Tag Archives: Amazon Alexa

The Best Cheap TVs to Buy Now

Sofas, mattresses, perfume, wine—skimp on these and you’re likely to have regrets. TVs, though, can be bought for a low price and happily meet your “good enough” expectations without any buyer’s remorse. In TV land, cheap usually means a set that … Continue reading

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SmartTechCheck Podcast: Social media algorithms, Matter and Samsung, FCC nominations

My October 27, 2021, appearance on the SmartTechCheck podcast with host Mark Vena and fellow tech reporters John Quain and Rob Pegoraro. This week we discuss social media regulation, the Matter smart home standard, and adding the last FCC commissioners. … Continue reading

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Review of the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus

There’s a reason why Ring is the king of doorbell video cameras, other than the fact that the company essentially invented the category. From easy installation to high-end performance to best-in-class ecosystem accessories and services, Ring’s products reek of experience, … Continue reading

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The Best TV Under $1,000

Regardless of your budget, your first consideration when buying a TV is image quality. But with so many high-quality sets to choose from, setup, operation, and ease-of-use should factor into your decision as well. Read the rest of this review … Continue reading

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How To Overcome Consumer Smart Home Compatibility/Security Concerns

Just how private are voice-activated smart speakers? Just how secure is footage captured by Wi-Fi cameras? Just how compatible – and smart – are smart homeproducts?  These are just a few questions retailers trying to sell fancy new smart home products … Continue reading

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Harman/Kardon Allure: Alluring Sound, Short on Features

Let’s get right to the point: The Harman/Kardon Allure 360-degree Amazon Alexa-enabled speaker ($249.95) is alluring, both aesthetically and aurally. It’s got an unusual Star Trekprop-like smoky opaque plastic topped design with an interior tube that lights up when sound … Continue reading

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6 Best Alexa-Enabled Speakers (Beyond the Amazon Echo)

A review roundup of the 6 best Amazon Alexa-enabled speakers on Techlicious, which you can read here.

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Top 10 Gadgets From CES

A list of the gadgets I found at CES that are more practical than future fanciful, more useless than cool, that’d I’d actually buy; from the Huffington Post, which you can read here.

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My CES 2018 Coverage For TWICE Show Daily

For the (at least) 30th time, I helped TWICE, the leading trade magazine in the consumer electronics business and publisher of the official CES Show Daily, cover CES.  Here’s some of my coverage: What Does ‘Google Assistant Compatible’ Mean? Pai, … Continue reading

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Looking to Buy a New Amazon Echo? Wait.

A Huffington Post preview of the coming avalanche of smart voice-assistant speakers on the horizon, which you can read here.

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