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Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Amazon Echo sales show no signs of slowing, smart speakers to be in half U.S. homes by 2022

Amazon. Google. Microsoft. Sonos. And a raft of other up-and-comers. All are making so-called smart speakers. But why? According to TechCrunch a new report out of Juniper Research might just have the answer. The market for smart speakers is exploding... and fast. By 2022, merely five years from now, it's expected...
Microsoft Surface Pro LTE

Microsoft Surface Pro LTE ships December, features 450Mbps downloads from $1,149

Wi-fi continues to become ever readily available -- especially if you live in a major US city, where a Starbucks is seemingly on every corner. Yet for road warriors that's not good enough. Enter a new version of the Surface Pro tablet/laptop unveiled today at Future Decoded in London. Shipping...
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Trendspotting: At 76% share Amazon Echo is running away with smart speaker market

Amazon jumped into the voice-enabled digital assistant (aka smart speaker) market early, and now it appears to be reaping major dividends. A new report from Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) says that in the U.S., the Amazon Echo has an install base of 15 million units. That represents about 76%...
New Microsoft Surface Pro laptop/tablet

Microsoft promises over 13 hour battery life with new Surface Pro 2017

Price also gets a slight bump, with new 2017 Surface Pro tablets (laptops) starting from $799.
HTC Google T1 Phone - 2008

Microsoft Drops to 2nd: Android now most-used operating system in the world

“This is a milestone in technology history and the end of an era.”
Microsoft Surface Book

Top 5: Best alternatives to a MacBook Pro laptop (Hint: they run Microsoft Windows)

If you're in the market to upgrade your laptop these are the most interesting of times. Apple is doubling down on its premium approach. New MacBook Pros start at $1,499 (USD) and go up rapidly from there, with the entry 15-inch Pro model starting at a not insignificant $2,499. Gulp. Meanwhile,...
Which to Buy: Microsoft Surface Book or Apple MacBook Pro

Laptop Dilemma: Surface Book or MacBook Pro?

Microsoft is on a fierce comeback. Who ever thought a Windows laptop would be a viable alternative to the vaunted MacBook? That day is here.
MacBook Pro Touch ID - Magic Toolbar

Apple prefers we touch a Touch Bar instead of a screen

Microsoft says: touch the screen anywhere. Apple says: only touch this narrow strip. Will Apple's Magic Toolbar and non-touch screen philosophy result in an exodus of buyers?
HTC Google T1 Phone - 2008

Homegrown phone – Is Google aiming to be more like Apple?

Being open is both a blessing and a curse. One the plus side, others can run hog wild. In the case of Google's Android operating system that means manufacturers can build handsets to their heart's content. Large. Small. Cheap. Premium. They can run near stock Android (Moto X Pure) or come...
Sundar Pichai - Google I/O

Google I/O developer conference set for May 18-20 – What can we expect?

Google CEO Sundar Pichai this morning told all, via Twitter, that the company's annual I/O developer conference would take place May 18-20. This time, however, the show, which provides insight into Google's future product plans in addition to hands-on access to early betas and developer tools, will take place in...