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Amazon unveiled a puzzling new device this week: The Echo Look, an Alexa-powered speaker with a built-in camera and lighting.

What’s puzzling is that it’s marketed as a fashion device. The camera and companion app do things like show a user a live view as they twirl in front of the camera and offer feedback on outfits with a Style Compare feature.

On this week’s episode of Geared Up, Todd and Andru aren’t buying the camera’s fashion-focused rollout, but the underlying tech could hold more promise.

Plus, we take a look at two other unusual announcements this week: Twitter is getting into the live-streamed TV arena, and Apple is launching Today at Apple, a series of classes and workshops held in Apple stores.

And we (finally!) go hands-on with the new Samsung Galaxy S8. How does it shape up to the iPhone 7 and the LG G6?

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