Amazon Echo Spot is now available in the UK and Germany

Amazon has announced that the Echo Spot is now available in the UK and Germany. In the UK, it is priced at £119.99 and in Germany, you’ll pay €129.99. Both the white and black versions of the Echo Spot are available to preorder today in both countries and will be released on January 24th. The Echo Spot is Amazon’s second Echo with a screen, after the Echo Show. It features all of the same features of the larger Echo Show, but in a more compact form factor.

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Amazon Echo devices and Alexa are now available in Japan

Japan has joined the US, UK, Germany, and India as the fifth country where Alexa and Amazon Echo devices are available. Just as Amazon has done with every new country where Alexa is launched, Echo devices in Japan are currently available by invite only while they work out potential issues and quirks with Alexa before releasing the voice assistant to all Japanese customers. Read more ›

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Amazon Key is a new service that allows couriers to unlock your door for deliveries

Amazon introduced the Cloud Cam today, which, by itself, is a decent new entry into the security camera market. Cloud Cam is also an integral part of Amazon Key, which is a new service that allows couriers to unlock your door to deliver packages directly into your home, all while being closely watched by Amazon’s new camera. Read more ›

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Amazon announces a new intelligent Alexa security camera called Cloud Cam

Amazon has just announced the Cloud Cam, a new security camera that works with Alexa and can be viewed live through Fire TVs, Fire tablets, Echo Shows, and through mobile apps for iOS and Android. The camera also uses computer vision powered by Amazon’s cloud servers to intelligently detect people and objects, send you smart notifications, and it promises to expand on those capabilities over time. Read more ›

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Amazon Echo and Alexa are coming to Japan for the first time later this year

Amazon announced today that Alexa and the Amazon Echo will be released in Japan later this year. It’s not clear if the entire line of Echo devices will be made available to Japanese customers, but it seems as though at least the new 2nd generation Echo will be sold in Japan. Read more ›

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Amazon announces all-new Fire HD 10 Tablet with Hands-Free Alexa

Amazon has just announced an all-new Fire HD 10 Tablet. The new model is a significant update to the previous version thanks to its 1.8 GHz quad-core CPU that offers a 30% boost in performance over the previous generation. The new Fire HD 10 also bumps the screen up from 720p to 1080p and doubles the RAM to 2 GB. Also included, which is a first for any Amazon tablet, is hands-free Alexa capabilities that let you control the tablet and access all of Alexa’s features without having to press any buttons. Read more ›

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Amazon announces refreshed Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets — Plus Kids Edition of each

As expected, Amazon has announced refreshed versions of their Fire 7 and Fire HD 8 tablets, as well as an updated Fire 7 Kids Edition tablet and an all-new Fire HD 8 Kids Edition tablet. The new tablets are good, but not dramatic, updates to the tablets they’re replacing. If you purchase any combination of 3 tablets, regardless of which you select, you can receive 20% off if you use promo code FIRE3PACK at checkout. Read more ›

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Amazon officially announces Echo Show with touchscreen


After numerous leaks, the newest member of the Echo lineup has been officially announced by Amazon. The Echo Show is Amazon’s new flagship Alexa device with a built-in 7 inch touchscreen and camera for video calls. It’s available to pre-order now for $229.99 in the US. You can save $100 if you order two using promocode SHOW2PACK. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Stick 2 with Alexa announced for the UK and Germany

As expected, Amazon has announced that the 2nd generation Fire TV Stick, which was released in the US last October, is coming to the UK and Germany. The quad-core streaming stick is now available for pre-order in the UK for £39.99 and in Germany for 39,99 €. In addition to being a much more capable device than its predecessor, thanks to its quad-core 1.3 Ghz Mediatek 8127D processor, Mali-450 GPU, and 802.11ac WiFi, the all-new Fire TV Stick 2 comes with a voice remote and full Alexa capabilities. Read more ›

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Amazon teams up with Westinghouse, Seiki, and Element to release ‘Fire TV Edition’ televisions running Fire OS

As I predicted, Amazon has just announced that they will be licensing Fire OS, the operating system that runs on the Fire TV and Fire TV Stick, to manufacturers to use as the primary interface for new TVs. The first three brands on board to release new TVs running Fire TV Edition are Westinghouse, Seiki, and Element. Read more ›

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