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The upcoming universal language for smart home devices, Matter, has revealed a TV spec that will theoretically allow for universal media casting. The Opal C1 webcam aims to be a DSLR camera packed into a webcam frame. Intel thinks it's going to be awhile before the Metaverse really kicks off due to technological constraints it feels its chips can help surpass.
Matter could bring universal casting that actually works
Smart home company Eve plans to use Matter to move beyond Apple's HomeKit...
Amazon's Alexa voice assistant is happy to announce package updates, but that's a bit of an issue around the holidays. Meta (Facebook) has opened up Horizon Worlds to adults in the U.S. and Canada. DARPA is funding research from a company that makes a device to charge a swarm of drones.
Sonos plans to improve its mixed environmental track record
How to keep Alexa from ruining your Christmas surprises
Kobo's Elipsa and Sage e-readers are better for reading than writing
Meta opens up...
Google is rumored to be working on its first smartwatch that will reportedly debut in 2022. Some of Amazon's Alexa-enabled devices will be able to listen for the sound of running water or appliances beeping in order to alert you or trigger a routine. 7-Eleven partners with Nuro for autonomous vehicle deliveries.
New Google Maps Features Will Help You Navigate the Holiday Shopping Shitshow
Healthcare providers in Google Search, Maps can now list which insurance they accept
Amazon has begun to roll out a new, smarter "Conversation Mode" to Echo Show 10 devices that helps Alexa take visual and audio cues from nearby users. The company has also introduced four new smart switches that work with Alexa. Instagram has a new bug-reporting feature called "Rage Shake" that lets you shake your phone to report a bug.
Amazon starts rolling out Alexa's Conversation Mode on Echo Show 10
Some Echo speakers can now detect people
What should you eat? Thanks to this Amazon...
Google releases an update for its Nest Hub that adds more sleep tracking metrics, Flo Ion reviews the new Lenovo Smart Clock, and Ikea makes some sound-dampening curtains to block out noise from your roommates and pets.
Google's Nest Hub gets more sleep tracking features
Author Clock' Tells Time Using Book Quotes That Mention the Time of Day
Stack Overflow's Copy / Paste Keyboard Is No Joke
I Love This Smart Alarm Clock
Ikea Made Sound-Absorbing Curtains to Broker Peace Between Noisy...
Facebook's AI research team is improving upon technologies that let robots "feel," GM's Cruise embarks on its first completely driverless ride in San Francisco, and GE releases a "Turkey Mode" software update for its smart cooking appliances.
Microsoft's Mesh for Teams brings mixed reality to work
Facebook is enabling a new generation of touchy-feely robots
Miso Robotics made its Flippy kitchen robot faster and even more autonomous
University of Adelaide built a robot spider to scan...
Delving into the Facebook Connect event and the announcement of Facebook's new name, detailing Wyze's new smart home products, and more.
Facebook just revealed its new name: Meta
Meta (Facebook) is retiring the Oculus brand
Facebook says it doesn't want to own the metaverse, just jumpstart it
Facebook teases 'Project Cambria' high-end VR / AR headset
Active Pack accessories prepare your Oculus Quest 2 for sweaty VR workouts
Facebook is adding a mixed reality platform to Oculus Quest
Dan Moren's New Smart Home Setup, Wyze Video Doorbell Pro, and More
Wyze's new Video Doorbell Pro costs $65 and promises six months of battery life
Google Is Getting Everyone Ready for the Future of Smart Home Gadgets
Ikea's Bluetooth speaker with Spotify Tap is also a lamp
Apple's HomePod Mini gets three new color options
Roku Is Losing YouTube As War With Google Rages On
You Can Now Buy a Couch Stuffed With Surround Sound Speakers So They Remain Out of Sight
The $499 HTC Vive Flow is VR...
Apple Watch Series 7 Review: Bigger Screen, Same Short Battery Life
Apple Studying Potential of AirPods as Health Devic
Apple extends repair program for crackling AirPods Pro buds for one more year
Dude, where's my car? AirTag responsible for tracking down stolen Subaru
Bowers & Wilkins Zeppelin finally gets AirPlay 2 in 4th-gen
TP-Link HomeKit smart plug finally on sale, some two years late
Google Photos widget getting a Material You shapes upgrade
Google Photos 'Memories' coming to Nest...
Smart Dog Tags, Xbox Accessibility, eero Pro Upgrades
Exclusive: Amazon Adds New Speech Setting To Alexa App To Help Stutterers Finish Commands, Queries
Why the Amazon Echo Show should be standard in every nursing home
How to Set up a Smartphone for Elderly Loved Ones
Amazon has two video doorbell companies - Blink and Ring. Why?
I Stopped Using My Cellphone As An Alarm Clock -- Here's Why You Should Too
Withings' latest hybrid smartwatch poses as a luxury dive watch
Smart Dog Tags | MDO...
Amazon's latest surveillance devices, Google Stadia, CarPlay display
YouTube Music Is Finally Here for Wear OS 2 Watches
Sonos says Google is blocking it from offering more than one voice assistant at once
Nest Doorbell will get six new year-round ringtone choices
Stadia offering free Chromecast Ultra and controller w/ $60 game purchase
Google Stadia Now Lets You Use Your Phone As a Controller
Google is launching a new wired Nest Doorbell in 2022 with 24/7 recording
Xbox gets a new Edge...
Google TV's Android remote, Fitbit snore detection, Home Assistant Amber Hub
Google improves Spanish support on Nest Hub in the US
Google Meet declares war on that sunny window behind you that's making you underexposed
Google Maps can adjust Android Auto UI for right-hand drive
Google TV mercifully launches mobile remote for Android users
Fitbit Is Rolling Out a Snore and Noise Detection Feature
Google iOS 15 updates: XL widgets, Focus mode support
Amazon Unveils First Kindle Paperwhite For...
Ray-Ban Stories, Amazon's new TVs, Roomba's poo update
Facebook's Ray-Ban Stories make the case for smart glasses
Amazon is officially making its own smart TVs
Luna's Couch feature enables co-op play even if your friends aren't subscribers
Flic Twist is Coming
Fi Series 2 smart collar review: Peace of mind for an active dog and its busy human
Hiro revamps home insurance for smart homeowners
New iRobot Roomba j7+ can dodge pet poo
Sony HT-A5000 soundbar goes vertical for true surround...
Alexa's adaptive volume, Philips Hue's Spotify sync, HOOBS 4
Amazon's new 'adaptive volume' will make Alexa speak louder when it's noisy
Amazon taps its SocialBot challenge to boost conversational AI
Amazon may soon stream live performances to Echo speakers
Philips Hue partners with Spotify to turn all your lights into a music visualizer
Philips Hue Wants to Put a Smart Light in Every Room in Your House
Home Depot releases its own smart home app
SimpliSafe finally adds an outdoor camera to...
AirTags screen protectors, Fitbit Luxe, Donda Stem player
This is what Apple's AirPods look like on the inside
The AudioStick is the easiest way to connect AirPods to your Switch
Netflix Now Offers Spatial Audio Support for iPhone and iPad
Someone's inexplicably gone and made AirTags 'screen protectors'
Leviton's second-generation Decora Dimmer review: Wi-Fi connected HomeKit switches
Why the app store model won't work for Alexa skill discovery
The New Oculus Quest feature can automatically...
Galaxy Watch 4, Alexa's downfall, Matter's 2022 delay
New Smart Home Standard Matter Is Delayed Until 2022
Building A Standard That Really "Matters" - Connectivity Standards Alliance
Galaxy Watch 4: Samsung's alone in making WearOS 3 smartwatches for now
Google Nest Hub might have its very own app launcher
Amazon, Alexa, and the Downfall of a Popular Name
Audio-Technica's updated M50x wireless headphones have multi-device support
Hands-on with Facebook's new VR for work app Horizon...
Automated lightsabers, A-L-E-X-A, soil sensors, SmartThings
Oculus storage is going to double for the same price
Google Assistant Family Bell coming to phones, get checklist
Google adding Air Quality (AQI) info to Nest Hub in the US
Google Tasks redesign adds tabs for quick list switching
Google Maps will help you avoid crowded mass transit in way more cities
HomePod market share in the US still lags in comparison to Amazon and Google
HomeKit isn't quite ready to replace traditional...
Aqara sensors, SwitchBot Curtain, Nanoleaf, Meross, and more
Drunk-driving provision could fuel demand for driver monitoring technology
Argo AI can now offer public rides in its autonomous vehicles in California
Yelp adds tools that let businesses share their COVID policies related to vaccines
Amazon's Halo band can share your heart rate with other apps and workout equipment
Peloton is updating its treadmills to again be useful without a subscription
Google leaks unannounced Nest security...
Alexa's new voice, Thread on Eero, Siri Shortcuts
You can add Alexa to your Home screen with the new 'Ask Alexa' widget
'Good night' or 'bedtime', Alexa routines now support multiple phrases
Upcoming Thread support for Eero Routers
Google's redesigned Wear OS will only reach a few current smartwatches
SmartMi standing fan offers Google Assistant, battery power
Best hidden Android shortcuts
Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, compared
A Non-Driver's Critique Of CarPlay Shows Accessible...
Valve's Steam Deck, Google updates, Amazon's Alexa developer conference
The Steam Deck aims to kill the console once and for all
I'm Begging You to Use a VPN at Hotels
It's time for Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri to swear
Google Workspace users can now use Assistant on Nest Hub
Google TV update adds an option to manually clear out the 'Continue watching' row
Google Maps Timeline adds new monthly 'Insights' tab
Volley's Magic Word is a voice-based puzzle game on Google Assistant
Netflix game streaming, Wyze light strips, Echo Dot data follow up
Netflix Is Expanding Into Video Games
Samsung Washing Machine App Requires Access to Your Contacts and Location
Samsung's SmartThings app can now track your energy usage
New Wyze light strips bring 32 feet of color-changing fun to your home decor
Amazon serialized fiction comes to iOS ahead of Kindle devices
Amazon eyes Soli-style radar sensors for sleep tracking and smart home
Amazon Echo Dots created by designer DvF
Wearables track COVID-19, Echo Dots retain data, Facebook Portal
Apple Watch and other wearables can detect long-term effects of COVID-19, early research suggests
How to use iPhone Background Sounds in iOS 15 - 9to5Mac
Brilliant completes HomeKit rollout with updated smart plug and wall switch
Updates to Controller for HomeKit app enhance your home automation
There's finally a gadget to add wireless CarPlay to any CarPlay-equipped car - and it's $46 off
Amazon Echo Dots Store a Wealth of...
Smart home fatigue, untrustworthy thermostats, Alexa reads to kids
The Smart Home Isn't Worth It
IoT has a long ways to go to be trustworthy
The Lenovo Smart Clock 2 gives Google Assistant a new look
Google Will Warn Users When Search Results May Be Unreliable
Google promises at least 5 years of support for Nest devices
Amazon's latest Alexa trick is helping kids read
Xbox Game Pass browser, iOS streaming arrives today
Apple Gaming Controller Arrives in Unexpected Way