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October 13, 2017 6:33 PM Google Home Mini review: Taking aim at the Echo Dot

This tiny speaker shows how far Google's assistant has come. Google describes the Home Mini hardware as a doughnut, and that's not a bad comparison. It's about the same size as my favorite pastry (though there's no hole in the middle). To me, it looks more like someone turned the original Google Home upside down and flattened it. Instead of having a white 129

October 13, 2017 12:42 PM Sonos, Alexa, and Spotify: An excruciatingly slow evolution

Perhaps no one was more excited than I was by the official announcement that Amazon’s Alexa would work with Sonos speakers. And now, almost two weeks later, no one may be as frustrated as I am. Great! I am the ideal target for this. I own two Sonos Play:1 speakers. And I have an Amazon Echo and Echo Dot. It seemed insane that these gadgets didn’t already 79

October 12, 2017 10:34 AM Echo Dot, Echo, or Echo Plus: Which One, if Any, Should You Buy?

Amazon recently announced the launch of its Echo range of smart speakers in India. Echo Dot, Echo, and Echo Plus are now up for pre-order via Amazon India with attractive offers like 30 percent discount on their retail prices and 1-year free Prime membership for anyone who orders one of these devices. That sounds like a really good deal, but what are these 431

October 11, 2017 10:42 PM Amazon adds voice recognition to Alexa so smart assistant can recognise family members

Amazon has added a new voice recognition feature to its Alexa smart assistant. It allows the smart speaker and apps to recognise users from their voice, and personalise information to them. It comes just days after Google, which already has a similar feature in its Assistant, launched a raft of devices in its bid to topple Amazon in the personal AI war. Amazon's 84

October 4, 2017 8:40 PM Google launches new phones, speakers in hardware push

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc’s Google (GOOGL.O) on Wednesday unveiled the second generation of its Pixel smartphone along with new voice-enabled home speakers, redoubling its commitment to the hardware business as it competes with a surge of devices from Apple Inc (AAPL.O) and Inc (AMZN.O). The new devices, which include a Pixelbook 91

October 4, 2017 7:54 PM Alexa finds new home in Sonos speaker

Sonos is known for its speakers, but now they're ready to talk back. The home sound system company revealed the new Sonos One at an event in New York City on Wednesday. It's the first Sonos speaker to have a voice assistant built in. It may be a voice you recognize: Alexa, Amazon's built-in voice assistant to its own smart Echo speaker. Sonos will also add Google 73

October 3, 2017 2:22 PM Google's big Oct. 4 event: What to expect and how to watch

File photo: Sydney, Australia - September 6, 2011: Close up of an Apple iPad and on a desk showing the Google search engine home screen. There is also a keyboard and some documents on the desk, the documents show charts and graphs. This scene depicts iPad in a working environment. (Courtney Keating) (Courtney Keating) Google's latest hardware event is almost 92

October 1, 2017 6:40 PM Inside the Echo chamber: why Alexa's now in everything

Amazon's latest product push was its biggest yet. At its headquarters in Seattle, it recently announced a slew of new Amazon devices. Depending on where you are in the world, at least five of these were brand new. Beyond Amazon branding, all of these have something in common: Alexa. Amazon's smart assistant is omnipresent in these new devices and is finding 66

October 1, 2017 12:01 PM Google Pixel 2 event: What to expect on Oct. 4

Ready for more Google phones, smart speakers and laptops? Here's what to expect this week. Google's next Pixel phones, a Pixelbook laptop and more Google Home speakers. These are the top devices that the tech giant is widely expected to launch at its Oct. 4 event in San Francisco. Hot on the heels of Apple's iPhone X reveal and Amazon's deluge of new Echo smart 77

September 28, 2017 8:38 AM How to preorder every new Amazon Echo device

Amazon just announced several new Alexa-enabled devices. Here's how to place your preorders before they launch later this year. Since the original Amazon Echo launched in 2014, Amazon has gradually built out its Alexa-powered product line, adding Alexa to existing devices and introducing a host of new ones. It added the cheaper, smaller Echo Dot, the touchscreen 100