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TikTok lives, Prime Day announced, and more | Digital Trends Live

On this Digital Trends Live, host Greg Nibler discusses the top tech stories of the day, including TikTok’s latest win, Roku’s new product, Prime Day dates, food service robots, and more.

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Nibler is then joined by Javier Botero, co-director of HBO’s new documentary Agents of Chaos, which examines Russian interference in the 2016 presidential election.

Finally, DT’s John Velasco digs deep into smart home tech with a closer look at Amazon’s hardware event, Echo updates, the new Echo Show, and the Ring Always home cam.

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Amazon slashes prices of Echo and Fire TV devices for Prime Day
Prime Day Amazon Echo Deals

Prime Day is here. Okay, not quite. We still have a few hours to go until the event itself kicks off, but that hasn't stopped Amazon from discounting everything from Echo Dots and Fire TVs to Fire tablets to their lowest-ever prices. I guess when you run the show you can do as you please. Anyhow, the retailer has confirmed that Amazon device sales are in fact Prime Day deals -- as indicated by the small badge on the product pages -- and has reassured us that the pricing will remain the same through the end of the shopping bonanza on October 14.

The best single best deal? The retailer has the Amazon Echo Dot for just $19. This is the cheapest it has ever offered the puck-sized smart speaker, down $3 from the $22 we saw on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Of course, that's not the only offer to write home about. It's also offering the souped-up Amazon Echo Studio for $150, down $50 from the usual $200, and has the top-rated Fire HD 10 tablet for just $80. That's $70 under sticker. Oh, and did we mention the Fire TV Recast (500GB) is on sale for just $130. Wait for it... That's a savings of $100. Wowzers.

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Amazon discounts Echo Dot and Echo Studio — on sale from $19
amazon echo smart speaker deals prime day 2020 dot lowest price

Prime Day 2020 kicks off in a matter of hours and Amazon is already rolling out some early bargains on its own Fire TVs and Echo devices. Although they're not the only game in town, the Echo smart speakers are arguably still the best on the market, and if you've been thinking about getting one (and you've got a Prime membership), then now's the time.

The big sale doesn't officially begun until Tuesday, October 13, but Amazon is no stranger to rolling out early Prime Day deals ahead of the event. These Prime Day Echo discounts are a great chance for Prime members to score the fantastic Echo Dot and Echo Studio Alexa-powered smart speakers, but you don't have to go hunting around -- we've already corralled them right here:
Amazon Echo Dot Mini (3rd Gen) -- $19, was $50

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Early Prime Day Deal: Save $100 on Bose Home Speaker 500 with Alexa
early bose home 500 with alexa prime day deal 2020 speaker

Amazon has let slip another huge sale in advance of Prime Day, which is running October 13 and October 14 this year after being postponed this summer. If you're looking for wall-to-wall sound with Alexa functionality built right in, this $100-off deal on the Bose Home Speaker 500 is one of the best Prime Day deals out there.

At the sale price of $299, down from $399, the Bose Home Speaker 500 goes beyond any smart speaker out there. It offers built-in Alexa and Google Assistant functionality and lets you control devices just like a regular smart assistant would. Thanks to the array of eight noise-rejecting microphones lined around the exterior of the speaker, it can pick up your voice even when you're jamming out to the Hamilton soundtrack at maximum volume -- again.

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