• Audible brings its audiobook library to the Apple Watch

    29 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Didn't get your fill of Amazon news among the 70 or so announcements at today's Alexa event? Good news, Audible's got something to add to the deluge. The Amazon-owned audiobook site just announced the availability of its Apple Watch app.
    The offering brings pretty much what you'd expect. You can listen to audiobooks and manage your library directly from the small screen. It's a pretty logical next step for the service, given the focus Apple has put on smartwatch audio, between last year's addition of an LTE version of the watch, and the recent announcement of a native Podcasting app for...
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  • Here's how to pre-order everything Amazon announced today

    Here's how to pre-order everything Amazon announced today

    29 days ago - By Digital Trends

    Amazon announced new devices available in its Echo, Fire TV, and AmazonBasics lineups. Most of the devices aren't available quite yet but if you head over to Amazon, you can pre-order them.
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  • Alexa's New Smarts Just Put Google Assistant on Notice

    Alexa's New Smarts Just Put Google Assistant on Notice

    29 days ago - By Tom's Guide

    Yes, Amazon announced a lot of Alexa devices, but what it's adding inside is equally impressive.
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  • Hey Alexa, Defrost My Peas

    29 days ago - By NY Times

    Amazon announced more than a dozen devices and tools for its Alexa voice assistant, including a microwave.
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  • Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave is pretty unnecessary

    Amazon's Alexa-powered microwave is pretty unnecessary

    29 days ago - By Engadget

    One of the most surprising announcements from today's Amazon event was a microwave oven, of all things. It's part of the AmazonBasics line of products, and you can use it for reheating food, making popcorn or, you know, using it for whatever a normal...
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  • Amazon just debuted a ton of new Alexa devices, but one thing was mysteriously absent

    Amazon just debuted a ton of new Alexa devices, but one thing was mysteriously absent

    29 days ago - By Business Insider

    Amazon announced a ton of new features and products at its Thursday media event.
    It didn't say a single thing about voice shopping, which was something of a marquee feature when Alexa was first developed.
    It's looking like the new phase of e-commerce that was promised for Alexa has not arrived.
    Thursday was a big day for Amazon .
    The retailer and tech giant made a splashy show of trying to own the connected home, with new products like a voice-operated microwave and updates to its popular Alexa-enabled Echo Dot , just to name a few. Among the newly announced products are devices that are...
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  • Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

    Everything Amazon just announced: Echo, Alexa, Fire TV, and more

    29 days ago - By SlashGear

    Amazon took a blunderbuss approach to their device event this morning, so we're going to attempt to nutshell the lot. Revealed today were a whole bunch of Amazon Echo devices, a DVR called Fire TV Recast, and a set of improvements for Alexa across all Alexa-friendly devices. “The Alexa service is always getting smarter, whether you're using the Echo you...
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  • Here's every Alexa device Amazon announced today

    Here's every Alexa device Amazon announced today

    29 days ago - By Engadget

    Amazon caused a few gasps at its Alexa event Thursday when it revealed it had 70 things to announce. If that sounds like a lot to take in, fret not - not all of those were hardware announcements. We've rounded up all of the Alexa-infused products Am...
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  • The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event

    The long list of new Alexa devices Amazon announced at its hardware event

    29 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Everyone's favorite trillion-dollar retailer hosted a private event today where they continued to exercise their highly-strategic approach to hardware where they just throw everything at the wall and wait to see what sticks.
    We got some new Amazon Echo devices, sure, but there was also an amp, a camera, a clock and a microwave...? There's a lot to take a look at, including some product refreshes and entirely new verticals, so let's get to it.
    Here are the new devices we heard about today from Amazon.
    A new, louder Echo Dot
    For a lot of people, the cheap and tinny Echo Dot was their first...
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  • Google's fingerprints were all over today's Amazon event

    29 days ago - By TechCrunch

    Hidden amongst the 70 or so announcements Amazon made at today's big Alexa event was one key hidden presence. Google's offerings loomed large over much of the news flowing out from the big event.
    It's easy to understand why, of course. Assistant and Home have steadily been making up ground on Amazon over the last couple of years. In fact, just in time for today's event, a study dropped noting that Google Home Mini was the best selling smart speaker for Q2 of this yea r, dethroning Amazon's popular Dot.
    As one of the first products unveiled at the event, the newly refreshed Dot certainly...
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  • Amazon's new Alexa-ready products are now available for preorder

    Amazon's new Alexa-ready products are now available for preorder

    29 days ago - By The Verge

    At its 2018 hardware event in Seattle, Amazon announced several new Alexa-powered A/V devices, smart home products, and a few others that fall outside of the company's usual wheelhouse. It was a mix of brand-new and updated products, and the biggest announcements include the redesigned Echo Dot and Echo Plus, the Echo Sub subwoofer, Amazon's Echo Auto , and the Fire TV Recast cloud DVR box.
    All of the products announced today are up for preorder, and most will be available in October. There's plenty to dive into regarding the huge list of product debuts, and we've got you covered if you're...
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  • The 12 biggest announcements from Amazon's surprise Echo event on Thursday

    The 12 biggest announcements from Amazon's surprise Echo event on Thursday

    29 days ago - By TheBoyGeniusReport

    Amazon held a surprise event on Thursday morning in Seattle to announce a variety of Echo-branded smart home devices, including a subwoofer and a smart plug, both of which leaked earlier this week. But that was just the tip of the iceberg for what turned out to be one of Amazon's most action-packed events ever.
    Below are all of the new devices that Amazon announced on Thursday, including updated Echo devices, a smart wall clock and even a smart microwave. If you're a fan of new hardware, you're going to want to scroll down.
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  • Amazon Intros New Alexa-Enabled Smart Microwave

    Amazon Intros New Alexa-Enabled Smart Microwave

    29 days ago - By Android Headlines

    In short: Amazon announced a new microwave under its AmazonBasics brand today, that has Alexa built-in, making it a smart microwave. This microwave does everything that a regular microwave is capable of, but the main difference here is the fact that you have a dedicated “Ask Alexa” button there. So if you're unsure how long you should defrost chicken for, Alexa can tell you without leaving the kitchen. There are also some presets available that you can set up, so you can stick something in the microwave and tell Alexa to cook it for a certain amount of time. Though, you can also use this...
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  • Here's everything Amazon announced today at its new devices event

    Here's everything Amazon announced today at its new devices event

    29 days ago - By Android Central

    Amazon and its 3,000 devices just announced at an event in Seattle.
    And we mean they announced pretty much all the things.
    We're live from the Amazon devices event in Seattle. We knew a slew of stuff was on the way, but it's actually crazy how much new stuff Amazon just dropped.
    We're talking Echo. We're talking microwaves. We're talking about Echo in your car. We're talking clocks. We're talking amps. We're talking antennas and DVR for Amazon Fire TV.
    And we're breaking it all down below. Click away!
    New Amazon Echo Dot
    New Amazon Echo Plus
    New Amazon Echo Show
    Amazon Echo Input
    Amazon...
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