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Amazon Echo event: Pictures from Seattle - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:23pm
Amazon is announcing new products in Seattle. Here's what things look like from the inside.

Amazon's Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:20pm
An Alexa-powered microwave and wall clock were just the tip of the Alexa iceberg today.

Forget Amazon's new Smart Plug, these do the same thing for less - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:18pm
Sorry Amazon, $25 is too much, especially when cheaper plugs can also work with Google Home.

Google warns US senators of foreign hackers targeting their Gmail accounts - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:06pm
The warnings are likely to add to Google’s tough times in Washington.

Expect a 'slowdown' on Star Wars movies, Disney boss warns - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:03pm
CEO Bob Iger says he takes the blame for putting out "too much, too fast."

Amazon's 2018 Echo Show finally gets it right

Engadget - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:02pm
When the original Echo Show debuted last year, plenty of people (including us) made fun of its chunky and bulky design. Well, Amazon must've taken those comments to heart, because the new Echo Show is decidedly much better looking. While the older Ec...

Amazon Echo Plus stays $150 but gets clearer sound, temperature sensor - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 3:01pm
The higher-end Echo smart speaker will also have a more powerful bass.

‘Veronica Mars’ reboot is coming to Hulu in 2019

Engadget - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:56pm
Rumors have been swirling that a Veronica Mars reboot is on the way and series lead Kristen Bell just confirmed it. She tweeted today that a new series is headed to Hulu, as are all of the back episodes. "Thank you to all the marshmallows for staying...

Ralph Breaks the Internet tackles modern online life - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:49pm
A behind-the-scenes look at just how Ralph and Vanellope head to the big (internet) city.

Nissan issues an ABS pump recall for 215,000 cars and SUVs - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:48pm
The affected pump can leak brake fluid onto a circuit board and cause a fire.

PlayStation Now users can download certain PS4 and PS2 games

Engadget - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:38pm
The biggest hindrance to Sony's PlayStation Now streaming service is lag. Because the game isn't stored locally, whatever device you're playing on has to send your button mashing back to Sony's servers to process the input and then feed it back to yo...

Amazon Echo Auto puts Alexa on your dash - Roadshow

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:34pm
The small dash-mounted device brings location-sensitive Alexa functionality to any car for just $50.

Amazon unveils new Ring Stick Up Cam for home security - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:34pm
The new camera will cost $180.

Star Trek: Short Treks on CBS All Access to start this fall - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:28pm
Discovery's Harry Mudd, Saru and Tilly will star in Star Trek short films set to delve into their backstories.

Google responds to lawmaker concerns over Gmail scanning

Engadget - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:14pm
In July, Senators John Thune (R-SD), Roger Wicker (R-MS) and Jerry Moran (R-KS) sent Google a letter that sought information on Google's practice of allowing third-party app developers access to its users' emails. While Google stopped scanning Gmail...

Hulu’s website looks different today

Engadget - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 2:06pm
Hulu.com has a fresh face today, following a design update that emphasizes thumbnails and hovering. It's a clean, graphic look, and Hulu has worked to keep the number of clicks to a minimum.

Nokia is announcing a new phone on Oct. 4 - CNET

CNet Tech News - Thu, 09/20/2018 - 1:57pm
Could it be the Nokia 7.1 Plus?

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