Roku today announced its first step into the smart speaker market with its Roku TV Wireless Speakers.
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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.
With little fanfare, Google has bumped the number of simultaneous queries and actions its Home smart speakers can handle at once.
Today, Amazon announced the Fire TV Cube, an interesting hybrid of its Fire TV set-top boxes and Echo smart speakers.
More bad news for Cortana: Amazon has made it easier than ever for all PC makers to bring Alexa-powered PCs to market.
Last week's unexpected Groove news has triggered some latent remorseful feelings from Microsoft's world-weary fans. I feel it too.
Last week, I provided an update on our cord-cutting efforts. Maybe I should have waited, as things are changing yet again.
Not sure how I missed this when it happened three weeks ago, but the Hulu with Live TV service now offers a guide.
In the three months or so since we've switched (back) to cord-cutting services, we've been mostly happy with the decision.
The Philips Hue app just received its biggest update in years, adding a pleasant-looking new user experience and improved smarts.
Acer announced this morning that it is the first to ship notebook PCs preinstalled with Amazon Alexa. It won't be the last.
Microsoft announced that it has purchased Semantic Machines, an AI startup. But this purchase may have a chilling effect on Cortana.
Google smart speaker sales are growing over three times faster than those from Amazon, closing the gap in this critical market.
Heading home from Seattle and reflecting on this week's Build conference, I'm struck by the major change in Microsoft's tone and direction.
In a future in which the entire world is a computer, we need a more responsible approach to technology. We need Microsoft.
Google announced today that its Google Assistant is now compatible with over 5,000 smart devices, up 1,500 from January.
Amazon today announced a new Echo Dot aimed at kids and a new version of its parental controls.
To date, Google's podcast strategy has amounted to adding podcast support to Google Play Music. That's changing.
Bill Gates once remarked that Windows was the most versatile software that the world had ever seen. Nope.
Amazon announced this week that it is opening up Alexa skills creation to non-programmers via a new tool called Alexa Skill Blueprints.
Most of the privacy reporting these days is focused on Google and Facebook because these firms maximize their earnings by knowing more about you.
Activision announced this week that it has released a beta set of Call of Duty skills for Amazon Alexa.
Contrary to various reports, Microsoft will indeed charge a licensing fee for Azure Sphere. Is this a problem?