DEAL: Amazon’s Big Super Bowl Echo and Alexa Discounts are Here: $15 Off Spot, $80 Off Show

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The “Big Game” is tomorrow, so Amazon is celebrating by discounting almost all of the Amazon Echo products it sells, as well as others that feature Alexa. The discounts are solid too, like a $15 price drop on the Amazon Echo Spot and an $80 price drop on Echo Show. As far as I know, this is the first deal on Echo Spot too. Those aren’t the only goodies, though. The Echo Dot is $10 off, Echo (2nd Gen) is $15 off, Fire TV Stick is ...

DEAL: Buy a Moto Z2 Force, Get a Free Smart Speaker Moto Mod With Amazon Alexa

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Motorola is currently offering buyers of a Moto Z2 Force a free Smart Speaker Moto Mod with Amazon Alexa. Not only will you get the free Moto Mod, which currently has a retail value of $149, but Motorola is also offering a free 2-month Amazon Music Unlimited Family Plan subscription. Not bad, not bad. From what we can tell, regardless of where you buy the Moto Z2 Force, whether it be from AT&T, Best Buy, or basically any carrier/retailer where it’s available, all you’ll need to ...

Alexa App Update to Bring Actual Alexa Voice Commands

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According to Android Police, an incoming update for the official Alexa app on Android will soon bring a feature that you may have thought should’ve been there for quite some time. That’s right, actual Alexa voice interactions! I know, truly innovative. Until this update, which isn’t even live for everyone yet, the Alexa app purely managed Alexa on your various Echo devices. However, with this addition, you’ll be able to access skills for Alexa, control music playback, plus more. Sadly, it appears there will be no hotword ...

[Deal Alert] Sony’s 75″ 2017 Android TV $2,498 at various retailers ($300 cheaper than Black Friday), plus free Google Home at B&H

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Android TV saw a good bit of attention at CES, but if you don't want to wait for the new TV sets with it built-in (or pay full MSRP), then you may want to check out this deal over on the usual vendors like Amazon, Best Buy, and B&H. The 2017 model Sony XBR75X900E is sitting at $2,498, a nice $700 off.  This 75" TV went on sale over Black Friday, but for $300 more. It's what you'd expect from a high end Sony set, ...

Amazon is working on a pair of Alexa-enabled ‘smart glasses’ and a home security camera

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In the battle to become our smart assistant of choice, Amazon's Alexa is currently losing out in one key area: mobile. Apple's iPhones have Siri, and Android phones have the Google Assistant, but with the failure of the Fire phone, Alexa isn't the convenient choice on any smartphone. According to a report in the Financial Times, Amazon plans to address this issue by launching a pair 'smart glasses' that can interact with Alexa. The project is certainly reminiscent of Google Glass. In fact, Amazon hired ...

DEAL: This Amazon Alexa-Equipped Smart Speaker is Just $29.70 Today

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We haven’t seen many to date, though you should expect Amazon’s Alexa to be built into a whole bunch of speakers here in the near future. Amazon wants you to be able to control things, yeah, but the end goal is for you to have access to Amazon with your voice no matter which electronics maker you prefer. Enter companies like Eufy (they are a part of Anker) and their Genie smart speaker that are powered by Alexa. That’s right, the Eufy Genie has Alexa ...

DEAL: Save $50 on an Amazon Echo, Priced at $130

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Currently over on Amazon, you can grab a brand new Echo for just $129.99, down from its usual price of $179.99. You can pick up a unit in either Black or White, but according to the listing, Amazon won’t have units back in stock for a couple of weeks (August 11), but it’s best to get it now while this $50 savings is around. No telling how long this deal will be active, so have at it. Amazon Link DEAL: Save $50 on an Amazon Echo, Priced at $130 ...

HTC U11 Gains Hands-Free Access to Amazon Alexa, a First for a Phone

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Amazon Alexa has arrived on its first phone with hands-free access, thanks to the HTC U11. While Alexa started arriving on smartphones this year (Huawei Mate 9), the U11 is the first to allow you to access Alexa using the “Alexa,” wake command at any time. The access comes in the form of an app that is now available on Google Play, dubbed HTC Alexa. If you own the U11, you can download it now by searching for that in Google Play or hitting up the ...