smart speakers

Cops want Amazon Echo data to help solve a murder, but it probably won’t help them

The murder in Bentonville, Arkansas, looks gruesome. On a morning in November 2015, James Andrew Bates, 31, found Victor Parris Collins, 47, dead in his hot tub after the two drank and watched

Amazon’s Echo 2 tipped to launch as an affordable Apple HomePod lookalike

Amazon recently introduced the Echo Show – its new take on the whole connected speaker concept – which is quite distinct compared to the original Echo model. While the Amazon Echo looks like a

Xiaomi just unveiled a super cheap Amazon Echo alternative

The expanding smart speaker market just got a new addition. Following the footsteps of companies like Amazon, Google or Apple, Xiaomi today unveiled its own AI-powered speaker baptized the Xiaomi Mi
Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

While you’re listening, your music could be watching.
Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

Hackers Show How Smart Devices Could Use Sonar to Spy On You

While you’re listening, your music could be watching.
Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

When the Google Assitant SDK was announced back in April, we knew it would only be a matter of time before we saw third party speakers with the Assistant built in. Google has announced the first three
[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

[Update: Sony joins the fun] Third party Google Assistant speakers are coming this fall, and so is support for appliances

Update 1: 2017/08/31 9:23am PDT Sony has just announced its new LF-S50G, another wireless speaker with the Google Assistant.It's about what you'd expect, a wireless speaker with the Google When the
The New Sonos Smart Speaker Has Voice Control Powered by Amazon Alexa

The New Sonos Smart Speaker Has Voice Control Powered by Amazon Alexa

Sonos One is the company's first speaker system with built-in voice control.
The New Sonos Smart Speaker Has Voice Control Powered by Amazon Alexa

The New Sonos Smart Speaker Has Voice Control Powered by Amazon Alexa

Sonos One is the company's first speaker system with built-in voice control.
‘New York Times’ Gives a Free Google Home to New Subscribers

‘New York Times’ Gives a Free Google Home to New Subscribers

The promotion is for people who sign up for new annual subscriptions.
‘New York Times’ Gives a Free Google Home to New Subscribers

‘New York Times’ Gives a Free Google Home to New Subscribers

The promotion is for people who sign up for new annual subscriptions.
Smart Speaker Sales Will Eventually Hit a Wall

Smart Speaker Sales Will Eventually Hit a Wall

But digital assistant adoption? It's about to take off in a big way.
Smart Speaker Sales Will Eventually Hit a Wall

Smart Speaker Sales Will Eventually Hit a Wall

But digital assistant adoption? It's about to take off in a big way.
Some Apple HomePod Sounds Leak, and Boy Are They Soothing

Some Apple HomePod Sounds Leak, and Boy Are They Soothing

Look, I don’t really care about Apple’s upcoming HomePod because even though it might sound fantastic, I’m not convinced I need to drop $350 on yet another smart speaker. Even so, I appreciate a job
Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub
Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub
Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Amazon's Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub
Amazon Echo Dot Vs. Google Home Mini: The Cheap Speaker Showdown

Amazon Echo Dot Vs. Google Home Mini: The Cheap Speaker Showdown

In the gadget-world, it’s cliché to compare something to The Jetsons. But when it comes to a cheap little box that you talk to and that answers your questions and that controls your entire home, the
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