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In The Year 2020… There Could Be Over 200 Million Smart Speaker Owners Worldwide!
Smart speakers have promised to automate our homes and make tasks simpler through the power of voice recognition but they have yet to become as ubiquitous as the smartphone. New research shows that the global market for the device could be set for rapid growth.
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Smart Energy For Smart Devices - Israel Startup Builds Solar Panels On Smart Electronics For Sustainable Power
A STARTUP in Israel is implanting tiny solar panels on electronic devices that allows the devices to sustainably generate their own power, the latest sign that falling costs are pushing renewable energy technologies deeper into everyday use.
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The Battle For Your Smart Home Market Has Just Begun, And Investors Are Starting To Pay Attention
Why are Google, Amazon, and Facebook focusing their attention on connected home devices -- and why should investors be paying attention? Because the smart home market, which includes everything from Wi-Fi enabled light bulbs to wireless cameras and door locks, will be worth $138 billion by 2026.
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Focus On The Fun Stuff This Holiday Season With The Help Of Smart Home Devices
Although people may not immediately associate the holidays with technology, in many ways smart-home devices can take a bit of the stress and worry out of the season by doing some of the more mundane (and necessary) work for you.
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You Might Think Amazon’s Alexa Is The Voice Assistant To Beat. But Google Might Have Something To Say About That.
​Alexa is everywhere, and as of this past summer, she's hoarding about 70 percent of the smart speaker market to herself. With just four speakers in its catalog, Google's 24 percent remains in a distant second place. But numbers can be misleading.
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Nest’s Smart Devices Are Great Additions For Your Home’s Security
Though smart security cameras — which ideally are waterproof, on continuously, and upload footage to the cloud — are a smart and surprisingly affordable choice, today’s tech can provide simple solutions that many homeowners aren’t aware of.
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Record Setting Year On Smart Tech Sales Projected For The 2018 Holidays
Many of the top categories this holiday season involve voice technologies of some kind, such as smart speakers, smart home devices, smartwatches and wireless earbuds.
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Smart Door Locks Have Become Even More Useful With August’s Internet-Connected Deadbolts And Smart Cams
Unlatching the front door hands-free just got easier — if you have an August internet-connected deadbolt, that is. Enhanced Google Assistant integration for the August Smart Lock, alongside Amazon Alexa and IFTTT-powered features for the August Doorbell Cam Pro.
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If Imitation Is The Sincerest Form Of Flattery Huawei Is A Big Fan Of The Apple Homepod And Google Home
Apple, Google, and Samsung all have smart speakers. Not to be left behind, fellow smartphone titan Huawei is playing catch up with another budget contender, following the reveal of its AI Cube (a speaker, 4G modem, WiFi router hybrid and Google Home clone, all rolled into one).
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Choose From Some Of The Best Smart Home Devices With No Long-Term Contracts Or Hidden Costs
It’s not printed in big letters on the box, but many of the latest smart home gadgets require a monthly subscription to unlock all their features. It might only be a few dollars a month, but over the life of a product it can easily double the purchase price.
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