The first thing that comes to mind when you hear the name Nucleus is that horrible product of the company Hooli in the HBO show Silicon Valley. Today Nucleus is a tablet meant for video calling and intercom functionality. It also has Amazon Alexa and it’s priced at $249.

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It’s an 8 inch touchscreen slate with a wide angle camera, stereo speakers and connectivity based on WiFi and Ethernet. Aside from communicating with other people who have a Nucleus and hopefully also other devices for videocalls, this modelĀ  also offers voice control for music, news updates and more, via Amazon’s Alexa voice service.

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Basically it’s the intercom version of the Amazon Echo, with a touchscreen and also a camera. Keep in mind that this is not quite a portable device, because it needs to be plugged into a wall jack to be juiced up. There’s a 5 MP 120 degree camera for making video calls and supported music streaming services here are Amazon Prime Msuic, TuneIn and iHeartRadio.

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