Google Home

Add 4 Wi-Fi smart plugs to your home for $19.39

A few weeks back I invited you to try a Wi-Fi smart plug for just $9. The bad news: They sold out quickly. The good news: Now you can get a four-pack for under $20. It's a different brand, but pretty much the same basic product.<p>That product is this: The <b>Lightstory Smart Plug four-pack for $19.39</b> …

Smart Homes

Lenovo Smart Display review: Much more than a Google Home

When it comes to smart assistants, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa are the most competitive options out there. Both platforms can do just about the same thing, but Amazon has had a leg up by offering two smart speakers with displays. With Smart Displays, Google now has a product category that …

Google Assistant

​Amazon Echo vs Google Home: The smart speaker battle is heating up

Google is eroding Amazon's big lead, but Apple is still a long way back.<p>Google's answer to the Amazon Echo isn't perfect, but it's the best in its …

Amazon Echo

Google Home adds Pandora Premium, Deezer to its DJ team

A connected speaker, smart or not, is only as good as the number of things you can stream through it. In some cases, owners are limited to an OEMs …

Google Assistant

Google Can’t Understand Me Unless I Speak Spanish in an American Accent

I’m hoping to get the latest Daddy Yankee song going on my Google home because nothing gets my house cleaner than a steady stream of reggaeton. The …

Language

NVIDIA Shield TV Smart Home Edition comes with a SmartThings Link hub for $219.99 ($1 more than if bought separately)

Despite how much I love my Shield TV and how often we use it in my household for streaming videos and playing games, I can't help but scratch my head …

Home Automation

Google Assistant Plays Songs On Pandora Premium

Google Home has been available to Pandora's Plus and ad-supported subscribers for nearly two years, but on Tuesday the company announced that Premium …

Google Assistant

Guide to complete mastery of your new Google Home unit

<b>By Brian Jackson</b><p>Google Home goes on sale in retail locations across Canada today, so let’s talk about everything you’ll want to do after unboxing …

Smart Homes

This $42 LED light strip works with Alexa and Siri, and it’s on sale for $29

It’s not every day you come across a smart LED light strip that works with both Amazon Alexa and Apple’s Siri smart assistant right out of the box. …

Google Assistant

Samsung has finally unveiled its Echo competitor — here's a look at the hurdles it will face

<i>This story was delivered to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers hours before it appeared on Business Insider. To be the first to know, please click here.</i><p>South Korean electronics giant Samsung showcased its long-anticipated entrant into the smart speaker market, the Galaxy Home, …

Bixby

Samsung hopes AI speaker Galaxy Home will rival Apple, Amazon and Google offerings | Style Magazine | South China Morning Post

Samsung Electronics has made its debut in the artificial intelligence (AI) speaker market by introducing Galaxy Home.<p>Yi Ji-soo, vice-president of AI …

Artificial Intelligence

HomePod sales may be even lower than early estimates expected

Apple’s HomePod speaker sales might be weaker than previously estimated by analysts. The latest quarterly research report from Strategy Analytics claims that HomePod sales numbers only totaled 700,000 units.<p>If Strategy Analytics’ numbers are right, then Apple has only sold 1.3 million HomePod units …

Amazon Echo

Why buy a high-end smartphone when you can lease one on Rentmojo?

Rental marketplace offers devices on economical RMIs

Business (India)

115: Google Voice for iOS, Pandora Premium on Home, Samsung stories | 9to5Google Daily

Today we’ve got a big redesign of Google Voice for iOS, Pandora Premium debuts on Google Home and Smart Displays, and a couple Samsung stories.<p>9to5Google Daily is available on Google Play, iTunes and Apple’s Podcasts app, Stitcher, or through our dedicated RSS feed for Pocket Casts and other …

Google

Apple patent suggests multiuser support for Siri in HomePod

Google Home, Google’s eponymous smart speaker, supports multiple users. So do the devices in Amazon’s Echo lineup. And if a newly granted patent application is anything to go by, Apple’s HomePod might be next.<p>AppleInsider today spotted an Apple patent –“User profiling for voice input processing” — …

Business

Speech Recognition Finally On The Map

Although speech recognition technology has been around for decades, it’s finally coming into more mainstream usage.<p>Apple’s Siri helped popularize …

Speech Recognition

Hands on: JBL's iPhone-connected Link 20 Bluetooth speaker with Google Assistant

The JBL Link 20 is one of an early handful of smartspeakers bringing Google Assistant beyond Google Home devices.If you ask someone about speakers …

Google Assistant

Which smart home gadget should you buy first?

Smart home tech is nothing new -- hobbyists have been geeking out over home automation for decades now -- but in recent years, it's marched closer to the mainstream than ever before. High-profile connected home gadgets like the Amazon Echo, the Nest Learning Thermostat and the Ring Video Doorbell …

Smart Homes

Today's best deals: Save on AncestryDNA kits, Echo Spot, Philips Norelco, and laptops from Lenovo, Dell, Samsung, and HP

Today, we found the best deals for you on leading health and beauty products, laptops and computer accessories, items for back to school, and sales …

Shopping

4 Best Smart Plugs for Alexa, Google Home in 2018

Amazon Echo and Google Home speakers are so popular these days that we've crossed over from the early adopters to each finding a place within the …

Smart Homes

Google is tracking Android phone location history even when the feature is disabled

(Credit: Google)<p>A graduate researcher at UC Berkeley discovered evidence that her Android phone was tracking her movements even with location history disabled, according to a report by the Associated Press, which consulted with researchers at Princeton to confirm the existence of the issue.<p><b>SEE:</b> …

Android News

Two super cheap Samsung Galaxy S8 phone deals

After two days' worth of iPhone deals, let's turn our attention to Android, shall we? Specifically, the Samsung Galaxy S8, which was Samsung's flagship just over a year ago.<p>I've got two options for you. First, Boost Mobile has the <b>preowned Galaxy S8 for $299.99</b>, a price that includes a $50 Boost …

Phones

A Foolish Take: Apple Gains a Foothold in the Smart Speaker Market

Despite fierce competition, the HomePod has a 6% share.<p>When <b>Apple</b> (NASDAQ:AAPL) launched its HomePod smart speaker earlier this year, many critics …

Investing

Pricey NYC housing now has an added cost: your personal data

by Dan Robitzski August 14, 2018 Future Society 682<p>I follow the narrow hallway. It’s covered with exhaustingly-hip custom wallpaper of faces that …

Personal Data

Monoprice Brings Tech Expertise Into Home with New Smart Home Line

RANCHO CUCAMONGA, Calif., Aug. 14, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a recent trend report by Crimson Hexagon, researchers found that consumer sentiments towards smart home technology are trending positively, but many are still discouraged by high costs. Today, Monoprice, a leading online retailer of …

Powerstrip

I Kind Of Want This Tiny Robot To Control My Home

Anki doesn't think it's cracked the code and developed the perfect robot to work at the center of your smart home, but with Vector it feels it's …

Robotics

ECOVACS DEEBOT floor-cleaning robots do all the hard work for you

How long do you spend cleaning and scrubbing your floors? What if there was a way it could take you less time or no time at all? These clever robots …

Cleaning

Deals: AirPods for $140, BOGO 20% Off iTunes Gift Cards, and New Anker Flash Sale

Costco today kicked off a new "5 Days of Deals" event just for its members, and one of the discounts is for Apple's AirPods. Today only Costco members can purchase the headphones for $139.99, down from $159.99 -- one of the best deals online for a new pair when compared to retailers like Adorama …

Shopping

Father's Day Lunch Time Deals: Up To 60% Off Tech On eBay

When you're buying your lunch today, you might want to take a moment and spend a little more. Gizmodo's Lunch Time Deals posts point out any …

Headphones

Users Can Now Teach Alexa Local Languages Using the Cleo Skill

On big advantage that Google Home had over Amazon’s Echo was its ability to speak and understand local languages. Amazon has been struggling to add …

Technology (India)