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First HomePod shipments on the way to Apple ahead of launch

Apple suppliers have begun shipping the first HomePod units ahead of the smart speaker’s much-anticipated launch this year. Just 1 million devices are on the way initially, but Apple is expected to receive as many as 12 million by the end of this year.<p>Unveiled in June of last year, HomePod was …

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Mom Discovers Parrot Created Amazon Echo Shopping List And The Items Have Her In Hysterics

When she's not blogging for the 'net, June loves cuddling with her cats and reading in her library at home.<p>These days, you can use the Amazon Echo …

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Amazon Echo Spot Could Be An Alarm Clock For The 21st Century

Would you let the Echo Spot into your bedroom?<p>Amazon’s Echo Spot can go anywhere in your house, but where it’ll probably feel most at home is on your …

21st Century

Amazon won't say if it hands your Echo data to the government

The retail, cloud, and device giant stands as the least transparent of transparent tech companies.<p>Amazon has a transparency problem.<p>Three years ago, …

Privacy

Apple expands Siri’s ‘Give me the news’ feature to non-beta users & the U.K.

Earlier this month, Apple started testing a new capability for Siri that would play daily podcasts when asked about the news. At first, the feature was limited to users running the iOS 11.2.5 beta in the United States, but Apple today has expanded it to non-beta users and users in the UK…<p>The …

Apple

Apple's first million HomePods now shipping from Inventec - report

Having missed an original December launch date, the HomePod is finally rolling off the production lines of one of two assembly partners, Inventec, a …

Google Home

Modern Dad has ALL the Amazon Dash Buttons

OK, maybe he doesn't quite have ALL of them. But, damn, that's a lot of Dash Buttons. Here's why you should take a look at the easiest way to buy …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders Uses Official Twitter To Go After Amazon On Personal Matter

As White House Press Secretary under Donald Trump, Sarah Huckabee Sanders has been accused of lying to cover for the President more than once. Now …

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'What the f**k': Sarah Sanders blasted for using official White House Twitter account to slam Amazon

It is not immediately clear how her two-year-old son's yelling caused the Amazon Echo to order this particular toy.<p>White House press secretary Sarah …

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L.L.Bean's amazing sale on Bean Boots ends soon — and more of today's best deals from around the web

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>Since you don't have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one …

Shopping

Google Home: 7 Important Updates For 2018

As Google Home and Amazon Echo record increasingly impressive sales numbers, what should new and old owners expect from their smart speakers in 2018?<p>This wishlist is what I would consider an absolute minimum for 2018 (well, most at least), some of which are long overdue and necessary features I’ve …

Automation

Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: Which is the best Alexa smart display?

<b>Amazon Echo Spot vs Echo Show: What’s the difference between the Alexa-powered devices?</b><p>The Amazon Echo Spot is finally on sale in the UK. A cross …

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Amazon Echo Spot finally gets a UK release - you can pre-order today

The standout of Amazon’s big Echo line-up refresh at the tail-end of 2017 was undeniably the Amazon Echo Spot.<p>Everyone likes a new form factor and …

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Ideal for the bedroom, Amazon's Echo Spot is coming to the UK

In Amazon's now familiar manner of rolling out new tech gradually to different countries, the Echo Spot – the mini Echo Show – is now available for …

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Amazon Echo Spot: Alexa comes to the bedroom as company reveals new smart alarm clock in UK

Amazon today announced the UK release of its latest smart speaker, the Echo Spot. It’s a small speaker with the same voice-controlled virtual …

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Amazon Partners With Three Day Rule To Offer Dating Advice Via Alexa

Long Story Short Amazon has partnered with an online matchmaking service Three Day Rule to provide Amazon Echo owners with daily dating tips from now until February 14. Users need only ask Alexa to receive advice. Long Story Because everyone online is apparently both lonely and extremely horny, …

Relationships

Amazon Starts Taking Pre-Orders from U.K. Customers for Echo Spot

Amazon began taking pre-orders from U.K. customers for its Alexa-powered Echo Spot speaker on Tuesday. Announced along with all-new Echo models in September 2017, the compact display-and-speaker unit has only been available in the U.S. before now.<p>The Spot is capable of standard Amazon Echo …

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Smart Speakers and Hotel Rooms Aren't an Easy Fit

Smart speakers powered by artificial intelligence could be reaching the apex of their hype cycle.<p>Vendors displayed dozens of them at CES 2018 in Las …

Hospitality

Hands-on with the iDevice Instinct HomeKit wall switch with built-in Amazon Echo speaker

iDevices built an Amazon Alexa speaker right into their upcoming Instinct wall switch, and while we didn’t get to try it, we did get to check it out, …

Home Automation

Sarah Huckabee Sanders Criticized For Using Official Press Secretary Twitter Handle To Complain About Amazon

This is one problem <b>Alexa</b> can't fix.<b>Sarah Huckabee Sanders</b> caused quite the uproar on <b>Twitter</b> after she used the White House press secretary Twitter …

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Amazon Echo Spot coming to the UK on 24 January

Amazon's compact Echo will be available later this month.<p>Amazon's most compact Echo is about to land in the UK.<p>The Amazon Echo Spot was released in the US last year. It's a smart speaker that adds a screen to Alexa's growing list of skills and functions as a smaller and more spherical alternative …

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Trump's press secretary outraged at Amazon Echo on Twitter

Commentary: Sarah Sanders isn't happy that Amazon's smart speaker responds to her two-year-old's shouts of "Batman!"<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>We're perched in an era where the very definition of intelligence is being questioned.<p>The …

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Sarah Huckabee Sanders criticized for tweeting about her Amazon Echo

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders is facing widespread criticism after using an official Twitter account to complain about her …

Gear & Gadgets

Smart Speakers Appear To be Popular In The US

According to a recent report around 39 million Americans now own a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo or the Google Home.<p>That means that one in six …

Automation

As HomePod release looms, new study shows smart speaker market gaining traction

As Apple fans eagerly await the launch of the HomePod this year, the smart speaker market as a whole is booming. According to new research from NPR and Edison Research, one in six Americans now own some sort of smart speaker – up 128 percent compared to January 2017…<p>According to the data 16 percent …

Automation

Facebook ‘Portal’ to rival Amazon Echo Show, likely to launch in May: Report

Facebook’s Portal home video chat device will the company’s first foray into the hardware business.

Technology (India)

What is Facebook Portal? The creepy Amazon Echo rival explained

<b>Facebook is building a device to rival the Amazon Echo Show, according to a new report.</b><p>Portal, the (creepy) product in question, is tipped to ship …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon Echo and Sonos One reviewed: Which smart speaker comes out on top?

<b>December was a big month in our wireless speakers test lab. A new wave of smart speakers has begun, with seven out of the ten new models we tested</b> …

Amazon

Every Big Tech Company Wants to Put One of These in Your Kitchen

LAS VEGAS—The Amazon Echo’s runaway success has spawned scores of imitators and spinoffs and established the “smart speaker” as an important new kind …

Automation

Comcast turns on free voice-controlled connected home services for Xfinity users

The connected home has been a big theme at CES, and today Comcast is turning on a new service that underscores its intention to be central player in it. The broadband giant is turning on free, voice-controlled IoT services for connected home products to its Xfinity customers in the US — currently …

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