• Apple’s HomePod is set to have some weird competition

    Apple’s HomePod is set to have some weird competition

    Today, Amazon threw a lot of darts at the smart speaker board with new product offerings that are seeking to explore what smart speakers can even do. A report also emerged today from 9to5Google that Google is seeking to build a high-end “max” version of its Home speaker, news that comes just a week before the company is likely to show off a cheaper “mini” version of… Read More

  • Tesla, a great family brand Crunch Network

    Tesla, a great family brand

    Tesla talks a lot about safety, and rightfully so. They have beaten even the safest cars at their own game and thus have created a family brand in the process. In the spirit of safety and family, one of the major success stories that Tesla hasn’t brought to the forefront is that it could very well be the greatest family car since the modern-day station wagon. Read More

  • Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

    Amazon just launched 6 new gadgets and none was over $150

    In the year of the $1000 iPhone Amazon just announced a scattering of new gadgets and none cost more than $150. Essentially, Amazon said “screws the margins” and are selling everything as cheap as possible. This race to the bottom is Amazon’s standard operating procedure. The company did it with Kindles e-readers and again with Kindle Fire tablets. The company releases a proof… Read More

  • How to enable 280 characters on Twitter right now

    Yesterday, Twitter announced it would for the first time expand the character count on its service from 140 characters to 280 – double the usual length. However, the functionality is still being tested with a small, randomized group of Twitter users at this time. That’s led some intrepid Twitter users and developers to figure out workarounds in order to tweet with 280 characters now. Read More

  • Amazon’s brightest new innovation might just be the smart home bundle

    Amazon’s brightest new innovation might just be the smart home bundle

    Amazon went above and beyond today in terms of launching stuff – it debuted not one, not two, but six brand new devices at an event held at its HQ. One of the most interesting things it did today was not any particular piece of hardware it designed or built – but the way it’s selling the Echo Plus, the version of its Echo smart speaker with an integrated smart home hub. The… Read More

  • Comparing all 8 Amazon Echos

    Comparing all 8 Amazon Echos

    Which Amazon Echo is right for you? The new Echo 2, Plus, Spot, Connect and Buttons, or the existing Dot, Show or Look? This handy chart lets you compare the functionality and pricing of Amazon’s entire Echo line that got several new additions today at a big launch event. Though Amazon has traded simplicity for flexibility, the Amazon Echo sh*tshow makes Google Home look like… Read More

  • Google Play seems to be following Apple to $20 4k movies

    Google Play seems to be following Apple to $20 4k movies

    As part of its iPhone unveil earlier this month, Apple also announced a new 4K Apple TV and topped it all off with $20 price tags for 4K HDR titles. In fact, Apple promised to automatically upgrade previously purchased films to 4K for no extra charge. Now, it’s looking like Google may be following Apple’s lead, with some new UHD films on Play Movies priced at $19.99. Android Police… Read More

  • Here’s everything Amazon announced today

    Amazon held an event in Seattle today, and the announcements were non-stop. From a new high-end Echo to talking fish, they had all sorts of stuff to show. Don’t have time to catch up on all of it? That’s okay. We’ve put it all in one quick, easy-to-digest place. For you. Because we care. Read More

  • Amazon doubles down on its own Echo hardware, even as it increasingly relies on third parties

    Amazon doubles down on its own Echo hardware, even as it increasingly relies on third parties

    The biggest surprise of today’s secret Amazon event in Seattle was the sheer breadth of Echo-related announcements. Over the past several months, it’s seemed as if Amazon the company was moving more and more toward offloading hardware development to third-parties building Alexa into everything from thermostats to lamps. But the company’s first-party hardware continues to be… Read More

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