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Lilbits: Amazon’s Echo plans leaked, SiFive HiFive RISC-V dev board benchmarked, and more

Amazon is holding an event on September 28, 2021 when the company is expected to announce new hardware including updates to its Echo line of smart speakers and displays. According to a new report from Bloomberg, some of those devices could be a 15 inch smart display designed to be mounted to a wall and/or […]

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Most of Amazon tablets and smart speakers are on sale (plus some other stuff)

Amazon is running a sale on all of its Fire tablets, most of its Echo smart speakers and displays, and a grab bag of other items including the Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K and the Anker Nebula Fire TV Edition sound bar. You can save up to $60 off the list price of Amazon’s already-pretty-cheap […]

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Amazon’s new Echo smart speakers launch for $50 and up (with an all-new design)

Amazon’s new Echo and Echo Dot smart speakers have a new design — they all have a semi-spherical design, except for the flat bottom that lets them stand on flat surface. The new Amazon Echo is a $99 cloth-covered circle with built-in support for smart home features including Zigbee and Sidewalk protocols and a new, […]

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Apple and Spotify bring podcasts to Amazon Echo devices (and other Alexa-enabled gadgets)

Amazon’s Echo line of products may have introduced the world to the idea of smart speakers that respond to your voice, answer questions, and play music among other things. But one thing Amazon’s Alexa voice service hasn’t been great at until now is playing podcasts. While you could ask Alexa to play a podcast, by default […]

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Amazon launches battery-powered Echo Input portable speaker (in India)

Amazon’s Echo line of smart speakers and smart displays has exploded in recent years… but one thing the company hasn’t offered is a portable, battery-powered Echo. Now the company has one of those too. The new Amazon Echo Input is a compact, 360-degree speaker with up to 10 hours of battery life while playing music, […]

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Researchers expose Amazon, Google smart speaker vulnerability that could let malicious apps spy on you

The smart speaker space has exploded over the past few years, as Amazon, Google, Apple, and others have continued to crank out internet-connected, voice activated speakers that you can control by talking to them. But some folks have been wary of putting devices with always-listening microphones in their homes, and reports have indicated that there’s […]

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Amazon’s 2019 Echo smart speakers range in price from $25 to $200

Amazon is updating its Echo line of smart speakers with a new Echo Dot sporting a built-in clock display, a 3rd-gen Echo with a an updated design, and several new models including the $25 Echo Flex that plugs directly into into a wall jack, and the $200 Echo Studio, which the company says is its […]

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Amazon adds wearables to its Echo lineup (Echo Buds, Echo Frames, and Echo Loop)

Amazon unveiled 8 new Echo products today, including updates to its smart speaker and smart display lineup. But the company is also entering new territory with a line of wearable Echo devices that let you interact with the company’s Alexa voice service on the go. Amazon’s Echo Buds are $130 wireless, noise-cancelling earbuds with Alexa […]

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Coming in the next month: Amazon, Google, Microsoft, Huawei, and OnePlus hardware

Google has just announced it’s holding a hardware launch event on October 15th, where the company will officially unveil the umm… pricing of its Pixel 4 smartphone, I guess. There’s not much else we don’t know. But that’s just one of many recently announced tech product launch dates coming in the next 30 days or […]