Huawei announced today that it's releasing an update for its Mate 9 handset, which will enable Amazon's digital voice assistant, Alexa, allowing users to control smart home devices and more.
Amazon has updated its Alexa artificial intelligence to allow customers to buy goods from its own Prime Now store. Customers will have to have a default payment and default shipping address.
From exploding headphones and expansive TVs, to Qualcomm branding quirks, Apple's Russian fix, Microsoft's Teams work, and a "two-OS world", it's our handy walkthrough of the week's top tech news.
Amazon announced today that it is bringing Alexa functionality to the iPhone via the Amazon app. Oddly enough, the feature isn't actually available where you'd think it would be, the Alexa app.
Amazon has announced that developers who build Alexa Skills can now host them on AWS essentially for free. Those who qualify receive $100 credit up front, and possible subsequent payments as well.
Twitch has pegged March 16 as the date when its Desktop App will be available in beta form. Based on the Curse client, this new one brings support for a myriad of community-friendly features.
Amazon's Kindle Unlimited offers access to over a million titles in its book library and also thousands of audio titles from Audible. The service is now making its debut in Australia.
Amazon's Alexa may include voice calling functionality that works between its future devices. The system could function as an intercom service, enabling people to communicate over a VoIP connection.
Amazon has announced its intention to install solar panels on the roofs of 15 of its Fulfillment Centers in the US by the end of 2017. This network will be extended to 50 centers worldwide by 2020.
Amazon's Alexa Fund Fellowship lets universities and their students collaborate with Amazon on audio processing methods, like text-to-speech, conversational AIs, and speech recognition.
After an outage that took down multiple websites and services, Amazon explains an incorrectly-typed input caused the chaos. The company also outlined plans to prevent such problems in the future.
It looks like the US-EAST-1 AWS S3 services are facing some issues and Amazon is working on fixing those, however, many websites globally are now loading slowly or have become unresponsive.
The giant search company announced that its virtual Assistant speaker will finally be available to Brits early this summer. Home is currently exclusive to the US and retails for $129.
Halo Wars 2 is finally available for Xbox One and Windows 10 PCs and you can now get the Xbox One S Halo Wars 2 Ultimate Edition Bundle for only $299, a $50 discount, and with free shipping.
Amazon has said that it will create 5,000 new jobs in the United Kingdom by the end of 2017. Around 1,500 of the jobs will be technical roles with Amazon's total workforce in the UK rising to 24,000.
Amazon has silently added support for Microsoft's calendars to its digital assistant. Users can now use Alexa to check on their schedules and edit meetings by using voice commands.
Production of Microsoft's Surface 3 tablet came to an end last year, but you can still get one with 4G LTE, 2GB of RAM and 64GB of storage for £419.99... although that doesn't mean that you should.
On February 7th, online retailer Amazon quietly killed off its price matching for TVs. But If you have purchased a TV before the 7th, you are still entitled to the Low Price Guarantee.
Apple has hired the former director of Amazon's Fire TV division to take charge of marketing the Apple TV. The decision hopes to restore the device's popularity after suffering declining annual sales.
Amazon has added 'Computer' to the list of wake words that can be used for Alexa-powered devices, such as the Echo and Echo Dot. Now, fans can live out their Star Trek fantasies.
After coming first in a UK customer satisfaction survey - beating the likes of John Lewis and M&S Food - Amazon is thanking its customers today, by offering them £10 off qualifying orders over £50.
Amazon's physical Dash buttons have proven to be such a great success that the giant retailer is bringing them to its digital store. Users will now see virtual Dash button on their Amazon homepage.
In our time at CES 2017, there were a number of trends that stood out. Companies seem to want to put a CPU and a Bluetooth radio in everything, wearables aren't dead, VR is still coming, and more.
Amazon is also getting into the game of voice assistance in vehicles, and while you can already have Alexa in your home with the Echo or Echo Dot, you'll now be able to take her with you on the move.
Lenovo today announced its own version of the Amazon Echo. Called the Smart Assistant, it's also powered by Alexa, and it will come in a Harman Kardon variant as well for $50 more.
The current generation Samsung Gear VR headset that was launched back in 2015 is now selling for just $59.99 on Amazon, which is nearly $40 less than its price on the Samsung Store in the US.
A patent filed by Amazon suggests the company has plans for flying warehouses. Both drones and small aircraft would connect to the ship to replenish stock and deliver goods autonomously.
While the Microsoft Store is offering over £200 of free accessories with purchases of its Surface Book, buyers who prefer a discount on the device can now save up to 10% elsewhere in the UK.
There have been a lot of great deals on VR headsets, but if you weren't keen on purchasing your HTC Vive from Microsoft - both HTC and Amazon currently have the VR headset on sale for $100 off.
It is without a doubt that Alexa products were the hot tech items this holiday shopping season. Although Amazon did not disclose exact numbers, it did state that it sold millions over the year.
An analyst is foreseeing Microsoft to lead the charge of the race towards a trillion-dollar market value, ahead of Apple and Alphabet. Their LinkedIn purchase is predicted to help towards that goal.
Amazon.com is currently offering a promotion that allows users to rent any movie for just $0.99. Valid until January 23, there's a limit of one movie-per-customer, so make sure you choose wisely.
Amazon has made its first drone delivery in under 13 minutes, delivering a Fire TV Stick and a bag of popcorn to a local customer. The company hopes to expand the service across the country.
Competing with music streaming services like Spotify and Apple Music, Amazon has rolled out a family plan for Amazon Music Unlimited nearly a month after its launch in the UK.
If you dream of a market without lines, Amazon has made that dream a reality. Amazon Go is a store that offers no cashiers or lines - you simply grab your items, leave, and get charged via an app.
Amazon has done the math to find out there's no faster or cheaper way to move around huge amounts of data, than by using a truck. Enter the Snowmobile, AWS's new mobile datacenter.
From sextortion suicides and xHamster hacked, to Home Hub hints, bad Apples, big deals, Elephone's "lumia-wave", and Amazon's touchscreen speaker, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
Amazon has added HBO and Cinemax as partners to its Prime Video service, allowing customers to purchase the channels as add-ons for $14.99- or $9.99-per-month, respectively.
Amazon is reportedly working on a "premium Echo-like speaker" with a 7-inch touchscreen and support for its Alexa digital assistant, running its Fire OS and designed for use in the kitchen.
The UK-based ISP, TalkTalk, has upped its core network capacity by 200Gbps, including 100Gbps specifically for the load expected from users viewing the new show, The Grand Tour.
From snooping governments and self-lacing sneakers, to developer delights, Scorpio pricing, Windows updates, and HP's pocket-sized powerhouse, it's our regular roundup of the week's top tech news.
AT&T announced today that its customers will soon be able to send text messages using any of Amazon's Alexa-powered devices. The skill will be available tomorrow, November 18.
In order to celebrate its upcoming show, The Grand Tour, Amazon will discount its Prime membership service by 20%. The discount will be a limited offer and will only be available for one day.
As was promised when the company first launched the service, family plans are now available for Amazon's Music Unlimited. It will cost $14.99 per month or $149 per year for up to six people.
Chunky discounts are now available on some Surface Pro 4 models in the UK, including £110 off the Core i5 / 8GB RAM / 256GB SSD version, along with savings on the most affordable entry-level tablet.
Amazon Music Unlimited has launched in the UK just a month after the US debut. Regular prices start at £7.99/month. Amazon Echo owners can also pay as little as £3.99/month for use on the device.
If you live in the United States and were thinking about purchasing an Amazon Echo - now might be the perfect chance. Amazon has discounted the smart speaker which comes in black and white.
The UK's CMA found that sellers on Amazon and other online marketplaces were working together, fixing prices, and generally acting in a very non-competitive way that hurts buyers.
Amazon is reportedly looking to expand into Australia and upend the local retail market. The company will launch locally next year, and will even support selling fresh products.
Microsoft today took to Twitter to announce the availability of the Outlook Mobile app on Amazon's Fire OS. This includes support for Fire tablets and the Fire Phone, but not Fire TV.