Deal: Amazon Echo Dot for $40 with bonus $10 gift card

If you haven’t yet stepped into the smart speaker game, you really are missing out. An always-on virtual assistant is incredibly useful around the house,...

If you haven’t yet stepped into the smart speaker game, you really are missing out. An always-on virtual assistant is incredibly useful around the house, especially in places like the kitchen where you often find your hands are dirty and touching your smartphone is ill-advised. While our guide on the matter shows that the Google...

Alexa will talk less if you turn on new Brief Mode

Although Amazon hasn’t made a statement about it, Reddit users have discovered a new Brief Mode for Amazon Echo products. Brief Mode stops Alexa from...

Although Amazon hasn’t made a statement about it, Reddit users have discovered a new Brief Mode for Amazon Echo products. Brief Mode stops Alexa from issuing verbal affirmation after completing a task; the assistant emits a beep tone instead. The new feature also appears in the Alexa app for Android and iOS. Reddit users over...

Deal: Get the Amazon Prime Exclusive Moto G5 Plus for $210 ($90 off)

The Moto G6 and G6 Plus might arrive sooner than later, but that does not mean you should ignore Motorola‘s 2017 mid-range options. The Moto...

The Moto G6 and G6 Plus might arrive sooner than later, but that does not mean you should ignore Motorola‘s 2017 mid-range options. The Moto G5 Plus is one such option that currently sits at $210, presumably for a limited time. That is $90 off the phone’s regular price. Keep in mind that this is...

Alexa users report outages and other issues

Tech Crunch Users of Amazon Echo hardware and the Alexa service are experiencing some sort of outage. Since Amazon has no consumer-facing downage report site, we...

Tech Crunch Users of Amazon Echo hardware and the Alexa service are experiencing some sort of outage. Since Amazon has no consumer-facing downage report site, we are unsure what is going on. Could this be an issue with Amazon Web Services? Or something else? While Amazon does not have an outage status page for its consumer...

Deal: Essential Phone with free 4K 360-degree camera (or $50 discount) at Amazon

Amazon When Essential announced that it was permanently dropping the price of the Essential Phone by $200, many opined that it was the death knell...

Amazon When Essential announced that it was permanently dropping the price of the Essential Phone by $200, many opined that it was the death knell of the upstart company. But the company explained that it intends to get the phone into as many hands as possible, as once you actually use the phone, you realize...

Amazon Prime Exclusive phones to ditch lock screen ads (Update: price increase by $20)

Update: Amazon did not mention this in its initial email, but all Prime Exclusive phones will receive a $20 price increase. You’re still saving quite a...

Update: Amazon did not mention this in its initial email, but all Prime Exclusive phones will receive a $20 price increase. You’re still saving quite a bit of money on each phone compared to other unlocked models, but the $20 price increase is still unfortunate. A statement provided to Android Authority on the price increase can be found...

Amazon’s Super Bowl ad preview teases new voices for Alexa

Amazon put up a preview for its Super Bowl ad, starring Jeff Bezos. The ad suggests Alexa will gain support for multiple voices in an...

Amazon put up a preview for its Super Bowl ad, starring Jeff Bezos. The ad suggests Alexa will gain support for multiple voices in an upcoming update. It’s another episode in the competition between Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant, which has offered multiple voices since last year. A preview of the commercial Amazon will be...

You can now use your voice in the Alexa app for Android

Amazon updated its Alexa app with support for its Alexa voice assistant. With the update, you can now open the app and use your voice...

Amazon updated its Alexa app with support for its Alexa voice assistant. With the update, you can now open the app and use your voice to check the weather and more. The update is currently rolling out to Google Play and the Amazon Appstore, with an App Store rollout coming soon. Up until now, the...

Amazon Prime monthly fee goes up to $12.99, yearly fee remains at $99

Shutterstock Monthly Amazon Prime subscription prices have gone up from $10.99 to $12.99. The special monthly student price for Amazon Prime is also going up...

Shutterstock Monthly Amazon Prime subscription prices have gone up from $10.99 to $12.99. The special monthly student price for Amazon Prime is also going up from $5.49 to $6.49. The increases are immediate for new users, while existing subscribers will see prices go up after Feb. 18. Amazon Prime Video monthly fees remain the same at...

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