• Google's Home Hub smart display spotlights another Microsoft failure

    5 days ago - By Windows Central

    Google's Home Hub joins Amazon's Echo Show in an ambient-computing, smart-display space in which Microsoft is conspicuously absent.
    Amazon pioneered the progression of voice-controlled ambient computing with its Alexa-powered smart speakers. The Google Assistant-powered Google Home and Apple's Siri-powered HomePod eventually followed. In 2017, Amazon upped the ante with its Amazon Echo Show smart display. The Echo Show brought the ability to display interactive content to the smart speaker battle.
    Microsoft was notably absent from this space until the embarrassingly-neglected...
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  • New Amazon Echo Dot plays defense against Google video - CNET

    New Amazon Echo Dot plays defense against Google video - CNET

    5 days ago - By CNET

    With a new fabric-bodied design and noticeably better sound, Amazon's latest Echo Dot is its best yet - but can it blunt Google's momentum?
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  • These two Arlo Q cameras for $208 help you keep an eye on your home

    These two Arlo Q cameras for $208 help you keep an eye on your home

    5 days ago - By Windows Central

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    Two of the Netgear Arlo Q 1080p HD security cameras are on sale together for $207.99 at Amazon today. This two-pack bundle normally sells for $280 and was as high as $350 in July. Today's discount marks its lowest price ever there.
    The Arlo Q camera allows you to live stream 1080p HD video from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, tablet, or computer, while its enhanced night vision ensures you can see clearly even in total darkness. You can set it to record when motion or sound is detected and then access your recordings from anywhere using the...
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  • These two Arlo Q cameras for $208 help you keep an eye on your home

    These two Arlo Q cameras for $208 help you keep an eye on your home

    5 days ago - By Android Central

    Watch from anywhere in the world.
    Two of the Netgear Arlo Q 1080p HD security cameras are on sale together for $207.99 at Amazon today. This two-pack bundle normally sells for $280 and was as high as $350 in July. Today's discount marks its lowest price ever there.
    The Arlo Q camera allows you to live stream 1080p HD video from anywhere in the world using your smartphone, tablet, or computer, while its enhanced night vision ensures you can see clearly even in total darkness. You can set it to record when motion or sound is detected and then access your recordings from anywhere using the...
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  • Echo Dot Review: Bigger, better, and much louder

    Echo Dot Review: Bigger, better, and much louder

    5 days ago - By Android Central

    Amazon's heavy hitter has been overhauled with a focus on quality and volume.
    When people say they have an Amazon Echo, they almost always mean they have an Echo Dot. The cheapest of the Echo family regularly drops into stocking-stuffer price points, which allowed for these speakers to quickly rise in popularity over the last two years. But popularity doesn't necessarily mean quality, and the competition quickly moved to make mini speakers with better speakers and a more visually pleasing design.
    Amazon, now on the third generation of its Echo product line, has responded with a new Dot...
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  • The Romanoffs: Mad Men creator's ambitious anthology has power to provoke - CNET

    5 days ago - By CNET

    Review: The new Matthew Weiner series for Amazon Prime can be soapy, but it tackles weighty, universal themes of identity and interconnectedness.
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  • Amazon Echo Dot review: better looks, better sound, same price

    5 days ago - By The Verge

    The cheap Echo is no longer a bad speaker
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  • Should you get the 2nd Gen Amazon Echo or upgrade to the Plus?

    Should you get the 2nd Gen Amazon Echo or upgrade to the Plus?

    5 days ago - By Android Central

    We're a virtual company made up of tech experts from across the globe. We live and breathe smart home technology, so if you're just stepping into this exciting new tech space we're here to help set you in the right direction.
    Echo Plus
    Our Pick
    $150 at Amazon
    Pros
    Matches the size of standard Echo.
    Fresh redesign with a fabric finish.
    Built-in Zigbee hub.
    Bluetooth and line-out for external speakers.
    Cons
    More expensive.
    The new Echo Plus is essentially the same size as the standard Echo but somehow manages to pack in the all-important Zigbee hub that makes it the best starting point for...
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  • Amazon Echo Plus review: Amazon's fanciest speaker is still a tough sell - CNET

    5 days ago - By CNET

    Amazon upgraded the sound, added seamless smart home hub controls and improved the look of the Amazon Echo Plus, all while keeping the $150 price tag.
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