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Amazon's Echo Wall Clock drops to $25, still can't do much

Back in September, Amazon announced new hardware to complete the Alexa ecosystem, including a wall clock. Although some people thought the gadget would function like an Echo device and come with a built-in voice assistant, it's only meant to connect to one and display timers you might set using Alexa. Besides that, it can't do anything more than a traditional timepiece, which hardly justified its original $30 price tag. In case you wanted one but found it too expensive, it's now selling for $5 less, making it psychologically more acceptable.

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Amazon turns Echos into rudimentary home security devices with 'Alexa Guard' update

Amazon's Echo devices can now keep an eye, or rather an ear, on your home while you're away. An update is rolling out that enables the new "Alexa Guard" feature. Just tell your Echo that you're heading out, and it will begin listening for signs of trouble on the homestead. This feature was in beta testing over the last few months, but now it's coming to all users.

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There are now more than 30,000 connected devices that work with the Assistant across 3,500 brands

Google barely flexes its muscles by announcing concrete numbers of shipped physical products, but loves throwing around numbers for things that are technically out of our immediate reach – just like the number of smart home devices its Assistant supports. That number has climbed to 30,000 devices from 3,500 brands, as the company just announced at Google I/O.

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Monday deals: Great prices on Echo Dot, Roku Premiere, and more

Happy Monday, loyal readers. Before becoming enthralled in Google I/O 2019 tomorrow, why not check out a few non-Google deals? Today, you'll find 40 percent off the newest Echo Dot, plus savings on the 4K Roku Premiere, the stylish Withings Steel HR Sport, and then some.

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Amazon Echo 2nd gen on sale at all-time low of $65 ($35 off)

We're approaching Mother's Day in the United States and Amazon has a good number of its Echo and Fire devices on sale — our Aatif Sumar just pointed out a very good price on the latest version of the Kindle Paperwhite e-reader. What better way to follow up than to point you to the best price we've seen for the current-gen Amazon Echo speaker.

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Put an Echo Dot in every room with this 3-pack deal for $70

Smart speakers are useful in our daily lives: They help us remember things, answer questions we ask them, and can even control our lights and appliances. They're not cheap, though, and since the least expensive Echo speaker typically costs $50, you have to be selective about which rooms to put them in. However, thanks to this deal on a 3-pack bundle, you can get three third-generation Echo Dots for just $70 and enjoy talking to Alexa anywhere in your house.

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Amazon UK spring sale: Great deals on Echo, Fire TV, Kindle, Ring, and tons of other tech

You might usually leave all your cut-price tech shopping until the Black Friday weekend later in the year, but there are some decent deals to be had right now. Amazon.co.uk is hosting a huge spring sale at the moment that runs until April 15, with sizable reductions on its own hardware such as Echos, Kindles, Fire tablets/TV, and Ring cameras, plus plenty of discounts for third-party products as well.

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[Update: Now on Fire TV too] Apple Music is coming to Amazon Echo devices in December

Music streaming is a popular use for smart speakers, but the particular speaker you have dictates which services you have access to. Amazon's speakers are getting better in that regard in the near future, as the company has announced that Apple Music will be available on Echo devices later this year.

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The Amazon Echo and TP-Link Smart Plug Mini bundle is 30% off at $90

Although a connected home ecosystem will surely make your life easier, setting it up tends to be costly, as you usually have to buy smart speakers, bulbs, and plugs. You can often save a few bucks when buying a starter kit, which includes a combination of smart devices at a discount. Amazon regularly throws in a connected device with its smart speakers and sells them at a markdown, which is what it's doing now with this deal that lets you save $37 when buying a second-generation Echo speaker together with a TP-Link Smart Plug Mini.

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Get a $20 Amazon Echo Input to fill the Chromecast Audio-size hole in your heart

Google's recently discontinued the brilliantly straightforward Chromecast Audio in a move to encourage people to buy full-featured smart speakers rather than letting them stream music cordlessly with the help of a dongle. Unfortunately for many, this was one of the few ways to connect "dumb" audio equipment to Wi-Fi networks, and with Google sunsetting its product, people have been left with a limited number of alternatives — excluding Bluetooth, of course. This was until Amazon unveiled the Echo Input, which essentially lets you use any speaker with Alexa.

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