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How the HomePod Stacks Up Against Other Smart Speakers

It seems like every new wireless speaker on the market comes with a voice assistant now. Since 2014, when Amazon announced the Echo, the idea of a smart speaker has taken the gadget world by storm. Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the release of the HomePod, leaving us to wonder […]

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Super Bowl Tips and Tricks for Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri

The Super Bowl is almost here, and whether you care about the food, the commercials, or the actual game, there’s something to be excited about. But if none of that interests you, maybe you’ll get a kick out of talking football with your AI assistant of choice.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Add an Aux Port to Your Google Home Mini

The Echo Dot’s best feature (aside from Amazon Alexa voice controls) may just be its built-in aux port, which makes it easy to plug your old speakers into the puck-shaped device. Unfortunately, Google didn’t include an aux port in its similarly-sized Home Mini, meaning you’ll need a Chromecast Audio to connect it to…Read more… Continue […]

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How to Control Your Fire TV With Alexa Voice Commands

Amazon is making it even easier to control your Fire TV without straining yourself with the use of a physical remote. After adding the ability the control your television through an Echo speaker over the summer, the company announced an update on Thursday that adds even more voice-based controls across even more…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How to Talk to Santa Claus With Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Thanksgiving has come and gone and that means it’s officially safe to start celebrating Christmas (or Hanukkah if you’re like me). Decorations go up, Christmas music plays at every store, and instead of the classic beta option of writing letters to Santa, you can now talk to him all month long on your smart home…Read […]

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How to Delete the Voice Data That Amazon Echo and Google Home Are Storing

For those of us who don’t have an Amazon smart speaker, visits home for the holidays bring with them a new family member, always being shouted at. Alexa! ALEXA! SKIP SONG! But for anyone living with Amazon’s or Google’s smart home device, day in and day out, you eventually start to wonder: How much is […]

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Use This Alexa Skill to Get the Perfect Brine on Your Thanksgiving Turkey

If you’re on the hook for turkey duty this Thanksgiving and you’re freaking out, Amazon is here to help. The same company that will happily sell you a turkey over the internet can teach you how to prepare it, too, thanks to a new Alexa skill from Morton Salt.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon’s Best Black Friday Deals on Tech

Black Friday is a little over a week away, and we already know what to expect from some of the biggest tech companies around. Microsoft and Google recently revealed their upcoming discounts, and now Amazon is offering up a look at what it has planned for the big day, too.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Amazon Echo Dot Vs. Google Home Mini: The Cheap Speaker Showdown

In the gadget-world, it’s cliché to compare something to The Jetsons. But when it comes to a cheap little box that you talk to and that answers your questions and that controls your entire home, the comparison is just too perfect. The $50 Amazon Echo Dot and the $50 Google Home Mini are two such […]

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Amazon’s Echo Plus Gets Close to Giving Us the Easy Smart Home We Deserve

Despite what you may have read, the Amazon Echo was never a do-anything smart home device. Sure it could tell you about the weather and maybe control your lights, but it lacked the under-the-hood hub capabilities that could make all your connected devices work together. The new Amazon Echo Plus offers just that. I’m…Read more… […]

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How Microsoft’s New Invoke Smart Speaker Stacks Up to the Competition

Better late than never, right? Microsoft is finally ready to compete in the smart speaker market after unveiling its Cortana-powered version of the Amazon Echo earlier this year. The Harman Kardon Invoke launched on Sunday with high-quality audio and a stylish design for $199.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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