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Hive confirms compatibility with Amazon Echo for voice controlled heating and lighting

Hive confirms compatibility with Amazon Echo for voice controlled heating and lighting

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Amazon today confirmed that the Amazon Echo is coming to the UK, powered by its onboard smart agent Alexa. Announcing a range of partnerships, one of the more interesting for the UK is Hive, the smarthome offshoot of British Gas.  Hive has confirmed... >>

Tado teams up with Amazon for voice-controlled heating in the UK

Tado teams up with Amazon for voice-controlled heating in the UK

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Smart heating company Tado has announced it is teaming up with Amazon Echo to offer voice-controlled heating to its users in the UK, Germany and Austria.  The collaboration comes after Amazon finally announced that Amazon Echo, and a refreshed Amazon... >>

Amazon Echo Dot refreshed with new tricks and colours

Amazon Echo Dot refreshed with new tricks and colours

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Amazon has announced a new version of its popular Amazon Echo Dot device that works within the Amazon Alexa eco-system. The Echo Dot, which had previously been on sale in the US, has now come to the UK, getting a full revamp and refresh at the same time.... >>

Amazon may have accidentally confirmed a cheaper Echo Dot

Amazon may have accidentally confirmed a cheaper Echo Dot

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Amazon currently has a trio of Alexa-controlled devices: Echo, Tap and Echo Dot, each of which serves a different purpose. The Echo Dot is the cheapest of the three and connects to your existing speakers to add Alexa voice control capabilities.The Echo... >>

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

£90 Amazon Fire HD 8 tablet gets supercharged to the max

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Amazon has announced a new version of its 8-inch high definition tablet that not only comes with better battery life and more RAM, it's just £89.99. The Amazon Fire HD 8 has an 8-inch 1280 x 800 display, quad-core 1.3GHz processor, 1.5GB of RAM and... >>

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

Amazon Dash Buttons: 10 to get in the UK

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Amazon Dash Buttons have launched in the UK allowing you to access Amazon's one-click order service if you are a prime customer. Each Dash Button costs £4.99 and comes with £4.99 credit - so are effectively free of charge. Setup is via Wi-Fi through... >>

Amazon Dash Buttons available in the UK: One-touch order buttons for Prime users are here

Amazon Dash Buttons available in the UK: One-touch order buttons for Prime users are here

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In 2015 Amazon introduced its Dash Buttons in the States. The idea was simple: a physical touch button dedicated to ordering a specific item with just one press. And now Dash Buttons are available in the UK. Think of a Dash Button like extracting Amazon's... >>

Sonos now controllable via Spotify app, Amazon voice control coming 2017

Sonos now controllable via Spotify app, Amazon voice control coming 2017

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Sonos, the wireless multi-room speaker system, has confirmed that it will soon allow users to have full control of their system via the desktop and mobile Spotify app. It also announced it would be adding voice support via Amazon's Alexa powered products,... >>

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

Nucleus Anywhere Intercom comes with Amazon's Alexa support

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Nucleus now ships its smart intercom in the US and Canada and it comes with Amazon's Alexa Voice Service built in. The intercom, which costs $250, is like a tablet device that you can take around the home or mount to a wall and use to contact friends... >>

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

Amazon dreamed up these cool headphones that listen for your name

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Amazon might be getting into the noise-canceling headphone biz - only its headphones are really smart.The thing about noise-canceling headphones is that they let you block out all the sound surrounding you, letting you focus on the audio coming in from... >>