Category archives for: Home Electronics

Google Home’s Broadcast Feature Is Now Live for English Users

Google has enabled the broadcast feature on Google Home devices in English in the U.S., U.K., Australia, and Canada. Now, people with Google Home devices in their house can broadcast announcements or statements from their phone-based Google Assistant to their Home device. For example, parents can say “Ok Google, broadcast I’m on my way home!” […]

YouTube TV Now Has an App for Nvidia Shield, Xbox One, Android TV

  Google today announced that YouTube TV subscribers can now access the television service directly from compatible TV sets and streaming boxes. Until today, the service was limited to a mobile app on smartphones and tablets that needed to be cast to TV sets. Google says the YouTube TV app for TV devices is available today […]

Motorola Announces the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa

  Motorola today announced the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa, a new modular attachment that lets Moto Z owners access Alexa when on the go. The Smart Speaker includes four microphones and Motorola says it can detect voices and respond to requests in most environments. The Smart Speaker can be used to play music and […]

YouTube TV Now Supports Using Your Voice on Google Home

Google has updated its YouTube TV and Google Home products, giving them the ability to speak with one another. Going forward, YouTube TV subscribers will be able to control YouTube TV on their television set via Google Home. People will need to link their YouTube TV account with their Google Home (or Chromecast). Once that […]

Google Assistant on iOS and Android Can Now Manage Chromecasts

Google has made it possible for people to control media playback on their Chromecast devices through their smartphone. The new behavior is available via Google Assistant on Android and iOS devices. People can issue voice-based commands on their mobile phone to play music and/or videos directly on Chromecast dongles, whether the dongles be attached to […]

Samsung Debuts Connect Tags to Track Your Things

Samsung today announced the Connect Tag, a wireless fob that you can attach to just about anything to monitor its location. Samsung envisions the Connect Tag will work best on kids’ backpacks, car keys, dog collars, or even tossed inside cars. The Connect Tag relies on narrowband network technology (NB-IoT) to manage wireless connections efficiently. […]

The Upcoming Sonos One Will Support Alexa, Google Assistant

  Sonos just unveiled a new voice-controlled smart speaker that will work with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant. The $199 Sonos One is slated to launch globally on Oct. 24 with support for Alexa. Support for Google Assistant will arrive next year, making Sonos One “the first and only smart speaker to support multiple major voice […]

Google Debuts Google Home Mini

Google has announced a smaller version of its Google Home in-home assistant product. Like the original, Google Home Mini has a fabric body, multiple microphones, light-up LEDs, a speaker, and support for Chromecast speakers. It comes in coral, chalk, and charcoal. Users can speak to it to ask questions of the built-in Google Assistant. Google Home […]

Five New iFrogz Bluetooth Headsets – Prices Start at $20

Zagg has announced five new iFrogz Bluetooth headsets. One that has our interest is is the $20 Free Rein Wireless, a set of Bluetooth earbuds with a flat neck cord and and an unusually small, light hanging module with the battery and three buttons. The earbuds are sweat-resistant and have wingtips to ensure they stay […]

GoPro Launches the Hero 6 line and Its First Virtual Reality Camera, the Fusion

GoPro today debuted two new cameras – the Hero 6 and the Fusion. The Hero 6 Black camera features 4K footage at 60 frames per second, internal stabilizing technology, and a new, custom-designed GP1 processor powering the device, said CEO Nick Woodman at an event to show off the new devices. High-frame-rate recording also gets […]

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