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You might already yell at your TV on occasion, like when the referees miss a blatant pass interference call against your football team. Amazon has something a little different in mind, though. Its new Fire TV Blaster encourages talking to your home entertainment devices, though not out of anger for frustration—it adds Alexa voice control to your various gadgets. The Fire TV Blaster is basically an infrared blaster. Provided you already own a Fire TV device and Echo smart speaker, the Fire TV Blaster levels up your home entertainment by bringing Alexa voice control into the fold. As such, this is a companion device and does not work on its own. It requires a Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice... Read more...
Fans of streaming TV and movies without paying for cable or satellite already know that one of the best ways to get content from streaming sources onto your big screen is the Amazon Fire TV Stick. Amazon has a smoking good deal going on right now for the Fire TV Stick 4K bundle with a third generation Echo Dot smart speaker. The bundle deal gets shoppers the Fire TV Stick 4K and the Echo Dot for $46.99. That is 53% off the normal $99.98 price the bundle goes for. The bundle is cheaper than the Fire TV Stick 4K alone, which typically sells for $49.99. Anyone wanting a Fire TV Stick 4K and the Fire TV Recast DVR with an HD antenna can get that bundle for $249.95, which is a discount of $50... Read more...
The U.S. government recently conducted a competition to award a highly lucrative contract for Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure, aka "JEDI." JEDI provides next-generation cloud storage and security infrastructure for the Pentagon while simultaneously connecting the various agencies under its purview. The contract is worth up to $10 billion, and the competition was hard-fought between the last two companies in the running: Microsoft and Amazon. Amazon, as the loser, is not happy with missing out on the massive contract. Reports claim that the Amazon Web Services branch head has stated at an internal meeting that the company would be protesting the Microsoft win. The cloud services head allegedly... Read more...
There's no question that Amazon is the dominate player in the smart speaker realm, and that is even more readily apparent by the latest sales data coming from Canalys. The analytics firm monitored smart speaker shipments during Q3 2019 and found that the market exploded by 44.9 percent compared to the same quarter last year. At the top of the heap, as usual, was Amazon with 10.4 million Echo smart speakers shipped during the quarter. This represents a 65.9 percent annual growth rate for Amazon, giving it an overall 36.6 percent share of the smart speaker market. Canalys attributes much of Amazon's strength during the quarter to the release of the affordable, display-equipped Echo Show 5. The... Read more...
There's no question that Amazon's Echos are the best-selling smart speakers on the planet. With easy smart home integration, reasonable prices, and numerous form-factors, there's an Echo to fit just about any usage case. The folks over at Woot, which is an Amazon subsidiary, is currently have a massive blowout sale on the third-generation Echo Dot. The device typically retails for $49.99, and we recently saw it on sale for $29.99. However, Woot is currently selling the smart speaker for an incredibly low $19.99. To make the deal even sweeter, Amazon Prime members get an additional $5 off, taking the total price down to just $14.99 (free shipping for Prime members). You can get... Read more...
Best Buy is running some very good pre-Black Friday deals. The early Black Friday deals at Best Buy expire today, and some of them are likely to be the best prices we'll see this holiday season. Amazon also has some very good deals going that shoppers might want to enjoy. One of the best deals we have seen so far for Black Friday comes from Best Buy, and it is for an entry-level Surface Pro 7 bundle with the black type cover for $599, a $360 discount off the regular price. The Surface Pro 7 is the base model with a Core i3 processor, 4GB of RAM, and a 128GB SSD. Microsoft Surface Pro 7 Bundle - $599 at Best Buy Another smoking deal at Best Buy is a Google Pixel 3 64GB smartphone for $449.99 with... Read more...
With the holiday shopping season here, it's time to find the best deals out there to save money on items you might want or need. If someone on your shopping list wants an Apple wearable, Amazon has some deals on the Apple Watch Series 4 offering the best prices we have ever seen. Amazon is offering the Apple Watch Series 4 40mm GPS watch in space gray with the black sport loop for $299, which is a $100 discount off the regular $399 price. That is a significant discount on the the best-selling smartwatch on the market. Those wanting the larger 44mm GPS Apple Watch Series 4 in Space Gray Aluminum with the black sport band can get it with a $100 discount making the price $329. The best deal... Read more...
Nintendo Switch gamers or those with Switch gamers on their Christmas shopping list will want to check out these latest console and accessory deals. If you have any Pokemon fans on your shopping list, there's a new special edition Nintendo Switch Pikachu & Eevee Edition bundle; and Amazon is offering a trade-in deal. At Amazon, the special Pikachu & Eevee bundle sells for $426. Amazon is offering to take your normal Nintendo Switch with the Neon Joy-Con controllers and give you a $176.37 Amazon gift card for the trade. There are caveats to the trade; namely the console has to power on and work perfectly, power cables and accessories have to be included, and the console can have no cracks... Read more...
Ring Video Doorbells have been getting a lot of [negative] press in recent months, mainly due to Amazon's partnerships with police departments around the country to share footage from cameras. However, a new vulnerability that was discovered by Bitdefender has left Ring owners open to hackers for quite some time. Researchers from Bitdefender uncovered that when initially setting up a Ring doorbell with the smartphone app, a customer's Wi-Fi credentials are transmitted via an unprotected access point while in configuration mode. Once the doorbell has received all the necessary information from the app and your smartphone to complete its configuration process, it then transmits its credentials... Read more...
Black Friday is looming just weeks away, but that doesn't mean that there aren't deals to be had right now. Earlier this morning, we reported that Dell has pulled the wraps off a number of early Black Friday deals, and now Amazon is chiming in with discounts of its own (up to $80 off). The first device getting a massive discount is the second-generation Echo, which normally retail for $119.99. However, right now the smart speaker is on sale for $69.99, which represents a hefty $50 discount. If you need even more premium sound and would like the added benefits of a built-in smart home hub, there's the Echo Plus, which typically retails for $179.99 with a Philips Hue Bulb home starter... Read more...
Everyone wants a good deal when it comes time to shop for fresh tech gear, and Amazon has some good deals going on this weekend on the Echo Dot, Anker Soundcore Liberty Neo True Wireless Earbuds, and an Anker 30W dual USB car charger. Other sale devices include an Ecovacs Deebot N79S robotic vacuum, an XDesign 10W wireless charge pad, and an Oltec Spy Camera USB charger. One of Amazon's best deals today is on the popular Echo Dot, and is one of the best deals we have seen ever on the Echo Dot. Amazon is offering an Eco Dot 3rd gen for 99 cents bundled with a month of Amazon Music Unlimited for $7.99. That makes the Echo Dot and the month of service just $8.98. The Amazon Music Unlimited service... Read more...
Microsoft has landed the win in the U.S. Military contract for the Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure or JEDI contract. The contract is massive, with a ceiling of $10 billion over the next decade if all of the options are exercised on the contract. The contract was awarded by the Washington Headquarters Services and is a firm-fixed price, indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract. JEDI will provide enterprise-level commercial Infrastructure as a Service, and Platform as a Service to support the Department of Defense business and mission operations. The contract states that work performance will take place at the Awardee's place of performance. Presumably, that means that the actual... Read more...
Microsoft launched its game subscription platform earlier this year called Xbox Game Pass Ultimate. The service bundles both the game subscription service with the required Xbox Live Gold online access. The best deal going is normally direct from Microsoft, where you can get two months for $1 frequently. After that, the service costs about $15 per month. Amazon is offering Xbox gamers three months of Xbox Game Pass Ultimate via a download code for $44.99. The big deal here is that Amazon is offering a special promo that gets you an extra three months of Game Pass Ultimate for the same price. The second code will be emailed after purchasing the first code. There are caveats to the deal, however.... Read more...
The Echo Dot has always been one of our favorite smart speakers, as it is a relatively affordable entry point for Amazon's Alexa ecosystem. The current third-generation Echo Dot has an MSRP pf $49.99 and regularly goes on sale for $29.99 (or $19.99 during Black Friday promotions). However, Amazon's latest deal on the Echo Dot will have you paying much, much less. The online retail giant is currently selling the Echo Dot in a bundle, that will see you paying just 99 cents for the smart speaker. There's a catch, however; the bundle includes one month of Amazon Music Unlimited at a cost of $7.99. That takes the total price of the bundle to a still smoking hot $8.98 with free... Read more...
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