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The Echo Show 15 is the largest smart display yet.

How to sell your parents on a smart assistant

How to sell your parents on a smart assistant

Are you trying to convince your doubtful or budget-minded folks to invest in a smart assistant like Alexa or Siri? Here are some pointers for your argument.
Amazon's new Kindle for 2022 comes with a dark mode.

Amazon’s cheapest Kindle finally supports USB-C and dark mode

Amazon’s cheapest Kindle finally supports USB-C and dark mode

Amazon's 2022 Kindle update will come with long-awaited updates, including USB-C support and a dark mode. Pre-orders open September 14 from $100.
Four Emporia Smart Plugs displayed on a wooden table.

Emporia Smart Plug review: everything you’d want from a smart plug

Emporia Smart Plug review: everything you’d want from a smart plug

The Emporia Smart Plug offers not just remote control of your electronics, but also a robust suite of energy-monitoring tools along with a great price tag.
The Arlo Pro 4 home security camera installed outdoors.

The 8 best smart home products that aren’t made by Google or Amazon (or their subsidiaries)

The 8 best smart home products that aren’t made by Google or Amazon (or their subsidiaries)

Amazon and Google make great smart devices, but they've got stiff competition. Here are the best smart home products outside the Amazon and Google playbooks.
Demon's Souls key art featuring the protagonist facing the undead and the looming Boletaria gates.

Video games to play for fans of House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings

Video games to play for fans of House of the Dragon and Lord of the Rings

Fall 2022 is a great time for fantasy fans, and there are several excellent video games to check for fans of House of the Dragon and The Lord of the Rings.
The cast of My Policeman.

Love tears Harry Styles apart in My Policeman’s new trailer

Love tears Harry Styles apart in My Policeman’s new trailer

In My Policeman, pop singer Harry Styles stars as a cop in the '50s who is married to a woman while secretly in love with a man.
Photo of modern house is pictured on the display of an Echo Show 8.

How to see your photos and albums on an Echo Show display

How to see your photos and albums on an Echo Show display

Tired of uninspiring stock photos appearing on your Echo Show? Why not view family, friends, pets, and your trips instead? Here's how to do it.
The Bites 2 Lite device mounted on a wall.

5 Alexa skills and features your pet will love

5 Alexa skills and features your pet will love

Our four-legged friends may not be able to use Alexa themselves, but with a little programming of our own, we can easily build Alexa into the lives of our pets.
Ring Intercomnext to an intercom handset on a wall.

The new Ring Intercom lets you buzz folks into your building from afar

The new Ring Intercom lets you buzz folks into your building from afar

Ring announces its new Intercom smart product to bring premium features to existing apartment intercom systems.
Echo Dot (4th Gen) sits on a shelf in a kitchen.

5 unique and creative uses for Alexa’s Sound Detection feature

5 unique and creative uses for Alexa’s Sound Detection feature

Alexa's Sound Detection feature allows you to build Routines around a number of different audio cues. Here are five ideas for some automations you can create.
Galadriel strokes the face of a man in The Rings of Power.

The Rings of Power: what you should know about Middle-earth before watching

The Rings of Power: what you should know about Middle-earth before watching

From Elrond to the Fall of Númenór, there is a lot that audiences should know before watching Prime Video's The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power series.
Amiah Miller in My Best Friend’s Exorcism.

My Best Friend’s Exorcism takes horror comedy back to the 1980s

My Best Friend’s Exorcism takes horror comedy back to the 1980s

In the flashback horror comedy, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, a teenager named Abby has to find a way to free her pal, Gretchen, from a demon's grip.
An older man using the Show and Tell skill with an Echo Show.

The 5 best Alexa skills for older people (and one bonus tip)

The 5 best Alexa skills for older people (and one bonus tip)

Alexa can help your loved ones manage prescriptions, hire a plumber, and so much more. Here are five of the best Alexa skills for older folks you can use today.
The Amazon Smart Thermostat hanging on wall.

Break out of a rut with these useful summer-focused smart home routines

Break out of a rut with these useful summer-focused smart home routines

From managing your air conditioning to adding life and color to your outdoor ambiance, here are the best smart home routines you can use throughout the summer.
A man uses the Xiaomi S1's Amazon Alexa capabilities.

How to update Alexa

How to update Alexa

Are you interested in getting the latest updates for your Alexa voice assistant? Is there anything you need to update manually? Learn how Alexa updates work.
Naomi Watts in Goodnight Mommy.

Naomi Watts is terrifying in Goodnight Mommy’s new trailer

Naomi Watts is terrifying in Goodnight Mommy’s new trailer

In Prime Video's remake of Goodnight Mommy, two young boys are forced to question whether their mother, played by Naomi Watts, is really who she says she is.
A screamer yells on a beach in Dead Island 2.

Dead Island 2 supports experimental Amazon Alexa voice controls

Dead Island 2 supports experimental Amazon Alexa voice controls

You'll be able to say "Hey, Zombie!" with the help of Amazon Alex Game Control technology when Dead Island 2 launches.
Morfydd Clark in The Rings of Power.

Galadriel gathers her allies in The Rings of Power’s final trailer

Galadriel gathers her allies in The Rings of Power’s final trailer

Can a new Fellowship rise under Galadriel and confront evil in Middle-earth? The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power's final trailer teases darkness ahead.
Exotic chickens in Chicken People.

The best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video (October 2022)

The best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video (October 2022)

Feel like learning something new tonight rather than bingeing ordinary entertainment? Then check out the best documentaries on Amazon Prime Video instead.
Official glimpse of Nothing Phone 1 with a parrot sitting on top of phone.

Can you train a parrot to use Alexa, and should you?

Can you train a parrot to use Alexa, and should you?

Can parrots use Alexa voice commands to control Echos or even order items? You may be surprised just what these intelligent birds can get away with -- and how.
Tom Hanks and Geena Davis backward hats in ALOTO

Sex, feminism, and baseball: A League of Their Own is a revelatory movie of early ’90s culture

Sex, feminism, and baseball: A League of Their Own is a revelatory movie of early ’90s culture

Even though it's set in the past, the original A League of Their Own movie reveals just as much about the 1990s as it does the 1940s.
John Cleese, naked except for a photo held in front of his crotch, in A Fish Called Wanda.

Alexa has seen me naked, and that’s okay

Alexa has seen me naked, and that’s okay

Your smart home technology has probably seen you naked, too. Is that something to worry about? I say no.
The Rockford Peaches stand together in their locker room in Amazon's A League of Their Own.

A League of Their Own review: A worthwhile reimagining

A League of Their Own review: A worthwhile reimagining

Amazon's A League of Their Own is the rare TV reimagining that actually manages to feel necessary. It premieres Friday, August 12 on Prime Video.
The LG G1 Gallery Series OLED TV.

Cut the cord: Quit cable for the best streaming services

Cut the cord: Quit cable for the best streaming services

Considering quitting cable and joining the streaming revolution? We walk you through all the steps needed to cut the cord and enjoy the best streaming services.
Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K Max remote of a couch arm.

Common Amazon Fire TV Stick issues and how to fix them

Common Amazon Fire TV Stick issues and how to fix them

The Amazon Fire TV Stick allows you to stream content to your TV, but problems can happen. Here we look at how to solve some common Amazon Fire TV Stick issues.
A nice collection of wedding gifts might arrive when you register.

Surprise: Amazon gift registries aren’t as private as you thought

Surprise: Amazon gift registries aren’t as private as you thought

Amazon gift registries make shopping easy but they might be inadvertently making identity theft easier at the same time. Here's how to protect your privacy.
The Ficihp K2 mechanical keyboard with a touchscreen display

This weird touchscreen keyboard shows Apple how it’s done

This weird touchscreen keyboard shows Apple how it’s done

The Ficihp K2 mechanical keyboard has a massive built-in smart screen attached to the top of the keyboard for extra productivity.
Amazon acquires iRobot

Will Amazon’s iRobot purchase turn your Roomba into a spy?

Will Amazon’s iRobot purchase turn your Roomba into a spy?

Amazon's acquisition of iRobot, the maker of Roomba, is a window into a future where one corporation has way too much information about your personal life.
The iRobot app overlaid on a Roomba.

Why Amazon acquiring iRobot will make Roombas even better

Why Amazon acquiring iRobot will make Roombas even better

Amazon has signed a deal to acquire iRobot, and that could mean a lot of benefits for customers.
Cliff sensors on iRobot Roomba E5 prevents falling off stairs.

Amazon to buy Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

Amazon to buy Roomba maker iRobot for $1.7 billion

Amazon has announced that it intends to purchase iRobot, the maker of Roomba robot vacuums, for $1.7 billion.
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Smart home tech for your office

Smart home tech for your office

If you're working from home, it pays to make your space comfortable. Whether you have a dedicated room or not, these gadgets can make you more productive.
Sean and Castor having a conversation through a wall in Face/Off.

The best action movies on Amazon Prime (October 2022)

The best action movies on Amazon Prime (October 2022)

If Amazon Prime Video had another middle name, it would be "Action!" That's because some of the all-time great action movies are on Prime Video right now.
Simon Pegg and Nick Frost in Shaun of The Dead.

The best comedies on Amazon Prime right now (October 2022)

The best comedies on Amazon Prime right now (October 2022)

Everyone needs a laugh sometimes, even when the weather's beautiful. Here are the best comedies on Amazon Prime Video to keep you laughing all summer long.
Eva Reign and Abubakr Ali in Anything's Possible.

The best Amazon Original movies right now (October 2022)

The best Amazon Original movies right now (October 2022)

Want to watch a sci-fi epic? A rock opera? A revealing documentary? Amazon Prime's best original movies offer all of that and a lot more!