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Amazon Echo now reads your Audible audiobooks

Amazon Echo now reads your Audible audiobooks

Amazon has added audiobook reading to its Echo personal assistant, allowing the pillar-like speaker to regale owners with Audible ebooks. The update is the latest in a series of improvements to Echo which Amazon has pushed out, and follows Google Calendar integration which was installed late last month. Echo will also synchronize its place in each audiobook with Amazon's apps on other platforms, to make the listening experience effectively seamless.

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Tone Chrome extension shares URLs via audible beeps

Tone Chrome extension shares URLs via audible beeps

E-mail, instant messaging, social networks. Advancements in these technologies and services have made it super easy to share things like web pages to someone half way around the world. But for sharing the same things with people in the same room, things have sometimes become more complicated. That is the motivation, or the justification, for Google's newest Chrome extension simply named Tone. What Tone does is to share a web page to other Chrome browsers within hearing distance. That last bit is essential, because Tone conveys its message through sound.

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Audible updates iOS app to version 2.0, adds iPad support

Audible updates iOS app to version 2.0, adds iPad support

It has taken quite a while, but Audible has finally released an update to its iOS app that adds support for the iPad. Previous to this, the app was iPhone-only and rather difficult to use regardless, with the most basic functions you'd expect in an audiobook app - such as the ability to track progress - pretty much absent. That changes with version 2.0, which both adds iPad support and introduces a new user interface that is altogether more intuitive.

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Kindle Now Gets WiFi Delivery Of Audible Audiobooks

Kindle Now Gets WiFi Delivery Of Audible Audiobooks

For those who appreciate listening to literary works as opposed to reading them in their digital form, the newest iteration of Amazon’s Kindle allows users to download Audible Audiobooks via Wi-Fi. This opens up the more than 50,000 audiobook titles available from Audible.com. Any version of the Kindle can still download audiobooks from the Audible website and transfer them via USB.

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Amazon adding audible menus, bigger font to Kindle

Amazon adding audible menus, bigger font to Kindle

Amazon have announced an incoming update for their Kindle ebook reader, which will add an audible menu system so that blind users will better be able to navigate the device and play back audio books.  The update will also add a seventh font size, which will be double the scale of the current largest font on the Kindle.  The changes come in response to positive feedback from blind and partially-sighted users.

Walmart’s new smart infant car seat combats heat stroke deaths

Walmart’s new smart infant car seat combats heat stroke deaths

Walmart has decided to tackle the very tragic problem of infant heat stroke deaths that result when a baby is forgotten in the car. Unfortunately, the summer months bring high heat in many states and that heat results in cars that get very, very hot in a short period of time. Routine changes, quiet naps and more have resulted in drivers forgetting they have a child in the back seat, and, tragically, this is often a fatal mistake. Walmart's newly developed car seat combats this using a mixture of sensors, wireless technology, and an audible alarm.

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Fallout Anthology announced with 5 PC games in a mini nuke shell

Fallout Anthology announced with 5 PC games in a mini nuke shell

Are you starting to get caught up in the hype for the upcoming Fallout 4, but have never really played any of the original games? Or maybe you only played the previous entry, New Vegas, and want to experience the full series? Well, developer Bethesda has just dropped a bombshell — literally — for players in your situation. Late September will see the release of Fallout Anthology, which includes Fallout, Fallout 2, Fallout Tactics, Fallout 3, and Fallout New Vegas. Priced at only $50, the whole collection comes inside a mini nuclear bomb.

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Google Nearby is here to help send stuff more easily

Google Nearby is here to help send stuff more easily

The great irony of mobile devices is that while it eased the work of sending files or messages half way across the world, sharing the same to someone standing right next to you is actually more difficult. As early as June last year, there was word that Google would have a new service that resolve that problem. Dubbed "Nearby", it was a feature that iPhone and iPad users have long been familiar with thanks to AirDrop. Now Google has fully unveiled the new API, confirming those rumors and adding a few welcome details as well.

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