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The build-up to the Super Bowl is always a excuse to get yourself a new cutting-edge 4K TV to enjoy the big game on. A shiny new TV will bring you a big, beautiful picture to enjoy all the action, but if you want to see, hear and feel the thump, like a linebacker hammering a slot receiver, a new sound system for your TV is also something to consider. As we previously reported, Amazon has some good deals going for big TVs at under $500, and it just so happens AMZN has discounts on Sonos sound bars and the Sonos Playbase to up your audio game as well. The Amazon Sonos Deals include: Sonos Beam... Read more...
If you're looking for a big screen TV to impress all of your friends who come over to watch the Super Bowl, Best Buy and Amazon have some excellent deals that are definitely worth checking out. For instance, one of the best deals Best Buy has going is on a Toshiba 43-inch LED Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR (Fire TV Edition) for $199.99.  That is a $130 discount off the normal $329.99 price. Folks wanting something more substantial can get a Sharp 58-inch LED Smart 4K UHD TV with HDR and Roku TV for $379.99, a $170 discount off the usual $549.99 price. A Samsung 55-inch LED Smart 4K... Read more...
Black Friday isn't the only time you can get some outstanding deals on big screen TVs. Each year the build-up to the biggest NFL game of the year brings with it some very good deals on big TVs, and this year is no different. Amazon has big discounts on various sizes of the TCL 4K Ultra HD Roku Smart LED TV family. Amazon is offering the 65-inch version of this TV for $694.03, a discount of over $405 off the regular sales price. If that is too big for you, a 55-inch version of the same TV is $449.99, which is a discount of $250 off the normal retail price. Down a notch in size, but packing the same... Read more...
An increasing number of companies are trying their hand at game streaming services, which remains a niche sector but could one day be huge. Sometime soon, we may be able to count Amazon among them. That's because the world's largest online retailer is reportedly developing a game streaming service to rival those that are offered by Sony (PlayStation Now), NVIDIA (GeForce Now), and others. In a sense, Amazon is already in the game streaming space. The company acquired Twitch in 2014 for $970 million and has since incorporated it into its Prime member subscription. Amazon Prime subscribers who own... Read more...
Owners of Ring security cameras have reason to feel violated according to a new report. While most thought that the cameras were able to detect what was going on inside and around their homes using automated computer vision technologies, there may have been an entire team of humans watching the footage as well. An unnamed source claims that starting in 2016 Ring gave a team of research and development personnel access to a folder on the Amazon S3 cloud service. This move granted them complete and unfettered access to every video created by every Ring camera in the entire world (that includes... Read more...
We’ll see your 100 million assistant devices and raise you 1 billion. Google announced that it expects to sell one billion Google Assistant devices by the end of the month. The company's boast is in response to Amazon’s announcement that they had sold 100 million Alexa devices. Amazon SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, recently remarked that 100 million Alexa devices have been sold since Alexa’s release in 2014. This number includes both Amazon devices and other products that ship with built-in Alexa. Not to be outdone by Amazon, Google reported that they have sold 10X... Read more...
There is a war raging right now in the voice assistant realm with Apple, Google, Amazon, and Microsoft fighting to have the smartest and most popular voice assistants. A recent study named Google Assistant the most intelligent of the current crop of voice assistants, and they often show up in many places including TVs, PCs, smart watches, and speakers. It's rare for manufacturers of these devices to give up hard numbers on how many devices have sold, but Amazon has stepped up and done just that for Alexa devices. Amazon SVP of devices and services, Dave Limp, has said that over 100 million devices... Read more...
Ring is looking to… ring in the new year with a couple of new home security-focused devices that leverage its acquisition of Mr. Beams. Ring, which is owned by Amazon, purchased Mr. Beams in January 2018 and vowed to integrate its smart home lighting products into its own portfolio. The first products to come out of that union are the Ring Beams Spotlight and the Ring Beams Floodlight. The former is powered by four D-Cell batteries, includes a single, high-powered LED light, and includes motion detection. The latter, however, uses a hardwired power connection and includes... Read more...
If you’re looking to expand your footprint with regards to smart home integration, or are simply looking to get started from scratch, we’ve got an excellent deal for you today. Best Buy is currently running a promotion that nets you two third-generation Amazon Echo Dot smart speakers plus two TP-Link HS105 Smart Wi-Fi Plug Minis for just $70. The Echo Dot really needs no introduction, but the third-generation model launched back in late September with an all-new design. It shucked its completely hard plastic exterior for a more welcoming fabric finish around its “waist”.... Read more...
Amazon's annual Digital Day is here, and as its name implies, there are tons of discounts to be had on digital wares including apps, movies, eBooks and subscriptions. Amazon's discounts are spread out among the following categories: Entertainment, Reading, Games & Apps, Software, and Kids. For those that are into expanding their horizons with regards to movies and digital programming, you can take advantage of the following deals: Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom discounted from $19.99 to $7.99 Receive a $10 Amazon Credit for subscribing to ESPN+ Get a $10 Amazon Credit with a paid... Read more...
Christmas has come and gone, but there's a good chance that many Americans received some form of Amazon Echo device under the tree. With so many new Echo owners joining the fray for the first time, they are inevitably heading to the iOS App Store to download the companion app so that they can get started with the setup process on their iPhone. However, an unofficial app has somehow made it near the top of the charts in the App Store, and it is by no means harmless. The app is called "Setup for Amazon Alexa" and was first spotted by 9to5Mac earlier this morning. As of this writing, the... Read more...
When the Sony PlayStation Classic was announced in October, the MSRP for the retro console was $99.99. When it launched, however, fans weren't that happy with the roster of games Sony packed inside, and sales didn't meet expectations. On Christmas Eve, the console saw significant discounts with many retailers selling it for under $70. Now the PlayStation Classic is even cheaper only a few days later, with a new sales price of $59.99. That marks a discount of $40 on the console after only about three weeks on the market. This discounted price isn't a sale at a few locations either; it can be purchased... Read more...
Christmas is nearly here, and if you haven't finished your holiday shopping yet, your time is almost up. It's too late to shop online from most retailers, but if you are an Amazon Prime subscriber, you still have a few days left to place orders and receive your loot before Christmas If you want to take advantage of Amazon's free two-day shipping, you will need to place your order either today or tomorrow in order to get your purchased items before Christmas. You can order items on Sunday, December 23rd and still get your items before Christmas, but you will need to pay for the more expensive one-day... Read more...
Many consumers have voiced concerns over privacy and the potential for unwanted eavesdropping with digital assistants like Amazon’s Alexa, Microsoft’s Cortana, or the Google Assistant. It turns out, that for one Amazon Alexa user in Germany – and let’s be honest, likely many more – those concerns are completely justified. According to story revealed by c’t (a Heise publication out of Germany), 1,700 unwanted audio recordings, search history, and an array of other telemetry stored by Alexa, were sent to another, unrelated Amazon customer that had requested a copy... Read more...
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