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Basically a Star Trek computer for your home.

Basically a Star Trek computer for your home.

Remember Echo, Amazon’s Siri-in-a-tube which was first announced back in November, but until now has only been available on an invitation-only basis?

If the idea of getting hold of Jeff Bezos’ standalone virtual assistant appeals to you, today is your lucky day — as Echo is now available to all U.S. customers for $179.99 via Amazon.com.

Lollipop is coming to Fire Phone. Photo: Amazon

Lollipop is coming to Fire Phone. Photo: Amazon

If you were one of the few who bought an Fire Phone and didn’t instantly return it, Amazon is preparing a Lollipop-based update that hopes to heal your remorse. Its Fire OS 5 preview is now available to developers ahead of a public release later this year.

The update will also be headed to Fire Tablets, Fire TV, and Fire TV Stick.

BlackBerry finally succumbs to Android. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

BlackBerry finally succumbs to Android. Photo: Killian Bell/Cult of Android

BlackBerry could finally turn to Android in an attempt to save itself having failed to gain any traction with its BlackBerry 10 platform over the past two years.

A new report claims the Canadian company is working on a new “slider” device with a retractable physical keyboard.

The Nexus 6 is now cheaper than ever before. Photo: Google

The Nexus 6 is now cheaper than ever before. Photo: Google

If you’ve been thinking about treating yourself to a new Nexus 6, now is the time. A number of retailers have slashed $150 off the handset’s price tag for a limited time, so it now starts at $499.

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Android and iOS apps on Windows phones? Yup. Photo: Microsoft

More than four years after its debut, Windows Phone still has a native app problem. Microsoft has now accepted that’s not going to change anytime soon, so in an effort to attract new users to its platform, it’s going to allow them to run Android and iOS apps… sort of.

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