This past week, we closed on our apartment in Mexico City and were able to stay there for most of the trip. We had a lot of work to do. And still do.
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There’s often a curious disconnect between my understanding of Google and the way it presents itself to the public.
Google used its first in-person I/O event in three years to announce an incredible range of products and services.
What constitutes a technology topic? Phones, PCs, and smart TVs? What about cars and bikes? Or washing machines?
Despite the ongoing component shortage, Sonos reported record revenues for the quarter ending December 31, 2021.
Google alerted customers that it will remove features from its smart speakers and displays because they infringe on Sonos patents.
The ITC ruled today that Google cannot import phones, laptops, or speakers into the United States because they violate five Sonos patents.
Google this week announced improvements to Android Audio and an expanding list of Google-powered in-car capabilities.
It’s not just Windows: Google is also working to improve how Android integrates with Chromebooks and other devices.
Internal Amazon documents viewed by Bloomberg show that the firm’s Alexa digital assistant has a serious engagement problem.
Black Friday starts November 18 on the Google Store, and it’s offering some excellent deals on Google hardware.
Google announced today that the 2nd-generation indoor, wired version of its Nest Cam is now available for purchase.
At its annual devices event today, Amazon unleashed a new generation of Alexa-powered hardware and services.
CNBC reports that Google is building a five-building campus codenamed “Midpoint” that will house its hardware business.
Google today announced three new Nest Cam models and its first-ever battery-powered Nest Doorbell. Some are available now for pre-order.
As part of its virtual Alexa Live event this week, Amazon announced over 50 new Alexa features for developers.
LG announced today that Amazon Alexa is coming to a wide range of third-party smart TVs that are built on its webOS TV platform.
Amazon today announced Reading Sidekick, a new Alexa feature that requires an Amazon Kids+ subscription and reads books along with kids.
IKEA inadvertently leaked this product weeks ago, but its new Symfonisk Picture Frame smart speaker is now official, with availability on July 15.
Interested developers can now register for Amazon’s Alexa Live 2021 virtual event, which will be held on July 21 at 9 am PT/12 pm ET.
Google announced today that it is finally bringing the Stadia streaming game service to its Chromecast with Google TV on June 23.
Forced by the U.S. government to cut its reliance on U.S-based tech firms, Huawei has developed an OS to replace Android across its consumer devices.
Google confirmed that the latest update for the original Nest Hub replaces the underlying Linux-based OS with its homegrown Fuchsia OS.
Google said that it would open a retail store location in New York City where fans can buy Pixel phones, Nest products, Fitbit devices, and more.
Amazon will host a free, live virtual event aimed at Alexa skill builders, device makers, startups, and business leaders on July 21.
Amazon today announced new versions of its Echo Show 8 and Echo Show 5 smart displays and introduced a new Echo Show 5 Kids edition.
Today, Google announced five useful new features for its Assistant, including bringing its “find my phone” functionality to iPhone.