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Amazon's Echo is a speaker with a built-in Siri-like voice assistant

Most modern smartphones have built-in voice assistants, be it Siri, Google Now or Cortana. Amazon's new virtual secretary, though, lives inside its own Sonos-like speaker.  Read More

Amazon's Fire TV now supports streaming of content from more Android devices

Previously, the only devices able to stream content to the Fire TV were Amazon's own Kindle Fire HDX tablet or Fire smartphone. An update has now thrown open the streaming capabilities to any Android tablets or smartphones running Jellybean 4.2 or higher.  Read More

The Fire TV Stick and included remote control

On Monday, Amazon expanded one of the key fronts in the ongoing war for control of the living room by introducing the Fire TV Stick. It's a follow-up to the company's Amazon Fire TV launched earlier this year, and a direct competitor to Google's Chromecast and the Roku Streaming Stick.  Read More

The Small UAV Coalition has been formed to promote civil and commercial use of small UAVs ...

As is so often the case when it comes to rapidly evolving technologies, the law is struggling to keep up with the surge in popularity of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). In an attempt to pave the way for commercial, philanthropic, and civil use of small UAVs in the US and around the world, a number of players in the field have teamed up to form the Small UAV Coalition.  Read More

Amazon's Kindle Fire HD Kids Edition is a durable, child-friendly tablet

Amazon has announced an all new addition to its tablet line, known as the Fire HD Kids Edition. The device, which comes in 6 and 7-inch variants, is an augmented version of the company’s refreshed Fire HD tablets, and packs a range of child-friendly features, from added durability to parental controls.  Read More

Amazon's new Kindle Fire HD 6 costs just $99

When the Kindle Fire HD was first announced in 2012, it sneaked in at just under US$200. The just announced 6-inch version will cost half of that. Founder and CEO of Amazon Jeff Bezos claims that the Fire HD 6 is the most powerful tablet for under $100.  Read More

The new Kindle Voyage takes over as Amazon's premium eReader

Amazon has expanded its Kindle eReader range by unveiling its 7th generation Kindle. Supplanting the second-gen Paperwhite as Amazon's premium eReader, the Kindle Voyage is billed as the company’s most advanced eReader yet, coming in lighter and thinner than any previous model and sporting a more advanced display and user interface.  Read More

Today Amazon unveiled its modestly upgraded 2014 tablet, a new Kindle Fire HDX 8.9

Up to this point, Amazon has updated the Kindle Fire's hardware once a year since it launched. It looks like this year's upgrades, though, are going to be the most modest by a huge margin. Today Amazon took the wraps off of the 2014 edition of the Kindle Fire HDX 8.9.  Read More

You can get your hands on some great tablet hardware without breaking the bank

While we tend to hear more about high-end tablets, plenty of manufacturers make great low-cost devices with compelling specs and features. With the tablet market getting more crowded all the time, manufacturers are offering consumers more for their money than ever before. Read on, as we highlight five great options for tablets that won't break the bank.  Read More

 XRay helps users see how popular online services track their personal information  (Image...

A new software tool developed at Columbia University is providing valuable insights into how some very popular websites make use of the sensitive data they collect from their users. The software could help sniff out potential abuses from advertisers and contribute in making the usage of sensitive data a lot more transparent to the end user.  Read More

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