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The 10 best deals you can get from Amazon’s Black Friday Countdown Week

<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>Black Friday is only …

Shopping

Apple delaying HomePod smart speaker launch until next year

Bad news for Apple customers hoping to purchase a HomePod before the end of the year. Apple has released a media statement saying it has pushed the HomePod’s release target into early 2018. HomePod was originally unveiled back at WWDC in June as a preview ahead of a promised December …

Apple

A parrot ordered a bizarre shopping list from Amazon Alexa including fire, rock and cheese

Iconic.<p>Stop what you're doing immediately, because this video of Amazon's Alexa reading out a shopping list is probably the best thing you'll see all …

Amazon

iHome Outdoor Smart Plug With Alexa Integration

Adding to the ever growing range of Amazon Alexa enabled devices iHome has this week unveiled a new outdoor smart plug complete with Alexa …

Home Automation

Review: Moto Smart Speaker w/ Amazon Alexa has questionable ‘smarts,’ but is an okay Moto Z dock

I like docks. My adoration dates back to Exhibition Mode in webOS and to a lesser degree the original Daydream screen savers on Android. Both have faded, but live on as ambient/always-on display features in modern flagships. Of those, my favorite is easily the Moto Display found on the Moto Z line …

Amazon

Google’s Chatbase bot analytics platform opens to all

Google’s chatbot analytics platform is now open to everyone, more than six months after its quiet debut during the company’s I/O developer conference. Called Chatbase, it’s intended to help developers better analyze and optimize their bots so they can improve conversion rates and accuracy — and …

Business

The 9 Best Smart Home Products of 2017

From a robotic vacuum cleaner to the best new smart scale on the market, AD helps you bring up the IQ of your home<p>With the trifecta of Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and the winter holidays around the corner, it is the perfect time to give back to the one place that has always taken care of you and …

Automation

Review: ecobee4 packs Alexa and Google Home control in a HomeKit thermostat

ecobee is the maker of what I consider the best HomeKit thermostat on the market, and the new version called ecobee4 adds built-in Amazon Alexa voice control and works with Google Home. ecobee4 offers the same features as the HomeKit-enabled ecobee3 which we reviewed last year, so should iPhone …

Home Automation

Vinci 2.0 Wireless Sport Headphones With Alexa Integration From $79

Inspero based in New York City have created a new wireless sports headphone that comes equipped with artificial intelligence that once connected to …

Headphones

Home furnishings giant to buy 3-D imaging and augmented reality startup

Williams-Sonoma is buying a San Jose-based startup that specializes in replicating physical home furnishings and decor products in high-quality 3-D …

AmazonFresh

Netgear Nighthawk and Orbi routers now offer Disney parental controls

Circle lets parents manage content and time spent online<p>Netgear now offers Disney parental controls for your home network through its Nighthawk and Orbi routers. Circle with Disney allows parents to control how long their children are online and filter which sites they can access. There's no …

Wi-Fi

Get the Echo Show, a Wi-Fi smart plug, and more for just $180 shipped ($300+ value)

QVC currently has a fairly large bundle on sale featuring the Amazon Echo Show, a TP-Link Wi-Fi smart plug, and more for just <b>$179.94 shipped</b>. If you’ve never purchased from QVC before, you can even score an extra $5 off with coupon code <b>FIVE4U</b>. Normally, this bundle would be quite pricey if …

Gear & Gadgets

TIDAL app gets Sonos speaker control feature on Android and iOS

The TIDAL music app is on the receiving end of an update that adds an important feature for Sonos users: the ability to control their speakers from …

Automation

YEELIGHT Smart LED Light Strip Kit

Bring your home to life with the YEELIGHT Smart LED Light Strip Kit by Xiaomi. Smart and connected, you can use your smartphone to adjust this string …

Home Automation

This bestselling Roomba is currently the lowest price it's ever been

Never vacuum again.<p>Is this deal for me?<p>We've seen a lot of technological advancements over the past few years, and while we don't have robot maids …

Android News

Want to Raise Really Smart Kids? Don't Leave Them Alone With Amazon Alexa

Can Alexa be a fill-in parent? not if you want o raise smart kids.<p>Intelligence is more than just the facts you know. Any computer can spit out the population of Orlando or recite a Shakespearean sonnet. True intelligence--the kind that leads to a rewarding career and business success as an …

Parenting

iRobot’s Wi-Fi-enabled Roomba 690 Vacuum falls to Amazon all-time low at $275

Amazon offers the iRobot Roomba 690 Robot Vacuum with Wi-Fi for <b>$274.99 shipped</b>. That’s good for $100 off the original MSRP, down $50 from most online retailers including Best Buy and an Amazon all-time low. It’s also $25 less than Newegg’s advertised Black Friday price. Rated 4.1/5 stars.<p>iRobot …

I, Robot

Amazon announces Alexa will be available in Canada in December

Amazon announced Wednesday that Canadians will be able to buy Alexa, the company’s voice-activated digital assistant, on Dec. 5.<p>And Global News, …

Amazon

The future of wine: AI to revolutionise wine-buying

By: IANS | Panaji |<p>Fruit flavoured wine or wine cocktail may be the future of wine. (Source: File Photo)<p>Wondering whether a Chardonnay pairs well …

Italy

LIFX Z Starter Kit with HomeKit

<b>60 Day Returns</b><p>No-fuss change of mind returns.<p><b>Free Shipping in USA and Canada</b><p>No minimum purchase required.<p><b>Hardware Warranty</b><p>2-year limited hardware …

Home Automation

Amazon Alexa is finally available in Canada

Alexa - what took you so long to come to Canada?!<p>To which Amazon replies: Sorry about that, but she's here now! The sentient being inside the retail …

Lifestyle (Canada)

Amazon announces launch of Alexa in Canada

Alexa, Amazon’s cloud-based, voice-activated digital assistant, is now available in Canada.<p>The launch was announced Wednesday and extends to …

Business (Canada)

Moto Mod with Amazon Alexa review

Alexa is everywhere. Amazon’s voice assistant, originally found on the Echo and Echo Dot, has continued to expand into various other products. The …

Amazon

Early IoT Adopters Excited But Cautious

Early adopters of IoT technology can be both demanding and forgiving around smart home technologies.<p>Those consumers are eager and able to figure out …

Internet of Things

You can now track your alcohol consumption with Amazon Alexa

Cancer Research UK has teamed up with Amazon to develop a new skill for the online retailer’s voice-activated digital assistant Alexa, allowing users …

Alcohol

Muse is a simple dedicated Amazon Alexa add-on for the car

Want to bring Alexa into your vehicle? You now have a few options, including a new $49.99 accessory from voice tech company Speak Music, which is launching Muse, essentially a Bluetooth-enabled Amazon Echo for the car. The small device allows you to access Alexa skills while on the go, using voice …

Amazon

Canada, meet Amazon Alexa

Amazon Alexa is now available in Canada.<p>Amazon announced today that its intelligent personal assistant is moving north for the holidays, along with …

Amazon

Nest competitor ecobee adds Google Home support to its smart thermostat lineup

Ecobee, maker of smart thermostats that notably go head-to-head with offerings from one particular Google sibling company (Nest, for those unaware), has today announced support for its products in Google Home. The voice activated speaker joins other competing platforms that have already had support …

Home Automation

Add Ally Bank to Amazon’s Alexa partners

Only a few banks have so far integrated with Amazon’s personal voice assistant service.

Amazon

Poshmark raises $87.5 million for its online fashion marketplace, adds Amazon Alexa styling skill

Poshmark, which provides an online marketplace to buy and sell fashion items, announced today that it has raised $87.5 million in a round led by Temasek. Mayfield, Menlo Ventures, GGV Capital, Inventus Capital, Uncork Capital, Union Grove Venture Partners, and Cross Creek Advisors also participated.<p>…

Business