Category archives for: Home Electronics

Roku Rolls Out New Speakers For Roku Powered TVs

Roku today announced its new and highly anticipated Roku TV Wireless Speakers. They are, as the name implies, wireless speakers made specifically for Roku TV. The speakers won’t be available until October. Pricing varies quite bit depending on when you buy. Preorders today through July 23 will cost $149. From July 24 to Oct. 15 […]

Google Home Now Speaks Spanish

Google today updated its Google Home products with new support for the Spanish language. The Assistant on Google Home can now help Spanish speakers find music, query the weather, or control smart houses using their preferred language. Google says users will need to select Spanish as the default language via the Google Home app on their […]

Nokia Has Sold Withings Health Wearable Business

Nokia today said it has sold its Withings business to the wearable company’s original co-founder, Eric Carreel. Nokia had purchased the company in 2016. Moving forward, Withings will be headquartered in Paris, with offices in the U.S. and Asia. The company says it is “dedicated to developing innovative connected health products focused on preventive health.” Withings […]

D-Link Adds Three New Affordable home Security Cameras To Their Line-Up

D-Link has announced the availability of three new affordable HD Wi-Fi Cameras. Designed for a number of home monitoring needs, the HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8010LH-US), Full HD Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8300LH-US), and Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera (DCS-8525LH-US) offer advanced features, including cloud recording options as well as third party integration capabilities with Amazon […]

Android Things Hits Version 1.0 Just Before IO18

Google said its Android Things platform has reached version 1.0 for general release. The company distributed a release candidate just last month. Android Things is meant to bring smarts to connected devices, such as lamps, TVs, thermostats, and more. This version of Android Things packs the final set of APIs and the official v1.0 SDK. Android […]

Google Ventures To Invest In Apps and Devices That Support Google Assistant

Google today said it plans to take a more active role in supporting companies that adopt Google Assistant. It plans to use its Google Ventures arm to invest in startups that are targeting Assistant. In addition to investment capital, Google will offer advice from Google engineers and product managers, offer access to Google partnership programs, […]

TCL Adds New 4K HDR Models to TCL Roku TV LineUp

TCL has announced pricing and availability of its new 4K HDR TCL Roku TV models. The 6-Series TVs are designed to elevate the home entertainment experience with a complete HDR performance solution for superior picture quality and smart TV operating systems with enhanced voice capabilities. TCL’s 6-Series is the successor to 2017’s award-winning P6-Series, strengthening […]

Amazon & Best Buy Ink Multi-Year Partnership To Sell Fire TV Smart TVs

Amazon and Best Buy today announced a collaboration to bring the next generation of Fire TV Edition smart TVs to customers in the United States and Canada. As a first step in the partnership, Best Buy will launch more than ten 4K and HD Fire TV Edition models from Insignia and Toshiba, beginning this summer. […]

Roku Stock Up On ESPN Deal

  Roku (ROKU)Shares moving higher today after losing around a third of their value this year. The streaming device maker getting from the recently announced that ESPN’s over-the-top service, ESPN+, is now available on all Roku streaming devices.

Google Drops A Release Candidate of Android Things To Devs

Google has released Android Things Developer Preview 8, which it is calling a release candidate. This penultimate version of Android Things brings with it the final set of APIs in the updated SDK. Google anticipates that there will be no changes to the Android Things APIs before the stable v1.0 SDK is made available. The release […]

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