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Amazon just launched a camera that thinks.

The AWS DeepLens AI Deep Learning Video Camera, also called the DeepLens, was introduced in November during the Amazon Web Services (AWS) re:Invent conference. Now it’s finally available for for $249 after much delay (it was supposed to begin shipping by “early 2018”).

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DeepLens is similar to the AI-powered Google Clips camera, but while Clips is targeted at consumers, DeepLens is a new toy for developers.

According to Amazon’s website, it’s the first video camera designed to teach deep learning basics and optimized to run machine learning models on the camera. This kind of machine learning is usually done by gathering information on one device and computing in the cloud — as opposed to doing it all on one gadget. Read more…

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Apple has AirPlay so Google has Cast, so it was probably only a matter of time before Amazon made its own media-streaming technology.

Amazon just debuted Alexa Cast: a new way for customers to enjoy their favorite tunes on Alexa devices. However, compatibility is very limited as it only works with Amazon Music. 

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This ability has been missing for quite some time. The main way to stream music directly from another device to an Echo is to use Bluetooth, and that will still work. Alexa Cast is a welcome new option, though, and the feature is available now on the iOS and Android Amazon Music apps. Just be sure to update the app to the latest version. Read more…

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