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One in six Americans owns a smart speaker, according to study

One in six Americans owns a smart speaker, according to study

There's no doubt that smart speakers are selling like hotcakes, but how many people own them, exactly? Quite a few, according to NPR and Edison Research. They've published findings of a study which
TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant

TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant

You won't have to use TiVo's in-house voice control to steer your DVR in the near future. TiVo has unveiled plans to add smart home integration, including voice control through Amazon's Alexa and
B&O will add Google Assistant to its connected speakers this year (updated)

B&O will add Google Assistant to its connected speakers this year (updated)

Earlier today at CES, Google detailed how its Assistant would be available in more cars, headphones, speakers and other devices in 2018. Bang & Olufsen connected speakers are on that list. The
Klipsch speakers are getting Alexa and Google Assistant voice control

Klipsch speakers are getting Alexa and Google Assistant voice control

Voice control was all the rage at CES 2017 and this year's show appears to continue the trend. This time, another big name in audio is getting into the game: Klipsch. The company will have options for
JBL adds Google Assistant to its Everest line of headphones

JBL adds Google Assistant to its Everest line of headphones

Samsung-owned Harman International just announced three new models for its JBL Everest line of wireless headphones. The over-ear 710GA, on-ear 310GA and in-ear 110GA all include Google Assistant
Panasonic and Alexa Onboard bring offline voice control to your car

Panasonic and Alexa Onboard bring offline voice control to your car

At CES today, Panasonic announced a partnership with Amazon that will bring Alexa to your car. Dubbed Alexa Onboard, it works with Panasonic's Skip Gen IVI technology and is meant to make life with
Philips' kitchen-friendly TV packs Google Assistant

Philips' kitchen-friendly TV packs Google Assistant

A voice assistant can't help you chop vegetables, but it can talk you through how to get your own to look like they were sliced by a professional. It's one of the reasons that Philips has crammed
Samsung adds Bixby voice control to its Family Hub smart fridge

Samsung adds Bixby voice control to its Family Hub smart fridge

Samsung is fulfilling its promise of spreading Bixby beyond mobile devices -- it just unveiled a Family Hub 3.0 refrigerator whose star attraction is (you guessed it) Bixby voice control. The company
Google Assistant will unlock Schlage Sense deadbolts

Google Assistant will unlock Schlage Sense deadbolts

Schlage's Sense smart deadbolt now works with (almost) any virtual assistant under the Sun. The lock maker has revealed that Sense will support Google Assistant early in the first quarter, letting you

A quick chat with Alexa can start charging your EV

If you drive an electric car and would rather not venture into the garage (or wade through a phone app) to start charging, you can now rest easy. ChargePoint has introduced Alexa support to its Home

Amazon Alexa now controls your microwave

Alexa's smart home skills aren't just for turning on the lights or locking your door these days -- now, they can help fulfill your culinary ambitions. Amazon has added cooking abilities to its Smart
Hisense's latest 4K TVs will include Amazon Alexa

Hisense's latest 4K TVs will include Amazon Alexa

We've found the running theme for TVs at this year's CES: built-in voice assistants. Hisense has revealed that some of its 2018 4K TVs will include Amazon Alexa, letting you control both the set
Alexa and Cortana still don't work together

Alexa and Cortana still don't work together

Remember how Amazon and Microsoft unveiled a team-up that would let Alexa and Cortana talk to each other by the end of 2017? As you might have noticed, that didn't quite work out as planned. Thurrott
LG's 2018 TVs get faster and smarter with Google Assistant, Alexa

LG's 2018 TVs get faster and smarter with Google Assistant, Alexa

LG's TVs have taken home our Best of CES Award for three years running and in 2018 it's ready to take on all comers once again. As with all home electronics of the current era, the company's new TVs

Google Assistant on phones now offers a choice of hotwords

Google created a mild amount of confusion when it launched its Home speaker. You could say "hey, Google" to start a command with the living room device, but you still had to use the time-honored "OK,

Google Assistant lands on older Android phones

Google Assistant has been available on recent Android phones for a while. However, that still puts it out out of reach of many Android users when a whopping 46.5 percent of active Android users are
Amazon's Alexa can now wake you up with music instead of alarms

Amazon's Alexa can now wake you up with music instead of alarms

One of the greatest perks of connected speakers is waking up to whatever music you like, not just a buzzer or the radio. However, that hasn't been an option for Alexa-equipped devices like the Echo --
Google re-enables touch controls for audio playback on the Home Mini

Google re-enables touch controls for audio playback on the Home Mini

There's an update on the way for those of you with a Home Mini speaker. Google is rolling out a new feature that lets you use the sides of the device to play or pause whatever you're listening to, be
This DIY Furby Echo speaker will probably give you nightmares

This DIY Furby Echo speaker will probably give you nightmares

Furby is already a tad creepy by itself, but a new DIY mod just stepped up the spookiness: Howchoo has converted a Furby toy into a makeshift Amazon Echo. The project works its dark magic by

Third-party Alexa skills can now use notifications

Your phone gets notifications, so why can't your smart speaker? Amazon is doing something about it.. and thankfully, it's not as bothersome as it could be. The company is trotting out a developer