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Use This Alexa Skill to Get the Perfect Brine on Your Thanksgiving Turkey

If you’re on the hook for turkey duty this Thanksgiving and you’re freaking out, Amazon is here to help. The same company that will happily sell you a turkey over the internet can teach you how to prepare it, too, thanks to a new Alexa skill from Morton Salt.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon’s Best Black Friday Deals on Tech

Black Friday is a little over a week away, and we already know what to expect from some of the biggest tech companies around. Microsoft and Google recently revealed their upcoming discounts, and now Amazon is offering up a look at what it has planned for the big day, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon Echo Dot Vs. Google Home Mini: The Cheap Speaker Showdown

In the gadget-world, it’s cliché to compare something to The Jetsons. But when it comes to a cheap little box that you talk to and that answers your questions and that controls your entire home, the comparison is just too perfect. The $50 Amazon Echo Dot and the $50 Google Home Mini are two such […]

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Amazon’s Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub capabilities that could make all your connected devices work together. The new Amazon Echo Plus offers just that. I’m…Read more… […]

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How Microsoft’s New Invoke Smart Speaker Stacks Up to the Competition

Better late than never, right? Microsoft is finally ready to compete in the smart speaker market after unveiling its Cortana-powered version of the Amazon Echo earlier this year. The Harman Kardon Invoke launched on Sunday with high-quality audio and a stylish design for $199.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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It’s Hard Not to Love the Google Home Mini

It’s almost unfair that most of the world met our voice-controlled future in the form of an Amazon Echo. Sure, the gadget works, but damn is it ugly. The Google Home was better but still sort of silly-looking. That’s why the sleek, minimalist Google Home Mini feels like a revelation. Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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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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Did Amazon Rip Off the Echo Show From a Startup It Invested in?

A couple hours after Amazon announced the new Echo Show, a touchscreen communication device powered by the company’s AI voice assistant Alexa, I got an email from a PR firm representing a company called Nucleus. The subject was salacious: “Amazon is out for blood – the Echo Show is proof.” I almost never reply to…Read more… […]

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