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The Impact Of 3,000 Amazon 'Go' Stores Will Be Massive

Several days ago, Bloomberg reported that Amazon is considering opening up 3,000 Amazon Go convenience stores by 2021. If you’re not familiar with Amazon Go, here’s how it works: you download an app to your smartphone, hold the app over a scanner when you enter the Amazon Go store and that’s it — …

Amazon Go

Equip your front door w/ the HomeKit-enabled August Smart Lock Pro at $200 ($30 off)

Amazon is currently offering the Third Generation August Smart Lock Pro in silver or dark gray for <b>$199.99 shipped</b><b>.</b> Also available direct from August. That saves you $30, matches our previous mention and comes within $1 of this year’s all-time low. This Bluetooth smart lock works with HomeKit, …

Porsche is the first German car maker to drop diesel

It's responding to public pressure over diesel scandals.<p>German brands have stuck to diesel in spite of the fallout from VW's Dieselgate, but they're starting to bow under pressure. Porsche has become the first German automaker to drop diesel from its lineup, announcing that it will "no longer …

Automotive Industry

Immigrant advocates vow to fight Trump plan to clamp restrictions on green card applicants

WASHINGTON – Pro-immigration groups nationwide are girding for a major battle to stop or alter a Trump administration proposal unveiled over the weekend – weeks before November's midterm elections – that would strictly enforce rules for millions of immigrants applying for green cards or visas by …

The White House

Study: No links between transgender protections and bathroom safety

There is no evidence that letting transgender people use public restrooms that align with their gender identity increases safety risks, a study from …

Transgender

Purdue welcomes its first gender-neutral homecoming court

Purdue kicked off its 150th birthday celebration with a change to a traditional halftime ceremony.<p>Earlier this week, Purdue announced it would not …

Gender-Neutral

Trump Administration Targets Immigrants Who Receive Public Benefits

The Trump Administration is proposing a federal rule that would make it so that immigrants who use public benefits could be deemed ineligible for …

Trump Administration

Logitech's latest media keyboard is designed for your smart TV

The K600 can work with your PC or mobile devices, too.<p>There aren't many media keyboards devoted to smart TVs (they tend to be built for home theater PCs), but Logitech might have just given you another viable option. Its new K600 offers a compact keyboard-and-trackpad combo designed for modern …

Logitech

Amazon Echo Show hands-on: More than a tablet glued to a speaker

A common criticism of smart speakers with a screen is that they’re just a tablet with a voice and some speakers. The entire concept of this genre of devices began with the Echo Show in 2017, and is now spreading to Google Assistant-powered third-party devices from Lenovo and JBL, and potentially a …

Amazon Echo

Skype calling is coming to Amazon Echo devices with Alexa support | Trusted Reviews

<b>Amid more Amazon announcements than anyone expected yesterday, a few little nuggets of information slipped into the background. Namely that Amazon</b> …

Amazon Echo

U.S. swimmer Abrahm DeVine comes out as gay

The swimmer said that coming out was “really tough” as he feared what his team mates’ reactions would be.<p>U.S. swimmer Abrahm DeVine has come out as …

Devine

The 2019 Chevy Volt enables a more all-electric mileage

At Electrek, we try to focus on all-electric vehicles and not plug-in hybrids because they most often offer only very little electric range.<p>The Chevy Volt is the exception with its 53 miles of EPA range. It is enough for most people to cover their daily commute and we often hear about Volt owners …

Heating System

Pence to Join Conversion Therapy & Anti-LGBTQ Extremists

<b>WASHINGTON, D.C.</b> — Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC), the nation’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) civil rights …

Mike Pence

Every Awesome and Ridiculous Thing Amazon Unveiled Today

Amazon upgraded old Echo devices, unveiled new ones, teased new features for Alexa, and introduced a few odds and ends that might be your next …

Amazon Echo

Here's how to order Amazon's upcoming Echo Auto and save 50% in the process

Earlier today, Amazon announced a slew of new products centering around its popular Echo devices like the Echo Dot. While that device is reaching the …

Amazon Echo

Amazon's Alexa Microwave Is as Dumb as It Is Brilliant

A voice-activated microwave is a terrible idea and a pointless frivolity, a device which solves a problem almost no one had. Why trust your lying …

Amazon’s Echo Sub is a product for no one

You’ve probably heard the news: Amazon announced a premium smart speaker that’s meant to go head to head with Apple’s HomePod and Google Home Max. It’s called the Echo Sub, and it pairs with existing Echo devices to create an impromptu 1.1 or 2.1 sound system.<p>That’s great and all, and I applaud …

Google Assistant

Amazon Echo Link Amp takes on Sonos for half the money - CNET

The $199 Echo Link and the $299 Echo Link Amp.<p>Ry Crist/CNET<p>Among the panoply of devices that Amazon announced at its event on Thursday, one of the most intriguing was the awkwardly named Amazon Echo Link Amp. This is a $300 streaming amplifier with multiroom and voice control, and it's a companion …

Amazon Echo

How To Use Google Maps on iOS 12 CarPlay

- Sep 20, 2018<p>Up until the release of iOS 12, Apple Maps has been the only CarPlay-compatible option for navigation on the iPhone. However, Apple’s …

iOS

Amazon Fire TV Recast DVR streams free over-the-air TV, starts at $230 - CNET

This unassuming black box has built-in tuners so you can hook up an antenna and record TV shows, then stream them to Fire TV devices, phones and more.<p>Ry Crist/CNET<p>Amazon's inexpensive Fire TV sticks and streamers are already favorites of cable TV cord-cutters, but the company's latest Fire TV box …

Amazon Fire TV

Everything Is an Alexa Device Now

On Thursday, Amazon introduced nearly a dozen new Alexa-powered products to the world. Some, like this year’s Echo Dot, were standard upgrades to …

Google Assistant

Amazon's Echo Wall Clock is my favorite new Alexa device

Amazon announced a plethora of new products today, including about four hundred devices which will have Alexa in them. Highlights include the Echo Auto, the Alexa Guard, and an AmazonBasics Microwave that includes an Alexa Connect Kit. All fine and dandy, I’m sure — but the product that most …

Alexa Guard makes your Echo a home security device

It'll listen for breaking glass as well as smoke and CO2 alarms when you're not home.<p>Amazon got into the home security game this year, first by buying Ring and then through the launch of full home security packages. As part of its massive Alexa event today, the company is announcing a new security …

Trump's immigrant roundups increasingly net noncriminals

A daughter who never returned home, a son gunned down at point-blank range, a mom who was brutally attacked — all deaths at the hands of immigrants in the country illegally, all gripping stories the White House has been eager to share.<p>But for all the talk of murderers, rapists and other "bad …

Obama Administration

ICE arrested undocumented immigrants who came forward to take in undocumented children

<b>Washington (CNN) —</b> Federal officers have arrested dozens of undocumented immigrants who came forward to take care of undocumented immigrant children in government custody, and the Trump administration is pledging to go after more.<p>The news will serve as confirmation of the worst fears of immigrants …

Obama Administration

U.S. judge rules for Colorado intersex veteran denied passport

OUT Politics and Policy<p>A federal court has ruled the U.S. State Department cannot deny a passport to a Navy veteran who is intersex and identifies as neither male nor female.<p>Navy veteran Dana Zzyym, a Colorado resident born in 1958 with ambiguous sex characteristics, sued the federal government for …

U.S. State Department

iPhone XS, XS Max, XR specs: Battery size, RAM details revealed in new filings

The iPhone XS Max has the largest-capacity battery of any iPhone, but the iPhone XR lasts longest.<p>Unlike most Android handset makers, Apple doesn't …

Tim Cook

Amazon Echo Dot, Echo Input, Echo Sub: Everything Amazon just announced

At Amazon's Thursday event, we saw a new Echo Dot, an input device to turn your dumb speakers smart and some new Alexa features. Here's a running list of everything Amazon announced.<p>Hardware<p>Amazon Echo Dot: It's still $50, but has a refreshed design. Preorders begin today. <br>• Amazon Echo Input: …

Amazon Echo

HomePod Guide: How to Create Multiple Timers, Search for Lyrics, Find Your iPhone, and Make Calls

Apple's HomePod was updated this week to version 12, which debuted alongside iOS 12 for iPhones and iPads. The HomePod update brings about a handful of new abilities for Apple's smart speaker, including support for multiple timers, lyric search, find my iPhone, making and receiving phone calls, and …

HomePod

Smart Lock 1-Day sale at Home Depot from $29: Schlage Connect $199, Kwikset, more

Today only, Home Depot offers <b>up to 35% off</b> a selection of smart and electronic door locks. The deals start at <b>$29 with free shipping</b> across the board. There are a number of standouts here, but our top pick is the Schlage Camelot Connect in various finishes for <b>$199</b>. For comparison, it originally sold …

Home Depot