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At a private online stream yesterday, Amazon unveiled its new lineup of hardware products, and boy, did they really let it rip. There are a ton of new offerings coming up from several of their lines, including Echo, Fire TV, and Ring. There's the new spherical Echo, a Ring-connected car alarm, and even a flying security camera — a real wonderland of tech. If you're interested in Amazon's offerings, or even just want to see what they're up to, there's a treasure trove of information here.
The onset of COVID-19 caused a rapid growth in demand for video conferencing apps, as school classes and office meetings everywhere went virtual. Google Meet and Google Duo added support for group video calls on smart displays earlier this summer, but now another popular contender is poised to join the club: Zoom will be available on smart displays from Google, Facebook, and Amazon later this year.
With Halloween in the rearview mirror and November speeding like a freight train toward Thanksgiving, the official holiday shopping season will be here before you know it. To help you get a jumpstart on your wishlist, we have a sneak peek at some of the Amazon device deals leading into Black Friday.
Having a smart display around can be pretty handy — mine lives in my kitchen, where it plays me podcasts and times my eggs. With the holidays coming up, you might be looking to gift one to someone or add a touch of convenience to your own home. If Amazon's Echo Show line is your style, now would be a great time to snatch one up. The Echo Show 8 is currently available for pre-order, and it's discounted to $99 (from $129).
You've made it halfway through another week. Congratulations! Reward yourself with some discount tech. Here you'll find savings on Android Police's fitness wearable of choice, the Fitbit Charge 3; the first-generation Echo Show; and an outdoor smart plug, among other things.
The Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant went up for pre-order yesterday, but if you can't wait until September to get your unit or if you're team Alexa, then there's another unit you should be looking at: the Echo Show. It's already available to buy and today the price has dropped to $149.99 instead of $229.99.
The latest (minor) update to the Google app brought with it a surprise twist as it enabled customization in the search bar widget. As it turns out, that's not the only new thing in this update. A teardown also turned up quite a few clues relating to a new on-screen interface for Google Home or a new Home device with built-in display.
Amazon's Echo Show was released back in May, after months of rumors and speculation. The main differentiating feature was the 7" touchscreen, as all existing Echo products (except the upcoming Echo Spot) are audio-only. Now you can buy an Echo Show from basically everywhere for $199.99, a $30 discount from the original price.
We first caught a glimpse at an upcoming touchscreen Echo speaker a few days ago, when the first image was leaked. Now the speaker is officially real, and you can pre-order it now for $229.99 (or $359.98 for two).