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Amazon has a huge team dedicated to enhancing Alexa and Echo

Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo smart speaker was the shopping site’s biggest-selling item during the 2017 holiday season, while a few months ago data suggested Echo smart speakers are selling in greater numbers than similar devices made by Google and Appl…

The best ebook readers of 2018

Over the past decade or so, how we read and consume books has changed drastically. Books don’t always come on paper anymore and are often read on ebook readers and tablets that allow you to churn through as many titles as you want, whenever you want. E…

The best ‘Top Gear’ episodes

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Top Gear — in the form we know and love — began airing on BBC Two in 2002, and over the ensuing 16 years it became required viewing for any serious gearhead. The show’s blend of offbeat humor, contrasting personalities, gorgeous cinematography, and…

There are too many streaming options, and it’s only getting worse

Quote CatalogEvery company wants to own a streaming service.
While there’s long been a solid bench of competitors for Netflix (Hulu and Amazon Prime to name a couple), a horde of new players has entered the fight. They include entertainment titans like…

Pocket transforms articles into podcasts with an assist from Amazon

PocketYou may know it as the pre-eminent read-it-later app, but Pocket is now promoting a different option for catching up on the news: Listen-to-it-later. The Mozilla-owned platform has launched a redesign that includes a revamped and much-enhanced fe…

Here are the five new Amazon Echo devices available now

Right after Google drops a whole bunch of devices on the market, Amazon has released its new gizmos to customers this week. Here’s what’s available right now, what the new devices do, and what you’re going to pay.
Echo Show ($230)
The Echo Show is ab…