smart speakers

Apple Pulls iOS 13.2 After Users Complain Update Bricks HomePods

Apple Pulls iOS 13.2 After Users Complain Update Bricks HomePods

While the HomePod delivers the impressive audio quality, it hasn’t quite enjoyed the widespread success of competing smart speakers like the Google Home Mini and Amazon Echo. And now, things have just
The Nest Mini Is an Excellent, if Unnecessary, Upgrade

The Nest Mini Is an Excellent, if Unnecessary, Upgrade

If it ain’t broke, and you manage to sell over 100 million units, don’t fix it. That best sums up the latest version of Google’s Nest Mini (formerly the Home Mini) smart speaker. If you’re in the
Spotify is giving free Google Home Minis to all Spotify Premium users

Spotify is giving free Google Home Minis to all Spotify Premium users

TL;DR: Get a Google Home Mini free of charge when you sign up for (or already have) Spotify Premium (individual or family plan) — starting at just $9.99 per month. Who likes free stuff? We like free
Get an Echo Dot and 1 month of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $9

Get an Echo Dot and 1 month of Amazon Music Unlimited for just $9

TL;DR: Grab Amazon's most compact Echo Dot smart speaker and also get a whole month of Amazon Music Unlimited for just nine dollars (almost $50 off). Now here’s a deal you shouldn’t miss (because
Don’t be fooled if your smart speaker asks for your password

Don’t be fooled if your smart speaker asks for your password

Security Research Labs (SRLabs), a hacking research group and think tank based in Germany, found that Alexa and Google Home expose users to phishing and eavesdropping.
Are You Morally Obligated to Tell House Guests About Your Smart Devices?

Are You Morally Obligated to Tell House Guests About Your Smart Devices?

Should you ever tell someone that you’ve stashed a smart speaker, camera, or display in your home somewhere? If the person lives with you, absolutely. If you’re having some friends over, though, is
Are You Morally Obligated to Tell House Guests About Your Smart Devices?

Are You Morally Obligated to Tell House Guests About Your Smart Devices?

Should you ever tell someone that you’ve stashed a smart speaker, camera, or display in your home somewhere? If the person lives with you, absolutely. If you’re having some friends over, though, is
It's dismayingly easy to make an app that turns a smart-speaker into a password-stealing listening device and sneak it past the manufacturer's security checks

It's dismayingly easy to make an app that turns a smart-speaker into a password-stealing listening device and sneak it past the manufacturer's security checks

German security researchers from Security Research Lab created a suite of apps for Google and Amazon smart speakers that did trivial things for their users, appeared to finish and go dormant, but
Surprise! People don't want Facebook cameras in their homes.

Surprise! People don't want Facebook cameras in their homes.

Not many people, it turns out, want a Facebook-manufactured camera in their home. This extremely intuitive revelation comes to us today via Fast Company, that, according to sources at companies which
A New Skill Could Let Smart Speakers Monitor a Sleeping Baby's Breathing and Movement

A New Skill Could Let Smart Speakers Monitor a Sleeping Baby's Breathing and Movement

For the first few months, life with a new baby at home is filled with stress and worry. Are they sleeping okay? Have they rolled over too far? Are they still breathing? But there could soon be some
Marshall, JBL, Bose, and more Bluetooth speaker deals today

Marshall, JBL, Bose, and more Bluetooth speaker deals today

We hope that you’re getting your fall and winter playlists ready, because if you’re going to be avoiding the cold and snow by staying indoors like us, you’re going to want some good tunes to listen
The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Fall 2019)

The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Fall 2019)

Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all

Google makes moving music and videos between speakers and screens easier

Google today announced a small but nifty feature for the Google Assistant and its smart home devices that makes it easier for you to take your music and videos with you as you wander about the
Echo Show 5 is on sale for $25 off on Amazon

Echo Show 5 is on sale for $25 off on Amazon

TL;DR: The Echo Show 5 is Amazon’s most visual smart speaker yet, and you can get one for just $64.99 today (that’s $25 off). If you’re going to get a smart speaker, you might as well get the best
Buy 2 Echo Dots on Amazon and save $20

Buy 2 Echo Dots on Amazon and save $20

TL;DR: Amazon’s smart Echo Dot speakers are meant to be bought in bulk — pick up two of them and save $20 at checkout (only $80). If you don’t have a smart speaker in your home yet, it’s time to hop
Amazon slashes prices on Ring Alarm Systems and throws in a Free Echo Dot

Amazon slashes prices on Ring Alarm Systems and throws in a Free Echo Dot

Amazon is getting a fast start with smart home device deals this fall. Continuing to cut prices on smart home security devices, Amazon just slashed prices on Ring Alarm Systems bundled with free Echo
Alexa Voice Remotes are on sale for just $19.99 on Amazon

Alexa Voice Remotes are on sale for just $19.99 on Amazon

TL;DR: The Alexa-compatible Echo Voice Remote gives you a "plan B" for when you don't feel like shouting at your smart speaker — grab one for $10 off on Amazon. Picture this: It’s bedtime. “Alexa,
Echo Wall Clocks are just $24.99 on Amazon

Echo Wall Clocks are just $24.99 on Amazon

TL;DR: The Echo Wall Clock pairs with your existing Echo device, and is one of the coolest timers you'll ever encounter — pick one up on Amazon and save $5. We bet you didn’t know that Amazon even
How Amazon's New Echo Studio Compares to Other Smart Speakers

How Amazon's New Echo Studio Compares to Other Smart Speakers

Echo Speakers have excellent features that make them great for Alexa-powered smart home setups, but they’re not necessarily known for stellar audio quality, especially Amazon’s more affordable
How Amazon's New Echo Studio Compares to Other Smart Speakers

How Amazon's New Echo Studio Compares to Other Smart Speakers

Echo Speakers have excellent features that make them great for Alexa-powered smart home setups, but they’re not necessarily known for stellar audio quality, especially Amazon’s more affordable