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Sidewalk is Amazon’s Latest Creepy Service

Amazon alerted users of its Alexa-powered devices that it will soon enable a potentially dangerous…

Amazon Announces Another Smart Home Tsunami

As it does every September, Amazon today unleashed another amazing collection of Alexa-powered smart home…

Amazon Unleashes Dozens of Alexa Developer Improvements

At its Alexa Live 2020 virtual event today, Amazon has announced dozens of new features…

Amazon, Apple, and Google Partner to Standardize the Smart Home

In a long-overdue move, Amazon, Apple, Google, and others are partnering on a standard for…

Amazon Fire TV Blaster Adds Alexa to More Devices

The Fire TV Blaster is a Fire TV and Echo device add-on that brings Alexa…

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Thinking About Google’s Smart Home Comeuppance (Premium)

New data from Canalys claims that Google smart speaker sales plummeted 40 percent year-over-year. Meanwhile,…

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What Exactly is Google Selling? (Premium)

Each year, Amazon announces a tsunami of new Alexa-powered products. And each year, Google counters…

Amazon Announces Voice Interoperability Initiative

With antitrust regulators breathing down its neck, Amazon has extended an olive branch to other…

Fitbit Launches Alexa-Powered Versa 2, Plus a Smart Scale and Subscription Service

Fitbit today announced the Alexa-powered Versa 2 smartwatch, a more affordable Aria Air smart scale,…

Amazon Announces a Smaller, Cheaper Echo Show

Amazon today announced a smaller version of its Echo Show smart display that will retail…

Alexa Guard Now Available on All Echo Speakers in the U.S.

First announced in September 2018 for new Echo smart speakers, Alexa Guard is now available…

Amazon Alexa for Windows 10 Goes Hands-Free

Amazon released a new version of its Alexa app for Windows 10 that runs in…

Alexa Users Get Free, Ad-Supported Version of Amazon Music 

Amazon today announced that its Alexa customers now have access to a free, ad-supported version…

Report: Smart Speaker Installed Base to Top 200 Million This Year

The market researchers at Canalys claim that the smart speaker installed base will top 200…

Amazon Prepping Alexa-Powered Wireless Earbuds

According to a new report, Amazon plans to ship Alexa-powered wireless earbuds in late 2019…

Report: Smart Speaker Sales Hit a Record 86 Million Units in Q4 2018

A new report says that smart speaker sales hit a new record in the holiday…

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