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Fire HD 8

New Fire HD 8 Tablet Getting Released with Hands-Free Alexa

Today Amazon announced the upcoming release of a new Fire HD 8 tablet, except it’s pretty much exactly the same as the last Fire HD 8. In fact the only real noteworthy change seems to be that addition of hands-free Alexa support, which was previously only available on the Fire HD 10. With the older […]

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Alexa Hands-Free Mode Coming to Fire HD 8 and Fire 7

Amazon is bringing hands-free Alexa support to both the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7, a feature that was previously only available on the more expensive Fire HD 10. Alexa is a voice-activated assistant app that can be used for everything from getting weather and news updates, to playing music and audiobooks, controlling smart devices, […]

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Fire HD 10 vs HD 8

Amazon Fire HD 10 vs Fire HD 8 Comparison Review (Video)

Yesterday I posted a review of the new Fire HD 10 so I figured I’d post a quick comparison between it and the Fire HD 8 today. Both tablets are the new models for 2017, officially 7th gen Fires, and both share most of the same features, but the HD 10 has a nicer higher-resolution […]

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Fire HD 8 Review

Amazon Fire HD 8 Tablet Review and Video Walkthrough (2017 Model)

Review Date: July 2017 – Review unit purchased from Amazon Overview In June 2017 Amazon released two new updated tablets, a 7-inch Fire, I reviewed it a couple weeks ago, and the 8-inch Fire HD 8. Both offer the same general features and the specs are somewhat similar, but the Fire HD 8 is the […]

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New Fire HD 8

Fire HD 8 Tablet Text-to-Speech Demo (Video)

One of the unique features with Fire tablets is the ability to use text-to-speech to read Kindle ebooks aloud. Not all Kindle books support TTS but most do. There’s a note on the product details page for each Kindle book that says if it supports text-to-speech or not. TTS also works on sideloaded books and […]

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Kobo Aura One vs Fire HD 8

Kobo Aura One vs Fire HD 8 Reading Comparison (Video)

I’ve been using the Kobo Aura One since it first came out last September, and then when I got the new Fire HD 8 earlier this month I was surprised by how much heavier and thicker it is than the Aura One. Both are essentially 8-inch devices so I guess I wasn’t expecting such a […]

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Fire Tablet Play Store

How to Install Google Play on 2017 Fire Tablets in 5 Minutes (Video)

Amazon released two new Fire tablets this week, the Fire HD 8 and Fire 7, and it turns out it’s the same simple process to add the Google Play Store and Google apps to them as previous Fire tablets. Both new tablets are considered 7th generation models, but the software is the same as the […]

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2017 Fire Tablets

2017 Fire Tablet vs Fire HD 8 Comparison Review (Video)

We’re lucky if Amazon releases one new Kindle per year these days, so I decided to buy the new 2017 Fire tablets to try out since they’re so cheap. There are two new models for 2017, officially the 7th generation Fire tablets. Here’s a quick comparison review describing how they differ; I’ll post full reviews […]

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