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Amazon Strikes Echo Deals With Smart Home Builders: Report

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

Amazon's Alexa is reportedly making substantial gains in the market for newly built smart homes, adding pressure to Apple and its own HomeKit. The trend appears to be driven by several key factors that mostly come down to the online retail shipper's overall strategy for its A.I.-driven assistant. While the reasons for any company's decision to go with Alexa over HomeKit vary, one of the more prominent ones appears to be the open nature of Alexa compared to Apple's solution. With Alexa, home builders are able to include a much wider variety of smart systems from lighting to door locks and...
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TicPods Free are like Apple AirPods but work with Alexa and Google Assistant

TicPods Free are like Apple AirPods but work with Alexa and Google Assistant

3 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

Like the look of Apple AirPods but want to get them in a different color or connect them with your favorite non-Apple voice assistant? TicPods Free won't just work with Siri as they have Google Assistant and Alexa integration too. These new true wireless earbuds from Mobvoi - the company behind two of our favorite smartwatches, the Ticwatch E and Ticwatch S - comes with all of the features you'd expect on a pair of earbuds like this. There's a side touch panel on the earbuds that allows you to change the volume by sliding your finger up and down, plus you can answer calls by double tapping...
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LG ThinQ Appliances Receive Google Assistant, Alexa Support

3 monthes ago   |   By Android Headlines

SmartThinQ-series appliances from LG Electronics are now being updated with support for the Google Assitant and Amazon's Alexa that the company promised several months back, with the move targeting products sold in the United States. The development is understood to be an extension of LG's existing efforts to make its home appliances more intelligent and differentiate them from their otherwise similarly capable predecessors in a bid to convince consumers to upgrade. The South Korean tech giant is also seeking to one-up its rivals by not committing to either Google or Amazon's AI solution...
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All of LG's home appliances now work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

All of LG's home appliances now work with Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

3 monthes ago   |   By Tech Radar

If you're a fan of controlling things in your home using your voice, do we have some good news for you: LG has announced that it has partnered up with both Google and Amazon to enable all SmartThinQ devices to be controlled by voice assistant. That means if you're one of the millions of people with an Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant powered smart speaker sat in your home, you can now use it to control any LG SmartThinQ products you also own. This isn't the first time that you've been able to control an LG product with a voice assistant, but is the introduction of an open platform that...
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Instagram may soon introduce Facebook-like reactions in Stories

Instagram may soon introduce Facebook-like reactions in Stories

Facebook is hard at work on making Instagram even more engaging that it is today by bringing new features and improvements on a monthly basis. We've already reported about a... Read more ...

How to catch Unown in Pokémon Go

How to catch Unown in Pokémon Go

How do you find and catch all 26 - make that all 28! - of the Unown Pokémon in Pokémon Go Gen 2? Here are our top tips, from A to Z...?! Unown is one of the rarest and hardest... Read more ...

Survey: iOS users averse to subscription-based apps, but willing to spend...

Survey: iOS users averse to subscription-based apps, but willing to spend more than Android users

Earlier this week, a report explained that the App Store is still bringing in nearly double the revenue of Google Play, despite the fact that the Play Store accumulates one... Read more ...

Corning Says Gorilla Glass 6 Can Survive Multiple Drops

Corning Says Gorilla Glass 6 Can Survive Multiple Drops

Your smartphones are about to get more durable. Corning's Gorilla Glass is widely used in the industry for the cover glass on consumer mobile devices. The company today... Read more ...

Android P Developer Preview 3 now available for the OnePlus 6

Android P Developer Preview 3 now available for the OnePlus 6

We all know that this is the first year that Google has allowed certain non Google-related Android handsets to load beta versions of the next Android build, which in this case... Read more ...

Here's how Apple's new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports

Here's how Apple's new MacBook Pro throttles with Final Cut Pro X exports

It seems like there's always some controversy surrounding new Apple hardware. These devices are some of the most popular in the world, which means that they're bound to get... Read more ...

VLC for iPhone and iPad updated to support 360 video, Chromecast, more

VLC for iPhone and iPad updated to support 360 video, Chromecast, more

VLC has today updated its app on iOS with a handful of new features. Today's update brings the app to version 3.1.0 and includes several long-awaited features sure to please... Read more ...

Samsung's Bixby Smart Speaker May Arrive In A Few Weeks

Samsung's Bixby Smart Speaker May Arrive In A Few Weeks

This isn't the first we're hearing of a Bixby-powered smart speaker from Samsung. The company is believed to have developed an Amazon Echo rival of its own. The Wall Street... Read more ...

Netflix's new interface borrows a page from Google Play Movies & TV

Netflix's new interface borrows a page from Google Play Movies & TV

If you turn on Netflix tonight and you notice that the interface looks like Google Play Movies & TV, don't worry, you aren't in an episode of Black Mirror or, worse, mistakenly... Read more ...

Zuckerberg: Facebook will host fake news as long as it doesn't cause “real harm”

Zuckerberg: Facebook will host fake news as long as it doesn't cause “real harm”

Enlarge / Mark Zuckerberg, chief executive officer and founder of Facebook Inc., holds his phone after the morning session at the Allen & Co. Media and Technology Conference in... Read more ...