Amazon to launch smart glasses with Alexa voice assistant

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According to Amazon, Fire HD 10 is the ideal tablet for enjoying entertainment, including a user's favorite movies, TV shows, books, magazines, apps, and games.

Kevin Keith, general manager of Amazon Devices, swooned: "For less than £150, the all-new Fire HD 10 offers a handsome 1080p Full HD display, plus faster performance, more storage, and up to 10 hours of battery life". Under the hood, the device is powered by a quad-core processor with up to 1.8 GHz and 2GB of RAM - offering 2x the RAM and a 30% speed bump over the previous generation Fire HD 10 model.

The tablet also includes "For You", a new personalized page on the tablet home screen that makes it easy for customers to quickly get back to reading, watching, playing or listening, and also to quickly find what's next.

Notably, it's Amazon's first Fire tablet to feature hands-free Alexa.

Amazon.com is developing its first wearable product-a pair of "smart glasses" that will allow you to use its digital assistant Alexa wherever you are, according to the Financial Times. While this would seem to reduce the functionality of the devices, it would help the company bring the glasses to market much faster, supposedly this holiday season, offer longer battery life, and make them a lot more acceptable to the privacy-shy public. The smart glasses will be tethered to your smartphone and will most likely use the phone's data connection to use Alexa. Fire HD 10 now comes in three fun color options: Black, Marine Blue and Punch Red, and starts shipping October 11.

The internet retailer also plans to beef up its smart home hardware lineup with a new internet-connected home security camera system, the sources reportedly said. Shipments are expected to begin on October 11.

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