Smart Home

That's a lotta Alexa. Amazon drops smart subs, plugs, even a microwave

Amazon's hardware announcement meant a whole bunch of new Amazon Alexa gadgets. From a microwave to stereo equipment, here is the complete list of devices that were announced, as well as reviews for some.
Smart Home

Second-gen vs. third-gen Echo Dot: What’s the difference?

Amazon's third-generation Echo Dot was just released. Is it worth upgrading your second-generation Echo Dot? Here, we take a closer look at the two devices to see how much Amazon has improved its flagship Alexa voice assistant smart…

The Kindle Paperwhite is waterproof, so now you can read it in the tub

Amazon released a new version of the Kindle Paperwhite ebook reader, boasting improved software, more storage, and a feature that customers have been asking for: Waterproofing.
Emerging Tech

Here’s all the best gear and gadgetry you can snag for $100 or less

A $100 bill can get you further than you might think -- so long as you know where to look. Check out our picks for the best tech under $100, whether you're in the market for headphones or a virtual-reality headset.

Pocket transforms articles into podcasts with an assist from Amazon

Read-it-later app Pocket is adding an option to turn articles into easily navigable podcasts with its new app redesign for iOS and Android. The feature relies on Amazon's voice-to-text service Polly.
Smart Home

Here are the five new Amazon Echo devices available now

Shipping begins on five new Amazon devices, including the Echo Show, Echo Plus, Echo Dot, Echo Sub, and an Alexa-enabled smart plug. Here's a bit more about each device, as well as cost and how to buy.

Cortana, meet Alexa: Buy an Xbox One from Amazon and get a free Echo Dot

If you buy an Xbox One S or Xbox One X bundle through Amazon right now, you'll also receive a free Echo Dot. The device features integration with Xbox One through the Alexa and Cortana assistants.

These 30 Amazon Coupons can help you save on the things you need

Did you know there are thousands of Amazon Coupons and promo codes that you can take advantage of? We found coupons for everything from tech to everyday products. Find out what savings you've been missing out on.
Smart Home

Amazon may be prepping its first checkout-free store overseas

Amazon is reportedly looking to take its cashier-free store to its first overseas market. It already has four Amazon Go stores operating in the U.S., and is now believed to be looking for sites in the U.K.

Amazon, Apple and government agencies deny Bloomberg’s hacking story

Apple and Amazon have both issued statements denying Bloomberg's accusations that they were victims of a hack by Chinese operatives. Representatives from the U.S. and U.K. intelligence agencies issued statements supporting Apple and Amazon.
Smart Home

With the new Echo Dot getting a boost in sound, the Dot might be all you need

Amazon Echo vs. Dot: Having Alexa answer your questions is nothing short of futuristic, but which device should you get? There are some big differences between the two, especially in size, sound, and cost.
Home Theater

Amazon packs UHD and HDR in a tiny form factor with the new Fire TV Stick 4K

Amazon has unveiled the Fire TV 4K, which supports high dynamic range including Dolby Vision and ships with an all-new Alexa Voice remote at a price that puts it within impulse purchase range.
Smart Home

Now you can sleep with Amazon: The tech giant is offering a bed in a box

Amazon entered the online mattress marketplace with a line of mattresses through the Amazon Basics line. The sizes range from twin to California king and qualify for Amazon Prime's two-day shipping.

Amazon will begin shipping its newest Fire HD 8 tablet on October 4

Amazon is bringing a few changes to its Fire HD 8 range, but it's the FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited apps for kids getting the bigger improvements, with the addition of over 1,000 pieces of Spanish-language content.

Cyber Monday 2018: When it takes place and where to find the best deals

Cyber Monday is still a ways off, but it's never too early to start planning ahead. With so many different deals to choose from during one of the biggest shopping holidays of the year, going in with a little know-how makes all the…
Movies & TV

The best Amazon Original series, from 'Bosch' to 'Transparent'

Amazon Studios may not have as big a collection of in-house productions as Netflix, but there are still lots of shows worthy of your eyeballs. Here are our picks for the best Amazon original series.
Smart Home

First-gen Echo Show vs. second-gen Echo Show

Amazon has a new Echo Show, and it's entirely redesigned! Let's take a look at the Echo Show 2017 vs. the Echo Show 2018 and see how they compare. Everything from the display and shape to the audio qualities has been reinvented.
Home Theater

Roku adds Google Assistant support as Amazon makes bigger TV moves

It's go-time for Roku. With Amazon making bigger and bolder moves in the connected TV space, Roku is going to have to up its game. Adding support for a voice assistant seems like a good place to start.