Report: Facebook ‘Portal’ to Compete With Echo Show

Portal will reportedly be part of a 'suite of consumer products' Facebook is cooking up in a hardware lab called Building 8, according to Cheddar.

15 Things to Know About Amazon Prime

Ahead of this year's Prime Day, here's what you need to know about Amazon's service.

Laundroid Bot Will Fold Your Clothes, If You Can Afford It

Japanese people who hate folding can now reserve the $16,000 bot, but will it ever arrive stateside?

Kohler Konnect Means Alexa Is Everywhere, Even the Bathroom

Turn on the lights, start your morning shower, and heat up your toilet's foot warmer with the sound of your voice.

iHome iSP100 Outdoor SmartPlug

The iHome iSP100 SmartPlug is an outdoor smart switch that connects to your home Wi-Fi and works with a number of popular home automation platforms.

Bitdefender Home Scanner

Bitdefender's free Home Scanner lists every device that's connected to your network, flagging those that could be vulnerable to attack. But advice on how to fix things is limited.

Not Now, Alexa! Amazon Improves Wake Word Accuracy

Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification, a new feature for Alexa-powered gadgets, identifies and reduces false wakes caused by like-sounding words.

Ikea, Sonos Collaborating on Smart Home Music Products

Ikea didn't share too many details of what the companies plan to launch in stores in 2019, but said the products will combine 'great design, music, and sound.'

Amazon Wants to Virtually Dress You in a Blended Reality Mirror

A new patent describes the future of trying on and buying clothes from Amazon.

Sorry Apple, Amazon’s Alexa Already Dominates Smart Speakers

Apple might love music, but the smart speaker songs are already being sung. GV's M.G. Siegler argues that Apple's HomePod will struggle to catch up to the beat.


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Switch Voice Chat Lets Down Astro's Cool Zelda Headset

The Astro Zelda: Breath of the Wild A10 looks great and sounds fine, but using it with Nintendo's online voice chat is still...