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Can the Kindle Scribe replace the yellow notebook?  Notes on taking notes with Amazon's new device

Can the Kindle Scribe replace the yellow notebook? Notes on taking notes with Amazon’s new device

Kindle Scribe: Amazon’s first e-reader that allows users to write on the screen. (GeekWire Photos/Todd Bishop) For many years, I tried various technological alternatives to my trusty yellow notepad: Microsoft Word and Google Docs, OneNote on a Surface tablet, Evernote on the web and on smartphones, Samsung Galaxy Note Plus with stylus, etc. But to …

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Amazon's hidden devices page is full of tech deals today, including a Ring doorbell for $60 off

Amazon’s hidden devices page is full of tech deals today, including a Ring doorbell for $60 off

So many devices, so little time… (Photo: Amazon) Psst: Did you know that Amazon has a hidden section devoted to secret sales on its own devices? It’s true! Every day, the retail giant adds and removes deals from this secret hub on a handful of Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Kindle e-readers …

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Fire TV is coming to Amazon's wall-mounted smart display, the Echo Show 15

Fire TV is coming to Amazon’s wall-mounted smart display, the Echo Show 15

Fire TV is now available on the Echo Show 15. In September, Amazon announced that it would soon bring its Fire TV experience to its larger 15.6-inch wall-mounted Echo, giving consumers a way to access a combination of smart speaker and smart home hub. and a TV-like device at a relatively affordable price — it’s …

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Fire TV is coming to Amazon's wall-mounted smart display, the Echo Show 15

Fire TV is coming to Amazon’s wall-mounted smart display, the Echo Show 15

Fire TV is now available on the Echo Show 15. In September, Amazon announced that it would soon bring its Fire TV experience to its larger 15.6-inch wall-mounted Echo, giving consumers a way to access a combination of smart speakers and smart home hub. and a TV-like device at a relatively affordable price — it’s …

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Weekly deals: Amazon's best smartphone deals in Germany, US, UK and India

Weekly deals: Amazon’s best smartphone deals in Germany, US, UK and India

The Black Friday craze is behind us, so now we can go back to regularly hunting for deals – it never hurts to check it out, even if it’s not a big shopping spree . Here are the best Amazon deals we’ve picked for Germany, US, UK and India. Germany Apple rarely offers discounts, especially …

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Amazon's cloud unit faces cost-sensitive customers as economic fears rise

Amazon’s cloud unit faces cost-sensitive customers as economic fears rise

Amazon Web Services has been its parent company’s biggest growth engine for most of the past decade, taking business with some of the world’s largest technology vendors. But as companies face the most discouraging economic environment since the 2008 financial crisis, those massive checks they send to AWS for their technology infrastructure are coming under …

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Amazon's secret hidden devices page is full of tech deals today, including smart light bulbs for $9

Amazon’s secret hidden devices page is full of tech deals today, including smart light bulbs for $9

So many devices, so little time… (Photo: Amazon) Psst: Did you know that Amazon has a hidden section devoted to secret sales on its own devices? It’s true! Every day, the retail giant adds and removes deals from this secret hub on a handful of Echo smart devices, Fire TV video streamers and Kindle e-readers …

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What's wrong with Alexa: Former insider on the challenges facing Amazon's AI voice assistant

What’s wrong with Alexa: Former insider on the challenges facing Amazon’s AI voice assistant

Dave Limp, head of Amazon’s Devices & Services division, in 2019. (GeekWire Photo/Kevin Lisota) Amazon quickly created the initial technical scaffolding for Alexa, quickly taking the lead in the smart speaker and home voice assistant market. But nearly a decade later, Alexa is still under construction. Tigger (Charlie) Kindel led Alexa product management before building …

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Alexa, how did Amazon’s bad call on voice assistants result in a $10 billion loss? | John Naughton

IIntrigued by an Ars Technica article on Amazon’s Alexa that suggested all was not well with the tech company’s division that deals with its smart home devices, I went to root in a drawer where the Echo Dot I bought years ago had gathered dust. After finding it and configuring it to join the enhanced …

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