hardware.
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Amazon appeases plastic critics with a metal-clad Fire HD 10

Amazon relaunches its previously plastic Fire HD 10 tablet with a new build material: silver aluminum. It'll debut at the same $230 price point, and begin shipping in June. It's got all the same specs as the original, too.
Home Theater

The answer to why Amazon shunned Apple TV and Chromecast only creates more questions

Are you still struggling with the fact that Amazon Prime Video isn't available on Apple TV, Chromecast, or even Android TV? Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos tried to tell us why, but we don't feel any better about it.
Mobile

Which is the best Netflix for books? Scribd vs. Kindle Unlimited vs. Bookmate

Ebooks have revolutionized how we read books, but where's the best place to get them? Here are three of our favorite subscription services for ebooks, whether you're into comics or new releases.