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Deal Alert: The 16GB Amazon Fire HD 8 is Back Down to Just $50

Still kicking yourself for missing a good Fire tablet deal over the holidays? Well, here’s your chance at redemption. Right now, Amazon is selling its new 16GB Fire HD 8 for just $50. That’s about $30 less than retail. This tablet comes with “special offers”—unobtrusive advertisements on the lock screen. If you don’t want the ads, then you’ll be happy to know that Amazon’s also offering the ad-free 16GB Fire HD 8 for a discounted $65. You’re probably well aware that these tablets are great for ...
Tags: Amazon, Crafts, Alexa, Right now Amazon


Plant-based burgers Impossible and Beyond get an upgrade and more recognition

There are plenty of new gadgets coming to market, from 8K televisions or Alexa-equipped toilets. But publisher Digital Trend’s pick for top tech winner at this month’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas wasn’t a gadget at all. It was the Impossible Burger 2.0. The new, improved versions of the plant-based patty and its main competitor, the Beyond Burger, are rolling out in restaurants ranging from hipster hangouts to huge fast food chains as they strive to give diners alternatives to eating ...
Tags: New York, Restaurants, Los Angeles, Sport, Things To Do, Soccer, Las Vegas, Pasadena, Brooklyn Brewery, Alexa, Impossible Foods, Beyond Meat, Las Vegas Strip, Riverside, Redwood City, Monty


2019 SEO Tips From The Internet Marketing Podcast

With every year, nay every day, things are changing in the field of SEO. From Google’s behavioural shifts, ensuring your website is mobile first and the importance of conducting log file analysis to creating a Google My Business Strategy we had a ton of expert marketing guests on our Internet Marketing Podcast in 2018 sharing their knowledge and experience concerning all of the above and more. Read on to discover their top SEO tips, advice and predictions for 2019 ahead. We’ve also added each po...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Seo, Cta, Sem, Alexa, Seo Tips, Seo Podcast, The Digital Marketing Blog, Andy, Bryan, Rand Fishkin, Google My Business, Marcos, SERP


BoAt Stone 700A Alexa-powered water-resistant smart speaker launched for Rs. 3199

BoAt lifestyle has launched the Alexa powered smart speaker; the Stone 700A in India. It comes with IPX6 water resistance and features 1.75-inch x 2 full range drivers that pump out a power output of 10W RMS. It supports Alexa and connects via Bluetooth V4.2.  It comes with an Aux wire for dual connectivity. Users can access Alexa from the button on the speaker itself or use the boAt Nirvana App. For access to full functionality, one can register using the Amazon Alexa app to make the experienc...
Tags: Amazon, Accessories, News, India, Blogging, Boat, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, boAt Stone 700A, BoAt Stone 700A price, Stone 700A, Saurabh Goswami Marketing Head


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Tuesday. France fined Google $57 million for breaking Europe's strict new privacy rules. The regulator, CNIL, said Google didn't properly explain how or why it collects people's data. WhatsApp will only let people forward messages 5 times to fight fake news. The messaging app has already trialled the five-forwards restriction in India, where a series of high-profile lynchings were supposedly sparked by false information going viral on t...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Spotify, Europe, Elon Musk, France, India, Trends, Cnn, Cern, Brazil, Just Eat, Cnil, Alexa, Musk


Three Ways to Improve Your Smarthome

The initial appeal of smarthome devices can be one of intrigue. Furthermore, these products can do a lot more than you might think from first glance. RELATED: How to Put Together Your First Smarthome (Without Getting Overwhelmed) When most people think of how you control smarthome devices and what you can do with them, they most likely envision the ability to control things from their smartphones or using their voice with Alexa or Google Assistant. All of this is true, and it’s certainly the ba...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Alexa, Real Smarthome Superpower Read


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Facebook COO Sheryl Sandberg gave an unconvincing speech to a conference in Munich about privacy, just at the point she needs to sound sincere for regulators.Sandberg talked about how Facebook needed to do better, and its commitment to stopping election interference and abuse, but audience members described her comments as rehearsed. Huawei CEO Ren Zhengfei warned of job losses thanks to global fears about the firm's equipment. ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, China, Germany, Disney, Trends, Earth, Netflix, Munich, Hulu, Huawei, Sheryl Sandberg, Alexa, Accel, Sequoia


The Yardian​ Multi-Functional Smart Sprinkler Controller

us.yardian.com The Yardian is the only smart water controller to qualify for a full complement of industry certifications Less Water, More Green​ Save significant water and money with the Yardian while maintaining a green and beautiful garden. Total Control Use the Yardian app for better control over your garden. Set automatic smart programs or dig into the options to customize your own. Tailored For Your Needs Stay on top of local regulations with Yardian’s water restrictions database, w...
Tags: Reviews, Seo, Home Automation, Alexa, Chris Voss, Yardian, Integrate Amazon


Echo Dot Kids Edition – $30 off!

I can’t wait to get my hands on one of these! Alexa has been life-changing in our house and I’m so happy to see that the kid specific Echo Dot is on sale! Right now you can get it for just $39.99 (reg. 69.99). Having Alexa around is an added expense, but I believe that it actually helps me in the long run.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Alexa


Technological progress and the global sex recession

We may live amidst what seems a libidinous culture, but oddly also an increasingly sexless time. Of course, the drop in early teen sex, and even more so teen pregnancies represents positive developments, but when lack of social interaction leads to celibacy in the twenties, thirties and beyond, the implications are less than wholesome. The Atlantic recently described a “sex recession” in the United States and most western countries, with fewer people dating and even those in relationship getting...
Tags: Amazon, Asia, Hong Kong, Europe, Japan, Australia, Opinion, China, Germany, Singapore, India, San Francisco, Sport, European Union, Atlantic, Soccer


Mark Zuckerberg's Mentor 'Shocked and Disappointed' -- But He Has a Plan

Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee published a scathing 3,000-word article adapted from his new book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Here's just one example of what's left him "shocked and disappointed": Facebook (along with Google and Twitter) has undercut the free press from two directions: it has eroded the economics of journalism and then overwhelmed it with disinformation. On Facebook, information and disinformation look the same; the only difference is that disinformatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Tech, Alexa, Facebook News Feed, McNamee, Facebook Google, Google Home, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe Here


Echo Dot Kids Edition ONLY $39.99 Shipped (Reg. $70)

Echo Dot Kids Edition ONLY $39.99 Shipped (Reg. $70) 70) Your kids will love this Echo Dot Kids Edition that is available for ONLY $39.99 Shipped (Reg. $70) 70) at Amazon. Features: Now Alexa is a kid-friendly DJ, comedian, and storyteller — and she’s always getting smarter.Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Alexa, Amazon Features


IT pros in Washington, DC, are ready to ditch their current jobs and flock to Amazon's HQ2, a new survey says (AMZN)

Washington, DC, information-technology professionals are happy that Amazon is opening up one of its HQ2 campuses in the area, a new poll indicates. Almost three-quarters of them said they would be willing to leave their current job to work for Amazon. Many are hoping that Amazon will pay higher salaries. But there are other reasons they like the idea of working for the tech giant. While Amazon has faced a slew of protests over its decision to hire up to 25,000 people for its new HQ2 offices i...
Tags: Google, Amazon, New York, Congress, Virginia, San Francisco, Trends, Washington Dc, Pentagon, Dc, Seattle, Alexa, Trump, AMZN, Crystal City Virginia, Amazon Many


Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam soundbar and smart speaker

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon. The post Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam soundbar and smart speaker appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Alexa, Sonos Beam


From WhatsApp to Alexa : why the ad-free era is over

As we grow wiser to marketing, advertisers are finding new ways and places to plug productsWe’ve weaned ourselves off banner advertisements, with a fifth of us using ad blockers in our internet browsers, according to research firm eMarketer. So-called “native advertising” online, where advertising is presented in a similar way to editorial, has failed to take off. A US study last year from found native advertising is no better at getting us to buy than standard online ads.“Consumers are very goo...
Tags: Amazon, Facebook, Technology, Media, Instagram, Social Networking, Advertising, US, Snapchat, Whatsapp, Online Shopping, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Huddersfield University, Lisa Du Lieu


Cortana wants to be friends with Alexa and Google Assistant

Microsoft no longer wants to compete against Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant in the digital assistant space. Instead, it wants to transform Cortana into a skill that can be integrated into other digital assistants. The post Cortana wants to be friends with Alexa and Google Assistant appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Cortana, Trends, Computing, Alexa, Digital Assistant


Microsoft’s Cortana wants to be friends with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

Microsoft no longer wants to compete against Amazon's Alexa and Google's Assistant in the digital assistant space. Instead, it wants to transform Cortana into a skill that can be integrated into other digital assistants. The post Microsoft’s Cortana wants to be friends with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Cortana, Trends, Computing, Alexa, Digital Assistant, Amazon Alexa


Thousands of current and former HP sales people will receive over $5,000 thanks to a $25 million lawsuit over messed up pay (HPQ, HPE)

Business Insider continues to obtain more details on the settlement by HP and HPE to salespeople after a nine-year lawsuit battle. We have now learned that 2,189 current and former California HP employees will be receiving settlement payments, with an average payment of $5,430.06. Some will be receiving much more and some less. The case involved former salespeople first launching a lawsuit nine years ago claiming that HP's computer systems weren't tracking commissions properly and they weren't...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, California, Satya Nadella, Trends, Hp, Alexa, Business Insider, HP Inc, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Parrott, Jeffery Wall, Franklin Azar, Jonathan Parrott


Amazon patents a technology to help Alexa fight fake voice attacks

Amazon filed a patent this month for a new technology that looks like it would help its digital assistant Alexa fight fake voice attacks that could potentially fool Alexa's biometric security protocols. The post Amazon patents a technology to help Alexa fight fake voice attacks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, News, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Smart Speakers, Voice Technology, Biometric Authentication


Alexa gets a Sims 4 integration, while Sims get an off-brand in-game Alexa

Approximately one in five Sims under my care will die in a kitchen fire. Those who survive will face an even bigger threat: smart speakers. EA and Maxis recently announced The Sims 4 would arrive on Amazon‘s Alexa smart speakers in the form of a new Alexa skill. And, as art imitates life, your Sims are also getting their own smart speaker with a virtual assistant called “Lin-Z.” The Amazon collaboration means The Sims 4 is the latest AAA title to debut on the Alexa platform, joining Skyrim. But,...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Gaming, EA, Artificial Intelligence, Maxis, Alexa, Sims


Deal Alert: Grab an Insignia 39″ Smart TV For $149.99

TV’s are getting cheaper and cheaper, but you shouldn’t grab the smallest, cheapest TV that you can find. If you’ve been waiting for a great TV deal, now’s your chance to buy an Insignia 39″ smart TV for just $149.99. Whether you’re trying to replace your old TVs or add some new TVs to your home, the Insignia 39″ smart TV is a great option. It’ has Amazon Fire and Alexa capabilities, so you can stream your favorite episodes of ‘Tidying Up’ without touching a remote. And since the Insignia is a ...
Tags: Crafts, Best, Alexa, Amazon Fire


NRF 2019: It’s A Visionary Retail Revival

NRF 2019 attracted more than 800 exhibitors that demonstrated to more than 37,000 attendees. If last year’s theme was (Alexa’s) voice, this year’s show was all about computer vision driving: Frictionless retail. Computer vision specialist Scandit, with clients such as Sephora and Louis Vuitton, showed that any retailer can offer a grab-and-go experience like Amazon […]
Tags: Amazon, Ecommerce, Sephora, Alexa, Nrf, Louis Vuitton, Scandit


Project Alias is a ‘smart parasite’ that stops smart speakers from listening

Two designers chose to do something about nosy smart speakers. The result is Project Alias, a "smart parasite" that whispers nonsense to Google Home and Alexa until it hears a specific wake word. The post Project Alias is a ‘smart parasite’ that stops smart speakers from listening appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Alexa, Google Home


Cortana Pulls an About Face, Opts to Integrate with Alexa and Google Assistant Instead

Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant has struggled to stay relevant, and it looks like it’s reached its last brick wall. Cortana will no longer compete with other voice assistants, but will instead be available as an Alexa Skill, as well as work with Google Assistant at some point. The company’s CEO, Satya Nadella, admitted during an event earlier this week that Cortana hasn’t been able to compete well with Alexa and Google Assistant, but said that it’s still a core feature for its customers, mo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Skype, Alexa, Nadella, Alexa Skill, Cortana Nadella


Microsoft is calling an audible on smart speakers

The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But let’s be real — the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft’s smart assistant has its strong suits, but thus far statement of purpose hasn’t been among them. CEO Satya Nadella appears to have acknowledge as much this week during a media event at the company’s Redmond Campus. “Defeat” might be a strong word at this stage, but the executive is publicly acknowledging that the company needs to go back to the drawing board. In its current ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hardware, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Alexa, Nadella, Apple Amazon, Bixby, Harman Kardon Invoke, Alexa Assistant, Redmond Campus Defeat


Amazon Echo 2nd Generation Smart Speaker, 3 Colors – $74.99 Shipped

Amazon Echo 2nd Generation Smart Speaker, 3 Colors – $74.99 Shipped Amazon has Echo 2nd Generation Smart Speaker, 3 Colors for $74.99 (Reg $99.99) with free shipping. Echo connects to Alexa to play music, read the news, set alarms and timers, answer questions, control compatible smart home devices, and more. Just ask for a song, […].Brought to you by: Frugal Focus
Tags: Frugality, Alexa, Shipped Amazon


Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off Sonos Beam soundbar with Alexa

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent smart sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon. The post Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off Sonos Beam soundbar with Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Sonos, Sound Bars, Alexa, Sonos Beam


Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam sound bar with Alexa

If you're looking to add some oomph to your home audio setup, then through February 3, the Alexa-enabled Sonos Beam is on sale for $50 off, bringing this excellent smart sound bar down to just $349 on Amazon. The post Need a smart speaker? Amazon knocks $50 off the Sonos Beam sound bar with Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Trends, Home Theater, Sonos, Sound Bars, Alexa, Sonos Beam


Cortana won’t challenge Alexa and Google Assistant, says Microsoft CEO

It's no secret that Microsoft's Cortana digital assistant has fallen behind Google Assistant and Alexa, and it looks like Microsoft is taking a different route. The company's CEO Satya Nadella revealed that Microsoft no longer sees Cortana as a competitor to Alexa or Google Assistant. “Cortana needs to be that skill for anybody who’s a Microsoft 365 subscriber,” explains Nadella. Nadella is referencing the Microsoft's new consumer subscription push. “You should be able to use it on Google Ass...
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Blogging, Windows 10, Skype, Alexa, Nadella, Alexa Microsoft, Nadella Nadella


What We’re Reading: January 14-18

A picture of an egg, The Miracle on the Hudson remembered, Brazilian spiders and much more, compiled by Anne-Marie Siudzinski, Senior Library Information Specialist. Just waitin’ in line for a burger. Which do you prefer on Instagram–an egg or Kylie Jenner?  We prefer the egg. Using Alexa in an open-plan office–not a great idea. Newsflash, everyone still hates open offices. Talking to Sully about The Miracle on the Hudson–10 years later.   David Watts1978/flickr/2009 Alternative decluttering i...
Tags: Radio, Maine, Kylie Jenner, Hudson, Alexa, What We're Reading, Anne Marie Siudzinski, David Watts1978