Images of upcoming Moto Mods leak; Amazon Alexa speaker and Polaroid Insta-share printer surface

Back in February, during MWC 2017 in Barcelona, Motorola announced several new Moto Mods for the Moto Z and Moto Z2 series. Among the modular accessories introduced were the Amazon Alexa speaker and the Polaroid Insta-Share printer. Today, tipster extraordinaire Evan Blass sent out a tweet that gives us a look-see at both new MotoMods. The Alexa speaker converts your Moto Z(2) into a handheld Echo smart speaker thanks to the presence of virtual assistant Alexa. The latter will control your smart home, give you the latest news and weather, allow you to shop by voice through Amazon, and much more.  …


Amazon Echo Show and Echo Dot are both on sale for a limited time

Almost two weeks after unveiling the revamped Amazon Echo, the Amazon Echo Plus and the Amazon Echo Spot, a couple of older Echo devices are being made more affordable. The Echo Show, which features a 7-inch screen, and the Amazon Echo Dot are both now on sale. The latter resembles a hockey puck on steroids. Both smart speakers are on a sale for a limited time only.

The Echo Show’s 7-inch screen allows you to make/take hands-free video calls, allows you to watch videos, and see song lyrics from Amazon Music. You can even monitor the baby’s room after installing cameras. With eight microphones …

Deal: Save more than $100 (30%) when you buy the iPad Air (refurbished) at Amazon

It’s been four years since Apple launched the original iPad Air and the tablet is still available for purchase in many markets. The tablet was subject to many promotional offers over the years, as new iPad models hit the shelves.

Although the tablet market seems to be declining, Apple’s iPads continue to sell well enough to justify the launch of new slates. In any case, if you’re looking for a cheap iPad, you can now buy the original iPad Air for just $267 at Amazon.

The tablet sells for at least $350, but Amazon has it listed at $370+, so you’ll probably …

Deal: For $200 you can now buy a 2016 flagship smartphone on Amazon, the LeEco Le Pro3

Despite the fact that LeEco is almost out from the United States, its products are still selling and for much less than one would expect. The LeEco Le Pro3 was the Chinese company’s flagship killer for 2016.

It was released on the market at a reasonable price and offered solid specs for that time. Now it’s on sale at Amazon for less than $200. Although the smartphone is listed with a price of $349.99, Amazon is actually selling the LeEco Le Pro3 for just $199, so you’ll be saving around $150 when you buy it.

Although the smartphone comes unlocked, it will …

Google to produce smart speaker with screen to take on the Amazon Echo Show

After the surprising success of the Amazon Echo created strong demand for the new product category known as the smart speaker, Google launched its Echo challenger last November. With Google Assistant in the role of the virtual personal sidekick, which is held by Alexa on the Echo devices, the Google Home came to market on November 4th, 2016. The latest data show that Amazon controls more than 70% of the smart speaker market with Google accounting for roughly 25%.

Just the other day, Google pulled YouTube from the Amazon Echo Show. This is the version of the Echo that features a 7-inch screen. …

All Amazon Echo devices can now make calls for free on North America to the U.S., Canada and Mexico

It has been quite a week for Amazon’s Echo line up. Not only did Amazon revise the original Echo by adding a cloth cover, it made the new version of the original smart speaker shorter and fatter. The Amazon Echo Plus looks like the original Echo, adding improved Dolby sound and enhanced voice recognition. The addition of the ZigBee smart home hub makes it easier for users to control smart home products like entertainment systems, climate controls, locks and more. Other new models and accessories include the Echo Spot, the Echo Connect and Buttons.

Now, a new report published on Saturday …

Amazon announces Fire OS 6 based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat

Amazon has just announced its new Fire OS 6, which is based on Android 7.1.2 Nougat. The new version of the OS runs on the Amazon Fire TV Gen 3, but previous Fire TV devices (Fire TV Stick Gen 1 and 2, Fire TV Gen 1 and 2, and Fire TV Edition) will remain on Fire OS 5, which is based on Android 5.1 Lollipop.

Unfortunately, the company confirmed that at this time, the previous Fire TV models will not be updated to the new Fire OS 6. There’s no mention of the Fire tablets though. Now that we’ve clarified that, let’s see what new features Fire OS 6 is supposed to bring.

Well, …

New Amazon Echo models are introduced; pre-orders accepted now with shipping taking place in Q4


Amazon, the company that created the smart speaker category with the Amazon Echo in 2015, added the smaller hockey puck looking Amazon Echo Dot in October 2016. Earlier this year, the Amazon Echo Show was released with a 7-inch screen. And today, Amazon unveiled its new smart speaker lineup starting with a re-designed Echo model priced at $99. That is $80 or 44% cheaper than the price for the original Echo. A pack of three will be sold for $130, and different cloth clovers can be placed on the unit to spruce up its looks, or make it coordinate with the room where it will be used. The revised …

Deal: Moto G4 price drops to just $120 (33% off) on Amazon

As Lenovo pushes Motorola to launch more mid-end smartphones, the Moto G4 becomes cheaper and cheaper. Introduced in the United States last year, 4th generation Moto G is now available for purchase for just $120 outright.

Usually, the Moto G4 sells for $180, but for a limited time, customers can pick this one up for 33% off. Moreover, Amazon is selling the unlocked version of the Moto G4, which is fully compatible with all major carriers in the US including AT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, and Verizon.

Although the smartphone initially shipped with Android 6.0 …

Amazon will deliver Chipotle, Chili's, and your other fast-casual faves

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The food-delivery wars never end, and now Amazon has a new play against Postmates and UberEats. 

The Whole Foods owner just partnered with Olo, a restaurant software system used by many popular fast-casual eateries. The partnership means that most restaurants using the Olo system will now be available for delivery on Amazon Restaurants. 

For the most part, these are the kinds of places you can usually only order from on Postmates: fast-casual restaurants that don’t offer their own delivery. Think Chipotle, Applebee’s, Sweetgreen, Shake Shack, Chili’s, Red Robin, Noodles & Company, and Jamba Juice.  Read more…

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