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Comcast Boosts Home Wi-Fi Security For 15 Million Customers

Some smart home device controls are starting to happen at scale.<p>Comcast is making IoT moves that can impact more than 15 million people at a time. …

Understanding the Mendoza Line for SaaS growth

“How fast do I need to be growing to be interesting to a venture investor?”<p>This is a question we get asked all the time by CEOs, and we realize “it depends” is not the most actionable answer to give. Instead, we have come up with a simple model that allows us to give a clear numerical answer to …

Venture Capital

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>1 The basics<p>2 Voice Match and multiple users<p>3 Assistant apps<p>3.1 Important distinctions about Assistant apps<br>• 3.2 Assistant apps are …

Smart Homes

Google's Assistant will help 'sync' your smart home devices

Smart homes can be tricky to manage, especially if you've invested in a bunch of different brands. If you have a Google Home, good news: You can now use the Google Assistant to clean up and "sync" any misbehaving devices. Let's say you have some Philips Hue lights in your living room — you set them …

Home Automation

Voice Interfaces Are Here. Are They Necessary?

As millions of people invite voice-first devices into their homes, it’s time to take stock of their usefulness.<p>Voice user interfaces are everywhere today. Nearly every major tech company has poured resources into developing them. Most smartphones are equipped with one. And increasingly, VUIs are …

Amazon Echo

These Products and Services Work with Google Home

Google first introduced Google Home to the world back in May at Google I/O 2016, later revealing the final product alongside the Pixel in October. …

Toyota is adding Amazon's Alexa to cars. We've been using Alexa in a car for 6 months and it's the best infotainment system we've ever used.

Toyota announced this week that Alexa, Amazon's digital assistant found in its line of Echo devices, is coming to Toyota and Lexus cars later this year.<p>This is great news for people who own compatible vehicles or want to buy one. I've been using an Echo Dot with Alexa in a car for six months, and …

Smart Homes

How to get Google Home to softly lull you to sleep

Finding it hard to fall asleep with the blaring summer heat? Google Home is good for more than turning off the lights or playing back your favorite …

Google Home

Hilarious Things You Can Make Alexa Do on the Amazon Echo

Who knew she was this entertaining?!

Google Home now supports up to six users in the UK

Good news, Google Home owners: your smart speaker is now ready to get to know your family. The search giant has confirmed that UK Homes now support up to six users, allowing members of your household to train Google's Assistant to recognize their voices. It also means that their music playlists, …

Amazon Echo now works as a home intercom

Amazon has just pushed an update for its Echo family of smart speakers that enables a handy room-to-room intercom feature, making it a whole lot easier to<p>snoopkeep an eye on your entire family.<p>If you’ve got multiple Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show devices around the house, you can now initiate …

Google Home Outsmarts Amazon Alexa in 3,000 Question Quiz

Don’t judge a smart speaker by its sales — at least that’s the story floating around the internet today, as <i>Ad Age</i> has revealed a study showing that …

Automation

The voice-first user interface has gone mainstream

A quantitative study of Amazon’s Echo, Apple’s Siri and Google’s OK Google shows where — and how — they're being used by consumers.<p><i>A version of this essay was originally published at</i> <i>Tech.pinions</i><i>, a website dedicated to informed opinions, insight and perspective on the tech industry.</i><p>The idea of …

Automation

Echo alerts you to voice or text messages with a yellow light

Now that the Echo has become a handy way to place calls and send messages, wouldn't it be nice to be able to tell them apart? Amazon is about to make it a lot easier to do just that by changing how it notifies you of voice and text messages. As before, the device signals that you're receiving calls …

How to turn your Amazon Echo into a noise machine

If you have trouble focusing or getting to sleep, here's how you can turn your Alexa speaker into a white noise generator.<p>If you already have Alexa in the bedroom, office or nursery, you've already got yourself a noise machine. Personally, I use it to break up the silence while I work. Music can …

Smart Homes

How to use Alexa's to-do list

The beauty of using something like Alexa to manage your to-do list at all is the voice interaction. You suddenly think of something that you need to …

Apps

9 ways to use the Google Home in the kitchen

The Google Home is helpful in just about any part of the house, but it's extra useful in the kitchen. Here are nine ways to use the Google Home while you cook.<p>Smart speakers have proven themselves useful around the house. They're great for streaming music, getting updates on the news, controlling …

Smart Homes

Woodpost Will Print Your Photos on a Thin Slice of Wood

Photographers who are into collages should already know that Fuzel Collage is one of the finest collage makers out there. Today, Not a Basement Studio Software, the Vietnamese outfit behind Fuzel, has launched another photo app for iOS called Woodpost.<p>As its name implies, Woodpost, a universal app …

The Slow Cooker Recipes That You'll Never Want To Live Without

Winter's arrival means it's time to pull out the slow cooker. If you're rolling eyes because you think slow cookers are passé or unnecessary, we've got news for you. Slow cookers are awesome and they're never going out of style, so get on board. Crock Pot recipes are the ideal plan when it's cold …

People Don't Buy Products, They Buy Better Versions of Themselves

There is the famous story about Steve Jobs when he invented the iPod and everyone in the news and the rest of the tech industry scratched their head …

Product Management

3 Ways to Squash Burnout and Boost Productivity

<i>Joelle Steiniger is the co-founder of Small HQ, HookFeed and Minimalytics. This post originally appeared on the Crew blog.</i><p>You have no problem keeping busy. No problem crossing things off your to-do list. You multitask like it’s going out of style. But the weeks continue to fly by and you can’t help …

Responsive Website v. Native Mobile App

Depending on your designer and the size of your website, a responsive Web design often takes far less time to create then does a mobile app since there’s no app store approval or extensive guidelines to follow as compared to what Google Play, the Apple app store and the Windows Phone app store …

How to Evaluate and Select the Right Mobile SDK

<i>Matthew D. Sarrel is a technology journalist, analyst and founder of Sarrel Group, a technical marketing consultancy based in New York City and San Francisco.</i><p>Anyone developing consumer software knows that we live in a mobile-first world. I see companies today that actually have a live app before …

17 Websites That Will Make You Smarter

This story originally appeared on Business Insider<p>Tired of wasting your time watching cat videos or scrolling through your Facebook newsfeed? Want to be more productive next time you go online?<p>Here's a list of websites that will actually make you smarter:<p><b>1. Digital Photography School —</b> Read through …

Stack Overflow

5 Easy Tips for Visual Branding on Social Media

Over the past few years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have introduced a series of design changes that have increased the ability to personalize the look of of account pages.<p>To help your brand from getting lost in the clutter, it’s important to stand out visually as …

HockeyApp app testing platform gets big 3.0 update w/ Team Management & more

HockeyApp, one of the last big independent, cross-platform app testing platforms after Apple acquired TestFlight (and pulled Android support) earlier this year, gets a big update today with version 3.0. The full change log includes a long list of new features, enhancements, and fixes, but the …

Tony Fadell's Advice to Hardware Startups: Focus on the Problem (Video)

Keep it simple, stupid.<p>It seems contradictory when a hardware specialist tells techies to stop obsessing over hardware.<p>And yet that’s exactly what Tony Fadell, CEO of smart thermostat-maker Nest, believes — in the beginning, at least.<p>“Most people focus so much on the hardware,” Fadell said in …

What managers do at a company that’s trying to replace them with software

The enterprise software company Asana manages to serve multi-billion-dollar startups such as Airbnb, Uber, Dropbox and Pinterest with only 65 employees. That’s because streamlining workflow is what the company, whose motto is “Teamwork without email,” is designed to do.<p>The company, founded by the …

Project Management