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Amazon Echo Review (2017)

Amazon couldn’t have hoped for a better response when it created the smart speaker market three years ago with the original Amazon Echo. What once …


Touchscreen Google Home device evidence spied in official app code

There’s now more evidence Google is testing a touchscreen Home device. AndroidPolice points to sections of code of the latest Google app that refers to a device that sports a new on-screen interface. The APK teardown of 7.14.15 beta version revealed a long list of on-screen menus and functions that …


Amazon Echo, Pixel 2 get strong reviews, and Wi-Fi devices KRACK up

The biggest stories in tech from this week include reviews of Amazon's new Echo, Google Pixel 2 and 2 XL reviews and the discovery of a major security flaw in the widely popular WPA2 Wi-Fi protocol.


New Google Home speaker leaks with an Amazon Echo Show-style screen

<b>Google could be working on a brand new version of the Google Home smart speaker that features a built-in display.</b><p>While Amazon has forged ahead with a …

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Everything you need to know about the new Amazon Echo

With its shorter profile, upgraded style, lower price and still all of the features and fun of Amazon's digital assistant Alexa, the new Amazon Echo looks the part of a can't-miss smart speaker.<p>Like the original Amazon Echo before it, the Amazon Echo 2017 will respond to your voice commands. You …


Don’t let a storm take down your Wi-Fi: APC 125VA 3-outlet UPS drops to $20

Newegg offers the APC Back-UPS Connect 125VA 75 Watts 3 Outlets UPS BGE70 for <b>$19.99 shipped</b> when code <b>APCBGE7Q4</b> has been applied at checkout. That’s good for $10 off the regular going rate and drops the price to match our previous mention as well as the Amazon all-time low. Almost 700 Amazon …

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The new, cheaper Amazon Echo is more tempting than ever

With all the smarts, an improved design, and a much lower price, the second-gen Amazon Echo could be a juggernaut this holiday season.


Microsoft's Answer to Amazon Echo Will Be Available Soon

The Harman Kardon Invoke, Microsoft’s answer to Amazon Echo and Google Home, will be available October 22, the companies said Friday.<p>That’s not a …


Amazon Echo (2017) review

New Amazon Echo: New look, new price, same Alexa smarts<p><b>The Good</b> With a variety of new designs, the new Amazon Echo is better-looking than the original, just as smart and a lot less expensive. The addition of an aux-out jack lets you connect it with your existing audio setup. It's also a slightly …


Microsoft Cortana-powered speaker: Solid sound but not a standout

If you tap a finger on top of the new Invoke smart speaker, it might meow.<p>You may also get a fact about otters or elbow licking, and hear a dad joke.<p>This oddball feature is one of the few unique things on the new Harmon Kardon Invoke. The $200 smart speaker, available October 22, is the first to …


Amazon and Intel join forces to bring Alexa to third-party developers

Intel and Amazon have announced a new partnership today (20 October), creating a development kit that allows third-party developers to embed Alexa …


Sonos One Is An Amazon Echo for Audiophiles

The Amazon Echo smart speaker might have been the big story of the last holiday shopping season, but technology companies are betting there’s room on …


How to save money when buying an Amazon Echo, Echo Dot or Echo Show

You don't have to pay full price for your next Echo device!<p>Unless you have been living under a rock, you've heard of Amazon's Echo devices like the …


Dear Mr. Bezos: Pick Mashable's proposal for Amazon's new headquarters

Dear Mr. Jeff Bezos,<p>We, the humble city of Gatestown in collaboration with Mashable, are pleased to submit our application to become the home to …


Netflix hides their viewing numbers, but Nielsen uses audio recognition software for a clue

John Koblin, New York Times:In the five years since Netflix started streaming original series like the Emmy-winning “House of Cards” and “Master of …


Smart speakers could invade homes faster than any other gadget

Smart speakers like the Amazon Echo, Google Home, and forthcoming Apple HomePod could become the fastest consumer device in history to hit 50 percent adoption levels, claims Activate CEO Michael J. Wolf.<p>For those keeping track at home, that’s faster than smartphones, television, cars, the internet, …


Garmin just put Alexa in the car

Amazon wants its Alexa voice assistant to be everywhere -- even in the passenger seat of your car to help with directions.<p>Its own devices, such as the Amazon Echo speaker, have brought Alexa to living rooms and kitchens. The Amazon Tap makes Alexa portable, and the forthcoming Echo Spot lets Alexa …


Hearables Cue Knowles Audio SoC

Seeing a rising tide of consumer systems with voice interfaces, MEMS microphone vendor Knowles is expanding into audio SoCs.


Amazon says a patch for WPA2 exploit KRACK is in the works

Amazon is evaluating their products to determine how to go forward and patch KRACK.<p>Phones and computers aren't the only devices affected by the KRACK …

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One key reason Amazon and Microsoft will beat Oracle in the database wars

Oracle lacks something that the big-three public cloud providers have in spades, something money can't buy: Experience running cloud services at …


Sony brings back robot dog Aibo with smart home features

Sony is looking to recapture some of its old magic by revitalizing a project that has been dead and brought back to life more times than we can count …

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Apple HomePod: 3 lingering questions

Dan Moren, Macworld:Smart speakers are here, and they’re not going away anytime soon. In the last month or so alone, Amazon has rolled out an …

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Deal: Buy an LG TV from Amazon and they will mount it on your wall for FREE

If you have the available space, mounting your TV on a wall is a game changer when it comes to improving the experience of movies and TV shows. …


Cortana makes a timid debut in Skype

Microsoft has integrated its Cortana intelligent assistant into the Skype messaging platform. The aim is to improve user experiences and provide …

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2017 Amazon Kindle Oasis

Price: $250-$350 | Buy | LinkThe second version of Amazon’s high-end e-book reader is now waterproof and has a larger 7″ screen. The new Kindle Oasis …


Amazon Deal: Get a $10 Credit When You Reorder Through Alexa

I have an Amazon Echo which I pretty much just use for music and setting timers. The ability to instantly play and mute music from across the room …


How to set up voice profiles on the Amazon Echo

Amazon's Alexa can now recognize users by voice for personalized responses. Here's how to set it up.<p>Earlier this year, Google Home leapfrogged Amazon's Alexa speakers by adding true multi-user support. It used voice recognition to give personalized responses on the fly.<p>Meanwhile, Alexa's multi-user …


Voice is bigger than Amazon Echo

Serial entrepreneur and social media expert Gary Vaynerchuk said it best: “I don't think anybody who's a major internet company can live without …


Sonos, Alexa, and Spotify: An excruciatingly slow evolution

Perhaps no one was more excited than I was by the official announcement that Amazon’s Alexa would work with Sonos speakers. And now, almost two weeks later, no one may be as frustrated as I am.<p>It had been more than a year since Sonos, realizing it had badly missed the boat on voice-powered …

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The 4 Amazon Products You Should Pre-Order Right Now

Amazon made waves last month when they revealed their anticipated new line of smart devices. From updated versions of already loved gadgets to …

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