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EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards 2017 nominees: Best Tablet / 2-in-1

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The EE Pocket-lint Gadget Awards are nearly upon us for the 14th year and as usual, we have been and will continue to, deliver features detailing the nominees within each of the 18 categories.This is the sixth of those features, following on from best... >>

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

Best TV shows on BBC iPlayer, Netflix, Amazon and Now TV you must not miss

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There is an amazing line-up of TV shows and series coming our way soon on streaming services and some crackers that have just started to appear. New episodes of Star Trek Discovery are released each week and Mr Robot season 3 has begun at last. Hurrah!Then,... >>

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

How to create Amazon Alexa voice profiles so it can recognise you

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Amazon's Alexa platform is catching up to Google Assistant, with the ability to recognise individual voices.Google Home can personlise Google Assistant responses to a specific person in your household. So, if your husband asks it for a calendar briefing,... >>

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis

Amazon Kindle: A brief 10-year history from the original Kindle to the new Kindle Oasis

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The Amazon Kindle was launched with one real aim: to bring people books. The Kindle was never designed to compete with tablets and sticking to this principle has allowed the Kindle to evolve through to the present day and excel at its task. The Kindle... >>

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

Amazon Kindle Oasis (2017) vs Kindle Voyage vs Kindle Paperwhite: What's the difference?

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Amazon announced the first Kindle in 2007 and since then we have seen eight generations go by. The most recently announced is the new Kindle Oasis and it heads the current line-up of the Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Voyage.All four Kindles... >>

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

Amazon's redesigned Kindle Oasis is larger, smarter and waterproof

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Amazon has announced a new version of the Kindle Oasis as it looks to make this flagship reader the most accomplished Kindle so far. Amazon launched the Kindle Oasis in 2016 as a high-end reading device to appeal to Kindle and reading fans. It was incredibly... >>

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 10 review: Going big on entertainment

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The tablet market has polarised, with many companies cranking up the specs and price of their tablets and pushing them toward working on the go. That's left something of a gulf at the bottom end, where Amazon has not only been thriving, but dominating.The... >>

Amazon is making a smart doorbell so delivery drivers can access homes

Amazon is making a smart doorbell so delivery drivers can access homes

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Amazon is obsessed with last-mile deliveryFor instance, it is making delivery drones that will drop stuff on your front door step, and it's exploring towers to house them. But more recently, it's interested in ensuring deliveries actually arrive at their... >>

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

Apple HomePod vs Google Home vs Amazon Echo: What's the difference?

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Amazon released the original Amazon Echo in 2015 as an all-in-one speaker and assistant with Amazon Alexa voice control. This device has since been joined by a family of Echo devices, as well as a replacement to the 2015 model in the all-new Echo and... >>

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

9 Alexa skills that make use of the Amazon Echo Show's display

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So, you own an Amazon Echo Show, and now you want to take full advantage of that cool display. No problem.Well, there is one small problem: Amazon launched the Echo Show in the US months ago, and now you can get it in the UK, but most of the third-party... >>

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

How to set up and play music on multiple Amazon Echo devices

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Amazon's Echo devices now support multi-room audio.Technically, Amazon is calling the new feature 'multi-room music', but it works similarly; you can use the feature to play music across multiple Alexa-enabled devices in your home at the same time. But... >>

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?

Amazon Alexa calling and messaging: What is it, how does it work, and where can you use it?

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Did you know you can use Alexa to call and message others?With the launch of the Echo Show, Amazon introduced a new Alexa calling and messaging feature. It lets you make and receive calls, as well as send messages between Echo devices and the Amazon Alexa... >>

Best Alexa speakers: Amazon Echo alternatives

Best Alexa speakers: Amazon Echo alternatives

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Alexa is great, she can control all manner of smart home products, answer any questions you may have and play you music she thinks you'll love. But that last one can pose a problem if you have the Amazon Echo, because it isn't the greatest sounding speaker... >>

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

How to set-up Alexa on your Sonos system

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As part of its Sonos One launch event in New York, Sonos also revealed that Alexa voice control is now available for all Sonos devices.If you are part of its public beta program, you can add Alexa support to your Sonos speaker or entire system through... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for you? New Fire TV vs Apple TV 4K vs Chromecast and more

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A lot of TVs nowadays have some variation of streaming service built in, but there are still plenty of us that still have "dumb" TVs. And in that case, if you want to access streaming services, you'll need a streaming box.With such a vast range of streaming... >>

Amazon Fire TV (2017) preview: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and Alexa control changes everything

Amazon Fire TV (2017) preview: 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and Alexa control changes everything

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Amazon's Fire TV devices have been massively successful over the years - in some cases even more so than Echo and Kindle. So it comes as no surprise that Amazon has a pretty big stake in this hardware division.And it's not only in the position to sell... >>

What are Amazon Echo Buttons and which games or skills use them?

What are Amazon Echo Buttons and which games or skills use them?

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Amazon made Echo-branded accessories for its Echo speakers.Amazon said it has a "new collection of connected products that enhance voice interactions with compatible Echo devices". This collection is called Alexa Gadgets. And one of the gadgets is the... >>

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?

What is Amazon Echo Connect and how does it make calls?

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Amazon has a new Echo accessory that turns your Echo speaker into a voice-controlled speakerphone.It's called Echo Connect, and before it came along, you could only make calls from one Echo speaker to another Echo speaker, kind of like an intercom system.... >>

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

Amazon Echo Spot preview: Smart alarm clock or so much more?

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Amazon has revealed its new Echo Spot as it makes a major refresh of its portfolio of Echo devices. Not only is there a new Echo and the enhanced Echo Plus, but the addition of the Echo Spot sees a diversification that takes Alexa into another room of... >>

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

All-new Amazon Fire TV or Fire TV Stick: Which Amazon Fire streaming device is for me?

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Amazon's Fire TV devices are the company's fastest selling products of all time, beating both the Kindle and Fire tablets. The range allows you to access and stream a variety of content, including Amazon's own The Grand Tour with Jeremy Clarkson, Richard... >>

Amazon Echo Plus preview: The smart home choice for Alexa

Amazon Echo Plus preview: The smart home choice for Alexa

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Amazon has upgraded the Amazon Echo at an event in its headquarters in Seattle and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a play. In an intimate event that resulted in a huge refresh to the range, the new lead device for Echo is the Amazon Echo Plus.The new... >>

Amazon Echo (2nd gen) preview: Smaller, smarter, cuter

Amazon Echo (2nd gen) preview: Smaller, smarter, cuter

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Amazon has announced a new version of the incredibly popular Amazon Echo at an intimate event at its headquarters in Seattle and Pocket-lint was on hand to have a listen and a chat with the new Alexa-powered speaker.This isn't just an updated version... >>

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

Amazon Echo (original) vs Echo Tap vs Echo Dot vs Echo Look vs Echo Show vs Echo (2017) vs Echo Plus vs Echo Spot: What's the difference?

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Amazon's Echo lineup is insane at this point.It wasn't long ago that a voice-controlled speaker and smart home assistant was the stuff of science-fiction, but in a relatively short time, it has become reality. Amazon's Echo and other Alexa-enabled devices... >>

Philips speaks out: Hue Bridge will unlock features you won't get from the Echo Plus

Philips speaks out: Hue Bridge will unlock features you won't get from the Echo Plus

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Amazon announced the Echo Plus at an intimate event in its Seattle headquarters today, evolving the successful voice-controlled speaker into something that's quite different. The Echo Plus is described as a more advanced device and while it looks like... >>

Amazon Echo Show is launching in UK and Germany, order today for £199

Amazon Echo Show is launching in UK and Germany, order today for £199

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Amazon has announced that it is bringing the Echo Show - its connected wonder-thing with a display - to the UK and Germany.Originally announced in the US in May (and launching in June 2017), the Echo Show adds a twist the Alexa experience you know not... >>

Whoa! Amazon's new Echo Spot is an Echo Dot-sized Echo Show

Whoa! Amazon's new Echo Spot is an Echo Dot-sized Echo Show

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Amazon is killing it today.The company has announced a bunch of new Alexa-enabled, Echo-branded devices - from an all-new Echo speaker to this weird little thing called Echo Spot. It has a small 2.5-inch screen and can be used for basic tasks, like alarms,... >>

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

New Amazon Fire TV announced, with 4K HDR, Dolby Atmos and more

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After Apple announced its own, all-singing, all-dancing 4K HDR set-top-box, we have been on baited breath to find out how Amazon would respond.Well, now it has. And not with a replacement to its set-top-box, but a dongle more like the Google Chromecast.Designed... >>

Amazon Echo Buttons will take your Jeopardy game to the next level

Amazon Echo Buttons will take your Jeopardy game to the next level

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Amazon is once again expanding its Echo line with crazy devices.While at a surprise press event in Seattle, Amazon not only announced an all-new Echo speaker, Echo Plus, and a Connect box that allows you to place landline calls, but also Echo Buttons.... >>

Amazon Echo Plus is your superior Alexa-powered smart home controller

Amazon Echo Plus is your superior Alexa-powered smart home controller

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Amazon has called together select media to revamp its Echo devices, launching a swathe of new hardware and software to expand the system even further. Not content with launching a new Echo that's primed for better sound, the company is also making a... >>

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

Amazon Echo Connect turns your landline into an Alexa-enabled space-age phone

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During an exclusive briefing in Seattle, Amazon has announced the Echo Connect, a box that you plug your landline phone connection into to turn it into a voice-controlled system.The box, which will be launched in the US first and come to the UK and Germany... >>

Amazon Alexa Calling and Messaging is coming to the UK, soon

Amazon Alexa Calling and Messaging is coming to the UK, soon

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Amazon has popped up with an ad hoc event, announcing a new version of the Amazon Echo and also breaking a lot of news too. Amongst the news is that Alexa Calling and Messaging is coming to the UK. The service launched in the US when the Echo Show was... >>

All-new Amazon Echo is cheaper, shorter, and multi-coloured

All-new Amazon Echo is cheaper, shorter, and multi-coloured

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Amazon is in the middle of holding a surprise press event in Seattle, where it has announced an all-new Echo.The company started out its event by talking about how often Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices are used in the kitchen, specifically for timers and... >>

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

Amazon Alexa comes to iOS and Android through Amazon Music app

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Amazon is rolling out an update for its Amazon Music app on both Android and iOS that will see Alexa, the company's voice-controlled smart assistant, added to assist with playing and finding new songs. What is Amazon Music Unlimited and how does it work?... >>

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot
4.5 stars

Amazon Fire HD 8 review: Hitting that 8-inch sweet spot

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If you don't want to invest a considerable sum of money in an iPad, then Amazon's Fire tablets are the obvious affordable choice.There was once a considerable number of Android tablets to consider, but the market is now much more distinct in its division:... >>

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

Amazon 4K movie prices plummet to combat Apple TV 4K

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One of the best received Apple announcements during its launch of Apple TV 4K was that Ultra HD movie prices would be in line with the HD equivalents. And since the release of the new set-top-box, we've some incredible bargains available for the device.In... >>

Amazon said to be developing a pair of glasses powered by Alexa

Amazon said to be developing a pair of glasses powered by Alexa

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Amazon is said to be working on a pair of glasses with Alexa built-in, according to the Financial Times. The glasses, which would be Amazon's first wearable device, would be unlike the ill-fated Google Glass, which featured a small screen in front of... >>

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag

Amazon Fire HD 10 update brings handsfree Alexa, Full HD display, and a bargain price tag

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Amazon has been enjoying a run of updates on its popular Fire tablets and the next in line is the big one: the Fire HD 10.With a 10.1-inch offering a 1920 x 1200 (Full HD) resolution, this is a tablet that's built around entertainment. Don't confuse... >>

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

Amazing bargain! Amazon Echo slashed to just £100, £50 off

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After its last limited time offer was a great success, Amazon has once again discounted the price of Amazon Echo Alexa-enabled speaker to just £99.99 - that's a mighty £50 off the usual £149.99 cover price.You can snap one up for a staggering £99.99... >>

Wileyfox offers a free Amazon Echo Dot with every Swift 2 X

Wileyfox offers a free Amazon Echo Dot with every Swift 2 X

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While you may be seeing stories about the £999 Apple iPhone X this morning, British smartphone company Wileyfox wants to draw your attention to its much more affordable phone, and a free gift offer that's not to be sniffed at. Wileyfox Swift 2 X preview:... >>

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen

Amazon Echo Show tips and tricks: Master Alexa from a touchscreen

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Amazon's Echo speaker now comes with a touchscreen - and whole host of hidden ways to leverage Alexa.The Echo Show launched earlier this year, and in Pocket-lint's review, we noted that Amazon could go in so many directions with it. Sure, we'd like to... >>

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

Dedicated Amazon Prime Video app for Android hits Google Play at last

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Amazon has finally provided a dedicated Android app for its Amazon Prime Video streaming service.While iOS phone and tablet owners have had the luxury of a native app for a considerable while, Android device users have had to install workarounds in order... >>

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

Amazon Alexa users will soon be able to use Microsoft Cortana and vice versa

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Amazon and Microsoft have jointly announced compatibility between their respective Alexa and Cortana voice assistants.You will soon be able to use Alexa on an Amazon Echo or another supported device to access Cortana features. In return, you will also... >>

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

Whoa - Amazon Echo is out of stock: Is a new model coming soon?

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OMG. Amazon might announce Amazon Echo 2 soon. Here's the deal: in July, reports began emerging about Amazon's plan to finally update its original Echo later this year. The company reportedly has been working on ways to improve the speaker, which include... >>

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

Amazon takes aim at Sonos, enables multi-room music for Echo

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It looks like the rumours were true. Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo devices now support 'multi-room music'.Amazon has announced that you can use its voice assistant to control and synchronise music across multiple Amazon Echo devices. All you have to do... >>

Brits can use Amazon Echo to order Ocado shopping

Brits can use Amazon Echo to order Ocado shopping

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Ocado now offers an Alexa skill in order to order groceries through an Amazon Echo or other Alexa-enabled device. Just bark commands at the Echo and the grocery delivery service will have you covered.As long as you have an existing Ocado account, you... >>

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

What is Amazon Top Up and how does it work?

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If you don't have a bank card, shopping online is nearly impossible.You're likely limited to using throw-away refill cards when it comes to buying goods on the internet. Amazon, however, has introduced a new service in the UK, called Amazon Top Up, that... >>