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Google Home and Amazon Echo May Soon Support Voice Calls

Google Home and Amazon Echo May Soon Support Voice Calls

The smart speaker systems from Amazon and Google are already feature-rich, but a new report indicates both could be getting a new one.

Amazon Unveils New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $39.99

Amazon Unveils New Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote for $39.99

Amazon today unveiled its new Fire TV Stick that comes with Alexa built-in. The new streaming stick from Amazon now comes with an Alexa Voice remote — similar to Apple’s Siri remote that it bundles with the Apple TV 4 — that will allow users to easily issue voice commands to control media playback on the Fire TV Stick.

Amazon’s Newest Fire HD 8 Comes with Alexa Support; Goes on Sale on September 21 for $89.99

Amazon’s Newest Fire HD 8 Comes with Alexa Support; Goes on Sale on September 21 for $89.99

Amazon today unveiled the all-new Fire HD 8 with longer battery life and improved performance. The new Fire HD 8 has been designed from the ground up from Amazon to ensure it better caters to the multimedia demands of today’s consumers.

Amazon Offering up to 50% Discount on Selected Android Phones in Lieu of Ads and Bloatware

Amazon Offering up to 50% Discount on Selected Android Phones in Lieu of Ads and Bloatware

Amazon today announced that it will be offering selected Android smartphones at up to 50% off their full retail price. Right now, the company is only offering two phones under this offer: the BLU R1 HD and the Moto G4.

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet Now Comes in Metal, Adds a 64GB Option

Amazon Fire HD 10 Tablet Now Comes in Metal, Adds a 64GB Option

When Amazon launched its Fire HD 10 tablet last year, one complaint was that it felt “plasticky,” but the company has finally started to alleviate that issue.

This Is Why Amazon Does Not Sell Google’s Chromecast Anymore

This Is Why Amazon Does Not Sell Google’s Chromecast Anymore

Amazon’s CEO Jeff Bezos has clarified that the confusion that Amazon felt users would have if it continued selling Apple TV and Chromecast is more along the lines of those companies not having ‘acceptable business terms’ that Amazon can work with. In other words, the money coming in to Amazon is not up to their liking, and thus the company stopped selling the two devices on its online web store.

Google’s Amazon Echo Competitor, Google Home, to Be Unveiled at Google I/O

Google’s Amazon Echo Competitor, Google Home, to Be Unveiled at Google I/O

NYTimes claims that Google will be unveiling its own Amazon Echo competitor at Google I/O later today. Dubbed Google Home, the virtual assistant will be capable of answering simple questions and do simple tasks all via voice commands.

Amazon Launches $70 16GB Fire Tablet, Adds New Color Options

Amazon Launches $70 16GB Fire Tablet, Adds New Color Options

Last year, Amazon launched its Fire tablet in a single color (black), and with a $49.99 price tag. Several months later and Amazon’s updating the lineup.

Amazon looking to partner with smartphone OEMs for a ‘factory level’ integration

Amazon looking to partner with smartphone OEMs for a ‘factory level’ integration

Not to be deterred by the massive failure of the Fire Phone, Amazon is looking to once again enter the smartphone market by partnering with existing smartphone OEMs. According to The Information, Amazon is looking to partner with OEMs and integrate its services deeply into their handsets.

Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition unveiled; comes with Blue Shade, leather book cover and more for $249.99

Amazon Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition unveiled; comes with Blue Shade, leather book cover and more for $249.99

Amazon today unveiled a new variant of its Fire HD 8 tablet, the Fire HD 8 Reader’s Edition. Based on its HD 8 tablet, the Reader’s Edition tablet comes with a few extra bells and whistles.