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CES 2017: Talk To Your TV: Dish Unveils Integration With Amazon Echo
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Amazon Echo & Dish Hopper

In case you needed another reason to go Alexa rather than Google, the media gods have got one for you. The avalanche of CES 2017 press conferences hadn’t even begun when the news came in from Dish Network. In addition to their Sling Box and their 2014 breakthrough, no-contract live-streaming cable service, SlingTV, Dish decided to take another leap forward in delivering television entertainment to their consumers — support for Amazon‘s Alexa Voice Services or AVS.

Dish users with Hopper DRV devices of any generation will be able to control them using their voice through Amazon’s Echo or Echo Dot hardware.

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The Drill Down 379: Android Domination
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google io 2015

This week, Oculus Rift and Windows 10 get launch date and prices, free Amazon shipping for everyone, highlights from Google’s developer conference, MIT’s robot cheetah takes a big leap into the future, and much, much more…

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The Drill Down 357: The Future’s So Bright
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Sling TV

This week, the FBI stands firm on the Sony hack, a top VC’s predictions for 2015, Apple unlocks the iPhone, DISH wants you to cut cable, thousands of free games, and drones on demand. All this, and much much more…

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The Drill Down 302: Marvels Never Cease
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Marvel-Defenders

This week, Twitter stock launches, Snapchat turns down Facebook, a new 3D printer using sound and lasers, Russians bring malware into space, Netflix makes a super deal with Marvel, and as it turns out, This IS The End for DVD rentals…

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The Drill Down 274: Google: The Final Frontier
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LCARS Google System

This week, Facebook Home on an iPhone?…well, kinda. Mark Zuckerberg pushes for immigration reform, Twitter music, Dish goes after Sprint, Google Glass specs, Google Fiber hits the slopes, and the Star Trek computer…powered by Google?

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