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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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Report: Apple may have to keep Qualcomm around for 2018

Report: Apple may have to keep Qualcomm around for 2018

A new report from Fast Company has surfaced claiming that Apple will continue to rely on Qualcomm this year, with a hopeful switch to intel by 2019. Intel began working with... Read more ...

OnePlus 5 and 5T soon to be updated with new touch gesture, other improvements

OnePlus 5 and 5T soon to be updated with new touch gesture, other improvements

Although OnePlus 6 is one of the hottest subjects these days, two other OnePlus smartphones will get important software improvements - the OnePlus 5 and 5T. New open beta... Read more ...

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh WiFi kit available for pre-order

Asus Lyra Trio Mesh WiFi kit available for pre-order

GadgetyNews - Low Jargon: High Tech Asus knows a thing or two about wireless connectivity and have just announced a new mesh WiFi system called Lyra Trio. The white and blue... Read more ...

Belgium Considers Some Loot Boxes to be Gambling - Geek News Central

Belgium Considers Some Loot Boxes to be Gambling - Geek News Central

The Belgium Gaming Commission posted a press release after conducting a thorough investigation into loot boxes in video games. The Commission has judged that at least three... 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 ...

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: Beginner's Guide

Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery: Beginner's Guide

Have you just arrived at Hogwarts? Here's everything you need to get started! Harry Potter: Hogwarts Mystery is a role-playing game that puts you into the role of a first-year... Read more ...

The 2018 Google Play Award Nominees Have Been Released

The 2018 Google Play Award Nominees Have Been Released

The 2018 nominee set for the annual Google Play Awards is now live, and is organized categorically to point out exemplary games and apps that shine in a number of different... Read more ...