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Listen to everything Amazon announced during its hardware event this week

Listen to everything Amazon announced during its hardware event this week


On this week’s Vergecast

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Amazon announced a few more Echo devices this week, and The Vergecast is here to recap it all. Nilay, Dan, Dieter, and Paul discuss Amazon’s strategy with these new products, as well rumors of stuff that will be announced at Google’s event next week.

There’s a whole lot of stuff in between that — like Twitter’s new 280 character limit — so listen to it all and you’ll get it all.

02:22 - Twitter just doubled the character limit for tweets to 280

06:08 - The 5 biggest announcements from Amazon’s surprise hardware event

09:23 - Amazon’s Echo and Echo Plus are hiding a lot of new tech

16:41 - Amazon's Echo Spot is a sneaky way to get a camera into your bedroom

24:31 - Google pulls YouTube off the Amazon Echo Show

41:16 - This week in TV stuff

46:52 - Amazon announces new Fire TV with 4K and HDR for only $70

52:33 - Paul’s weekly segment “Kitsch in the Kloud

54:14 - Google Pixel 2 event: what to expect

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