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Hold on to your butts: Samuel L. Jackson's voice coming to Alexa today

Back in September, Amazon announced that Samuel L. Jackson's voice would be coming to an Alexa speaker near you. As of today, that interminable wait is over, and for just $1 you can tell Alexa to answer all sorts of questions with the man himself — though, sadly, he can't help when it comes to lots of things.

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TripIt streamlines adding meetings to your trip's itinerary

Taking a trip can be a stressful time; remembering tickets, hotels, rentals, and plans can easily become a bit overwhelming. TripIt attempts to ease that burden by allowing you to link your email to its planning services and spitting out a professional-looking and easy-to-read itinerary. So far, you've had to manually enter any meetings or miscellaneous entries into your TripIt app when you wanted to add something besides travel. Now, TripIt is helping to streamline that process with seamless support for adding meetings and invitations to your itinerary.

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The unlocked Moto G7 Play with Alexa Push-to-Talk is as low as $130 ($70 off) on Amazon (Update: Non-Alexa version also on sale)

It's not too terribly difficult to find a new unlocked phone for sale, but many of the deals that come across our desks commonly only run on GSM networks, leaving a lot to be desired for the CDMA users of the world. Today, though, you're in luck. Motorola is currently selling an unlocked version of the Moto G7 with Alexa Push-to-Talk support for as low as $129.99 ($70 off) on Amazon.

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Control USB widgets with Google Assistant via Sonoff's new $5 smart adapter

When you think about a smart home, one of the first things that comes to mind would be smart plugs. But maybe you'd like to manage some USB-powered tools ortrinkets with the touch of an app or the sound of your voice. If so, you might want to look to the Chinese accessories market as Sonoff has made what it calls a smart remote control to link your widget up with Google Assistant or Alexa.

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Make your home smarter with this Echo Dot plus two Hue bulbs bundle for just $35 ($45 off)

Setting up a smart home infrastructure can be costly, especially when you're starting from scratch. However, thanks to this bundle, you'll be able to do so without breaking the bank. The kit includes all the essentials to get you started: An Amazon Echo Dot smart speaker, as well as two Hue bulbs for just $35, which is $45 less than what you'd typically have to spend.

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Amazon's new portable Echo Input has 10-hour battery life, launches first in India

India is an increasingly important market for Amazon’s retail business as a whole and its smart speaker line in part. The Echo range commanded close to 60 percent of the local market last year and gained support for the Hindi language this September to reach a broad base of non-English speakers. Maintaining that trajectory, and by popular demand, Amazon today introduced the portable Echo Input — its second battery-powered Alexa smart speaker — in the Indian market.

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Bose's Alexa-compatible Wi-Fi speaker SoundTouch 20 is down to only $175 (50% off)

Bose's products are known for being small yet able to fill whole rooms with sound, seemingly defying physics at times. As much is the case with the Alexa-compatible Wi-Fi speaker SoundTouch 20, which is currently reduced to just $175 at Amazon — almost 50% less than the previous $349 it was going for.

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Amazon's mid-size Echo Show 8 smart display is now available for purchase

If you can't decide between the 10-inch and 5-inch Echo Shows, Amazon unveiled an 8-inch smart display at the end of September, which offers a good compromise thanks to its compact footprint and fair-sized display. The device is now available on the retailer's site, selling for $130.

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Save $100 on a Sony Xperia 1, even more with active noise canceling WH1000XM3 headphones

If you like your phones big, tall, and new, the Sony Xperia 1 might be your go-to. But man, that list price of $1,000 has never felt right, especially when we reviewed it and all the little annoyances and stumbling blocks brought down the sum of its parts. However, the 1 is one of Amazon's Deals of the Day today and you might consider this lower price a bit fairer... if you're willing to accept Alexa and Amazon apps into your life.

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Get the Logitech Harmony Elite remote for $230 ($40 off) at multiple retailers

What's better than a universal remote? How about a universal remote with a touch screen that also controls your smart home stuff? Logitech's super-versatile Harmony Elite remote is now down to $230 at multiple stores, a $40 discount from the usual price.

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