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Should you buy an Echo Plus smart speaker, or just go with an Echo?

If you're trying to choose between the Amazon Echo or the Echo Plus, then this guide is for you. It compares the two Alexa-enabled speakers in cost, size, looks, functionality, and more.
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Walmart chops prices of KitchenAid stand and hand mixers for Prime Day 2019

Prime Day is Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year. To stay competitive, Walmart has also dropped deals on a lot of products, including KitchenAid's Artisan Series Stand Mixer and 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer.
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Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which one is better for you?

What happens when you compare the Google Home to the Amazon Echo? Both smart speakers have good qualities, but what happens when you compare theie features side-by-side? We think one of these smart gadgets wins over the other.
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Should you buy the Amazon Echo, or the more affordable Echo Dot?

Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get, Amazon's Echo or Echo Dot? We break down the differences between the two Amazon smart speakers.
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Walmart jumps Prime Day, discounts Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven

Walmart has flexed its competitive muscles with a pre-emptive Prime Day strike that cuts the price on Instant Pot's new Instant Vortex Plus 7-in-1 Air Fryer Oven multi-use programmable air fryer nearly in half.
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Early Prime Day deals: MacBook, 4K TV, AirPods, and Apple iPad discounts

Prime Day 2019 is coming fast and great early deals pop up every day. We've been tracking the hottest categories including smart home devices, 4K TVs, laptops, and headphones pulling out the best deals.
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Best Amazon Echo and Google Nest deals before Prime Day 2019

Looking for a really affordable smart speaker? The Google Home Mini and Echo Dot are both already only $25, so there's no need to wait for Prime Day to nab those rather incredible deals.
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Best Prime Day smart home deals: Google Nest, Instant Pot, and Amazon Echo

Amazon Prime Day 2019 starts July 15 and runs for 48 hours through July 16, so it's time to start working on planning your strategy. If you have electronics on your wish list, holding off till Prime Day could save you a bucket of cash.
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Forget Alex Trebek -- let Alexa emcee your next game night with these fun skills

If you're looking to get more use out of your Amazon Echo device, there are lots of games to play with Alexa. From storytelling games to trivia to games for kids, these are some of the best skills to make Alexa more fun.
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Amazon has plans for an Echo for music lovers — and a voice-controlled robot?

A Bloomberg report suggests that Amazon might have plans to release a new Amazon Echo unit with improved audio quality, perhaps as a tie-in with a new and improved Amazon Music service.
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Make Alexa your own: How to change the digital assistant's voice

If you live in a country where English is not the primary language, or you're learning a second language and want to get all the practice you can get, you can set Alexa's default language to one of nine other languages.
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Did you just get a brand-new Amazon Echo? Here's how to set it up

This hands-free, voice-controlled device can do so much. Here's how to set up your Amazon Echo, how to customize settings to get the experience you want, and how to set up more in-depth commands like smart device control.
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Ikea expands its Tradfri line with new smart bulbs and starter kits

Ikea has long been the go-to option for people that want high-quality, low-cost furnishings and lighting. The Swedish company has embraced that reputation with new additions to their Tradfri line of Home Smart products.
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Arlo Pro vs. Pro 2 vs. Ultra: Which security cam is best for you?

Looking for the best security cam for your home or business? We're comparing the Arlo Pro vs. Pro 2 vs. Ultra to see which Arlo cam has the best features, the best deals, and which could work right for you.
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Amazon cuts 42% off the Shark Rotator Lift-Away Vacuum ahead of Prime Day

Right now, the Shark Lift-Away Upright Vacuum is included in Amazon’s early Prime Day deals and is being sold for only $173. That’s an unbelievable 42% off from its normal retail price of $299.
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Amazon drops Prime Day 2019 preview with $15 Fire TV Stick, $50 Echo, and more

The Prime Day 2019 start date is still July 15, but Amazon has dropped a rather impressive preview of the deals to come. Better yet, the retail giant has also announced that you will be able to shop some select deals on devices as early as…
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The Meri is a $99 smart thermostat for a smart home on a budget

This week Momentum introduced the Meri Smart Thermostat, a budget-friendly alternative to more expensive options like Nest or the Ecobee. This new thermostat is available for purchase from your local Walmart and Walmart.com
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Random people might have listened to your Google Assistant commands

The Belgian public broadcasting network VRT NWS issued a report that confirms Google uses professional contractors to transcribe commands given to their smart assistants -- and in doing so reveals personal information.