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October 30, 2017

Amazon Alexa app goes live in India ahead of Echo release

The Amazon Alexa app is now available on Google Play in India. The app is vital to setting up Amazon’s lineup of smart speakers and it just so happens that those are launching in India too. In addition to speaker setup, the app can show you your previous searches, display the currently playing music, and set up new skills. 

To beef up the functionality of the Alexa assistant in India, Amazon teamed up with local companies to create India-specific skills. These companies include NDTV, Ola Cabs, Saavn, Sportskeeda, Syska, and Time of India, among others. This means you can ask for your tech news from NDTV or current events from the Times of India with a simple voice [...]

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September 4, 2017

Deal: This Samsung Smart TV is $500 off, Roku Express+ available for $25

Looking for a new TV? If the answer is yes, you should definitely check out the deal Amazon is currently offering. The retailer is selling a Samsung 4K Smart TV with a curved 65-inch screen (model UN65MU7600) for $999.99, which is around $500 off its normal retail price.

In case that’s too big for you, the 55-inch version of the same TV (model UN55MU7600) is also on sale and can be yours for $799.99. It normally sells for around $1,050, which means you’ll save $250 if you get the deal.

The TV has what Samsung calls a 360-degree design and sports a metallic finish. It features the Auto Depth Enhancer technology which is basically a setting that improves the [...]

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July 17, 2017

Amazon may be working on a new messaging service called ‘Anytime’

You’re probably tired of seeing new messaging apps attempting to break onto the scene, but it seems that retail behemoth Amazon may also try its hand at such a service — and it could put all other messaging apps to shame.

The company has been surveying users to see what is important to them in a messaging app, and a couple of images have leaked suggesting that a new service is in the works and potentially very close to release. Known as Anytime, the app could supposedly handle SMS, video calling, voice calls, stickers, games, photos, and oh, so much more. The leaked images suggest that this may be the end-all app for those looking for all of these services bundled [...]

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July 17, 2017

Crowdfunding project of the week: COVI is an Alexa-powered light

Sunday is back and here at Android Authority we have yet another ‘Crowdfunding project of the week’ for you. This is where we highlight some of the hottest campaigns from sites like Kickstarter and Indiegogo. Shall we jump right in?

Other featured projects:

LAER laptop sleeve keeps all your devices charged Flipp is a “beautiful and simple” music remote UrbaNext turns any bicycle into an electric one

Have you been looking to get a digital assistant speaker? One of the best options is the Amazon Echo, but the fact that Alexa is open to manufacturers means plenty of other options are coming – COVI is one of them.

COVI is a smart light, but it can do much [...]

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