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Amazon announced so many new hardware products last week that it’s hard to know which one will respond the next time you shout “Alexa!” in your house. Perhaps not surprisingly, the Alexa-equipped microwave sucked up a lot of the (electromagnetic) air in the room: not only does the $60 microwave work indirectly with Alexa, but it knows when you’re running out of popcorn.
But the most interesting home product to emerge from the pile of Echo products last week wasn’t the microwave. It was the new Echo Show. It’s a glimpse of Amazon’s vision for the TV of the future—whether that’s streaming video, over-the-air television, or casual games played on a large screen.