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Google's Black Friday deals are live, here's a roundup of what's on offer

Thanksgiving is a great time of year to stock up on all kinds of discounted products, but technology is usually where the best deals can be found. …

Shopping

Google Home can now directly control washers, dryers, vacuums, and dishwashers; also adds scene support

About a week ago, the smart home devices support page of Google Home was updated to add a host of new features that we hadn't heard about until then. …

Technology

Is Google Home a History Calculator? Artificial Intelligence and the Fate of History

<i>Sean Kheraj</i><p>In their 2005 article in <i>First Monday</i>, Daniel J. Cohen and Roy Rosenzweig recount the story of a remarkably prescient colleague, Peter …

Canadian History

30 TV and smart speaker games to play with your family this Thanksgiving

If you're going to be spending time with family this holiday season, try playing these 30 games to avoid awkward conversations.<p>For the next few days, you're going to spend a lot of time with your family -- most likely in close quarters. Uncomfortable conversations about your past mistakes or how …

Board Games

Cyber Monday 2017: Here Are All of the Best Deals

Get your shopping in now.<p>For those of you who want to take advantage of post-Thanksgiving shopping deals but aren’t willing to risk life and limb …

Shopping

Echo, Google Home, Roku: Black Friday Deals on Streaming Devices and Smart Speakers

Whether you’re a budding cord cutter, or just looking to give someone their first smart speaker: This year’s holiday season once again starts with …

Amazon

Nest thermostats, cameras, and more are now down to Black Friday prices

This is the best deal you'll find on Nest products right now!<p>Is this deal for me?<p>If you're tired of the crazy weather patterns and walking into a …

Android News

Tricking voice recognition on Amazon Echo and Google Home

How easy is it to fool the voice recognition on these smart speakers? And what does that mean for the security of your info?

Amazon Echo

When it Comes to Smart Homes, Apple Lags Amazon and Google

Investing.com - Last week, Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) postponed the launch of its HomePod from December to early 2018, but even without the delay, it will …

Automation

Watch Amy Poehler and Nick Offerman Do Friendsgiving with Google Home

While Amy Poehler scrambles to roast beets, wash dishes and prepare the gravy before a Friendsgiving celebration in a new NBC spot, Nick Offerman's …

Nick Offerman

How secure are Alexa and Google Home?

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WATE) – If you don’t have an Amazon Echo or Google Home device already, maybe it’s on this year’s Christmas wish list. Did you know …

Automation

[Deal Alert] Google Home on sale for $64 with eBay coupon ($65 off)

Google recently launched a smaller, cheaper Google Home device, but the original still has much better sound. It's still priced at $129 most of the …

Android News

Just say the word to get some help from Alexa or Google Home this Thanksgiving

For some, Thanksgiving is about stuffing themselves and watching football, end of list. But it can be a source of stress for whoever is running the …

Gear & Gadgets

When is Black Friday? The 10 biggest discounts we have seen so far

Black Friday is approaching at breakneck speed as the biggest shopping day of the year will be ending your week in just four days.<p>Traditionally the …

Shopping

Google’s mysterious new operating system will support Swift code

In an attempt to make itself more appealing to developers, Google is reportedly adding support for Apple’s popular Swift programming language to its mysterious new operating system, “Fuchsia.”<p>In development since last year at least, the open source Fuchsia could serve as a replacement for Chrome OS …

Google

Verizon offers Gigabit Fios Triple Play w/ $100+ Black Friday bonus gifts ($80/mo)

For just 5 days only, starting on Thanksgiving Day and running until Monday the 27th at midnight, new customers can order Fios Gigabit Internet Connection with custom TV and phone for <b>$79.99 a month</b> with a two-year agreement (an all time low by itself). Then, you can choose a new <b>Google Home</b>, <b>Nest</b> …

Shopping

Google Home finally supports multiple calendars

Google has been telling us for a couple of years now that it’s moving from a mobile first to an AI first strategy, and Google Assistant is at the center of that strategy. You can see it pop up in real-world examples in everything from Assistant in third-party headphones and speakers to the squeeze …

Google

US-Israel Cybersecurity Firm Armis Warns Google, Amazon Of Airborne Cyber Attacks

US tech giants Google and Amazon released security updates for their respective Google Home and Amazon’s Alexa devices after being warned by …

Cybersecurity

"Google, how's my commute?" Now you can get train info without even typing as Trainline adds Google Assistant voice support

Travellers can now get information about their commute just by asking their phone or smart speaker, saving valuable time from typing on screen and …

Google

Building Accessible Menu Systems

As designers, we like to think we are solution-based. But whereas we wouldn’t hesitate to call out a museum made inaccessible by a lack of wheelchair …

Web Design

Do you really want Alexa buying your socks? Why voice assistants suck at shopping

“Hey Siri, find me Black Friday deals on televisions under $500 that support….ahh, forget it. I’ll do it myself.”<p>According to new research from the …

Amazon

Fooling Amazon and Google's voice recognition isn't hard

If your roommates sound like you, they might be able to use your smart speaker to access your info or make purchases. Here's how you can protect yourself.<p>One of my colleagues was able to spend a bunch of money on my credit card using Amazon Echo ($129.99 at Home Depot) and Google Home ($129.00 at …

Amazon

The best steals in tech this Black Friday

At last, a holiday dedicated to cut-throat discounts. This year falling on November 24, Black Friday was originally conceived in the US for public …

Shopping

YouTube is back on the Echo Show, in a browser, with ads (and Bing) in tow

The best reason to buy an Echo Show is back, even if it's not quite as good as it was originally.<p>Our long national nightmare is over. The Amazon Echo …

Android News

Swappa now lets you buy and sell smart home devices

Want to sell your Google Home in preparation for the Home Max? Swappa has you covered.<p>If you've ever bought or sold a used phone, chances are you did …

Android News

How to find out what Google knows about you, and limit the data it collects

Google knows a lot more about you than you probably think it does.<p>If you use its products, such as Gmail, Google Search or even an Android phone, the …

Google

Calendar control is starting to appear in the Google Home app

Controlling the calendar on Google Home is getting easier, with a new option showing up in the Google Home app to let you change default calendar.<p>The …

Google

Roomba now supports IFTTT functionality

‘Tweet to start a cleaning job’<p>iRobot has been continuously adding ways to make Roomba a more necessary part of connected homes since introducing the Roomba 980, its first Wi-Fi-connected model in 2015. Now, it’s introduced IFTTT functionality, adding 11 applets to further automate Roomba’s work …

Roomba

How to handle missing a deadline at work — like Apple did with its HomePod speaker — like a boss

You won’t hurt your rep as much if you give notice and deliver a polished product.<p>Apple would rather miss another deadline than sell a half-baked …

Money

Sony’s 7.2-Ch. AirPlay A/V Receiver sports 4K support and more for $398 (Reg. $600)

Amazon offers the Sony STRDN1080 7.2-Ch. Dolby Atmos Home Theater A/V Receiver with AirPlay for <b>$398 shipped</b>. Also at B&H, as well as Best Buy for $2 more. This is a #1 best-seller at Amazon where it has collected a 4/5 star rating.<p>Sony STRDN1080 Features:<p>Supports Dolby Atmos 3D and DTS:X …

Sony