Amazon acquiring eero to enrich its smart home, IoT strategies

The e-commerce platform giant has taken a financial liking to a mesh Wi-Fi network company. How will Amazon acquiring eero help its own position?

Yale Assure Locks are smart with August technologies

Two new numbrpad locks are coming from August with Yale’s reliable deadbolts in them. And they’re pretty darn smart, too.

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.

Bixby 2.0 is on track to launch with the Galaxy Note 9 this year, and expand to many IoT products soon

You can add Bixby 2.0 to the so far short list of rumored Galaxy Note 9 upgrades, with Samsung’s digital assistant finally slated to receive a bunch of essential improvements in just a few months.

Google Home Mini goes $10 off list, while two-packs score $40 discounts

You have until May 13 to purchase a Google Home Mini smart speaker from the search giant’s US e-store at $39 instead of $49, or you can get two units in exchange for just $58.

Samsung reportedly wants its Bixby smart speaker to launch in H1 2018 at around $200

Reportedly put on hold a little while back, Samsung’s (not so) secret Bixby smart speaker project is advancing, eyeing for a launch in 2018’s first half.

Second-generation Amazon Echo gets PRODUCT(RED) edition for charity

If you’re in the market for an “all-new” Amazon Echo smart speaker, why not get the PRODUCT(RED) limited edition and support a good cause?

T-Mobile Nest Secure pack available from November 10

The system costs $480, but customers pay it off on an EIP with a $240 down. Nest sensors, tags and a camera get help with cellular backup.

Smart Amazon Cloud Cam security camera enables in-home Amazon Key delivery

Echo speakers were only the first step in Amazon’s ambitious smart home offensive, with the new Cloud Cam and Key platform representing the next level.

Last-minute leaks confirm Google Home Mini name, design, pricing and release date

All of the Google Home Mini secrets are out the day before the compact smart speaker’s formal debut, including its October 19 release date.

All-new Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Spot and Echo Connect set to conquer the smart home

A heap of next-gen Amazon Echo products is launching in time for the holiday season, including a revised version of the original and a compact Echo Spot.

Google Home’s newly supported Deezer service is practically free for 3 months now

Google Home users in the US and a few select European markets can get three months of “Premium+” access to Deezer music streaming for a very low price.

You can win an HTC U11 with a smart home kit — a $1,500 value

HTC is putting on a sweepstakes for the first few weeks of September with prize packages about $1,500 in value. And you don’t need to buy anything to enter.

‘Miniature’ Google Home and third-gen Chromebook Pixel expected to see daylight this fall

Google doesn’t just have Pixel smartphone sequels planned for announcements this fall, with a smaller Google Home and Chromebook Pixel 3 also incoming.

Low-cost Nest Learning Thermostat is all about plastic in ev-leaked render

There may finally be a new version of Google’s Nest Learning Thermostat around the corner, with a plastic build and more sensible pricing.

HomePod supply will likely be extremely limited at launch, Foxconn to ramp up 2018 production

You may only be able to buy around 500,000 Apple HomePod units this December, all manufactured by Inventec, with Foxconn joining the assembly line in 2018.

Facebook’s first smart speaker could go for the Echo Show’s jugular with massive 15-inch screen

“Instead” of voice recognition functionality, Facebook’s rookie smart speaker effort is tipped to focus on a gargantuan 15-inch display.

Alibaba’s Tmall Genie is the latest China-only Amazon Echo copycat, and it’s extra-cheap

China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has taken the wraps off a domestic-focused smart speaker inspired by the Echo, dubbed Tmall Genie.

Crazy rare deal lowers Amazon Echo price to $130 from $180 MSRP

Still the world’s most popular smart speaker (by a landslide), the original Amazon Echo can be yours (likely for a limited time) at the low price of $130.

This is a HomePod, the Siri speaker

WWDC 2017 was the time for Apple to finally pull out its Google Home and Amazon Echo competitor, but using only Apple services.

HP’s Cortana speaker gets its first ‘visual representation’, also revealing an infuriating ‘feature’

We still have no name, price, release date or real-life pics for HP’s upcoming smart Cortana speaker, but we know it connects to Windows 10 PCs.

Ambient OS-powered Essential Home goes after Amazon Echo with exciting promises and a privacy focus

What exactly are the Essential Home and Ambient OS? Many key details remain under wraps, but they’re supposed to change the smart home experience.

Verizon SmartHub is a cellular smart home router

In an intersection between cellular hotspots and smart home hubs, it’s a combination LTE data router and smart home manager. Simple enough.

Google Home gets free hands-free calling, notifications, Bluetooth support and more

No hardware Google Home upgrade unveiled at I/O 2017, but the smart speaker is receiving an impressive number of new software features and add-ons.

KGI’s Ming-Chi Kuo likes the odds of ‘narrow bezel’ iPad Pro and ‘Siri Speaker’ WWDC announcements

According to KGI Securities top analyst Ming-Chi Kuo, there’s a good chance Apple will unveil a new iPad Pro and “Siri Speaker” at WWDC.