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Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon Cloud Cam

Amazon gets into the smart home security market with the Cloud Cam. It streams 1080p video with night vision to a mobile app, and can be activated with Alexa via the Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV and Fire Tablet.

Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Trailer)

Jean-Claude Van Johnson (Trailer)

A comedy series starring Jean-Claude Van Damme as a version of himself who’s also a retired secret agent. He wants to be a spy again, refusing to accept that he’s become more Expendables than Bloodsport. Premieres 12/15/17 on Amazon Video.

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Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere

Movies Anywhere gathers your movies from Vudu, iTunes, Google Play, Amazon and Blu-ray download codes into one streaming app. The app is available on iOS, Android, Roku and Chromecast devices. It works with Disney, 20th Century Fox, Universal and Warner Bros. films.

2017 Amazon Kindle Oasis

2017 Amazon Kindle Oasis

The second version of Amazon’s high-end e-book reader is now waterproof and has a larger 7″ screen. The new Kindle Oasis also has Audible built-in, but you need Bluetooth headphones because it doesn’t have a 3.5mm output.

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

Sonos One with Amazon Alexa

The successor to the Play:1, the Sonos One is a great speaker and a great listener. It comes with Amazon’s Alexa, so you can use your voice to play music, search online, control smart appliances and more. It will soon be updated to have Google Assistant as well.

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon Echo, Echo Plus & Echo Spot

Amazon updates its family of Alexa-enabled devices. The 2017 Echo speaker has a more compact design, with better speakers and voice recognition. The new Echo Plus is also a speaker but with a built-in smart home hub. The Echo Spot is a smaller version of the Echo Show.

Vobot Smart Alarm Clock

Vobot Smart Alarm Clock

The Vobot works not only as an alarm clock, but can stream media from Amazon Music, iHeartRadio, and TuneIn, and offers Amazon Alexa integration for checking weather, traffic, and news, smarthome control, and requesting services like taxis or food deliveries.

Last Flag Flying (Trailer)

Last Flag Flying (Trailer)

From director Richard Linklater comes a comedy-drama about war veterans. Steve Carell plays an ex-Navy corps medic who asks two former Marines (Bryan Cranston and Laurence Fishburne) to go with him to his son’s funeral. At least that was the plan. Premieres 11/1/17.

Anker Eufy Genie Smart Speaker

Anker Eufy Genie Smart Speaker

From Anker’s Eufy line of smart appliances comes the Genie. It’s an affordable way to access Amazon’s Alexa, the voice-controlled virtual assistant. The Genie doesn’t have Bluetooth and it only has a 2W speaker, but it’s as responsive as Amazon’s gadgets.

The Tick (Trailer)

The Tick (Trailer)

SPOON! The second live-action reboot of Ben Edlund’s hilarious 1990s animated superhero show is coming to Amazon, and we’re pretty excited based on the pilot. Tune in on 8/25/17 for the first six episodes in the misadventures of our blue hero and his trusty sidekick Arthur.

Amazon Element 4K Fire TV

Amazon Element 4K Fire TV

They’re not the slimmest TVs and don’t support HDR, but Amazon and Element Electronics’ 4K smart TVs are still great deals, especially for Amazon Prime subscribers. They run Amazon’s Fire OS and have support for voice commands via the remote.

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Amazon Prime Wardrobe

Prime Wardrobe is an upcoming service for Amazon Prime members that will let you try clothes and accessories for up to a week at no additional cost. Pick at least three items, then return the ones you don’t like. You get a discount if you buy at least three items.

Amazon Echo Silver

Amazon Echo Silver

Saturday Night Live presents a special version of Amazon’s voice-based assistant, which is designed specifically to help out older folks who are slightly less tech savvy than their typical customer.

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Amazon Echo Show

Amazon Echo Show

Amazon’s latest virtual assistant has a built-in 7″ touchscreen display and a 5MP camera. The Echo Show lets you watch short videos from Amazon, YouTube etc., control and interact with smart gadgets, video call with other Echo Show users and more.

Amazon Go

Amazon Go

Amazon is piloting a new grocery store in Seattle with no checkouts. Items are monitored with RFID and computer vision, and added or removed from your cart when you pick them up or put them back. When you’re done, just leave the store and you’ll be charged.

Amazon Interesting Finds

Amazon Interesting Finds

We just stumbled onto our new favorite way to shop Amazon. Interesting Finds offers a regularly updated curated collection of gifts shown in an easy-to-browse grid format, along with the ability to filter items based on who the gift is for. You’ll want to bookmark this one.

The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime

The Grand Tour on Amazon Prime

Clarkson, Hammond and May are back. The first episode of The Grand Tour is now up for Amazon Prime members ($79/yr.) in US, UK, Japan and Germany, with new episodes available every Friday. The show will come to over 200 countries by 12/2016.

Big Mouth Alexa Bass

Big Mouth Alexa Bass

We’ve got an Amazon Echo and it’s awesome except for when an Amazon commercial comes on and says “Alexa…” and it tries to answer the TV. Brian Kane posted this hilarious hack of what Amazon’s next Echo version should look like. Alexa, Take Me to the River.

Try Amazon’s Voice Assistant

Try Amazon’s Voice Assistant

Interested in Amazon’s personal assistant devices? The company made a website that lets you talk to its virtual assistant to see if you’ll find it useful. Just log in with your Amazon account.

Amazon Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle Oasis

The crazy expensive Kindle Oasis is 20% thinner than previous models, with a new design that makes it easier to hold one-handed (for both lefties and righties). It also has improved backlighting and comes with a charging cover that extends its battery life to months.

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Thunderbirds Are Go (Trailer)

Thunderbirds Are Go (Trailer)

While it lacks the charming puppetry of the 1960s Thunderbirds, we’ve heard great things about the CGI reboot of the classic series, in which the Tracy Brothers must protect the world from evil with the help of their awesome flying vehicles. Drops 4/22/16 on Amazon.

Amazon Tap & Echo Dot

Amazon Tap & Echo Dot

New variants of the increasingly useful Amazon Echo. The Tap is a portable stereo speaker that lets you use Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant on the go. The Echo Dot is a more affordable version of the Echo that needs to be connected to speakers to play music.

Elvis & Nixon (Trailer)

Elvis & Nixon (Trailer)

A humorous look at the day in 1970 when Elvis showed up unannounced at the White House, and asked to visit with President Nixon. Stars Michael Shannon as The King, and Kevin Spacey as Tricky Dick, so yeah, we’re watching this one when it hits theaters this April.

Amazon Prime Air Updated

Amazon Prime Air Updated

Jeremy Clarkson helps Amazon show off its new and improved delivery drone, which is much larger than the previously shown prototype but still takes off and lands vertically. This drone has a range of 15 miles, flies at about 60mph and carries up to 5 pound packages.

The Man in the High Castle (Trailer)

The Man in the High Castle (Trailer)

An Amazon Prime series based on Philip K. Dick’s eponymous novel, in which the Axis powers won World War II and occupied the US. But one character comes upon a film that shows a world where the Allies did win. Watch the first two episodes here.

2015 Amazon Fire Tablet

2015 Amazon Fire Tablet

Yep, that’s a six-pack of tablets. Amazon’s new entry level 7″ tablet costs just $50, and if you buy five of them you’ll get an extra one for free. It has a 1024×600 IPS display, a 1.3GHz quad-core CPU, 8GB storage and a microSD slot.

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