Apple, Amazon and Google will now work together to improve smart homes

Google, Amazon, and Apple are joining forces with other brands to make a new and unified Connected Home platform for all smart home devices
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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone SE 2 Price and Dates Sound HOT!! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price and launch of the iPhone SE 2, Apple’s arrival to the 5G market and more

Alexa is dominating the smart speaker business, while Google Assistant takes a big hit

The latest report from Canalys shows who’s boss in the smart speaker market, with new competition coming from Chinese companies

Research: Alexa is dumber than Siri and Google Assistant

A recent research, taking a look at popular digital assistants Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant reveals how they compete.

Facebook Assistant planned to compete with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

A couple of recent reports are suggesting that Facebook might be working on what could end up being the Facebook Assistant.

You can now control Apple Music on Sonos speakers using Alexa

It looks like you are now able to instruct Alexa to control your Apple Music tunes on your Sonos speaker, as suggested by recent reports.

Samsung Galaxy S10 5G pre-order dates, Google Pixel 3a confirmed & more – Pocketnow Daily

Watch today’s Pocketnow Daily as we talk about pre-orders dates for the Samsung Galaxy S10 5G, leaked specs of the Pixel 3a, Pixel 3a XL & more

Amazon Echo speakers will get Apple Music next month

Apple Music services will soon be available in all Amazon Echo smart speakers with Alexa so you can listen to your favorite songs

Facebook Portal is up for sale if you dare to get one

The new Facebook Portal and Portal Plus are for sale in various locations if you decide you need a video chat device in your home

Portal and Portal+ are Facebooks new smart speaker with Amazon Alexa

Here are the new set of smart speakers that Facebook is presenting to the market, the Portal and Portal+ that will also ease your privacy concerns

The iPhone XS racket | #PNWeekly 324

We unbox our iPhone XS devices on the air and also tackle news on the Galaxy Note 9, OnePlus, 5G, Withings, Xiaomi and Amazon.

The Alexa microwave and all the other new Echo products from Amazon’s show

A myriad of speakers, plug-ins and other smart home appliances were shown off as Amazon slams hardware down for the fall season.

We may find Amazon Alexa in a microwave and in many other devices this year

Amazon Alexa is going to be present in many more devices in your home if this report is accurate, one of them includes a microwave

AI Cube is Huawei’s first Alexa-powered smart speaker

It doesn’t look like a cube, but it’s Huawei’s first real attempt at a smart speaker. We got a preview of it from the IFA show floor.

Saint Louis University is placing Echo Dots in all of its dorm rooms

If you’re going to SLU, get used to hearing Alexa. A lot. If you want to opt out, all you do is unplug the device, finish the year and return the Echo Dot.

Cortana and Alexa now work together in Microsoft and Amazon devices

Microsoft and Amazon are starting to show the benefits of the integration of their Digital Assistants Cortana and Alexa to many users

Google says Lenovo Smart Display now in stores

Putting a screen on a Google Home is just like putting one on an Echo speaker. It’s now available on store shelves and online.

More than a million people a month buy an Alexa speaker or Google Home

43 million adults in the US are now estimated to own at least one smart speaker. And people are using their smart speakers to buy more stuff.

Samsung to launch its Bixby smart speaker in August, cheaper than the Google Home Max

Find out when we could see Samsung’s first smart speaker with Bixby 2.0 and its price that will directly take on Apple’s HomePod, and the Google Home Max

Amazon has a new Fire HD 10 Kids Edition and two Show Mode docks up for pre-order

The name of Amazon’s Fire HD 10 Kids Edition tells you everything about the tablet, while Show Mode docks basically aim to turn your slate into an Echo Show

Amazon unveils $120 Fire TV Cube streaming media player with Alexa

Pricier than a standard Fire TV or Echo smart speaker, Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube basically brings the two together with hands-free Alexa voice support.

Style-focused Amazon Echo Look goes mainstream, opening US sales at $200

You no longer need an invitation to be able to buy the Amazon Echo Look hands-free camera and “style assistant with Alexa” in the US.

Google Assistant-powered Lenovo Smart Display goes up for pre-order in two sizes

You can pay as little as $150 to secure an early copy of an Echo Show-contending Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant in 8 or 10.1-inch sizes.

Fewer than 600,000 HomePod shipments in first quarter

The overall market grew a fair bit with the most improvement coming from Google. Still, it’s Amazon that’s pummeling Apple.

Yearly Amazon Prime fee will soon increase to $119, still a better deal than monthly prices

After a recent monthly price hike from $10.99 to $12.99, Amazon Prime subscriptions will soon get a little steeper for annual account holders as well.