Google Home Mini

This Stylish Photographer's Home Looks and Feels So Cool

I was set on finding a bungalow or cottage-style home, but we fell in love with the giant picture window and functional layout of our ranch house. A …

Google Home

Insignia Voice review: Cheap Google Assistant speaker sounds better than Google Home Mini - CNET

<b>The Good</b> The affordable Insignia Voice Google Assistant speaker offers better sound quality than the Google Home Mini. It has an attractive suite of features including device charging and a clock.<p><b>The Bad</b> Not compatible with Google Voice calling. The alarm and clock functions depend on an active …

Smart Homes

​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

Lenovo Smart Display 10: An intelligent and entertaining Google Assistant - Stacey on IoT | Internet of Things news and analysis

Out of all of the gadgets I saw at January’s Consumer Electronics Show, the one I was ready to buy on the spot if I could was just $249. Sure, the …

Smart Homes

Alexa and Cortana Become Smart Friends

This week it will become possible to access Amazon's smart assistant Alexa on your Cortana-enabled devices, and alternatively, access Microsoft's …

Smart Homes

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

Pandora Premium officially debuts on Google Home & Smart Displays

Pandora has been one of the longer-standing streaming options on Google Home, but it’s been limited to just automated radio stations until now. Google has today announced that Pandora Premium, the web radio company’s on-demand streaming service, is now available on Google Home devices.<p>Pandora …

Google Home

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

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

The 7 Best Smart Speakers With Alexa and Google

The Amazon Echo kicked off the smart speaker trend a few years ago, but it's no longer alone. There are dozens of smart speakers already on the …

Smart Homes

Project Fi discounts Pixel 2 XL to $649, offering up to $899 credit w/ purchase of 2 LG flagships

Back in May, Project Fi significantly expanded its device lineup with three new phones from Motorola and LG. The Google MVNO is heavily promoting the phones, with the latest offering service credits ranging from $50 to $899. Meanwhile, there is also an instant discount on the Pixel 2 XL.<p>The Moto …

Tech Trends

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

White-hat Chinese hackers turn Alexa into a spy, briefly

This won’t come as any surprise to those of you who put tape over your laptop’s cameras, but Alexa might not be 100 percent secure. This week at the …

Amazon Echo

Save Big on Google Home Mini, Pixelbook in Back-to-School Sale

Google's annual back-to-school sale is upon us, and the tech giant is offering discounts on everything from its Pixelbook to its Pixel Buds …

Google

These are ALL the short lists for the 2018 T3 Awards at Ministry of Sound

By Duncan Bell<p>This year, the T3 Awards celebrates its triple quadrennium. That means it's been going for 12 years (obviously). Twelve years is a long …

Amazon Echo

The rise and rise of voice search

As founder and director of Shout Agency, a digital marketing agency based in Sydney and Melbourne, Michael is at the forefront of the industry. Since …

Engines

This week’s best deals include Note 9 preorders, a Galaxy S9 and Chromebook promo, and a Nintendo 3DS XL SNES edition

The back-to-school specials continue<p>Vox Media has affiliate partnerships. These do not influence editorial content, though Vox Media may earn commissions for products purchased via affiliate links. For more information, see our ethics policy.<p>A lot happened this week. The Samsung Galaxy Note 9 was …

Google Pixel

Google Home Max is the smartest, loudest, smart speaker (review)

The new Google Home Max can not only answer questions, but it plays damned good music. It is all to do with its innovative ‘smart sound’ to adjust …

Audiophile

Google Is Giving Away Free Home Minis (And Pies) At The MCG This Weekend

Image: Gizmodo<p>Seems Google is practically throwing it's Home Minis at people, first via eBay and now to weekend footy fans. If you'd like a chance at …

Google Home

How to make your dorm room into a smart home from under $25

The fall semester is right around the corner and while keeping your dorm room organized is a priority for some, there are other ways to get ready for the back to school season. Adding some smarts to your home away from home takes campus life to a whole new level, so below you’ll find our top …

Smart Homes

Samsung Galaxy Home

<b>Pros</b><p>Built-in subwoofer. Lots of speaker drivers and mics promise great sound and voice recognition capabilities.<p><b>Cons</b><p>Large. Not a lot of people like, …

Smart Homes

The little adapter that speeds up your Fire TV Stick is only $16 right now

If you have a Fire TV Stick or a 4K Fire TV, there’s one accessory that you absolutely must have. It’s called the UGREEN Ethernet Adapter for Fire TV …

Wi-Fi

There’s a new use for the failed Google Glass: Helping kids with autism

For all intents and purposes, Google Glass has joined the ranks of the LaserDisc or Nintendo Power Glove among the once-promising gadgets which …

Google Glass

Hump Day Deals: Free Android Apps, 40% Off Smartphones, Cheap Burgers

Image: ntdanai / iStockphoto<p>Welcome to Wednesday! Get over the hump with some retail therapy. Here are some of the best deals we've spotted today, …

Shopping

6 hot deals you won't want to miss, priced free and up

Every now and then I'm going to mix things up a bit. Today, for example, instead of one spotlight deal and a bonus deal or two, I've got quick-hits on a whopping 6 items I think might interest you. So let's jump right in!<p>Get X-Men: Days of Future Past for free<p>I didn't think I could love Movies …

Gear & Gadgets

The secret to a stylish smart home

Smart home products don't always prioritize looks. That's fair, since what most consumers want out of a smart device is brains, not beauty.<p>But what do you do when your smart home devices start to overtake your home's decor? Follow these tips for creating a smart home that looks as good as it …

Smart Homes

We compared the new Lenovo Smart Display to the Amazon Echo Show — and it's clear which smart speaker you should get

<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>For the past couple of years, Amazon has been the leader of the smart home world, and Google, Apple, and the rest of the tech world have …

Smart Homes

Best President’s Day Weekend Gear Sales

For some folks, President’s Day is a time to honor U.S. presidents of old, like George Washington and Abraham Lincoln. For others it’s a much-needed …

Intel Corporation

Smart hubs, IFTTT & Raspberry Pi: How to get started with home automation

So you want a smart home. Great! But where do you start? With so many platforms, assistants, hubs and protocols out there, it can get really confusing really fast. Here's what you need to know if you're ready to dip your toe into smart home automation.<p>Zigbee and Z-Wave<p>Zigbee and Z-Wave are low …

Home Automation