I really like Google's Smart Display platform, but a recent functional addition really puts it over the top.
Recent Smart Home Stories
Amazon is now pushing its less well-known Alexa for Business offering to third-party Alexa-compatible devices.
When Google first announced its Home Hub, I assumed that it was, you know, an actual smart home hub. It's not.
This week, Google announced lots of new hardware. But if that's all you got from the event, you're missing the point.
Google announced a new aqua-colored Google Home Mini smart speaker today. Big deal, you say?
As it does at this time every year, Roku has announced an updated lineup of living room set-top boxes.
Today, Amazon announced numerous new smart home products, among them a smart display that will include Skype video call support. Oops.
Today, Amazon revealed that it is dramatically increasing the number of Alexa-powered smart home devices it sells.
The Cortana-based Harman Kardon Invoke smart speaker is currently on sale for just $50 at Best Buy.
Look out, Apple, Google, and Microsoft: Amazon is trying to muscle in on this month of tech device announcements.
Lenovo announced several new consumer PCs, an "extreme" version of its ThinkPad X1 Carbon, three new Chromebooks, and new smart home devices.
Remember the gorgeous Cortana-powered thermostat? It's now available at the Microsoft Store.
While Google's plans for new Pixel phones and Pixelbook Chromebooks have leaked repeatedly, this one, I think, is new.
Two new reports point to an inevitable conclusion: Google could overtake Amazon in the smart speaker market as soon as this year.
Some of Google's hardware is on sale via the Google Store, and the prices match the lowest we've seen yet for this generation of devices.
Amazon's Echo devices may still dominate the smart speaker market, but customers rarely use them to purchase goods from the e-retailer.
Costco is now selling the 10-inch version of the Lenovo Smart Display for just $200. That's a full $50 off the normal price.
Google hasn't officially announced this yet, but it has added the ability to schedule custom routines for its Google Home speakers.
Lenovo's new Google Assistant-powered Smart Displays are now available. Here's an early peek at the 10-inch version.
This week marks the five-year anniversary of the release of the first Chromecast, Google's low-cost streaming video solution.
Google this week updated the software for its Chromecast devices to support a new Ambient Mode that displays when no content is being cast.
Roku today announced its first step into the smart speaker market with its Roku TV Wireless Speakers.
Several cord-cutting services have announced price hikes recently. This isn't the way it's supposed to work.
Connecting your home to the Internet can add a lot of convenience to your life but can also add unneeded stress as well.
Google has released its new Podcasts app globally to the Play Store, giving Android users another option for listening to audio content.
Cord-cutters are familiar with popular services like Netflix and Hulu. But many have probably never heard about Tubi.
Anyone interested in smart home technologies will immediately run into a long list of issues. And it's hard to know where to start.