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Amazon Adds New Alexa Voice Features To Fire TV

Voice control is all the rage these days, and Amazon is pushing its Alexa voice engine hard. The Fire TV already had Alexa built-in, but today it's getting some new features. You can control video playback, launch apps, and more.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Has The Unlocked Sony Xperia Z5 For $499 ($100 Off)

How would you like to grab a flagship Android device for $100 less than its retail price? No, I'm not talking about the Galaxy S7 or S7 Edge, nor the LG G5, and not even the HTC 10. As the title says, we're here to talk about the Sony Xperia Z5.

The phone was announced back in September of 2015, but only came to the US in January of 2016. Even though it's half a year old by now, it still carries a lot of cool specs, like water-resistance and a 23MP camera sensor. The rest of the specs seem a tad less impressive now, but they're still more than adequate: a 5.2" 1080p display, a Snapdragon 810 processor, 32GB of storage, 3GB of RAM, and a 2900mAh battery.

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[Deal Alert] Jaybird X2 Wireless Bluetooth Earbuds Going For As Low As $113 On Amazon

There are earbuds, and then there are earbuds. I'm not sure what I mean by that, but I do know Jaybird's X2 wireless Bluetooth earbuds are solidly in the latter category. They may cost as much as a budget phone, but they provide your ears with the kind of luxury treatment not commonly experienced by mortal man.

You're going to pay three digits for this product. The question is, how close can you get back to two?

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Audible Rolls Out Channels, A Source Of News Shows And Podcasts

We all love podcasts, amirite? I'm currently listening to the latest 'No Such Thing As A Fish' episode. Audible, the audiobook company owned by Amazon, has officially put live 'Channels,' a way to listen to news shows and podcasts in the same app you listen to books in.

Audible members get unlimited access to Channels, meaning they can listen to ad-free podcasts, news shows, and comedy at no extra charge. The content in a channel can be either streamed or individually downloaded for offline listening. Channels can also be followed, giving users an easy way to stay up-to-date.

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Left: The main Channels screen. Middle: A list of content in a Channel. Right: The Channel Player, similar to the audiobook player.

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[Deal Alert] Amazon Is Selling The Nextbit Robin For $299 From May 4 Till May 10 ($100 Off)

The Nextbit Robin is one of the rare success stories of smartphone crowdfunding. The company delivered the product in a decent timeline and didn't skimp on its hardware or software promises, even if its approach isn't exactly perfect right now or suited for everyone as Ryan pointed out in his detailed review. Nextbit is also following up on the Robin with software updates, recently releasing Android 6.0.1 with plenty of fixes bundled in. And if the Robin's hardware is your cup of tea but you prefer a different software layer, you can grab TWRP to be ready to flash different ROMs and mods to the phone, like the newly released CM 13 nightly.

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[Deal Alert] SanDisk's 32GB UHS-I/U3 Extreme MicroSD Card Is Only $13 On Amazon

A microSD card is a microSD card, right? Not quite. Some are better suited for certain tasks than others. If you want to record video, you will benefit from using a high-speed card.

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[Deal Alert] Moto X Pure On Sale For Mother's Day At Motorola.com, Amazon, Best Buy, And B&H (Prices Start At $299.99)

Mother's Day is coming, and Motorola thinks you should give a Moto X Pure to the woman that raised you.

To help out, Motorola is taking $100 off the device. That brings the base model down from an already reasonable $399.99 to a more compelling $299.99. The 16GB, 32GB, and 64GB models are all on sale. All you have to do to fulfill your end of the deal is help the company make money by clicking the buy button.

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Amazon Kindle Fire HD (3rd Gen) And Huawei Honor 7 Receive TWRP Support

The Huawei Honor 7 may be a flagship device, but compared to some of the competition, it doesn't cost all that much. The same can kinda be said for Amazon's Kindle Fire HD. That makes each device an okay one to muck around with.

Before you start flashing ROMs, you need a decent custom recovery. The Team Win Recovery Project is more than decent. In many ways, this is the top option available right now.

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[Deal Alert] All Styles Of The Huawei Watch On Sale For $100-150 Off At Amazon And Best Buy

Perhaps the best of the current brood of Android Wear watches, the Huawei watch looks great and performs admirably. It's also quite expensive, so it's always welcome news when it goes on sale. Here's some of that welcome news, the Huawei watch is on sale.

In fact, every color and band option available at Amazon and Best Buy is currently $100 to $150 off (with the exception of the ladies rose gold version, which is $50 off).

There's not really anything else to say on the matter, so I won't hold you from digitally perusing the wares of these two retailers any longer – here are the links.

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[Deal Alert] Sphero BB-8 Remote Control Robot Is On Sale For $120 ($30 Off) On Amazon

Sphero's tiny, motorized BB-8 droid (based on the company's well-known ball robot design) was the Star Wars toy to have when Episode VII hit theaters last year. It's become less of a hot commodity since then, but Sphero keeps adding new things to do with the toy, and now you can actually find it on store shelves. The miniature astromech was just a little past the impulse buy range at $150 retail, though it looks like most retailers have taken it down to $130 or so. Today Amazon has the toy for even less.

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