Top 5 Black Friday smart speaker deals: Amazon Echo leads the pack

The home smart speaker is the newest home consumer electronics product category. And this year the technology is more advanced with features like built-in displays.

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How to stop your devices from listening to (and saving) everything you say

Yes, voice technology is amazing. You can ask your phone a question. You can talk to your speaker system and book an Uber. With the right setup, your voice can lock the doors, dim the lights and change the thermostat. All across America, people are embracing their oral fixation.

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Amazon unveils new products, including new Echo speaker, Fire TV

Amazon unveiled a host of new products on Wednesday, including a new Echo speaker and a pair of smart glasses with built-in Alexa functionality that wowed onlookers.

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Artificial Intelligence, Smart Speakers and You


The AI speaker war is now being waged, and it is escalating. Today you can choose between Amazon Echo and Google Home. Harman Kardon’s Invoke is coming this fall. By the end of the year, Apple’s HomePod will be competing in the market, and Samsung has indicated it will join the fray as well. With all these choices, how can you determine which smart speaker is right for you? Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Home are the first generation of products in this new smart speaker and AI marketplace. They both do a good job — some of the time.

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New Surface device rumored for Microsoft Future Decoded event in London

Panos Panay has been confirmed as a keynote speaker at Microsoft’s Future Decoded conference, prompting speculation that the event might see the reveal of a new addition to the Surface family.

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Samsung making smart speaker despite Bixby troubles

Samsung is reportedly working on a Bixby-powered speaker that will compete with the likes of the already available Amazon Echo and Google Home as well as the forthcoming Apple HomePod .

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Apple's Risky Gambit to Redefine the Smart Speaker


Before Apple launched its long-awaited HomePod smart speaker earlier this week, the expectation was that it would unveil a sophisticated Echo killer that would redefine the landscape that Amazon has dominated, with Google playing catch-up. “Just like iPod reinvented music in our pockets, HomePod is going to reinvent music in our homes,” Apple SVP Phil Schiller told WWDC attendees. However, while the HomePod appears to be a well-designed, high end treat for loyal iTunes fans, Apple may have missed the mark in terms of creating a category leader.

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Rumored Apple Plans Hint at Smart Speaker Battle Ahead


Apple reportedly has begun production of a high-end speaker with Siri-based digital assistant technology to compete directly with Amazon’s Alexa-based Echo speakers and the Google Assistant-powered Home speaker. Production is in the early stages, but the device could be unveiled as early as next week at WWDC, Apple’s annual developer conference. That would position the company to begin shipping in time for the winter holiday season. Inventec, which manufactures Apple AirPods, reportedly has landed the deal to build the intelligent speakers.

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Google Home can now support up to six different accounts

Now, up to six people can connect their accounts to one Google Home, and the speaker will recognize each person’s voice and respond accordingly.

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Apple closer to taking on Echo with Siri-powered speaker

The product that all of Silicon Valley seems to be focusing on is a voice-controlled speaker that’s capable of carrying out tasks based on your voice command.

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Amazon expands Alexa range with new Echo Dot and Tap portable speaker [u]

Article Image Amazon on Thursday launched two new versions of its Echo speaker, the Echo Dot and the Amazon Tap, offering more flexibility in the way people can use its Alexa voice assistant, a competitor to Apple’s Siri. [Updated]

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Apple Music, Sonos tout partnership with all-star 'music makes it home' TV spot

Article Image With Apple Music finally available on Sonos’s connected speaker systems, the two firms are working together to get the word out with a new television ad featuring Killer Mike, The National’s Matt Berninger, and St. Vincent.

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Review: Logitech's Z533 computer speakers deliver bang for the buck

Article Image Logitech’s 2.1-channel Z533 speaker system may not be the pinnacle of home audio, but it more than gets the job done at a very reasonable price.

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Beats Pill+ is its first new Bluetooth speaker since Apple acquisition, recharges via Lightning

Article Image Beats on Wednesday announced the Pill+, a new mid-sized $230 Bluetooth speaker, marking the first portable speaker accessory released under the ownership of Apple.

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Beats axed plans for Sonos-esque Wi-Fi speaker system after Apple acquisition

A report on Friday claims Beats had plans to build a Wi-Fi-connected speaker system similar to product lines from market leader Sonos, but ultimately killed the project following Apple’s purchase of the company.



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