Category: Smart Home

Black Friday 2018 Amazon deals now available: Fire TV, Recast DVR, Fire tablets, Blink cameras and more

Thinking about buying an Amazon Echo, Fire tablet, Fire TV, Kindle or pretty much any other device Amazon makes? You were smart to wait until now, because the company’s Black

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FirstBuild designs for the future, but which of its appliances will get there?

The FirstBuild microfactory set up shop in 2014. Backed by GE Appliances. FirstBuild’s mission is to harness crowdsourced product ideas and design input, then make limited batches of small appliances.


Amazon just accidentally revealed an Echo subwoofer and smart plug

On Monday, we heard a report that Amazon would be announcing an unprecedented number of voice-activated smart home gadgets — including a microwave. Now, it appears that two of those


4 features we want to see in an Amazon Alexa microwave

Word on the internet is that Amazon has cooked up an Alexa-powered microwave. CNBC reported Monday that Amazon will sell this small appliance (along with at least seven more devices)


Save $100 on the last outdoor Christmas lights you’ll ever need

  I love Christmas lights — and that’s coming from a guy who grew up celebrating Chanukah. But because my own family enjoys both holidays, I know all too well


Amazon’s Echo devices get redesign on the way to world domination

Amazon’s products are the minivans of the devices world. They’re plastic-encased, utilitarian and sometimes ugly. But they work, are inexpensive and can take a beating. Parents love them. In comparison,


Consumers no longer think voice assistants are mediocre

  It’s been a rough start for voice assistants. Not too long ago, Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa were buggy and didn’t know the answer to plenty of obvious questions.


Alexa, be afraid

‘What was your favorite thing today?’   I heard the question from at least five different Amazon executives last month in Seattle, when the online megaretailer introduced us to about


The best Black Friday 2018 deal on the Apple HomePod

The Apple HomePod is one of the best-sounding smart speakers you can get, but at $350 it’s also one of the most expensive. It being an Apple product, discounts are


Forget Amazon’s new Smart Plug, these do the same thing for less

It seems like a logical addition to the Amazon Echo ecosystem: a smart plug that allows ‘dumb’ appliances to work via Alexa voice commands. ‘Alexa, start the coffeemaker!’ ‘Alexa, turn