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Amazon Strikes Echo Deals With Smart Home Builders: Report

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Amazon's Alexa is reportedly making substantial gains in the market for newly built smart homes, adding pressure to Apple and its own HomeKit. The trend appears to be driven by several key factors that mostly come down to the online retail shipper's overall strategy for its A.I.-driven assistant. While the reasons for any company's decision to go with Alexa over HomeKit vary, one of the more prominent ones appears to be the open nature of Alexa compared to Apple's solution. With Alexa, home builders are able to include a much wider variety of smart systems from lighting to door locks and...
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TicPods Free are like Apple AirPods but work with Alexa and Google Assistant

TicPods Free are like Apple AirPods but work with Alexa and Google Assistant

8 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

Like the look of Apple AirPods but want to get them in a different color or connect them with your favorite non-Apple voice assistant? TicPods Free won't just work with Siri as they have Google Assistant and Alexa integration too. These new true wireless earbuds from Mobvoi - the company behind two of our favorite smartwatches, the Ticwatch E and Ticwatch S - comes with all of the features you'd expect on a pair of earbuds like this. There's a side touch panel on the earbuds that allows you to change the volume by sliding your finger up and down, plus you can answer calls by double tapping...
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LG ThinQ Appliances Receive Google Assistant, Alexa Support

8 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

SmartThinQ-series appliances from LG Electronics are now being updated with support for the Google Assitant and Amazon's Alexa that the company promised several months back, with the move targeting products sold in the United States. The development is understood to be an extension of LG's existing efforts to make its home appliances more intelligent and differentiate them from their otherwise similarly capable predecessors in a bid to convince consumers to upgrade. The South Korean tech giant is also seeking to one-up its rivals by not committing to either Google or Amazon's AI solution...
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All of LG's home appliances now work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

All of LG's home appliances now work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

8 days ago   |   By Tech Radar

If you're a fan of controlling things in your home using your voice, do we have some good news for you: LG has announced that it has partnered up with both Google and Amazon to enable all SmartThinQ devices to be controlled by voice assistant. That means if you're one of the millions of people with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant powered smart speaker sat in your home, you can now use it to control any LG SmartThinQ products you also own. This isn't the first time that you've been able to control an LG product with a voice assistant, but is the introduction of an open platform that...
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Marzipan: What you need to now about the rumored new XKit

'Marzipan' is the reported code-name for a new, cross-platform iOS and macOS development framework Apple maybe planning to roll out as soon as WWDC 2018. Apple has a problem... Read more ...

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Amazon made an Echo Dot for kids, and it costs $30 more than the original

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Amazon teases ‘Fire TV Cube,' may offer built-in always-listening Alexa to...

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Spectacles 2 reportedly coming this week as Snapchat takes second shot at...

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IOS 11 Now Installed on 76% of iOS Devices, While Android 8 is Installed on...

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Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

Hotel door locks could have been easily hacked by fake master keys

Hotel door locks can be compromised by simple tweaks to their in-built security software, according to research from one of the world's biggest cybersecurity firms. A team from... Read more ...

‘Opera Touch' launches for Android, a browser designed for convenience and speed

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