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Echo Frames second-gen now available for pre-order while Echo Loop is discontinued

Last year, Amazon launched its first Day 1 Editions products with the Echo Frames, an Alexa powered pair of smart glasses, and the Echo Loop, a smart ring with Alexa built-in. Day 1 Edition products are akin to a public beta test, where Amazon launches a device, in order to get customer feedback and determine if it’s worth mass-producing.Since last year, Amazon has learned a lot about what customers like and dislike about the products, and has come to two conclusions. The Echo Frames will continue on, but the Echo Loop will be discontinued.What that means for consumers is, the Echo Frames are now available for pre-order and will begin shipping on December 10, 2020, just in time for the holidays. While the Echo Loop will cease production and sales, however, users of the Echo Loop will continue to receive updates and support.In case you’re in need of a refresher, the Echo Frames are a pair of prescription-ready smart glasses featuring a microphone, speaker, and built-in support for Alexa. The glasses were designed to look like normal everyday eyewear while using open-ear audio technology to focus sound toward your ears.This gives you the power of Alexa while on the go, without looking too conspicuous like with the Google Glass smart glasses. While using the Echo Frames, you’ll have the ability to make calls, play music, control your smart home, hear notifications, and more with the power of Alexa.During the past year, Amazon learned a lot from users and has made some improvements to the Echo Frames before launching the second-gen version. The all-new Echo Frames now sport improved battery life, and provides you with up to 40 percent more battery life during continuous playback when compared to the previous generation.There have also been improvements to the VIP Filter, which allows you to set what apps and contacts you’ll hear notifications from. Now, this feature has been extended to support calendars and group messaging.Lastly, you can now extend your battery life even further by using Auto Off, which automatically powers down the Echo Frames when being placed upside down for three seconds.The second-gen Echo Frames are now available for pre-order for $249.99 and come in a range of colors, including Modern Tortoise, Horizon Blue, and Classic Black.

These are the best cheap Amazon Echo deals for October 2020

Millions of people talk to their homes using Echo speakers. Here, we have all the best Amazon Echo deals.

These are the best cheap Amazon Echo deals for October 2020

Millions of people talk to their homes using Echo speakers. Here, we have all the best Amazon Echo deals.

These are the best cheap Amazon Echo deals for October 2020

Millions of people talk to their homes using Echo speakers. Here, we have all the best Amazon Echo deals.

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Amazon Debuts Revamped Alexa App That’s Rolling Out to iOS Users Soon

Amazon today unveiled a new version of its Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android users, which as TechCrunch explains,

Want Alexa to start recording a TikTok clip? She’ll soon be able to do it

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Amazon’s New ‘Alexa for Apps’ Feature Lets iPhone Users Ask Alexa to Launch Apps

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Amazon’s Alexa App Gains ‘Hands-Free’ Voice Activation Feature

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WhatsApp and Amazon Alexa Launch Coronavirus Information Services

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Alzheimer’s stole her ability to read. An Alexa-powered chair gave it back

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In St. Noire, Alexa plays a detective helping you solve a Clue-like mystery 

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Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance to Develop Open Standard for Smart Home Devices

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Best Cyber Monday deals on Alexa, Echo, Fire TV, and all Amazon devices updated

Amazon's device deals on Amazon's own brands continue in the Cyber Monday Countdown. The killer prices for Echo, Ring, Fire, Blink, Eero, Fire TV, Blink, and Kindle devices are here now.

Your Alexa speaker can be hacked with malicious audio tracks. And lasers.

Think your smart speaker is secure? Two recent demonstrations will make you think again. From adversarial music to laser attacks, this is how hackers could turn your smart speaker against you.

Amazon Echo Buds review: Alexa lays a smackdown on the AirPods

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Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

Amazon's latest entry-level smart speaker may seem like a lazy update, but don't dismiss the conveniences that the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock brings to the table.

Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock review: The time is now

Amazon's latest entry-level smart speaker may seem like a lazy update, but don't dismiss the conveniences that the Amazon Echo Dot (3rd Gen) with Clock brings to the table.

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Save an extra 20% on all physical products with this Black Friday offer

It may not feel like it, but we’re in the midst of a buying season. Or, for some, it’s the unofficial start to one. So that means it’s time to break out the special pricing and offers on all sorts of products, services, and gifts.To help kick off the Black Friday shopping weekend we have a great offer in store. Well, the AG Deals Store, to be certain. Right now, if you use the coupon code BFSAVE20 at checkout, you can knock an extra 20% off of your purchase.While the code is good on all physical products in the store, we’re going to highlight some of the more popular items. The promo runs from now until November 28!Gotek Wireless Charging Music Station ($46.95) $37.60Take wireless technology to a whole new level. Gotek Music Station is capable of both streaming music and charging your Qi-enabled smartphone wirelessly. Carefully designed with creative elements such as a big glossy LED display with 3 levels of lightness, the built-in FM radio and alarm will let you enjoy the versatile functions beside your bed, on your desk, or working place. You can easily charge the speaker via Type-C port, or use its own battery which could support 8 hours of working time when you play music.Plug N’ Use Mini Sterilizer ($41.99) $33.60Introducing a mini gadget with 99% sterilization rate that can be attached to your smartphone to charge. Using a high-quality UV-C light source, this mini USB ultraviolet germicidal lamp cleans and disinfects elevator buttons, computer keyboards, tableware, water cups, children’s toys, and other essentials often used in daily life. To use, put the device close to the surface, sweep back and forth for just one minute to eliminate 99% of harmful bacteria. The device can just stay attached to your phone — just swipe or sweep it over toilet seats, restaurant utensils, the car steering wheel, or anywhere else disinfection is needed.4-Panel Foldable Solar Phone Charger & 10,000mAh Power Bank ($34.99) $28If you like hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, or backpacking trips, then you already know that your smartphone’s battery will run out exactly when you need it the most. This powerful charger will make sure you won’t go through that nightmare again! With 4 solar panels and a huge 10,000mAh battery, you can recharge your phone, tablet, action camera, MP3 player, GoPro, and other devices without any need for an electric outlet. It also features Smart IC technology which automatically identifies your device and its charging speed in order to prevent over-charging or short circuits! The solar panels are completely foldable so you won’t have to worry about added bulk.2-in-1 Wireless Charger + UV Sanitizer ($37.99) $30.40This combined wireless charger and UV sterilizer in one makes the smartphone charging and cleaning process completely hassle-free! The device supports QI charging and is compatible with the most popular models of phones, intelligent recognition function enable it also to sterilize other small items like earbuds, baby’s toys, eyeglasses, watches, jewelry, and more without unnecessary charging.

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AI Technology and Relationship: Is It Possible to Connect Them?

Picture this scenario; you’re out with friends at a diner, and everyone is glued to their smartphones. You should be angry, but the truth is, you’re just as glued to your phone screen as they are.The world is advancing in technology every day. And every aspect of our lives is advancing with it. This includes our relationship life.How will AI technology affect our relationships? And is it being possible to connect both sides?One part we must discuss is virtual reality. Virtual dates are taking over the internet dating platform. They are even more effective than normal online dating. With virtual reality, you can go on dates, sightseeing, and chat with your partner wherever you want!So, the answer is yes! We can connect both sides. With AI technology, you can be in an online relationship with someone on a different continent! In fact, with people spending more time online today than ever in the past, your online relationship will probably be richer than the average relationship.Online Dating Is the Best Way to Find New AcquaintancesThe internet is full of millions of people constantly surfing the web. Unlike in the day to day life where the chances of randomly bumping into someone we might date is next to none. The internet opens up a realm of possibilities for us to meet new people easily through a variety of methods.Online dating is a safe way of meeting new people. You can be selective about what you want your partners to know. And before you agree to meet in person, you have ample time to get to know them and who they are.Most people meet life-long acquaintances online – either through forums, dating sites, online chatrooms, or much more. With in-person relationships, it’s easy to be overcome by problems like long-distance or stress. But online relationships lack most of those problems.For starters, it’s already a long-distance relationship form the start, but you spend so much time on your phone that you won’t even notice. Statistically speaking, most people spend up to half of their day on their computer or phone screen – either for work or personal reasons.This makes the relationship easier to maintain.Quick New Acquaintances Online Are Becoming More Popular EverywhereOnline dating has become one of the most popular ways for new couples to interact with each other. Studies show that social media and dating apps have become the central place for people to meet and get to know each other.Everyone has switched to online dating. It’s very convenient and popular today. Many users of wildspank could prove it.Social media, in particular, is particularly popular because it removes the tense, often drawn out courting period of in-person relationships. Online relationships are more informal and relaxed. Thus, more people prefer it.Nowadays, you are more likely to meet someone online than through friends and family or on the streets. People also prefer online dating because it makes it easier to find people you connect with.Especially now as we live in a post-covid world, online dating is the safe and more reasonable option.Matching Algorithms of Online Dating Are Getting Better Every DayMatching algorithms – especially for dating sites, and virtual reality sites are getting better every day. Most dating sites require users to take a small survey before completing their registration. This survey helps to be more accurate when placing matches.Matches are placed based on sexual preference, age, location, body stature, and so on. Sometimes more uncommon filters exist like hair colour, eye colour, movie preference, or hobbies – to ensure that you find the perfect match for you. Some sites even go as far as pairing you up with various matches so that you can make your pick.With chatbots, users can engage in simulated conversations with AI technology, which will, in turn, help them by providing their most suitable match based on the data collected. And this technology continues to grow better each day!Chose A More Reliable and Familiar Person Online, and Not from the StreetWe can’t stress this enough. The best place to meet new people and forge strong relationships is online.When you’re in an online relationship, you have time to get to know each other. You can spend months talking, slowly revealing details of your life. Unlike in in-person meetings where you might feel pressured to start something serious after a few weeks when you’re online, you can take your time.When you do decide to meet, it’s done on both your terms. At this point, you’re already familiar with this person.This is much different than if you bump into someone on the street or meet them in a coffee shop. You know less about them, and the pressure to conform to normal relationship rules once again weighs down on you.EDITOR NOTE: This is a promoted post and should not be viewed as an editorial endorsement.

Xbox Series S review: Good things come in small packages

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