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Try Amazon’s Voice Assistant

Try Amazon’s Voice Assistant
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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.

2015 Kindle Paperwhite

2015 Kindle Paperwhite
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Amazon’s backlit e-book reader now has a high-resolution 300 ppi 6″ screen. It has a new font made for e-books, and better typography and page layouts to preserve the original format even when you increase the font size.

Hearthstone for Smartphones

Hearthstone for Smartphones

Blizzard’s addictive free-to-play card game is now on iOS, Android and Amazon phones. It’s not the best way to play it especially if you’re new to the game, but it’s still very much the Hearthstone millions of players know and love.

Amazon Home Services

Amazon Home Services

Amazon now delivers goods and people. Amazon Home Services has ties to local professionals from over 700 services in many major cities. You get to see their fees upfront as well as reviews from Amazon customers. See Amazon’s map for availability.

Kindle Cover Disasters

Kindle Cover Disasters

A photoblog that highlights Kindle ebooks with hilariously awful titles and even worse covers, from the world’s most unscientific scifi cover to the best title and art combo that we’ve ever seen. We can die now.

Amazon’s Little Helpers

Amazon’s Little Helpers

Amazon’s cutting edge warehouses are now filled with Kiva robots, which ferry shelves around the warehouse. The robots allow items to be stocked and retrieved much quicker than when human workers had to walk up and down the aisles.

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Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo

Amazon Echo is an omnidirectional Bluetooth speaker and a personal assistant. You can ask it to make lists, get the news, search the Internet and more using simple voice commands. Currently on an invitation-only release.

Amazon Fire TV Stick

Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Fire TV Stick aims to combine the benefits of Chromecast and dedicated media streaming devices. You can use it on its own, but it can also mirror the screens of Miracast-enabled devices and stream from a few iOS and Android apps.

2014 Kindle Fire HD

2014 Kindle Fire HD

This crazy cheap tablet comes in 6″ or 7″ and has a 1280×800 display, a 1.5GHz quad-core CPU and the new Fire OS 4. The Kids Edition has a protective case and comes with a 2-year no questions asked replacement warranty.

Amazon Kindle Voyage

Amazon Kindle Voyage

The Kindle Voyage is lighter and smaller than the Kindle Paperwhite. It has a 300ppi touchscreen, an adaptive backlight as well as forward and back page turning haptic sensors on each edge for one-handed use.

Amazon Kindle Flare

Amazon Kindle Flare

With crystal clear 150 decibel speakers, the new Amazon Kindle Flare ensures that everyone around you knows how brilliant you are, repeatedly shouting the title of the book you’re reading. From America’s Finest News Source.

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Amazon Kindle Unlimited

Like Scribd and Oyster, Amazon’s new Kindle Unlimited subscription service aims to be the Netflix of books. Access over 600,000 books and thousands of audiobooks on your Kindle device or through Kindle apps.

Amazon Fire Phone

Amazon Fire Phone

Powered by a Snapdragon 801, the Fire Phone’s dynamic perspective lets you interact by tilting your head or the phone. It also identifies objects or barcodes for ease of purchase or rental. Has a 4.7″ 720p display and a 13MP f2.0 camera.

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Amazon Dash

Amazon Dash

A complementary device for members of AmazonFresh, Amazon’s regional grocery delivery service. Dash lets you order items just by scanning their bar codes or using voice search. Sign up for a free Dash on Amazon.

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon Fire TV

Amazon makes its move into living rooms with the Fire TV. Connect the tiny, but powerful box to your HDTV to browse streaming services or use the voice search to instantly access a massive library of TV, movie, music and game titles.

Amazon Rockets

Amazon Rockets

FinalCutKing pokes fun at Amazon’s proposed drone-based shipping system with Amazon Rockets – which would offer delivery in just three to five minutes. Just like Amazon Prime Air, it’s got some kinks which need to be worked out.

Amazon Prime Air

Amazon Prime Air

A test flight of Amazon Prime Air, a concept for a drone delivery service that would get packages into customers’ hands in just 30 minutes after ordering. Amazon hopes to offer it in the US as early as 2015. More on 60 Minutes.

Kindle Fire HDX

Kindle Fire HDX

Amazon may have just made the ultimate consumer’s tablets. The HDX 7″ and HDX 8.9 tablets have displays with beyond 1080p resolution, quad-core CPUs and a free, live and interactive tech support service called Mayday.

2013 Kindle Paperwhite

2013 Kindle Paperwhite

The latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite has a faster processor and an improved touchscreen. It also has new features such as a quick page scanning feature and intuitive word and phrase lookup tools.

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