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FeatureBesides channeling Alexa, the open-ear speakers on Amazon’s smart glasses have been unobtrusively piping soothing sounds into my ringing ears. UpdatedSonos just won a major victory in its patent spat with Google, and now Nest smart speaker users are caught in the crossfire. NewsThe new Smart Clock Essential is Lenovo’s first smart clock with onboard Alexa rather than Google Assistant.
NewsTwo years after it was replaced by a newer model, the Google Home Mini has finally disappeared from the Google Store. Will YouTube TV have a Disney and ESPN blackout? What cord-cutters need to know. NewsThe Alexa Internet web tracking service will go dark next year, but Alexa the voice assistant isn't going anywhere. ReviewsWith an assist from cloud-based artificial intelligence, the Amazon Smart Thermostat can help find your home’s comfort zone. NewsAlexa’s latest Sound Detectors can let you know if a faucet has been left running, or if your oven timer is beeping. NewsThe official Sonos app may have just tipped the manufacturer’s hand about a smaller, cylindrical-shaped version of its wireless subwoofer. UpdatedWhether you’re shopping for an Alexa-powered Amazon Echo speaker or a Google Nest display with Google Assistant, we have some great Cyber Monday deals for you. DealReviews are mixed on the Echo Auto, but there’s no arguing with $14.99 price tag, a massive 70-percent discount. UpdatedWe've scoured retailer listings to find the best Black Friday smart home deals. Here's what to expect in every category, from smart speakers to smart lighting and everything in between. ReviewsJust make your purchase decision based on what’s here now, versus what’s promised in future firmware updates. UpdatedWith models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model. How-ToAmazon's Echo and Echo Dot can now detect when people are in the room, which is perfect for triggering Alexa routines. Here’s how to take full advantage. NewsWith Conversation Mode enabled, you can chat with Alexa on the Echo Show 10 without saying ‘Alexa’ over and over. UpdatedWant to make a free phone call using Alexa? You still can, but only to a total of 10 contacts. NewsThe one-touch Favorites buttons let you turn smart lights and other devices on and off with a single tap, but we have some suggestions. NewsAfter hinting that Sleep Sensing wouldn’t be free forever, Google finally spilled the beans about how much the Nest Hub’s sleep-tracking functionality will cost. Best PicksCheck out our picks for our favorite streaming players, TVs, wireless speakers, noise-cancelling headphones, soundbars, and more.