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Pre-order the Amazon Echo Auto for $25 off and bring Alexa on the road – Mashable

Mashable Pre-order the Amazon Echo Auto for $25 off and bring Alexa on the road Mashable This is the company's effort to offer an affordable alternative to services like Android Auto and Apple CarPlay. If you don't have a new car with either built-in, aftermarket options for Auto and CarPlay can start at $300 and sometimes require you to ... Echo Auto - The first Echo for your car - Amazon.com Amazon.com Amazon gives Echo line a revamp as company rolls out new 70 new products for Alexa USA TODAY From a microwave to a clock, Amazon is taking Alexa beyond speakers USA TODAY all 487 news articles »

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Best deals for Sept. 20: Save on MacBook Pro, Apple iPad, FitBit, KitchenAid, Amazon Fire HD 10, and more – Mashable

Mashable Best deals for Sept. 20: Save on MacBook Pro, Apple iPad , FitBit, KitchenAid, Amazon Fire HD 10, and more Mashable It may be Thursday, but we got #weekendvibes. We're gathering all the best deals from across the internet on the products you want, like computers, laptops, tablets, and kitchen gear. We also have deals on Amazon smart devices, Udemy online classes ... and more »

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Amazon launches Scout, a machine learning-powered visual shopping tool

Amazon is experimenting with a new tool called Scout designed to help shoppers better figure out what they want to buy in a more visual fashion, according to a report from CNBC , which first spotted Scout live on Amazon’s site. Using a combination of imagery, a thumbs up and down voting mechanism, and machine learning technology, Scout offers an almost Pinterest-like way of browsing Amazon products, then refining recommendations through user input. Currently, the site lets you search for furniture, kitchen, dining products, home décor, patio items, lighting, and bedding, as well as women’s shoes. In time, Amazon will add more products like clothing and handbags, it said. While Amazon.com today has just about any product you could want, finding items you like when you only have a vague idea of what you want can be more difficult. For example, if you’re looking for a dresser, or a new comforter, or deck chairs, you’re often stuck scrolling down through a long list of matching results that aren’t at all customized to your particular tastes. For this reason, shoppers tend to find themselves heading to other more “inspirational” sites, like Pinterest or Houzz, for example. Scout aims to help customers narrow down their choices more quickly. Specifically, it focuses on solving two dilemmas, an Amazon spokesperson said: “I don’t know what I want, but I’ll know it when I see it” and “I know what I want, but I don’t know what it’s called.” “This is a new way to shop, allowing customers to browse millions of items and quickly refine the selection based solely on visual attributes,” the spokesperson noted. “Amazon uses imagery from across its robust selection to extract thousands of visual attributes for showing customers a variety of items so they can select their preferences as they go. This innovative shopping experience is powered by machine learning. The result is a beautiful and inspirational image feed, which gives customers the ability to explore a wide range of products in a playful and personalized manner with just a few clicks,” they added. This isn’t Amazon’s first go at trying to solve its discoverability problems or add elements of personalization to product hunting. The retailer had previously launched a site feature called “Interesting Finds ,” which features a curated selection of products under dozens of top level categories like clothing, toys, gadgets, travel, workspace, smart home, pets, and more.

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Ampere launches its first ARM-based eMAG server processors to challenge Intel, with power efficiency, high performance, and high memory capacity (Dean…

Dean Takahashi / VentureBeat : Ampere launches its first ARM-based eMAG server processors to challenge Intel, with power efficiency, high performance, and high memory capacity   —  Ampere is launching two versions of its first ARM-based 64-bit server processor today in a challenge to Intel's dominance of data center chips.

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NY AG report on cryptocurrency trading platforms finds many are vulnerable to market manipulation, refers some to regulator for potential legal…

Nikhilesh De / CoinDesk : NY AG report on cryptocurrency trading platforms finds many are vulnerable to market manipulation, refers some to regulator for potential legal violations   —  The New York Office of the Attorney General (OAG) has released a report on cryptocurrency trading platforms, finding that many are vulnerable …

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Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to provide Android-powered infotainment systems, with integrated maps, assistant, more,…

Wall Street Journal : Google partners with Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi Alliance to provide Android-powered infotainment systems, with integrated maps, assistant, more, starting in 2021   —  Car makers have been reluctant to cede control to tech rivals; drivers will have better integration of Google's maps, app store and voice-activated assistant

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Indian ride-hailing service Ola has raised $50M from two Chinese investors at a valuation pegged between $3.7B and $4.3B (Biswarup Gooptu/The Economic…

Biswarup Gooptu / The Economic Times : Indian ride-hailing service Ola has raised $50M from two Chinese investors at a valuation pegged between $3.7B and $4.3B   —  NEW DELHI & MUMBAI: Ola's parent ANI Technologies is raising more money from new and existing investors as the ridehailing app breaks into new markets and moves toward profitability.

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Leaked email to Dubai ad agency shows Spotify plans to launch across the Middle East and North Africa in November with a new regional headquarters in…

Music Business Worldwide : Leaked email to Dubai ad agency shows Spotify plans to launch across the Middle East and North Africa in November with a new regional headquarters in Dubai   —  Spotify's next major global move is coming soon.  —  According to a leaked email, the service plans to launch across the Middle East …

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Sources: Amazon plans to release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave, an amplifier, and subwoofer, by the end of the year…

Eugene Kim / CNBC : Sources: Amazon plans to release at least eight new Alexa-powered devices, including a microwave, an amplifier, and subwoofer, by the end of the year   —  - It reflects Amazon's ambition to make its Alexa voice assistant ubiquitous, especially in areas where people spend most of their time, like the home and car.

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Instagram shopping invades the Explore tab

Like it or not, Instagram is continuing its quest to make shopping ubiquitous inside its app. The social service is launching a dedicated Shopping channel in the Explore tab that offers a personalized selection of goods. If money is burning a hole...

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List of some of the iOS apps supporting Siri Shortcuts, now available in the App Store, including Pandora, The Weather Channel, Google News, and…

Sarah Perez / TechCrunch : List of some of the iOS apps supporting Siri Shortcuts, now available in the App Store, including Pandora, The Weather Channel, Google News, and Trello   —  With today's release of iOS 12, Apple is also rolling out a new feature called Siri Shortcuts, which allows users to create their own voice commands to take actions in apps.

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