Alexa makes her way to mobile, Pokemon Go Plus arrives next week

Amazon’s Alexa is moving into the mobile world. The voice assistant is coming to some Amazon Firetablets as a software update — and that includes the newly upgraded Fire HD 8, shipping on September 21 for $89. It’s big news for Alexa’s growth, but voice assistant news won’t get me excited until they bring Star Trek’s LCARS to my phone with Majel Barrett’s iconic voice.

Meanwhile, there’s news yet again in the Pokemon Go world. Soon you won’t need to pull out your phone to catch Pokemon in the wild. The Pokemon Go Plus wireless device will arrive next week — the same day the iPhone 7 and new Apple Watch Series 2 lands. (September 16 is shaping up to be a good day for geeks.)Gamers looking to catch something bigger than Pokemon will likely be more interested in the newly announced PlayStation 4 Pro console, a more powerful system arriving November 10 for $400. A slimmer version of the standard PS4 hits stores next week on September 15 for $300.