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Deals of the Day (2-28-2018)

Like the idea of a smart speaker that supports voice interactions, but creeped out by the thought of an “always-listening” speaker that wakes up whenever it hears you say “Alexa,” “OK Google,” or “hey Cortana?” Right now you can pick up an Amazon Tap portable speaker with Alexa for just $54. While it supports an […]

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Deals of the Day (10-19-2017)

Sometimes buying refurbished devices can be a bit of a gamble. Sure, the manufacturer or retailer says everything’s been restored to working condition, but there’s probably a reason you only get a 90 day warranty instead of a 1-year warranty, right? But Amazon is a company that sells refurbished products with the same 1-year warranty as […]

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Get an Amazon Fire tablet for $30, an Echo Dot for $35 (Amazon Prime Day prices… at third-party stores)

Didn’t get a chance to pick up an Amazon tablet for $30, an Echo speaker for $90, or an Echo Dot for $35 on Amazon Prime Day? Now you have another chance. Prime Day 2017 may have come and gone. But now retailers including Best Buy, Target, and Staples are matching Prime Day prices for […]

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Amazon Tap is on sale for $70 today

The $180 Amazon Echo is still probably the best smart speaker powered by Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service, while the $50 Echo Dot is the cheapest. In between is the $130 Amazon Tap, which is bigger than the Dot, smaller than the Echo, and battery-powered, making it the only truly portable model in Amazon’s current lineup. […]

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Amazon Tap portable speaker gains always-listening option

One of the things that makes Amazon’s Echo products kind of magical is the fact that you don’t ever need to touch them. Just say “Alexa” or “Computer” into thin air and ask a question, and Echo will answer you, play music, or perform hundreds of other actions upon request. That’s a feature that’s been […]

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Amazon knocks $30 or more off some Kindle, Alexa products (deals)

Amazon is running a sale on a bunch of its hardware products for the next week. The Amazon Tap portable Bluetooth speaker is also $30 off its usual price this week. And if you’re an Amazon Prime member, you can also save $30 to $50 off the list price of select Kindle eReaders. Here’s a […]

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Amazon is hiring 400+ more people to work on Alexa

Amazon may have launched the market for voice-activated, internet-connected speakers that you use around the house. But now that Google and Apple are eyeing the space, Amazon isn’t resting on its laurels. In the two years since Amazon launched the original Echo, the company has expanded the product family with smaller and cheaper models including […]

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Deals of the Day (9-05-2016)

The Amazon Tap is like Amazon Echo’s cheaper, smaller, and slightly less capable cousin. Like the Echo, the Tap is a Bluetooth speaker that can answer your spoken questions — but you have to tap a button to ask, because it’s not always listening. It’s also battery powered, unlike the Echo. Normally Amazon charges $130 […]

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Some Amazon Kindle, Tap, and Fire devices on sale today

Amazon’s eReaders, tablets, and other hardware tend to be competitively priced since Amazon hopes to make money selling you eBooks, videos, games, and Prime memberships. But the company still has a habit of discounting its devices from time to time. Today the company is running sales on several eReaders, tablets, and other products. Here are […]

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UE Boom speakers now have “voice integration” for Siri, Google voice search

The Ultimate Ears UE Boom 2 and Megaboom are popular, well-reviewed cylindrical Bluetooth speakers that allow you to stream music from your phone, tablet, computer, or other gadgets without wires. Their shape also makes them look a bit like Amazon’s Echo or Amazon Tap devices… and now you can UE’s speakers a lot like an […]

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Deals of the Day (4-19-2016)

A lot of people were sort of baffled when Amazon first launched the Echo: a device that looks like a large Bluetooth speaker, but which ties into Amazon’s Alexa voice service to answer questions, play music on demand, update your shopping list, and more. But a lot of people seem to like the product, if […]