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Amazon’s updated base model Fire TV stick now comes with an Alexa remote

If you're looking to take your older TV into the streaming era, Amazon's most basic Fire TV Stick model just got more compelling than ever: Buyers can now get a free Alexa voice remote with their Fire TV Stick purchase.
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Digital Trends Live: Highlights from day 2 of CES 2019 outline future of tech

In our second day of coverage for the annual tech conference in Las Vegas, Greg Nibler and Maude Garrett welcomed guests from industry leaders like Verizon, Intel, and Microsoft and we went out on the floor to discover new tech.
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Amazon says it has sold more than 100 million Alexa-powered devices

If it seems as though Amazon's voice assistant Alexa is basically inescapable at this point, that's for good reason. According to Amazon, the company has sold more than 100 million devices with Alexa built into them.
Movies & TV

The best movies on Amazon Prime right now (January 2019)

Prime Video provides subscribers with access to a host of fantastic films, but sorting through the catalog can be an undertaking. Luckily, we've done the work for you. Here are the best movies on Amazon Prime Video right now.
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DI 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.

Can gamers build a society? We’ll find out in Amazon’s ‘New World’

Amazon is building a massively multiplayer game with an entirely unique world and setting. We interviewed three of the game developer’s about why Amazon is taking a risk on ‘New World’ and how the company’s cloud tech makes it…
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From the kitchen to the bedroom, virtual assistants can do a lot of cool things

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa has plenty of neat skills. So many, in fact, it seems like new ones appear every day. We've rounded up the top Echo tips and tricks to help you get the most out of your virtual assistant.
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The best Amazon Original series, from 'Bosch' to 'Transparent' to 'Patriot'

Amazon Studios may not have as big a collection of in-house productions as Netflix, but there are still lots of shows worthy of drawing your eyeballs. Here are our picks for the best Amazon Original series.
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FCC filings show Ring is working on new security lights

Two upcoming security lights being made by Ring have been revealed in documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission. The filings seem to show that the lights won't include security cameras.
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Amazon reportedly planning major Whole Foods expansion with Prime Now delivery

Amazon is believed to be exploring sites for new Whole Foods stores across the U.S., partly as a route to expanding Prime Now, the company's free delivery service for Prime members that gets orders to customers within two hours.
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Amazon says it’s broken its holiday sales record … again

Amazon has broken its holiday sales record again, with more items ordered via its online shopping site than ever before. Popular tech items included its Echo smart speaker, the Ring Video Doorbell 2, and the iRobot Roomba 690.
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‘Alexa, are you OK?’ Amazon’s smart assistant crashes on Christmas

Amazon's digital assistant temporarily stopped working for a number of users on Christmas Day after it appeared unable to handle the sudden uptick in new users playing with their Alexa-powered Echo speakers.
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Amazon sends a user someone else’s Alexa recordings by mistake

An Amazon Echo user in Germany requested his archive of recordings and was accidentally given more than 1,700 audio clips from someone else, sparking concerns about privacy surrounding the smart speakers.

Amazon gifts an extra day for deliveries to arrive in time for Christmas

If you're still doing your last-minute Christmas shopping online, Amazon has extended its cutoff to December 19 for non-Prime customers to get their orders in for deliveries by Christmas. Prime members have a little longer.

Canceling Amazon Prime is easy, and you might get a refund

Don't be intimidated. Learning how to cancel Amazon Prime is easier than you might think. You might even get a partial or full refund on the cost, depending on how much you've used it. Check out our quick-hit guide for doing so.
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Holiday shopping: Here are the final dates for Amazon’s free shipping promotion

If you're shopping with Amazon this holiday season, then time is fast running out if you want all of your gifts delivered before December 25. Here are the dates you need to know ...
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Ring, Amazon’s smart doorbell maker, explores technology that alerts police

Smart doorbells have been using facial-recognition technology to mark friends and family but a pair of patents filed by Ring could lead to doorbells that automatically identify suspicious persons and notify police.

Today’s best Amazon deals: Instant Pot, Dyson, and Ring

Black Friday and Cyber Monday may be over, but for retail giants like Amazon, the savings are only getting started. We've scoured the depths of Amazon to find you the very best deals going on right now.