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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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Apple partner TSMC has started production of next-gen chips that will power...

Apple partner TSMC has started production of next-gen chips that will power Apple's new iPhone

Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company, a company that has fabricated the A-series chips in Apple's iPhones and iPads for years, has officially started volume production of... Read more ...

The Asus Chromebox 3 is available now for pre-order

The Asus Chromebox 3 is available now for pre-order

Back at CES, Asus announced the Chromebox 3, which is powered by 8th generation Intel Core CPUs. Now, without any type of announcement, the ChromeOS-running machine has shown... Read more ...

Google says Inbox for iOS will be updated w/ iPhone X optimization ‘soon'

Google says Inbox for iOS will be updated w/ iPhone X optimization ‘soon'

Since the iPhone X's release back in November, developers have been updating their applications to take full advantage of the new 5.8-inch display. Some developers have moved... Read more ...

Ashland University Adds Fortnite to its Gaming Titles - Geek News Central

Ashland University Adds Fortnite to its Gaming Titles - Geek News Central

Ashland University announced that it will be adding Fortnite Battle Royale to its esports program in the fall of 2018. The University is offering scholarships in... Read more ...

Sonos One gets Alexa support in Australia

Sonos One gets Alexa support in Australia

While the Sonos One has been available Down Under since early this year, the voice-enabled speaker launched without any, erm, voice support in Australia. That changes today... Read more ...

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery launches today

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery launches today

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is now available on both IOS and Android. The new game Hogwarts mystery was developed by Jam City and released under Warner Brother's newly... Read more ...

OnePlus 6 Confirmed For May 16 Announcement

OnePlus 6 Confirmed For May 16 Announcement

According to a recent report, it was suggested that the OnePlus 6 could be announced on the 18th of May. It turns out that the report was almost accurate because OnePlus has... Read more ...

AT&T gained over 300,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q1 2018

AT&T gained over 300,000 net new postpaid phone subscribers in Q1 2018

The nation's second largest wireless carrier, AT&T, reported today that it lost 22,000 postpaid phone subscribers during the first quarter of 2018 compared to the fourth... Read more ...

Hogwarts Mystery Guide: Go From Beginner to Expert With These Essential Tips

Hogwarts Mystery Guide: Go From Beginner to Expert With These Essential Tips

Now that we can officially explore Hogwarts on our iOS and Android devices, it's time to explore the best ways to become a master witch or wizard. Once you officially sign up... Read more ...

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Wand Choice Starter Guide

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery Wand Choice Starter Guide

Short of visiting Universal Studios and taking a stroll through the ultra-expensive Wizarding World Of Harry Potter, the next best way to have one of Ollivander's wands choose... Read more ...