Apple HomePod Smart Speaker Arrives in December

Amazon Echo comparisons are likely, but Apple is positioning HomePod as a music speaker.

Rumor: Apple Planning Siri Speaker

A standalone Siri speaker would help Apple better compete against the likes of Google Home and Amazon Echo, according to Bloomberg. Look for it at WWDC next week.

Amazon Deal Drops Price of Echo, Echo Dot

You can get $10 off the Echo Dot and $40 off the Amazon Echo until June 5, but there's a catch.

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?

Eight Smart Mattress

The Eight Smart Mattress is comfortable and comes with a dual-zone warming cover and the ability to track and analyze your rest each night.

Android Creator Andy Rubin Debuts ‘Essential’ Phone

Rubin's new company Essential just debuted its first smartphone along with a smart home device similar to Amazon Echo and a new operating system called Ambient.

The Best Smart Light Bulbs of 2017

One of the easiest ways to dive into smart home technology is with connected lighting. Here's what you need to know to get started along with reviews of the top systems we've tested.

Google Assistant Gets Smarter, Comes to iPhone

iPhone users can now say 'OK, Google' to get access to an expanded Assistant feature set. Meanwhile, Google Home gets voice calls and more.

Talk to Your GE Appliances Via Google Home

GE's Wi-Fi-connected appliances—including refrigerators, ovens, dishwashers, ranges, washers, and dryers—are now compatible with Google Home.

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.


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G7 Task Force Releases Full Report on Impact of Global Stablecoins

A G7 task force reports that stablecoins, such as Facebook’s Libra, present significant risk to the global financial system but also have...