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Amazon Strikes Echo Deals With Smart Home Builders: Report

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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

1 month 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 reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones...

Apple reduces USB-C to Lightning Cable price amid rumors 2018 iPhones dropping USB-A

Apple's 1m USB-C to Lightning Cable, which allows faster charging for compatible iPhones and iPads, has been reduced in price. When the cable debuted , the original price was... Read more ...

Zuckerberg's European Parliament Meeting Will Now Be Streamed Live

Zuckerberg's European Parliament Meeting Will Now Be Streamed Live

Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg will soon be heading to the European Parliament for a meeting which is likely going to touch on similar subjects that came up during his recent... Read more ...

Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in...

Microsoft launches SharePoint Spaces so you can view company content in mixed reality

Microsoft today unveiled its latest vision for a mixed reality world with the launch of SharePoint Spaces, a feature that allows companies to create immersive worlds for... Read more ...

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

Acer To Roll Out Amazon Alexa To All PCs

This morning Acer announced that it's the first PC maker to ship Alexa on its PC lineup, and the company has plans to bring the popular assistant across its lineup of devices... Read more ...

LG G7 ThinQ pricing lands at $750 on T-Mobile, which is higher than...

LG G7 ThinQ pricing lands at $750 on T-Mobile, which is higher than Samsung's Galaxy S9

LG revealed its latest flagship, the G7 ThinQ , last week, but it was a bit quiet on some important details. That included pricing and release dates. Now, as we start to... Read more ...

Researchers use VR to train AI drones, cutting autonomous vehicle crashes

Researchers use VR to train AI drones, cutting autonomous vehicle crashes

MIT researchers have developed a technique to train fast-moving autonomous AI drones using VR-enhanced environments, reducing crashes and thereby the need for repairs or... Read more ...

Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

Netflix officially reaches content deal with President Obama, beating out Apple

Earlier this year, it was reported that President Obama was in talks with Netflix for a potential content deal. While Apple was also reportedly in the running, Netflix... Read more ...

Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China's App Store

Apple cracks down on CallKit-enabled apps in China's App Store

Enlarge A new group of apps in China's App Store is facing scrutiny from Apple. According to a report from 9to5Mac, the iPhone maker is curtailing apps with CallKit framework... Read more ...

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Chrome OS Launcher May Let Users Search Android App Shortcuts

Google may not have plans to fuse Android and Chrome OS but the former's influence on the latter has been increasing gradually. It has long been possible to run Android apps on... Read more ...

Dreams shows the PS4 is ready for LittleBigPlanet's evolution

Dreams shows the PS4 is ready for LittleBigPlanet's evolution

PREVIEW: Dreams is the new project from LittleBigPlanet studio Media Molecule, and I had a chance to try the ambitious game-maker last week at a pre-E3 event in Santa Monic... Read more ...