Category archives for: Home Electronics

Google Assistant’s Gains More Smart Home Powers

Goggle is adding a wide range of features to its AI-powered Google Assistant that focus on improving the experience at home. First, family members will be able to respond to broadcasts. The broadcast feature lets people send a voice message to their Google Home speakers or video displays from their phone. Until now, broadcasts have […]

US Judge Asks Amazon To Share Echo Data In Murder Case

A US judge has asked Amazon to hand over audio recordings from an Amazon Echo which was in a house where two women died. Their bodies were found under the porch of a home in New Hampshire with multiple stab wounds. The man accused of their murder has pleaded not guilty and is due to […]

Outage Leaves Users Wondering “Where’s Alexa?”

Users earlier today reported that Amazon Echo devices and the voice-controlled personal assistant service Alexa were not working, according to downdetector.com and social media. According to the outage map on Down Detector, Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant wasn’t working in various parts of the U.S., Europe and India. The issue seems to be concentrated on the […]

Amazon Rolls Out New Whisper Mode For Its Alexa Devices

Alexa’s Whisper Mode has started to roll out to U.S. owners of Amazon’s digital assistant, though for now it only understands whispers in English. Whisper Mode, which Amazon unveiled last month, could come in handy in a number of scenarios. For example, if you’re trying to get your baby off to sleep and want to […]

Google Gives Its Home App A Makeover To Simplify Device Control

Google at their New York event announced that a new version of its Google Home app will reach Android and iOS devices this week. The app has been entirely redesigned to ease the process of controlling various smart home devices, such as smart lightbulbs. For example, all the devices in a home will be visible in […]

Google Enters The Smart Display Game With The $149 Home Hub

Google has unveiled a new smart display called Google Home Hub. Announced at the Made by Google event in New York City alongside the Pixel 3 and Pixel Slate, Home Hub offers the power of Google Assistant combined with a 7-inch display for YouTube videos, photos, and more. It’s priced at $149 and comes in […]

Google Assistant Can Now Hail Your Ride Share

Google has made it easy to hail a ride by asking Google Assistant. Now people can say, “Hey Google, book a ride to the airport” and the Assistant will display a list of available ride services, such as Uber, Lyft and others. Assistant will also surface estimated pricing and wait times, as well as ETAs for […]

Roku Adds Two New 4K Streaming Devices To Its Line-Up

Roku has announced that it has two new streaming players — the sub-$50 Roku Premiere and Roku Premiere Plus. And if history is any indication, we’ll like them even more. That’s because they seem just good as existing players, and they’re cheaper than ever. And to sweeten the pot, Roku is adding voice control support […]

OnePlus Intros USB-C Bullets Headphone – OnePlus 6T Will Drop The Headphone Jack

OnePlus today announced a new pair of wired headphones for its smartphones. The Type-C Bullets have been re-engineered to produce the right balance between in-ear comfort and high-quality sound. OnePlus says a new DAC from Cirrus Logic helps deliver higher dynamic range, higher signal-to-noise ratio, and lower noise floor in the new earbuds. This equates to […]

LG To Debut Its 88 Inch 8K OLED Television At IFA 2018

Earlier this year, LG opened the box on its 2018 TV line up, which included no less than 10 OLED models varying in size from 55 to 77 diagonal inches. At IFA today, the company has revealed its intention to be first to market with an 8K OLED TV. With 4K content now becoming more […]

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