Microsoft has brought Skype audio and video calling to the Alexa platform. And it works with all modern Alexa devices.
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Rarely has a technology product inserted itself so seamlessly into my family's daily lives.
It's yet another not-so-subtle indication that Microsoft is pushing Cortana aside for Amazon's digital personal assistant
Intel's Neural Compute Stick 2 will help makers bring computer vision and AI to IoT and edge device prototypes.
Samsung didn't just announce a foldable display yesterday. Here are some of the firm's other interesting initiatives.
Sonos will not be able to deliver Google Assistant support to its home speaker systems in 2018 as planned.
Roku announced that the Google Assistant is now available on its newer living room set-top boxes and smart TVs in the U.S.
I really like Google's Smart Display platform, but a recent functional addition really puts it over the top.
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.