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Review: Lenovo’s Google Smart Display is pretty and intelligent

Smart speakers have come a long way over the past few years as Amazon, Google and Apple have delivered pretty noteworthy strides in the IQs of their assistants. Where speakers haven’t advanced a

Skydio’s self-flying drone can now track down cars

Skydio‘s first major update to their crazy cool self-flying drone fixes its 13 eyes on a new object to follow at high speeds: cars. The Bay Area startup has expanded following capabilities of it

GoPro’s new entry-level Hero camera is $199 and lacks 4K

GoPro is launching a new entry-level camera into its lineup and it looks very, very familiar. The new camera, simply called Hero, ditches the Session form factor and takes the look of the Hero5 and He

Airspace Systems raises $20 million Series A to take down dangerous drones with other drones

There’s more than one way to get a drone out of the sky. While many companies are looking to tech that digitally jam signals to land rogue drones, one startup is taking a more theatrical approac

iHome debuts a Google Assistant-powered clock radio, the iGV1

Amazon’s Echo Spot, introduced late last year, smartly combined the power of Alexa with a more traditional clock radio type form factor and interface, complete with a screen for video viewing an

Roku joins the voice computing market with smart soundbars, speakers and more built by partners

Roku, which sells the most popular brand of streaming media players in the U.S., is now aiming to carve out a niche for itself as the voice control platform for home entertainment. Today, Roku is unve

With $10M in new funding, Huddly launches its smart GO camera for video conferencing

Huddly has built a smart camera that only has one mission: make your video meetings more productive. Now for the most part, you probably don’t think much about what camera you use for your video

Hands-on with Microsoft’s high-end Surface Book 2

Microsoft’s Surface Book 2 is the most powerful mobile Surface device yet. It easily blows away the Surface Pro, Surface Laptop and, of course, the old Surface Book. It’s also one of the o

Crunch Report | Razer Looks to Raise $550 Million in Hong Kong IPO

Razer looks to raise $500 million in Hong Kong IPO, Google releases a new hardware kit for Hangouts Meet and Netflix halts production on House of Cards. All this on Crunch Report.

Bento Stack is a bento box for your Apple accessories

The only thing I hate more than schlepping around electronics is schlepping around accessories and dongles for those electronics. And even when I’m not traveling it’s still hard to organiz

Wave hello to Kano’s latest learn-to-code tool, a gesture controller

Author note: Abel Owen is Ingrid’s nine-year-old son. These are mostly his words; Ingrid just helped type them a little faster. I use computers and the Internet all the time and really like them

Karma’s next device is a Wi-Fi hotspot with built in Tor and a VPN

Wi-Fi hotspot maker Karma Mobility will this fall unveil a specialized version of its KarmaGo hotspot device that includes built-in security features, including support for private anonymous browsing

Sling Studio makes multi-camera video production so damn easy

Tito Hamze gives an in-depth review of the Sling Studio, a multi-camera production studio that turns your existing cameras wireless and makes your phones into cameras with the ability to control every

Josh.ai raises $11 million for a premium home automation system with a smarter AI

One of the promises of voice-based computing is the ability to make home automation simpler – something that major tech companies, including Amazon, Apple and Google, are now tackling with their

Tablo launches its next-gen DVR for cord cutters, the more compact Tablo DUAL

Nuvyyo, the makers of the Tablo DVR for cord cutters who want to record free, over-the-air TV programming from their digital antennas, is today launching their next-generation device, the Tablo DUAL.

Circle with Disney raises $10 million for its parental control device for families

Circle Media, the company behind Circle with Disney¬†– a device that helps parents enforce their home’s internet rules and restrictions – has raised $10 million in Series A funding,

Lighthouse tells you what happens in your home when you’re not there

A thief, your kids skipping school or paranormal activity? That’s the question that Lighthouse aims to answer with its new interactive assistant. By combining sophisticated sensors with computer

PBS KIDS launches its own streaming stick with access to on-demand video, games and live TV

PBS KIDS is ready to take over your kids’ TV. The company this morning announced the launch of its own streaming stick, called the PBS KIDS Plug & Play, which delivers a combination of on-de

Desktop Metal reveals how its 3D printers rapidly churn out metal objects

Desktop Metal revealed pricing and other details for its 3D printers today which can make objects out of hundreds of different alloys including steel, aluminum, titanium and copper. In terms of qualit

Google calls ‘time’ on the Pixel laptop

In a small meeting with journalists at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona today, Google's senior vice president for hardware Rick Osterloh dropped a little bit of news: It looks like the Pixel lap
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