Every September, Amazon announces a tsunami of new smart home products. But this year was a little different, at least from my perspective.
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Google's new Chromecast with Google TV HD launches in 19 markets today, and it's priced at $29.99 in the US.
An FCC filing and an inadvertent retailer leak have revealed that Wi-Fi 6E-based Google Nest Wifi Pro mesh networking hardware is coming soon.
Amazon launched Alexa Game Control at Gamescom 2022 this week, and Dead Island 2 will be the first game title to use it.
Google is updating its Google TV software to improve performance and help users to free up storage when they need to.
Apple could be working on at least four new smart home devices, including an updated HomePod Mini and a new full-sized HomePod.
Google apparently isn’t giving in to the inevitable. Instead, it is countersuing Sonos for allegedly infringing on Google’s patents.
Amazon announced this morning that it has reached an agreement to acquire iRobot, the makers of the automated Roomba vacuum cleaners for $1.7 billion.
The US Customs Service ruled today that Google has violated the importation ban imposed by the ITC by continuing to infringe on Sonos patents.
As its name implies, the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential with Alexa is a simple device that’s powered by Amazon’s digital assistant.
Lenovo has sold Google Assistant-powered smart home devices for years, but now it is offering an Alexa-powered smart clock as well.
Lenovo has reported record financial results for Q4 2021 and full-year 2021, with an annual net income of $2 billion on revenues of $71.6 billion
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.
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.