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Amazon’s Echo Show can use Getty Images to answer your questions

This week, Getty Images announced a new partnership with Amazon that will allow the online retail giant to use images from Getty's vast image catalog on its Echo devices with a screen. While Alexa was previously able to deliver verbal answers to ques… Source: Engadget | Amazon’s Echo Show can use Getty Images to answer …

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Bezos family launches $2 billion philanthropy fund

Jeff Bezos, the Amazon founder who happens to be the richest person on the planet, has launched a philanthropic effort with an initial commitment of $2 billion. He and his wife MacKenzie will use the Day One Fund to build a "network of new, non-profi… Source: Engadget | Bezos family launches billion philanthropy fund

Amazon adds Spanish options to its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon is expanding its kid-friendly FreeTime and FreeTime Unlimited features by adding Spanish-language media. FreeTime Unlimited is a subscription service starting at $3/month that includes a range of content for kids to enjoy, while parents can co… Source: Engadget | Amazon adds Spanish options to its kid-friendly FreeTime Unlimited

Amazon's newest Fire HD 8 tablet offers always-on Alexa

Amazon has offered truly hands-free Alexa on the Fire HD 10 tablet, but not its 8-inch counterpart — you've had to wake it up first, which isn't much use when you're across the room. The company is taking care of that omission today with an updated… Source: Engadget | Amazon's newest Fire HD 8 tablet …

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Amazon is reportedly working on an ad-supported video service

Amazon is working on an ad-supported video service that would be available to users of its Fire TV devices, The Information reports. According to people familiar with the matter, the service will tentatively be called Free Dive and is being developed… Source: Engadget | Amazon is reportedly working on an ad-supported video service

Now That Amazon's Pre-Order Discount Is Gone, Games Are Coming Back

One of the most common questions we’ve received over the past few months is some variation on this: “Why isn’t [game I want to pre-order] available on Amazon?” Now that Amazon has ended its 20% pre-order discount policy, that question may no longer be relevant.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Now That Amazon's Pre-Order Discount Is …

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Amazon's 10", Full HD Tablet Is A Steal At Just $100

If you want a tablet to basically use as a portable TV (that’s basically what my iPad is at this point), a big screen is important, and you’d be hard pressed to find a better deal right now than Amazon’s Fire HD 10 for $100 today, a $50 discount.Read more… Source: Kotaku | Amazon's 10", …

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Echo Show can now display recorded security camera footage

With Alexa's latest skill, users can now ask the digital assistant to show them recorded security camera footage on their Echo Show, Echo Spot, Fire TV or Fire tablet. Currently, the skill is supported by Alexa-enabled cameras from Ring, Arlo, Cloud… Source: Engadget | Echo Show can now display recorded security camera footage

Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your favorite store

Amazon has been working to make its voice assistant more Alexa more useful to users, and this latest feature will certainly help with that. The company is adding the hours, phone numbers and addresses of over a million businesses to Alexa's database. Source: Engadget | Alexa can now tell you the phone number of your …

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Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy worries (update: Uber cuts access)

When you step into a ridesharing car, you probably assume that whatever you do inside the vehicle won't be recorded for posterity. But what if it turned out that you were not only on camera, but live on the internet? Like it or not, that's happening… Source: Engadget | Ridesharing livestreams on Twitch raise privacy …

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Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

The accent gap Drew Harwell, The Washington Post Smart speakers (and the virtual assistants they house) offer voice control for so many connected devices it's hard to keep count. Those audio gadgets can also assist with a range of questions — tha… Source: Engadget | Recommended Reading: The accent struggle for Alexa and Google Assistant

Facebook will broadcast live Premier League games in Asia

Facebook made clear its intentions to move into sport earlier this year, when it hired Eurosport CEO Peter Hutton to lead negotiations for worldwide live sports streams. Hutton's been earning his keep, because the company has just agreed a £200… Source: Engadget | Facebook will broadcast live Premier League games in Asia