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Amazon Strikes Echo Deals With Smart Home Builders: Report

5 monthes 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

5 monthes 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

5 monthes 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

5 monthes 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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‘Google Home Hub' is Google's first-party Smart Display, leaks in new renders

‘Google Home Hub' is Google's first-party Smart Display, leaks in new renders

Google has long been rumored to be launching its own first-party Smart Display, and now it looks like we have our first solid leak of the device. It's called the Google Home... Read more ...

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 12.1 to Developers

Apple Seeds First Beta of tvOS 12.1 to Developers

Apple this morning seeded the first beta of an upcoming tvOS 12.1 update to developers for testing purposes, just one day after releasing the tvOS 12 update. Designed for the... Read more ...

Google Maps Now Supports Apple CarPlay in iOS 12

Google Maps Now Supports Apple CarPlay in iOS 12

Anyone with iOS 12 installed on their iPhones can use Google Maps instead of Apple's option on Apple's in-car system. The app was just updated to version 5.0 with the... Read more ...

Sega Genesis Classics makes its way to the Nintendo Switch this winter

Sega Genesis Classics makes its way to the Nintendo Switch this winter

90s kids, rejoice. Prepare yourself for that sweet sting of nostalgia. Sega just announced that its Sega Genesis Classics retro game collection will be heading to the Nintendo... Read more ...

The coolest tech in Audi's new e-tron electric SUV is banned in the US

The coolest tech in Audi's new e-tron electric SUV is banned in the US

Enlarge SAN FRANCISCO-Luxury electric SUVs must be like buses: you wait ages for one and then three show up all at once. That's certainly how it feels right now-first it was... Read more ...

Apple keeps finding new ways to deny that the iPhone is getting too expensive

Apple keeps finding new ways to deny that the iPhone is getting too expensive

Tim Cook keeps getting asked in so many words whether Apple is becoming something akin to the Gucci of tech, thanks to the $1,000-plus price of the iPhone that's so central to... Read more ...

Leak: Android Pie & Samsung Experience 10 Running On Galaxy S9 Plus

Leak: Android Pie & Samsung Experience 10 Running On Galaxy S9 Plus

In short: A build of Android 9 Pie with Samsung's latest version of its “Experience” skin, version 10, has shown up on a Galaxy S9 Plus. The firmware was posted and a user was... Read more ...

Five reasons to upgrade to iPhone Xs

Five reasons to upgrade to iPhone Xs

Apple's iPhone Xs and Xs Max come out on Friday, Sept. 21. Apple just announced not one, not two, but three new iPhones at the special event last Wednesday. Now you may be... Read more ...

Dealmaster: Take $40 off a 32GB Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

Dealmaster: Take $40 off a 32GB Amazon Fire HD 10 tablet

Enlarge Greetings, Arsians! Courtesy of our friends at TechBargains , we have a fresh batch of deals to share. Today's list is headlined by another round of discounts on... Read more ...

Apple Using a 'Device Trust Score' to Identify and Prevent Fraud on iTunes...

Apple Using a 'Device Trust Score' to Identify and Prevent Fraud on iTunes and App Stores

With the release of iOS 12, tvOS 12, and watchOS 5 yesterday, Apple made some quiet changes to its iTunes and App Store privacy policy on iOS devices and the Apple TV, as... Read more ...