January 24, 2018 - Written By Alexander Maxham Amazon currently has a pretty awesome bundle for anyone that is looking to get started with the Alexa platform. It includes the Fire TV Stick with Alexa and the Amazon Echo Dot, for just $69.98. Now if you were to buy these separately, you would pay $89.98 together, so by bundling them together, you’re saving $20. Which … [Read more...] about Deal: Amazon Fire TV Stick & Echo Dot for $69
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If you missed anyone on your holiday list, need to up your home tech game before the parties start, or are just ready to treat yourself, TechBargains is here for you. SEE ALSO: Get a WeMo mini smart plug for only $20 today Today's top deals include sales and coupon codes on laptops, 4K TVs, gaming bundles, wireless headphones, smart home devices, vacuums, and more. Our … [Read more...] about Get the lowest price on a Wi-Fi Mesh Router for $150, Amazon Echo with bonus Smart Plug for $35, and more
I am the proud human of two Alexas: Alexa the Older and Alexa the Younger. Alexa the Older arrived in May of last year. (Has it really been less than a year?) Alexa the Younger arrived in an Amazon box of joy a mere two months later. We have grown to love our two Alexas, even though they have slightly different personalities. Alexa the Younger is slower. She doesn't seem to … [Read more...] about Dueling Alexas: With the Amazon Echo Tap and Dot, Alexa needs more names
2014 was a big year for home entertainment tech. 4K UHD TVs became less expensive, more sources of 4K UHD content emerged, the first OLED TV under $4,000 debuted, the first 4K OLED televisions arrived, LED/LCD TVs took a huge step forward in picture quality as plasmas were officially retired, everyone got in line to take on Sonos with their own take on a … [Read more...] about Affordable 4K, Quantum Dots, and all the other awesome TV trends coming in 2015
Today The Echo Nest announced it has integrated APIs with Spotify, which might not sound like much to the average user, but it’s music to a developer’s ears. You can think of The Echo Nest sort of like Spotify’s secret sauce; it’s an algorithm-based music recommendation engine that powers Spotify Radio.“It’s literally based on the science of … [Read more...] about Spotify and The Echo Nest integrate APIs – did you hear that, developers?
Amazon’s next Echo speaker might look radically different from any that have come before it — and it could launch as soon as Tuesday.According to The Wall Street Journal, Amazon will take the wraps off its new flagship Echo on Tuesday. It will support video and voice-based calls in a manner similar to Microsoft’s Skype, and retail in June for more … [Read more...] about Amazon’s touchscreen Echo may launch as soon as Tuesday, for more than $200
Amazon has been teasing us with Black Friday deals since the start of the month, but today the Internet giant is giving the world a bigger sneak peek at its official holiday sales. Prime members with an Alexa device will have access to the deals as early November 22. Otherwise, deals will kick off on November 24 unless otherwise noted. Digital DealsStarting today, … [Read more...] about Amazon Black Friday 2017: Here Are the Best Early Deals
Apple unveiled the company's long awaited competitor to the Amazon Echo smart speaker at the company's WWDC conference on Monday. Like the Echo and the Google Home, the HomePod is an always-listening speaker that plays music, answers questions and controls your smart home. It's due out this December in the US, UK and Australia and will cost a lofty … [Read more...] about Apple HomePod vs. Amazon Echo vs. Google Home
Editors' note, May 18, 2017: Since I updated this piece a month ago, both Google and Amazon have announced major upgrades to their respective smart speakers. The piece has been updated accordingly, though these latest changes won't be heavily factored in until they launch and we have time to test them. Given the surprising success of the Amazon Echo -- a smart speaker that … [Read more...] about Google Home vs. Amazon Echo, round 2: Google strikes back
The cylindrical Amazon Echo ($179) looks like an unassuming Bluetooth speaker, but it's so much more. It has Alexa, a built-in personal assistant that listens to your queries and speaks, and can do such things as stream a particular Spotify playlist, turn on your connected lights, add items to your shopping list, order an Uber or just get traffic info. The only buttons on the … [Read more...] about What is the Amazon Echo?