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Google shows off Pixel 2 and Pixelbook prototypes

In an interview with Google design team lead Ivy Ross for the company’s own Keyword blog, the tech giant showed off a few early versions of its …

Google

8 content strategy trends for better SEO and distribution

Move over, paid advertising—2018 is all about engaging content, customer experiences and savvy search engine optimization.<p>Reboot Online recently …

Digital Marketing

Take A Peek At All The Gadgets Inside Refinery29's CES Suite

Five years ago, the thought of creating made-to-order glasses that perfectly fit your face from just a few selfies would have seemed unimaginable. …

Gear & Gadgets

Mother Nature is no match for Braven’s Ready Elite outdoor Bluetooth speaker

Getting away to the great outdoors brings not only peace and quiet, but the chance to get away from our tech-driven lifestyles. However, some outdoor …

Gear & Gadgets

Google’s hardware design lead shares images of early Pixel 2 and Pixelbook iterations [Gallery]

Back in 2014, Google hired Ivy Ross to lead Google Glass. With previous stints at Gap, Disney, and Mattel, she is now vice president of hardware design, UX, and research. In an interview, Ross discusses leading the Made by Google design team and revealed some early iterations of the Pixel 2 and …

Google

When JBL met Google

The one thing that makes Apple so desirable is the one thing that will kill it. Exclusivity. While it tries hard to make everybody adopt its …

Gear & Gadgets

Voice Hardware Gains Momentum At CES

In 2017, voice was coined as “the technology to watch.” At this year’s CES, voice stole the show. Amazon, Google, Facebook and Samsung all made voice …

Automation

[Deal Alert] Save a few bucks on select Google Home and Chromecast Ultra combos, I guess ($10-$30 off)

Google is offering discounts on particular combinations of its Google Home and Chromecast hardware, but the deals are just kind of <i>okay</i>, and frankly a …

Android News

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

Google names 20 best indie games for Android ahead of Play Store contest

• Google names 20 finalists for Google Play Indie Games Contest.<br>• Bridge Constructor Portal, I Love Hue, and Bury Me, My Love all nominated.<br>• Winner will be decided on February 13th in London, UK.<p>It’s no secret that the Google Play Store is a bit of a minefield when you’re looking for a new mobile game …

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Hands-on: The Mini Back Pack mounts the Google Home Mini to your outlet for $15

The Google Home Mini is a fantastic piece of hardware. It’s small, has a decent enough speaker for talking to Google Assistant or listening to music, and it’s inexpensive. The Home Mini’s biggest issue is just the fact that you have to have it laying on a surface with a long cable trailing behind …

Gear & Gadgets

Why Samsung, not Google, Should Be the CES Hero

Marketers around the world following the Consumer Electronics Show this year might have been wondering whether to double down in their dealings with …

Advertising Industry

Google now offers an official Home Mini wall mount on the Google Store, Nest Secure bundle

Google Home Mini is one of Google’s best products released to date, and that’s because it’s so inexpensive that you can keep it literally everywhere. Now, Google has partnered with Incipio to offer an official wall mount for its latest smart speaker.<p>Incipio’s wall mount for the Google Home Mini is …

Google

Google now offers a wall mount for its smallest smart speaker

The Google Home Mini admittedly doesn’t have much of a footprint, but what if you want to separate the smart speaker from the clutter on your desktop …

Gear & Gadgets

Amazon are selling THREE Echo Dot speakers for £99 - making one absolutely FREE

Shoppers can pick up Amazon's popular Echo Dot speakers on sale as the retail giant launch smart home discounts.<p>The deal means customers can purchase …

Amazon

Yonomi smart home platform now has Google Assistant integration

If you’ve been using the Yonomi platform to connect all your smart home devices into a single app and create smart routines for them, you’ve probably …

Google

This Billion-Dollar Amazon Business Is Growing Faster Than Amazon Web Services

Amazon's newest business has lucrative margins, strong growth, and a long runway to reward investors. Here's what you need to know.<p>Most people …

Stocks

Watch the Newest Ads on TV From 23andMe, IKEA, Google Home and More

Every weekday, we bring you the <b>Ad Age/iSpot Hot Spots</b>, new TV commercials tracked by iSpot.tv, the real-time TV ad measurement company with attention …

Google Home

Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed on One Incredibly Useful Website

If you picked up a Google Home over the holidays you may be wondering what it’s good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google’s …

Google Home

What owners of voice-activated speakers are saying about devices

If you’ve spent any time online or watching TV in the last couple of months, you’ve undoubtedly seen ads for voice-activated speakers. Spots for the …

Automation

21 Engagement Gifts That Couples Will Adore — All Under $50

Now that engagement season is upon us, there are plenty of friends and family who just popped the question and are excited about their news. Along with that comes celebratory gifting. It's not always easy finding the perfect thing for one person, let alone two. We made it easy and rounded up a list …

Shopping

Let the robots speak to one another

Voice is the ultimate wireless communication protocol<p>I’ve been coming to CES since before <i>The Verge</i> even existed, and in all that time one problem has vexed consumer electronics companies trying to build the smart home. That problem is interoperability. My smart TV, your smart lightbulbs, Samsung’s …

Automation

You Can Now Talk to Your Kia With Google Assistant

'Hey Google, start my Optima.'<p>Todd Williamson/Getty Images for Google Home<p>Kia has unveiled a cool new feature at CES in Las Vegas that will allow you …

Google

Google’s aggressive push at CES affirms that Assistant is its No. 1 focus

“Hey Google.”<p>That’s been the mantra of CES 2018. From massive physical and digital billboard ads, to giant gumball machines, and a presence at more …

Gear & Gadgets

Samsung will now use SmartThings for all of its connected devices

Smart homes are becoming more common these days and are no longer in niche territory. Inexpensive smart speakers like the Amazon Echo Dot and Google …

Android News

Google Home And Amazon Echo Leave Microsoft And Apple In The Dust

One of the most interesting battles being waged in the tech industry right now is the war for AI-in-the-home supremacy, with this year’s CES illustrating just how ferocious that fight has become.<p>When Amazon kicked off the smart speaker trend with Echo back in 2014, it was treated as a niche – …

Automation

Nearly half of Americans plan to purchase a smart speaker this year

An interesting report quietly dropped last month from the Consumer Technology Association (CTA) that revealed that 44 percent of U.S. adults plan to …

Automation

CES 2018: AI Assistants, New Displays Make a Big Splash

The CES 2018 conference kicked off this week (and runs through Jan. 12) in Las Vegas and some clear themes are emerging so far from the annual …

Business Technology

Your bathroom could soon be a 'smart bathroom' thanks to Kohler

Smart homes are all the rage these days, but what about smart bathrooms?<p>Kohler is trying to make them the next big thing. The kitchen and bath …

Bathrooms

400 Million Reasons to Buy Alphabet Stock Today

Google's massively popular virtual personal assistant is growing bigger by the day.<p>Google parent <b>Alphabet Inc.</b> (NASDAQ:GOOG)(NASDAQ:GOOGL) just capped …

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