Toshiba’s flagship Fire TV Smart TV, the first with full-array local diming, will also come in 65″ and 75″ sizes — Full Specs Revealed

Toshiba’s new flagship Fire TV Smart TVs, the M550 Series, technically first became available about a month ago through Best Buy but now it’s also available through Amazon and, so, is getting an official reveal. Along with the 55-inch size (model 55M550KU) that has already been available for purchase, we now know that there will also be 65-inch (model 65M550KU) and 75-inch (model 75M550KU) sizes coming soon. We also now know all the various techinical specifications like CPU, GPU, RAM, and storage details. These are the first Toshiba TVs with hands free-voice control built in and the first Fire TV Smart TVs from any manufacturer with full-array local diming. Read more ›

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Amazon now sells its own Smart Light Switches for use with Alexa

Amazon now sells its own branded smart light switches, as first spotted by Dan Wroclawski (via Dave Zatz). The Amazon Basics-branded switches come in Single Pole, Single Pole Dimmer, 3-Way, and 3-Way Dimmer varients, starting at just $17.99 for the least expensive model and peaking at $20.99 for you fancy 3-way dimming folk. These are setup and configured directly within the Alexa app and connect directly via Wi-Fi, so there is no need for a hub. Read more ›

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Toshiba reveals its first Fire TV Smart TV with hands-free Alexa voice control

As promised when Amazon announced its own hands-free Fire TV Smart TVs, Toshiba has revealed it’s first flagship TV with hands-free Alexa capabilities that can be controlled by voice, without needing to pick up the remote. The Toshiba M550 Series TVs, as they are called, feature an array of 4 microphones, a physical mute switch, and multi-color LED indicator lights along the bottom center to communicate if the TV is muted or listening as a result of hearing its wake word. The 4K TVs, which will be available in 55, 65, and 75-inch sizes, feature LED backlighting with full-array local dimming and support for Dolby Vision, HDR10+, and HDR content. Read more ›

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Amazon releases new Smart Air Quality Monitor that works with Alexa

Amazon has been on a bit of an Alexa Gadget kick related to health. A few months ago we saw the release of a Smart Soap Dispenser that pairs up with Alexa to ensure you and your loved ones are washing for the full recommended 20 seconds. Now, Amazon has announced a new Smart Air Quality Monitor that also works with Alexa to keep track of particulate matter (PM), volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide (CO), humidity, and temperature in your home. Read more ›

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Amazon Fire TV Stick and Fire TV Stick 4K Max released in Sweden, Netherlands, and Poland

Amazon has just announced Fire TV devices for Sweden, the Netherlands, and Poland. While customers in those regions have long been able to buy the global Fire TV Stick Basic Edition, this is the first time that dedicated models have come to these three countries. The 3rd-gen Fire TV Stick and the Fire TV Stick 4K Max is available to pre-order in each country, with deliveries starting on November 17th. Read more ›

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Halo View is Amazon’s new wearable fitness band with a screen

A year ago, Amazon announced its first fitness wearable, the Amazon Halo, and now it is expanding on that market with the new Halo View. Unlike the first Halo product, the Halo view has a color AMOLED display and doesn’t have any voice capabilities. Read more ›

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Amazon Glow is a video calling device for kids with an interactive projector built-in

Among the many new devices that Amazon announced today is the Amazon Glow, which is a video chatting device that allows both participants to interact with a tabletop video projection. The gadget is targeted exclusively for kids to talk and interact with distant family members and friends. Read more ›

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Amazon’s Blink announces its first Video Doorbell, Flood Light Mount, and Solar Panel Mount

Amazon-owned Blink, best known for its long-lasting wireless security cameras that can last up to 2 years on a pair of AA batteries, has announced its first video doorbell. The new Blink Video Doorbell is available in white or black for just $49.99. Also announced today are two new mounts for the outdoor variants of its security cameras. The first is a dual floodlight mount for $39.99 and the second is a solar panel mount which includes a camera for $129.99. Read more ›

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Amazon Astro is a new home assistant robot that costs $1,000

The long-rumored Amazon Alexa robot has been announced as the Amazon Astro, a three-wheeled home assistant robot that will initially cost $999.99. The dog-sized device is the culmination of all of Amazon’s efforts in smart assistants, AI, robotics, and home security. Read more ›

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Amazon announces its first Smart Thermostat for $59.99

The new Amazon Smart Thermostat is the company’s first product to directly control your home’s heating and air condition system. At only $59.99, its priced well below the top smart thermostats from Google Nest and Ecobee, yet includes similar advanced features. Read more ›

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