Amazon May Be Adding New Alexa-connected Devices to the Mix

Amazon plans to release two new Fire TV devices, according to AFTVnews.

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Alexa spreads to More Amazon Devices

Amazon plans to release two new Fire TV devices, according to AFTVnews. One is a dongle similar to Google Chromecast, and the other is cube-shaped and much less flat that normal set-top boxes.

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Amazon looks to be launching two new Fire TV devices: One for middle range and one for high end. (Image: AFTVnews)

Amazon plans to release the new models sometime in the next few months. According to AFTVnews the device will only have an HDMI port and a microUSB port for power, but it will still support 4K and HDR content.

The star of the show is obviously the addition of Alexa to more of Amazon’s family of devices. Amazon’s high-end Fire TV device will feature far-field microphones and an integrated speaker, according to AFTVnews.

 

 

Nintendo President Urges Public Not to Buy the SNES From Scalpers

An all too familiar problem is happening with Nintendo’s latest console reboot. The SNES Classic, like it’s NES Classic predecessor, is suffering from short supply and opportunist resellers.

Despite retailing for $79.99, the NES Classic was going for upwards of $200 on eBay almost immediately. The same nightmare is happening with the SNES Reboot.

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Nintendo’s President insists that they’ve planned to manufacture plenty of consoles this time around. “I would strongly urge you not to over-bid on an SNES Classic on any of the auction sites,” Fils-Aimé said. “You shouldn’t [have to] pay more than $79.99.”

His comments follow several pre-order debacles at major retailers like Best Buy, GameStop, and Wal-Mart. But Fils-Aimé says that those issues were “outside our control,” implicitly moving the blame to the retailers.

There is a fair share of blame to be thrown around, but it seems Nintendo is not learning any lessons from previous shirt supply issues.

TLDR: Public Urges Nintendo: Meet the Demand of the SNES Classic!

Xiaomi Launches MacBook Pro Competitor – Mi Notebook Pro

Xiaomi launched its new lineup of laptops. The Mi Notebook Pro is one of the earliest notebooks to be powered by Intel’s 8th generation i7 processor. The Mi Notebook Pro includes a fingerprint sensor in the trackpad, a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display and very narrow side bezels of just 6.25 mm.

Today, Xiaomi launched its new lineup of laptops. The Mi Notebook Pro is one of the earliest notebooks to be powered by Intel’s 8th generation i7 processor.  Additionally, the 15-inch notebook has dual channel RAM up to 16GB and storage up to 1TB SSD, along with  NVIDIA GeForce MX150 graphics card.

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The Mi Notebook’s design has a clean, minimal design and come in a dark gray shade, which looks similar to many recent laptop launches. Lei Jun, a Xiaomi spokesperson even went so far as to say, “many of the engineers in my company love MacBook Pro, that’s why we looked at MacBook Pro when we designed Mi Notebook Pro.”

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The Mi Notebook Pro includes a fingerprint sensor in the trackpad, a Corning Gorilla Glass 3 display and very narrow side bezels of just 6.25 mm. For connectivity, Mi Notebook Pro has an SD card slot, two USB Type-C ports, a HDMI port, and a headphone jack.

It’s clear Xiaomi is getting the jump on Apple’s inevitable upgrade reveal at tomorrow’s apple event.