Category archives for: Home Electronics

Sony Debuts Its First Consumer 8K Television Sets At CES

Sony has officially taken the wraps off its first 8K TV for consumers: The Master Series Z9G 8K LCD, and it’s a technical tour-de-force. 8K is a lot of resolution — four times more than 4K — which would be wasted on a small screen. So the new Z9G series come in two monstrous sizes: […]

At CES Whirlpool Looks To The Future Of Cooking With Hub Enabled Concept Oven

The kitchen is a now a multi-purpose space – the appliances need to do more than cook and bake – they should connect the kitchen. At CES, Whirlpool brand is introducing the Whirlpool Connected Hub Wall Oven concept, a vision for a central cooking hub that will offer a whole new automated cooking experience for […]

New Color Smart Bulbs From GE Work With Google Home

GE announced new additions to its C by GE line of smart lights today, with the featured product being its first full-color model. Like the rest of the C by GE line, the color bulb doesn’t require a hub. Instead, it uses Bluetooth and can be controlled directly from your phone. The new bulb is […]

Roku Channel Expands Past The Roku Devices

First launched back in September of 2017, the Roku Channel offers more than 10,000 movies and TV shows to stream on-demand. The programming is ad-supported, though the ads are less frequent than conventional television. The Roku Channel ended up driving most of the revenue for the company,over the slae of set-top boxes. Now, the Roku app […]

Alexa Echo Will Support Apple Music Starting December 17

Amazon today said Apple Music subscribers will soon be able to enjoy their playlists through Alexa-powered devices. Apple Music customers can request that Alexa play songs, artists, albums, and Apple playlists, as well as stream Apple Music radio stations. For example, people can say “Alexa, play Beats 1” to hear Apple’s global radio stream. In order […]

Google Assistant Adds Holiday Features

Google today introduced an update to Google Assistant that brings new behaviors and features to the voice-activated helper. First, the Assistant is rolling out a feature meant for families called Pretty Please. The idea, introduced at I/O in May, is to help parents and families respond to positive conversations with polite reinforcement. When children or other […]

Amazon’ Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit Will Bring The Service To More Bluetooth Devices

Amazon has made the Alexa Mobile Accessory Kit available to developers, which will enable them to build the smart assistant into headphones, wearables, and more. Amazon first announced the AMA Kit in January of this year and has been testing it since. This week marks the general availability of the kit. The kit supports Bluetooth and […]

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 […]

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