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Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV

New-Brand-Lockup-Copy It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. It then added the much-requested Spotify to the list of supported streaming music services. And today, Amazon has announced integration with on-demand car service, Uber. Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 5th

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Amazon Alexa Can Now Order An Uber From Your Echo Speaker Or Fire TV

New-Brand-Lockup-Copy It’s been a big week for Amazon’s connected speaker Echo. First the company rolled out a way to order pizza just by asking Echo’s virtual assistant to place an order for you. It then added the much-requested Spotify to the list of supported streaming music services. And today, Amazon has announced integration with on-demand car service, Uber. Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 5th

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Amazon Brings Its Virtual Assistant Alexa To Older Fire TV Devices

Gadgets_FireTV_STILLS_01 When Amazon rolled out the next generation of its set-top box, the Fire TV, last year, one of the standout features was the addition of Amazon Alexa to the platform. Today, the voice assistant is making its way to owners of Amazon’s original Fire TV and Fire TV Sticks, the company announced this morning, thanks to an over-the-air update arriving shortly. The free download will begin… Read More

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Sarah Perez

February 3rd

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Apple Reports 1 Billion “Active” Devices

Screen Shot 2016-01-26 at 4.43.55 PM In Apple’s Q1 ’16 “Earnings Supplemental Material” – documentation added to today’s earnings primarily to highlight how foreign exchange rates are impacting revenue – there was another notable figure revealed: Apple says now its “active” install base has reached 1 billion devices. (Actually, it has surpassed it, says CEO Tim Cook.) That… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 26th

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Apple Watch Scooped Up Over Half The Smartwatch Market In 2015

0910_apple-iwatch_2000x1125-1940x1091 Despite a late arrival to the wearables market, Apple claimed the top spot in terms of device sales, according to new research from Juniper out this week, which stated that the Apple Watch accounted for over 50 percent of smartwatch sales in 2015. Even more impressive is the fact Apple’s Watch only launched at the end of April – meaning it claimed the majority of the market… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 13th

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3D-Printed Insole Maker SOLS Lays Off 20 Percent Of Staff

sols SOLS, a company using 3D-printing technology to make custom shoe insoles, has laid off 20 percent of its workforce, or 14 employees in total across all teams, TechCrunch has confirmed. The staff reductions come just ahead of a forthcoming product announcement due in a few weeks, as well as further efforts aimed at broadening SOLS’ product offerings, says co-founder and CEO Kegan… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 8th

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A Space Black Milanese Loop Band For Apple Watch Spotted On Apple’s Online Store

applewatch-space-black-milanese-loop Whoops! It appears Apple accidentally leaked imagery and details regarding a new Apple Watch band, a “Space Black” Milanese Loop, which briefly appeared on various international Apple Store websites, including the one in the Czech Republic. The band was posted earlier today before quickly being brought down. Apple’s online listing didn’t include pricing details or a… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 6th

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Misfit Debuts Spector, “Smart” Headphones That Double As A Fitness Tracker

Misfit Specter lifestyle Wearables maker Misfit, now owned by Fossil, is following up on yesterday’s news of Ray, a slimmer alternative to its flagship fitness tracker the Misfit Shine, with the launch of its first set of in-ear wireless headphones. Called “Spector,” Misfit says the idea was to create a “smart hearable” product – meaning, a set of headphones that actually work like… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 6th

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Misfit Ray Is A New, Slimmer Fitness Tracker That Looks More Like A Bracelet Than A Watch

Misfit Ray product - web With its first major product release since its acquisition by watchmaker Fossil Group in November, Misfit today debuted its latest entry in its line of fashion-forward fitness trackers with the launch of the Misfit Ray. The fitness and sleep monitor features a cylindrical aluminum body, and works with the company’s other Misfit-branded or custom accessories, and can be worn as either… Read More

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Sarah Perez

January 5th

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After Topping The App Store On Christmas, Fitbit’s Stock Shoots Up

fitbit It looks like Santa delivered a lot of Fitbits for Christmas this year. After topping the App Store just after Christmas morning, Fitbit’s stock has shot up by around 5 percent in pre-market trading on Monday morning. The app this morning is now the #2 Free App on the iTunes Store, and the #1 app in the Health & Fitness category. The stock surge has been reported by The Street… Read More

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December 28th

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