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Apple’s HomePod will be available in China starting early next year

“嘿 Siri!” Apple’s HomePod will be available for sale in China early next year. A listing is already up on Apple’s China site, with...

LG Xboom WK9 review: Boomy bass can’t make up for Google...

Facebook’s Portal. Amazon’s Echo Show. Smart displays — tablet-like touchscreen devices with built-in voice assistants — aren’t exactly on the cusp of ubiquity, but...

Alexa’s new Wake-on-LAN feature turns on smart devices over local networks

Have a smart device with a sleep mode that would normally prevent it from power toggling remotely? Amazon today announced Wake-on-Lan Controller, which enables its Alexa...

Samsung will reportedly open Bixby to Third-Party Developers

According to The Wall Street Journal report, Samsung is going to open it’s voice assistant – Bixby to developers (third-party). The report says that...

Google’s smart home sell looks cluttered and incoherent

If any aliens or technology ingenues were trying to understand what on earth a ‘smart home’ is yesterday, via Google’s latest own-brand hardware launch...

Google’s Home Hub undercuts Amazon and Facebook in the most important...

Google today unveiled the Home Hub, its very first smart display for hands-free visual interaction with Google Assistant and extra features like quick touch...

The Google Assistant is now bilingual 

The Google Assistant just got more useful for multilingual families. Starting today, you’ll be able to set up two languages in the Google Home...

Motorola reportedly plans a Baidu smart speaker for China

What do Amazon, Google, Apple, Samsung, Xiaomi, and Huawei all have in common? They’re working on smart speakers with built-in voice assistants. And soon...

Alexa alternatives have a secret weapon: Privacy

Earlier this week we learned that worldwide smart speaker sales are expected to increase sixfold within the next couple of years. This mirrors multiple...

Digging deeper into smart speakers reveals two clear paths

In a truly fascinating exploration into two smart speakers – the Sonos One and the Amazon Echo – BoltVC’s Ben Einstein has found some...