Alexa speaks with Logitech's Harmony Hub
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Step forward in home automation

Logitech did some pioneering work on the home automation front and its  Harmony line was offering to turn on your TV, speakers and receive stuff with a press of a button. Now with Alexa support, you can simply say "Alexa turn on Netflix" and Logitech will provide the rest of the magic. 

Amazon re-launches Prime Music at lower price
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Tens of millions of songs joining Google Play, Apple Music and Spotify

On Wednesday, internet retail wholesale giant Amazon re-launched its Prime Music on-demand music streaming service into a full-fledged catalogue of tens of millions of songs, with single-user and family plans competitive with offerings from Google, Apple and Spotify.

Intel and Amazon invest in wearable outfit
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Thalmic labs picks up $120 million

A Canadian based wearable technology company has announced that it has picked up a substantial $120 million investment from Intel Capital and the Amazon Alexa Fund.

Amazon Echo speaks German and British
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Available September 28 or October 26

Amazon has just announced that British and German customers can pre-order Amazon Echo and Echo dot and they will get it delivered on September 28 in the UK, and October 26 in Germany or Austria. 

Samsung doing more UHD deals with Euro content providers
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Backing up its hardware

Samsung is finally getting around to backing up its 2016 UHD and HDR TV range by signing deals with European content providers.

Amazon offers unlimited cloud storage for £50 a year
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If you are in the UK

Amazon has just issues a new Unlimited Storage plan launches in the UK for a flat fee of £55 per year.

Authorities raid Amazon Japan
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Drone free

The Japanese Fair Trade Commission (FTC) paid a visit to Amazon’s Japanese office investigating whether the company was pressuring its suppliers over prices.

Amazon comes up with noise cancelling headphones that listen for specific sounds
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Can hear for someone calling your name

Amazon has been granted a patent for headphones that not only cancel out noise, but also listen for specific sounds or phrases and respond by automatically turning off the feature so the user can hear sound from their surroundings.

Amazon loses a big customer over counterfeiting
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Birkenstock says its sandals are made for walking

Online retailer Amazon is losing one of its biggest suppliers because it has been unable to tackle counterfeiting on the site.

OnePlus 3 came with preloaded smut
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You get so much for less these days

OnePlus has been flogging phones packed to the gunnels with software and lots of add-ons for a reasonable price, but one user has complained that his OnePlus 3 also arrived with pre-installed p*rn.