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Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more

29 Sep 2020

Xiaomi launches smart speaker, smartwatch, soap dispenser, shoes, and more

Xiaomi has launched a flurry of products today in India.

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

12 Jul 2020

Google for India: New product announcements teased for July 13

Google plans to hold its sixth annual "Google for India" event on Monday, July 13.

Google Home's Nest-branded successor officially revealed: Details here

10 Jul 2020

Google Home's Nest-branded successor officially revealed: Details here

In a major surprise, Google has officially confirmed the existence of a new Nest-branded smart speaker.

Google is developing 'Prince', a premium smart speaker for homes

16 Jun 2020

Google is developing 'Prince', a premium smart speaker for homes

Despite the hiccups stemming from the novel coronavirus pandemic, Google is moving aggressively to expand its footprint in the smart home category.

Google launches feature to adjust 'Hey Google' detection sensitivity

22 Apr 2020

Google launches feature to adjust 'Hey Google' detection sensitivity

Finally, Google is offering the long-awaited ability to adjust 'Hey Google' wake word detection sensitivity on Assistant-powered smart speakers and displays.

Redmi Smart Display 8, a touchscreen-enabled smart speaker, launched

26 Mar 2020

Redmi Smart Display 8, a touchscreen-enabled smart speaker, launched

Expanding its range of smart home products, Xiaomi has launched a new Redmi Smart Display 8 in China.

Researchers create ultrasonic wearable bracelet that jams all nearby microphones

17 Feb 2020

Researchers create ultrasonic wearable bracelet that jams all nearby microphones

From smartphones, smart speakers to other microphone-equipped gadgets, all such devices might be snooping on you without even your knowledge. But if you aren't willing to take any chances, there is a solution for you.

#BugAlert: Google Home smart speaker breaking after update

29 Jan 2020

#BugAlert: Google Home smart speaker breaking after update

Once again, Google Home smart speakers are breaking - due to an update pushed by the company itself.

Sonos claims Google stole its speaker tech, files lawsuit

08 Jan 2020

Sonos claims Google stole its speaker tech, files lawsuit

Sonos has filed a couple of lawsuits against Google, claiming that the company has stolen its speaker technology.

#TechBytes: Some fun tricks you can try on Echo speaker

26 Dec 2019

#TechBytes: Some fun tricks you can try on Echo speaker

Amazon's Alexa-powered Echo device can be a really powerful digital aide - if you know how to use it.

Amazon launches its first-ever portable Echo smart speaker in India

04 Dec 2019

Amazon launches its first-ever portable Echo smart speaker in India

In a major surprise, Amazon has added another member into its smart speaker family in India - a new avatar of Echo Input.

Firmware update breaks Google Home, Home Mini smart speakers

23 Oct 2019

Firmware update breaks Google Home, Home Mini smart speakers

If you own a Google Home or Home Mini smart speaker, better refrain from installing any new update.

Apparently, Chinese kids work nights to build Amazon's Alexa devices

11 Aug 2019

Apparently, Chinese kids work nights to build Amazon's Alexa devices

Amazon's Alexa devices are very popular, but over the last few months, the internet giant has been facing a lot of flak because of them.

Google poaching Intel, Qualcomm engineers for chip-making team in Bengaluru

12 Feb 2019

Google poaching Intel, Qualcomm engineers for chip-making team in Bengaluru

Reportedly, Google is stepping up efforts to make its own smartphone and data center chips, and is putting together a highly talented team in Bengaluru for the same.

Amazing Google Assistant-backed devices coming to CES 2019: Details here

07 Jan 2019

Amazing Google Assistant-backed devices coming to CES 2019: Details here

The stage is set for this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Microsoft's tech could help you command voice assistants 'silently'

04 Jan 2019

Microsoft's tech could help you command voice assistants 'silently'

Today, smart voice assistants can handle a range of tasks on phones and at homes.

Soon, Samsung could launch an affordable Google Home competitor

29 Dec 2018

Soon, Samsung could launch an affordable Google Home competitor

In the game of smart home speakers, Google Home and Amazon Echo are the most preferred choices.

Amazon Alexa went down on Christmas Day: Details here

27 Dec 2018

Amazon Alexa went down on Christmas Day: Details here

Amazon's Alexa is pretty handy for day-to-day tasks, but on Christmas, the smart assistant served a nasty surprise - it went down.

Google wants to sneak in your bedroom, patents relevant tech

27 Nov 2018

Google wants to sneak in your bedroom, patents relevant tech

Just like Facebook, Google also mines your data for targeted advertising.

Now, trigger smart home routines with Alexa's Echo buttons

13 Nov 2018

Now, trigger smart home routines with Alexa's Echo buttons

Alexa 'Routines', the feature that triggers a pre-defined set of smart-home actions, can now be activated by the tap of a button.

Amazon's new Echo smart speakers available for pre-orders in India

21 Sep 2018

Amazon's new Echo smart speakers available for pre-orders in India

Alongside a host of new Alexa-powered products, Amazon has announced updated Echo devices at its hardware event in Seattle.

Huawei AI Cube: An Alexa-powered smart speaker with 4G modem

01 Sep 2018

Huawei AI Cube: An Alexa-powered smart speaker with 4G modem

Marking its entry in the smart speaker space, Chinese giant Huawei unveiled its AI Cube smart speaker on Friday.

Here's how Alexa's India-specific content can help your child

08 Aug 2018

Here's how Alexa's India-specific content can help your child

Amazon has pushed new updates for its smart assistant Alexa and Alexa-supported devices like Amazon Echo to particularly cater to Indian children.

Leak: Google 'Pixel Stand' will be a wireless charger-cum-smart speaker

31 Jul 2018

Leak: Google 'Pixel Stand' will be a wireless charger-cum-smart speaker

We're a solid two months away from finding out Google's plans for its Pixel 3 flagship.