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Navigating Amazon's increasingly complicated collection of Alexa-enabled devices

The Fire TV Cube is just the latest in Amazon's huge collection of Alexa-enabled gadgets.<p>This morning, Amazon announced a new device called the Fire TV Cube. As you might expect, it has Alexa built in, just like the “tens of millions” of other devices made by Amazon and third-party manufacturers …

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The best DIY home security products you can buy

<i>The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p><i>Ring</i><p>The Insider Pick:<p>Home security is not an issue to be taken lightly. Too many people tend to adopt an "it won't happen to me" mentality …

These 2 & 4-pack of solar LED lights are must-have for summer parties from under $10

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>ZookkiDirect (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon offers a few of its solar LED lights on sale from just under <b>$10</b>. Shipping …

This $35 spy camera is so tiny, it can be made to look like a button on your suit or jacket

The MAGENDARA Mini Wireless Spy Camera is so cool it would make James Bond jealous. This compact camera consists of three main components. One is the …

Amazon’s Music Storage service will remove your MP3 files on April 30th

The cloud MP3 locker is being shut down, so go save your music while you still can<p>We’ve known since last year that Amazon Music was planning to shut down its dedicated cloud music locker. Now, we have a date for when that process will begin. In an email to Amazon Music users, the company says …

5 tips and tricks to get the most out of your new Amazon Fire TV

Advertisement<p>18 Comments<p>Credit: Janko Roettgers / Gigaom<p>So you got your hands on a new Amazon Fire TV or a Fire TV stick this holiday season. You’ve …

How to find the best TV antenna for free HD channels

You can stream a lot of TV online, but for things like the Olympics and breaking news, you'll want a local broadcast station to deliver the goods. Buying an antenna isn't like buying a toaster, though -- there is no objectively "best" antenna that will work for most people. Instead, you'll need to …

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Assistive hearing is the next big thing for wireless earbuds

The number of companies that sell true wireless earbuds has exploded in the last year. B&O, Bose, Sony and Samsung all joined the craze Bragi started back in 2014. Thanks to a bill signed into law last year, some hearing aids and assistive audio devices will be available over-the-counter without …

The 11 best apps for your new Android phone

So you just got a new Android phone. You’ve probably turned it on, logged into a bunch of apps, downloaded your favorites — Facebook, Instagram, Snapchat, etc. — and logged into all of them as well. But now it’s time to dive a little bit deeper. If you’re setting up a phone for the first time, here …

This $40 Device Adds Gigabit Ethernet to Your House Without Having to Install Anything

Even if you have fastest Wi-Fi, wired internet connections yield much faster streaming speeds, and allow you to watch your programs without …

Enjoy espresso & frothed milk without leaving your kitchen: $93 (Reg. $125+)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Amazon offers the Nespresso Inissia Espresso Machine by De’Longhi with Aeroccino for <b>$92.99 shipped</b>. Normally $125+ on Amazon, this …

Add Alexa-compatible RGB lighting to your home for $15/bulb (Reg. $20/bulb)

This offer has expired!<p>Be sure to follow us on Twitter for the latest deals and more. Sign-up for our newsletters and have our best offers delivered to your inbox daily.<p>Wallfire (99% positive lifetime) via Amazon offers its Wi-Fi RGB LED light bulbs for <b>$14.99 Prime shipped</b> when code <b>XW9TL3S4</b> is used …

How to Give Your Fire TV or Chromecast a Huge Speed Boost For Just $18

If you invested in a new Amazon Fire TV, Fire Stick TV or Chromecast during Black Friday or Cyber Week, upgrade your new purchase with this …

8 ways to repurpose an old iPhone

The iPhone has been around for a full 10 years now, meaning at some point you've probably upgraded to a newer model. (Possibly several newer models.) And whenever you do that, you're left with your old phone and a question: What should I do with it?<p>Most common answer: sell it. That's a good way to …

THE STREAMING MEDIA DEVICE REPORT: Market forecasts, top players, and consumer viewing trends that will shape the market

BI Intelligence<p>The way consumers access media content is drastically evolving. Viewers once limited to watching programming by a cable or satellite provider at a specific time and via a certain channel package are increasingly moving to over-the-top content (OTT) — or content that's streamed over …

10 Ways to Make a Great First Impression, According to a Harvard Psychologist

Amy Cuddy says people answer one question when they first meet you -- and that answer lays the foundation for a business relationship.<p>Say you meet a new potential customer, a potential employer, or anyone with whom you want to establish a business relationship.<p>Which matters more:<p>Showing that you're …

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The secret your cellphone company doesn't want you to know

Recently, AT&T surprised everyone when it added a new option to its GigaPower fiber Internet service: privacy. Yes, for just $29 more a month, AT&T promises it WON'T sell your search and browsing history to advertisers. How generous.<p>While there's still some doubt about how private your information …

New Airline Brings Business-Class Comfort to the Back of the Plane

Willing to pay a reasonable price premium over coach for a much better experience? This may be your new favorite airline.<p>Level 3 at Terminal B in …

Building the best security camera

We've reviewed quite a few stand-alone security cameras as well as security systems with camera accessories. Although some have impressed us favorably with their image quality and range of features, none of them has been good enough to merit an Editors' Choice award.<p>What <i>is</i> the ideal security …

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How your cable company could get some real competition – even without Google Fiber

As anyone who is stuck with only one high-speed broadband provider in their neighborhood knows, the state of competition for home Internet services …

Recycle Your iPhone Into A Home Security System

To Kallidil Kalidasan, the CEO and cofounder of MindHelix, that set of features sounded awfully familiar.<p>“From an engineer’s point of view, these …

Web TV Arrives. Over The Top TV Is Here This Time.

If you have been thinking about cutting the cable cord, you had to look down a long dark alley of missing content and a lonely flatscreen TV. But a number of new services are now showing up to fill that gap and provide a true TV experience that could herald the arrival of the OTT - Over The Top - …

How to Browse Privately in Safari on iPhone

If you’re planning to do some Internet scouring but want to keep your history private, there’s an easy way to do that in Safari. Gone are the days of needing a separate browsing app for privacy. Since the introduction of iOS 8, Private browsing on iPhone or iPad has become easily accessible in …

11 Tips And Tricks To Get The Most Out Of Your Android Phone

Since Android is an open platform, there's plenty of room for customization.<p>Beyond personalizing your phone, there are a few easy practices that can keep your phone neat and organized with plenty of battery life to last all day.<p>Here are some tips and tricks every Android user should know.

Is there room for comedy in B2B ?

A funny thing happened at a conference. I learned things. And I remembered stuff. And I am still thinking about how I could apply those things to my work. Oh, and I laughed. When talking about B2B technology, I laughed.<p>I’ve worked in B2B technology-focused marketing for 15 years, and while there …

14 Niche Netflix Alternatives

For TV shows and <i>some</i> movies, there’s Netflix or Amazon Prime Instant Video. For the latest release blockbusters, there’s Google Play Movies & TV, Amazon Instant Video or Blinkbox, depending on where you live in the world. But the video-on-demand (VoD) realm extends far beyond the well-established, …

16 Apps to Help You Read on the Move

From books and magazines, to op-eds and reviews, if the digital onslaught has been responsible for anything, it’s been for delivering a myriad of content. Oftentimes, way too much content, in fact.<p>But where problems lie, solutions normally follow, so here’s a quick snapshot of some of the best apps …

5 Packages That Will Replace Pay TV as We Know It

The traditional cable plan is dying. Here's what's going to replace it.<p>If you need proof that cable providers are feeling the heat from cord cutters, …

Flux Capacitor USB Charger Lets You Juice Up Your Devices In Style (video)

Charging your mobile devices has become pretty much a necessity when you are out and about, but that does not mean you can’t do it in style when in …