Amazon’s Echo Show Now Lets You View Live Secuirty Cam Feeds

Likely the most practical thing Amazon could've done with this device, the company now allows developers to integrate their security cam footage and display it live via a command on the recently introduced Echo Show. In case you aren't familiar, the Echo Show is basically an Amazon Echo but with a screen strapped on that … Continue reading Amazon’s Echo Show Now Lets You View Live Secuirty Cam Feeds

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Apple Debuts HomePod Speaker w/ Focus on Sound Quality

Apple today announced their entry into the smart home speaker industry with HomePod during WWDC 2017. It features a design similar to that of the Mac Pro but with a height of just under 7 inches and a mesh fabric which offers higher quality acoustics. The HomePod utilizes an in-house built upward-facing woofer paired with … Continue reading Apple Debuts HomePod Speaker w/ Focus on Sound Quality

Apple’s Upcoming Siri Speaker is Now Reportedly in Production

According to Bloomberg who released a report today, Apple has entered production of their highly rumored Siri-powered home speaker, a direct competitor to the Amazon Echo and Google Home. The company is expected to unveil the smart home accessory next Monday during WWDC alongside new MacBooks. Of course, even though production has started and the announcement … Continue reading Apple’s Upcoming Siri Speaker is Now Reportedly in Production

Andy Rubin’s Essential Unveils New Home Assistant Hub, But We Know Nothing About It

Today brought the news of the first Essential phone, and now Andy Rubin's newly established company has introduced a smart home hub known simply as Essential Home. The only problems is we know almost nothing about it. Okay, we do know some stuff. We know you can control your music, lights, ask questions, and more … Continue reading Andy Rubin’s Essential Unveils New Home Assistant Hub, But We Know Nothing About It

Google Home Can Now Make Phone Calls and Cast Visuals to Your TV

Google Home is getting a really nice upgrade today, via I/O 2017. During the keynote, Google announced they're adding hands-free phone calls to their home speaker which is capable of calling any mobile or landline you can think of, totally free. And if you say, "Hey Google, call Mom," Home will call your mom. If … Continue reading Google Home Can Now Make Phone Calls and Cast Visuals to Your TV

KGI: Apple to Announce New 10.5-inch iPad and Siri Home Speaker at WWDC 2017

KGI is back at it again with rumors about Apple's upcoming World Wide Developers Conference scheduled to kick off June 5th with a keynote. The analyst states there's a greater than 50% chance we'll see a Siri-enabled home speaker debut at the conference, while a greater than 70% chance sits in the ring of the … Continue reading KGI: Apple to Announce New 10.5-inch iPad and Siri Home Speaker at WWDC 2017

Microsoft Signs HP to Build a New Cortana-Powered Speaker

During their Build 2017 event today, Microsoft announced they've signed on HP to build a new home assistant speaker powered by Cortana. Just the other day, Harmon Kardon announced the first Cortana-powered speaker called the Invoke, so it looks like this device was just the beginning. As for specifics and details surrounding this new speaker, there's … Continue reading Microsoft Signs HP to Build a New Cortana-Powered Speaker

Apple’s Upcoming Siri Speaker is Reportedly Being Tested Inside Homes

We're all probably super distracted by Amazon's less-than-pretty Echo Show that was announced today, but let's not forget Apple has their own home assistant that's getting ready for a debut. Inside a report surrounding Amazon's announcement today by Bloomberg, the site mentions the potential fact that Apple employees have been testing a Siri-powered speaker for … Continue reading Apple’s Upcoming Siri Speaker is Reportedly Being Tested Inside Homes