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Sonos Finally Squished Alexa Into A Speaker, But Maybe Just Buy A Dot

Sonos wouldn’t like it, but you could call its new smart speaker an “Echo.” A high-end, very nice-sounding, but flawed Amazon Echo—the kind someone who just got a promotion might buy themselves, because unlike the $50 Dot or new $100 Echo, this speaker will set you back $200.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon is Offering Big Discounts on Two Sonos Speakers

Amazon’s offering a big discount on Sonos’ Play:1 and Play:5 speakers from now until October 10th, or as long as supplies last. You can save $50 on the Play:1, and $100 on the Play:5 if you order through your Alexa-enabled device —or snag one online, using the offer code SONOSPLAY1 or SONOSPLAY5. Read more… Continue […]

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Don’t Ask Why, But Big Mouth Billy Bass Will Soon Work With Alexa

Before you get too excited—as I was—Big Mouth Billy Bass is not replacing the stark black cylinder we’ve come to know as the home of Alexa. But the paragon of fishing-shack chic is now, finally, because the people surely demanded it, compatible with Alexa.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon Just Announced a Buttload of New Echo Gadgets [Updated]

It might not feel like it, but it’s been almost three years since the original Amazon Echo hit the scene. In the time seince, the number of Alexa-powered devices has grown from a single smart speaker into an entire family including the Dot, the Look, the Show—not to mention all the third-party devices out there. […]

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Alexa and Cortana Teamed Up, But Consumer Tech Is Still Stuck in an Ecosystem War

The voice interfaces Cortana and Alexa will soon be able to activate each other for functions that one does better than the other, Amazon and Microsoft announced today. It’s the kind of cooperation that we don’t see enough between the Big Five, or really any company that’s grown out of its “desperately cobble together…Read more… […]

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Anker’s Echo Dot Alternative Is Just $30 Right Now, Plus Three Months of Amazon Music

Launched under Anker’s home brand, Eufy, the Genie starts at $35- the lowest price so far on Amazon’s analog, the Dot, but today the barrier to entry to the Alexa ecosystem gets even lower at just 30 bucks. Even better, new subscribers to Amazon Music Unlimited get three months free with their Genie purchase.Read more… […]

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Holy Crap, Amazon’s Selling Refurbished Echo Dots For $30 Today

Amazon usually sells certified refurbished Echo Dots for $5 less than new models, but today only, that discount has increased to $20 for Prime members. Refurbished Dots still carry the same warranty as new ones, so there’s really no downside to going this route if you want to sprinkle these around your home on a […]

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