Category archives for: Home Electronics

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 […]

TP-Link Debuts Three New Kasa Smart Light Bulbs That Work With Alexa, Google Home And Cortana

TP-Link’s smart home brand, Kasa Smart, announced three new additions to their smart bulb line. These new bulbs are 10 percent smaller than previous Kasa Smart designs, which were not that large to begin with.  They are also Energy Star and Title 20 certified light bulbs reduce energy consumption by up to 80 percent without […]

You Can Now Ask Google Assistant To Read Specific News Stories

Google has matched Google Assistant with the new Google News to make it easier for people to find the stories they want to hear. People with Android phones and Google Home products can ask to hear specific news stories by asking Assistant “What’s the latest on NASA?” and similar queries. On devices such as the new […]

Samsung Debuts Galaxy Home – Bixby-Powered Speaker

  Samsung today unveiled a smart speaker for the home. The Galaxy Home is powered by Bixby and Samsung’s Smart Hub technology. Speaking the “Hi Bixby” catchphrase wakes the speaker thanks to eight microphones. It can handle requests, such as accessing playlists and controlling smart home technology. There are multiple speakers and a built-in subwoofer […]

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