CNBC reports that Google is building a five-building campus codenamed “Midpoint” that will house its hardware business.
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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.
In partnership with Microsoft, Amazon now lets customers directly download Xbox Game Pass titles using the Alexa smart assistant.
Google notified customers of its Google Wifi and Nest Wifi systems that it is moving management of these products to the Google Home app.
Following through on its July 2020 announcement, Microsoft has ended support for the Cortana app on Android and iPhone.
Google announced today that its second-generation Nest Hub is available for preorder. It costs $99.99 and comes in four different colors.
Apple announced that it has discontinued the original HomePod and will focus its smart speaker efforts on the smaller and less expensive HomePod Mini.
Harman Kardon will soon release a software update for its Invoke smart speaker which removes Cortana and turns it into a standard Bluetooth speaker.
Apple didn’t just post record revenues in the most recent quarter, it outperformed Microsoft by an over 2-to-1 margin. What the heck is going on here?
Google this week announced that it was killing its IoT platform, Android Things, less than two years after limiting its use to smart speakers and displays.
Google announced today that it will enable integration between its Nest-branded smart home products and Samsung’s SmartThings platform.
Google announced today that users with Google Assistant-based smart speakers and displays can now control Apple Music by voice.
Amazon alerted users of its Alexa-powered devices that it will soon enable a potentially dangerous new service called Sidewalk. You may want to disable it.
Roku announced today that Apple's AirPlay 2 and HomeKit are now supported on most of its modern streamers and other devices.
Apple has released iOS 14.2, iPadOS 14.2, tvOS 14.2, watchOS 7.1, and HomePod 14.2, delivering many fixes and a few new features.