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  • The Echo Spot is the only Amazon device with a tiny, round screen — and that's both the best and worst thing about using it (AMZN)

    Elaine Thompson/AP Amazon's Echo Spot is in an unusual position in the Echo family.  It has a screen, but not one big enough for serious video-watching. It's small, but not as small as the Echo Dot. It can play music, but it doesn't sound as good as the Echo or Echo Show.  So, what is it for? After several weeks of testing the Spot, I'm still not really sure. At launch, the Echo Spot's primary purpose seemed to be acting as a smart alarm clock for your bedside table or nightstand. It can...

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  • Get Involved, Internet: Tell Amazon (and Roku, and Apple, and Google) to dump NRATV

    The fight to finally bring about sensible gun control in the United States is just beginning, and is a multi-pronged effort that will extend from this week’s CNN Town Hall to the ballot box this November and beyond. But here’s one thing that’s simple, easy, and, if you’re a regular reader of The A.V. Club, involves something you probably already have in your homes: Telling NRATV, the NRA’s online video channel whose anti-media, pro-Trump rhetoric makes Fox News look tame by comparison, to fuck...

    The A.V. Club
  • NRA boycott: companies cut ties with gun lobby as pressure mounts

    Best Western and Wyndham say they are no longer affiliatedAmazon urged to drop NRA video channel from streaming serviceUS companies are distancing themselves from the National Rifle Association as the gun lobby comes under increasing pressure following the mass shooting in Florida last week. Related: Meet the British CEO of the firm behind the gun that brought tragedy to Florida Continue reading...

    the Guardian
  • Put Qi Pads All Over Your House With a Pair of Deals From Anker

    Whether you’re enjoying your first Qi-compatible iPhone, or you’ve had wireless charging for years with an Android phone, you can pick up a no-frills charging pad from Anker today for $12 with promo code BEST9811. This one maxes out at 5W, so it won’t charge your devices quickly, but it’ll be fine for overnight use. Read more...

    Kinja Deals
  • This Raspberry Pi Bundle Deal Is Designed For DIY Retro Gamers

    There are a lot of reasons to own a Raspberry Pi, but anecdotally, I think somewhere north of 90% of people buy them to build retro game consoles. This combo kit is happy to indulge your gamer nostalgia with an included NES-style case, along with pretty much everything else you need to get started. Just use promo code 45YOCHIQ at checkout to save $9.

    Kinja Deals
  • Legal hurdles, not Amazon, key concern for U.S. dental supply firms

    By Ankur BanerjeeFeb 23 (Reuters) - Henry Schein Inc and Patterson Cos Inc have bigger things to worry about than Inc potentially disrupting the...

    Mail Online
  • Amazon Echo

    Can the Echo’s new look and a reduced price be enough to stave off the competition?
  • Cramming for the Oscars: Where to see best-picture nominees

    Here's where to watch the Oscar best-picture nominees: "The Shape of Water": 13 nominations, including best actress and best director. Where to see it: in theaters. "Get Out": four nominations, including best actor and best director. Where to see it: Amazon, iTunes, DVD Netflix, Redbox, Google Play, YouTube Movies, HBO ...
  • Be a Standing Desk User (When You Feel Like It) With This One-Day Riser Deal

    If you want to try a standing desk, but you’re not ready to commit to it for eight hours a day, this FlexiSpot monitor riser is on sale in Amazon’s Gold Box for $245, today only. Read more...

    Kinja Deals
  • Get Your Hair Tool Army At The Ready With This One-Day Sale

    In the market for a new blow dryer or straightener? Amazon is marking down tools from Remington and LumaBella, today only. Cut down your styling time with the Wet2Straight Flat Iron, or get a blow dryer that actually works well with the LumaBella Pure Power Dryer. Don’t forget the detangling comb. Read more...

    Kinja Deals
  • Hollywood Activists Join In Pressuring Amazon To Drop NRA TV From Streaming Service

    Alyssa Milano is among a group of Hollywood activists calling on Amazon to drop the National Rifle Association’s online video channel from its streaming service. The hashtag #StopNRAmazon began trending on Twitter today, as Milano joined with Law & Order: SUV executive producer Warren Leight and actors Amy Hargreaves, Ally Walker, Evan Handler, Tara Strong and Misha Collins in putting NRATV in the social media cross-hairs. “The only way to really begin to chip away at the…

  • Amazon and Google could be handed huge bills by Government

    The new rules would aim to stop the world’s biggest technology firms raking in billions from sales but only handing tens of millions of pounds to the Treasury.

    Mail Online
  • Save thousands on designer watches during Jomashop's sitewide sale — and more of today's best deals from around the web

    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. Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient place. JomashopSee the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also:We compared the prices of Amazon's line of generic over-the-counter medicine with other drugstores — and they're way...

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  • DIGITAL HEALTH BRIEFING: Amazon is selling exclusive over-the-counter drugs — DeepMind, VA partner for patient health — Optra Health launches Alexa-powered genomic solution

    Welcome to Digital Health Briefing, a new email providing the latest news, data, and insight on how digital technology is disrupting the healthcare ecosystem, produced by BI Intelligence. Sign up and receive Digital Health Briefing free to your inbox. Have feedback? We'd like to hear from you. Write me at: [email protected] See the rest of the story at Business Insider See Also:'I've never been so unimpressed by a person in my life': Parkland shooting survivor delivers a biting...

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  • Business News Roundup, Feb. 23

    Autos Toyota tops consumer list Toyota has four of the 10 vehicles on Consumer Reports' annual top picks, the most of any brand. The Corolla and Camry are the magazine's choice for best small and midsize cars. The Sienna led the minivan category, and the Highlander is the best midsize SUV. The Chevrolet Bolt is best small green car, a new category. The Ford...

  • Amazon may open six cashier-less supermarkets in LA and Seattle

    A few of the new stores are likely to open in near Amazon's headquarters in Seattle, where the first location opened last month, while other locations may be coming to Los Angeles.

    Mail Online
  • Amazon under fire for streaming NRATV after school shooting

    Amazon is under fire for continuing to offer the NRA’s online video channel more than a week after the Parkland, Fla. school shooting.

    NY Daily News
  • ‘An unmitigated, long-term disaster’: Toronto start-ups fearful of potential Amazon HQ2

    While thousands of Toronto residents are celebrating their city making it to the next round in potentially hosting Amazon HQ2, local start-ups fear the tech giant may suck dry an already shallow talent pool.

    Global News