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Amazon’s cloud gaming service Luna now supports a limited number of Android phones

Yesterday, Luna announced via its Twitter page that several Android phones now have support to play games using the service. The list includes a selection of flagship phones from Google, OnePlus, and Samsung. Check below for the full list.Google Pixel 4 XL (Pixel 4 isn’t mentioned for some reason)Google Pixel 4aGoogle Pixel 4a 5GGoogle Pixel 5OnePlus 7/7 Pro/7 Pro 5GOnePlus 7T/7T Pro/7T Pro 5GOnePlus 8/8 ProOnePlus NordSamsung Galaxy S10/S10+Samsung Galaxy Note 10/10+Samsung Galaxy S20 5G/S20+ 5G/S20 Ultra 5GSamsung Galaxy Note 20To access Luna, you’ll need one of the supported phones running Android 9 or above, an active subscription to the service, and the Chrome browser. This is similar to how it works on iOS as well. Which begs the question, why is Luna limited to a specific set of flagship phones if all it requires is the Chrome browser?Most likely, Amazon is starting with a handful of phones that are popular and have been thoroughly tested on the service. We are sure to see the list of devices grow next year, the same way Google started with a limited number of Android phones and added additional ones at a later date. In fact, now you can enable support for most phones by turning on the experimental feature in the Stadia app.Hey @TheCodeB00K, as Raghu from Team Luna explains below, you won’t have to wait very long for Android support (or, like, at all). Play Luna with early access now: https://t.co/IU81kXZouU pic.twitter.com/aVDCbQcP64— Amazon Luna (@amazonluna) December 15, 2020Amazon announced its foray into cloud gaming on September 24, 2020, of this year. At this time, Luna is only available via an invitation after signing up for the early access program. Once you sign up, you’ll get a free 7-day trial, and at the end of it, you’ll be charged $5.99 per month. For that price, you get access to a selection of games on the Luna platform, and you can also subscribe to additional channels such as Ubisoft+ for $14.99/month to play games in its library.Alongside the launch of Luna, Amazon also released its very own controller made for the service. Similar to Google’s Stadia controller, the Luna controller connects directly to Amazon’s servers for low latency gameplay. However, it also works via Bluetooth and USB allowing you to use it outside of the Luna service. Something the Stadia controller doesn’t allow for.The Luna controller retails for $70 but can be picked up for $50 during the early-access program if you’ve received an invite. If you’re not sure about the service, then you can still play using a PlayStation 4 or Xbox One controller by connecting it to your PC or mobile device.

Eero 6 review: Smart home management made easy

Don't let your smart home get out of control. The Eero 6 has the ability to manage all your gadgets, while also providing much-needed coverage of your space.

Amazon iOS Users Can Now Text Alexa Questions and Requests

Amazon has added a new feature to its Alexa app for iOS devices, which is designed to allow users to

$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

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Apple Developers Now Able to Natively Run macOS Within AWS With Amazon EC2 Mac Instances

As AWS re:Invent kicks off, Amazon Web Services today announced new Mac instances for Amazon Elastic Compute Cloud, allowing AWS

Save $220 on the 13-inch MacBook Pro at Amazon for Cyber Monday

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This Aukey webcam is only $30 at Amazon for Cyber Monday

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There’s still time to save $30 on the iPad 10.2 at Amazon for Black Friday

Black Friday is over but you can still grab some great deals on the latest iPads. For starters, take a look at this eighth-generation iPad deal from Amazon.

Save $80 on Beats Solo 3 wireless headphones this Black Friday

If you're shopping for a music lover, this Black Friday deal from Amazon on the Beats Solo 3 is a must-have.

Apple MacBook Air at new cheapest-ever price for Black Friday

Amazon's Black Friday sale is bringing the MacBook Air to one of its cheapest ever prices.

16-inch MacBook Pro gets a $250 price cut at Amazon for Black Friday

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This $25 bundle could you usher in 2021 as a certified AWS practitioner

Cloud computing is growing in popularity, and, as such, many businesses are embracing it. Just about every major business has a go-to person for IT and back-end administrative technology.The ever-changing structure of how work is done creates huge opportunities, particularly for aspiring IT professionals and developers. Amazon Web Services is the perhaps the biggest name in the space, offering its leading cloud computing platform with reliable and scalable services. AWS cloud services are where it’s at.The AndroidGuys Deals Store has a 6-piece set of training around AWS architecture and development. Valued upwards of $300, we’re offering it for just $25, a savings of more than 95 percent.SEE ALSOGoogle Takeout: What it is and how do you use it?How to delete your Google Search historyTips and tricks for Google PhotosHow to change your Google Assistant voiceThere are nearly 400 lessons spread out over more than 25 hours of education awaiting you. You’ll start with a general understanding of what AWS is and how it works and then move into more specifics.Your full bundle includes:Introduction to Cloud Computing on AWS: Learn general cloud computing concepts & AWS from fundamentals right through to advanced conceptsAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Video Course: Over 12 hours of instructor-led training including Hands-on Labs, exam-cram lessons for quick revision of the important facts, and quizzes to test your knowledgeAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Practice Exam Course: Prepare for the real AWS exam with 390 practice questionsAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Exam Reviewer Walkthrough: Learn the strategies and test-taking techniques for answering AWS certification exam questions so you can easily pass your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner exam first timeAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Training Notes: Over 200 pages of exam-specific information, detailed facts, tables, and diagramsAWS Certified Cloud Practitioner Offline: Take your AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner (CLF-C01) studies offline with these downloadable practice tests (PDF)Where to buyYou can purchase the entire AWS Certified Cloud Practitioner All-in-One Bundle for just $25 in the AndroidGuys Deals Store. Hurry, though, this incredible deal will not last forever. If you want the 91% discount, you will need to act fast.Save even more!In addition to the savings above, when you buy through AndroidGuys Deals, for every $25 spent, you get $1 credit added to your account. What’s more, should you refer the deal via social media or an email that results in a purchase, you’ll earn $10 credit in your account.If this is your first time buying, then you are also eligible for a further 10% discount when you subscribe for email updates.How about a freebie?Not looking to spend any money today? That’s alright, we understand. Why not visit the AndroidGuys section for freebies and take something anyhow? Go ahead, grab two!

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.

Amazon kills Echo Loop, improves Echo Frames

Amazon has chosen to discontinue their Echo Loop, while doubling down and improving the functionality of the Echo Frames, a set of smart eyeglasses.

Amazon Kindle is just $60 at Amazon right now for Black Friday

Amazon is starting its Black Friday deals early with an offer for the 10th generation Kindle for only $60, after a $30 discount from its original price of $90.

Amazon Pharmacy delivers prescription medications at up to 80 percent off

It seems Amazon is slowly making its way into all facets of our lives, and on November 17, 2020, it announced its own pharmacy. With this launch you can now browse your medications with the Amazon website or mobile app, turning it into a one-stop-shop for nearly everything you need.While launching a prescription delivery service is huge news in its own right, Amazon Pharmacy is making headlines for the savings its offering uninsured members. Amazon Prime subscribers without insurance will be eligible for savings up to 80% off on generic medications, and up to 40% off on brand name drugs.To the millions out there currently unemployed or underemployed due to the coronavirus pandemic, this could literally be a life-saver. All you need to take advantage of this discount is an Amazon Prime subscription and to create an account with Amazon Pharmacy. Signing up for Amazon Pharmacy requires your name, date of birth, last four digits of your social security number, and your birth gender.Once you create an account Amazon Pharmacy offers the same browsing experience you’ve become accustomed to over the years from the main Amazon website. That includes providing customers with a seamless experience for discovering and researching medications, identifying branded and generic versions, and comparing the price with and without insurance. Essentially, it allows for a smooth shopping experience and ensures you can find the best deal possible.If you’re currently on medication, you can request for your prescriber to transfer your existing prescription to Amazon Pharmacy starting today. What about getting guidance from your friendly neighborhood pharmacist? Amazon has thought of that too, with 24/7 access to self-service options and phone access for all your medication questions.Along with delivering meds directly to your door, Amazon Pharmacy members also have access to 50,000 local pharmacies nationwide. That will come in handy if you’re on any opioids, as Amazon is unable to deliver Schedule II controlled medications.

Best Black Friday Kindle Deals 2020: Kindle Paperwhite and Kindle Oasis

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) review: A bit better, a bit worse

Amazon's affordable smart speaker gets a bold new look.

Apple and Amazon Face Antitrust Scrutiny in Germany Over ‘Brandgating’

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Roku finally lands the HBO Max app

Roku is the most popular streaming platform in the US, but it still doesn’t make it immune to disputes. The company has been a holdout to bring HBO Max to its software. However, starting tomorrow, December 17, that will change as the app will finally be available to download.The move is just in time for the huge event of Warner Media releasing Wonder Woman 1984 on HBO Max simultaneously with theaters on Christmas day. HBO and Roku have reached an agreement to make sure Roku users are no longer left out in the cold. It also sets both companies up to enjoy the 2021 slate that Warner Media has in store of more direct to HBO Max blockbusters like The Suicide Squad, Dune, Matrix 4, and Space Jam: A New Legacy.This is a great move for consumers. Roku has over 40 million users that can now enjoy all the amazing content that HBO Max has to offer. With this new deal, you can also subscribe directly to HBO Max from your Roku device with Roku Pay.This is a huge win for HBO Max and Warner Media. For this new push to have major films directly to homes to be a success, they need subscribers. While they saw an early push the company estimates only around 12 million active users.That may seem like a lot until you tally that next to Netflix at 195 million and even new competitor Disney+ already building 90 million subscribers. Warner Media needs that 40-plus million Roku users to have any chance at real growth.Users who already have the HBO app installed will be automatically updated to the new HBO Max version. Those that don’t already have it on their devices can simply search and download starting tomorrow.

Phone Hub allows for a connection between Chrome OS and Android

Chrome OS’s Phone Hub was first discussed in August, when Google wanted to further the connection between Android and Chrome OS past just sending and receiving texts as part of their “Better Together” initiative.It appeared and disappeared very suddenly from Chrome OS Canary and Dev channels, but now it has reappeared in Chrome OS Canary. Now there is a revamped UI that makes connections more simple. There are also now individual cards to help set up notification sharing and how it will use both Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.When you click on the Phone Hub Icon, you will see your phone’s model and battery life. Under that appears toggles to find the phone, silence it, or turn on a shared hotspot. Hopefully these options will expand further in the future.Phone Hub seems like a great response to integration between Windows and other devices(though most notably Samsung) through your phone and integration within Apple’s Ecosystem.