Amazon Alexa

LiFX introduces Mini range: Smaller and more affordable smart lights, pre-orders starting $24.99

When it comes to smart lights, I prefer the LiFX approach to the Hue approach: no hub dangling off my router and simple Wi-Fi connectivity win me …

Home Automation

Amazon slash price of Echo to £99 and launch deals on Echo Dot device in latest smart home sale

Amazon have cut the price of their smart speaker - the Amazon Echo.<p>Originally £149.99, the online retail giant has reduced the Echo down to £99.99 , …

Amazon

Control any plug in your house w/ this Wi-Fi outlet for $10 Prime shipped

OtiumDirect (99% positive feedback lifetime) via Amazon has their Conico Smart Plug Mini on sale for <b>$9.99 Prime shipped</b>. Normally priced at $19.99, this is half off the normal going rate for this plug, and an Amazon all-time low. The smart outlet features Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant …

Home

10 gadgets that will prevent everyday problems and make your life easier

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY’s newsroom and any business incentives.</i><p>Ever think about how …

Home Automation

Best smart lights for Amazon Alexa

Which smart lights are the best if you're rolling with Amazon Alexa? It's a trick question. All of them are great. (OK, some are better than …

Home Automation

Control This At-Home Drone With Amazon Alexa

Control Aire with your voice or an app (via Aevena)<p>While most drones are developed for use in large, open spaces, Aire is an exception to the …

Geek

Amazon's voice assistant Alexa fooled by pet parrot into placing online order

In another example of how easily one can fool <b>Amazon's</b> smart voice assistant <b>Alexa</b>, a pet parrot from London made an online order, mimicking his owner …

Amazon

LIFX smarbulbs gain long-delayed support for Apple's HomeKit

Several LIFX smartbulbs are now compatible with Apple's HomeKit, the company announced on Thursday, in a move which could bolster the company's …

Home Automation

Remodeling 101: The Small but Mighty Smart Plug

Do you want the basic benefits of a smart home without investing in specific smart devices for every need—smart window shades, smart air …

Home Automation

Aire Autonomous Flying Robotic Assistant (video)

If you are disappointed by the flying capabilities of your Amazon Alexa, Google Home or similar and would prefer something that is capable of flight. …

Drones

Amazon’s Alexa wants to rule your world

Upon visiting Berlin’s IFA2107 — Germany’s answer to CES — recently, there was one word I kept hearing: Alexa. In the consumer hardware space, it’s a great time to be Amazon, if the sheer number of hardware companies jumping on the Alexa bandwagon are anything to go by.<p>Only today it was revealed …

Amazon

2 new products Amazon may launch as soon as this year

The tech giant is set to release wearable glasses and a new home security camera, according to a new report.<p>Amazon is putting its thinking cap on.<p>The …

Money

Recode Daily: The iPhone 8 reviews are here; Amazon Alexa glasses are on the way

Plus, VCs sue the Trump administration, Patreon gets paid and Silicon Valley goes kookoo for ICOs.<p><b>The iPhone 8 and its big brother, 8 Plus, will hit the street on Friday, and the reviews are in:</b> “A solid upgrade.” “Not the future ... just a default.” “The glass back is going to be a …

IPhone 8

Amazon's Alexa now offers health advice from the Mayo Clinic

Basic health information and advice provided by the Mayo Clinic is now available on <b>Amazon</b> Alexa-enabled devices. Owners who have downloaded the Mayo …

Medical Technology

Will You Wear Alexa? Amazon Glasses Could Arrive Soon

Amazon is working on some new smart glasses that will allow you to interact with Alexa while you walk through the house, according to a new …

Consumer News

5 easy ways to turn your house into a smart home

(BPT) - There was a time when setting up a smart home was a labor-intensive endeavor. You had to know which devices worked together, spend tedious …

Automation

Alexa, what do you see? Amazon said to be working on glasses

Amazon is attempting to develop glasses that pair with Alexa and would allow users to access the voice-activated assistant outside the home, …

Amazon

D.C.-area forecast: Summer warmth pays no heed to the calendar through the weekend

<b>TODAY’S DAILY DIGIT</b> <i><br>A somewhat subjective rating of the day’s weather, on a scale of 0 to 10.</i><p><b>7/10:</b> Warm days abound, not a complaint will I sound. We will get our fill all too soon of winter’s chill.<p><b>EXPRESS FORECAST</b><p><b>Today:</b> Mostly sunny, light breezes. Highs: 84-88 <b><br>Tonight:</b> Clear and calm. Lows: 64-70</b> …

Weather

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Now Come with Esquire Wisdom

Want to know what Esquire might have to say about that thing you're pondering? You're in luck, because Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are now equipped with 80+ years of Esquire wisdom. Google Assistant is available on Google Home, Android phones, and iPhones. Amazon Alexa is available on Amazon …

Google

The Future of Voice: The Industries That Are About to Change Forever

Voice user interface technology is getting smarter, faster, and more reliable. What does that mean for major industries today, and in the …

Web Design

ABB integrates Amazon and Sonos technology into its smart home products

<b>ABB has partnered with Amazon and Sonos to enable new functions to its home automation range of products, collectively called free@home.</b><p>ABB claims to …

Automation

Quantity Of 'Skills' Doesn't Mean Quality In Amazon Echo's Alexa

Amazon Echo's Alexa has helped people do all sorts of tasks. Although Alexa now has more than 15,000 so-called "skills," critics say that many of Amazon's skills are low-quality.

Amazon

Rachio’s Wi-Fi Smart Sprinkler Controller w/ Alexa drops to $146 shipped

Today only, as part of its Gold Box Deals of the Day, Amazon is offering the Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller (8 Zone, 2nd Gen, works w/Amazon Alexa) for <b>$145.99 shipped</b>. Regularly $200, this is slightly lower than our previous mention considering the $5 shipping charge, the lowest Amazon has …

Gear & Gadgets

Banks Embrace Voice Technology as the Future of Customer Interaction

Why tap on your smartphone to get your checking account balance when you can just ask Amazon’s Alexa? That’s the way banks seem to be thinking, and …

Business Technology

How to control every light in your house with Philips Hue’s voice commands

In an age where voice assistants can play music, give directions, and define words, it’s no surprise that home lighting is becoming a leading use for …

Home Automation

August Home’s smart locks and doorbell are available for pre-order

Why it matters to you<p>August Home's new line of smart locks and a smart doorbell connect your home's security with your smartphone to give you peace …

Home Automation

AquaFons Automatic Plant Watering Device

Achieve the green thumb you’ve always wanted with the AquaFons Automatic Plant Watering Device. Totally wireless, this device does all of the …

Gardening

Alexa partners with the Mayo Clinic to offer first-aid help and more

Why it matters to you<p>Amazon's Alexa can now share first-aid information, thanks to a partnership with the Mayo Clinic.<p>It’s no secret that Amazon …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Alexa smart glasses could be retailer’s next big thing

Despite having coffers as large as Google, more or less, Amazon is less trigger-happy when it comes to hardware not directly related to its core …

Amazon

Google's upcoming phone may let you launch apps by squeezing it

One possible interesting feature of Google's upcoming Pixel 2 smartphone: You might be able to squeeze it to open apps.<p>Lines of code spotted by blog …

Google