Creepy Tech Product You Didn’t Realize You Needed of the Day: Amazon Echo

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Alexa is listening. She knows everything about you. And she is getting smarter by the second.

Amazon unveiled a new product Thursday, called Amazon Echo, a 9-inch tall, cylindrical, voice-controlled device that will answer any of your questions, play music, and most importantly - for Amazon - create shopping lists. Just in time for the holidays.

Oh, and it responds to the name "Alexa" by default.

It is basically a virtual assistant like Siri and Cortana, but for your home, and ultimately another way for Amazon to completely own you.

Echo is $199, but if you are a Prime member you can grab one for $99. It's also invitation-only for the time being, so you'll have to wait a bit before you can get to know Alexa.

The waiting will be tough, but Billy Joel knows how you feel.

Amazon Launching Fire TV, a Streaming Video and Gaming Device

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Amazon Launching Fire TV, a Streaming Video and Gaming Device
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Basically a fancier Roku box, Amazon's Fire TV lets you stream video, navigate using voice commands, and play Minecraft. Yeah, Minecraft:

So far, the other games Amazon has shown on the Fire TV look like mobile games, but they have developed a fancy controller:


Fire TV is available starting today for $99. Streaming services at launch include Amazon Instant Video and Hulu Plus, with more streaming partners to come.

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Product of the Day: The Simpsons Duff Beer Energy Drink

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Product of the Day: The Simpsons Duff Beer Energy Drink
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Boston America has created a Duff Energy Drink based on the iconic Duff Beer from The Simpsons. You can buy them on Amazon.

Drone News of the Day: Amazon CEO Apologizes for Drones...Sorta

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Amazon founder Jeff Bezos (played by comedian Dartanion London) apologizes for any fear the Prime Air drones might be causing and clears the air (so to speak) on any misunderstandings about the new delivery method.