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YouTube TV app now available on Sony PlayStation 4 (PS4)

YouTube TV app now available on Sony PlayStation 4 video game console (and presumably upcoming PS5)

If you're looking for other ways to get your TV fix and watch your favorite shows without a satellite or cable, consider that old video game box sitting on your console. PlayStation 4 (and PS4 Pro) owners can now install YouTube TV.Google's nascent streaming service brings a lot to...
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Foldable PC - CES 2020

CES Awards: Foldable Lenovo PC wins best in show (plus other emerging tech to watch)

Lenovo Thinkpad X1 Fold, a foldable tablet and could-be laptop device, took best in show in The Verge's annual CES Awards. If you want to see the latest trends and what to watch out for in 2020 and beyond, you may want to check out the complete list of...
To Control Its Destiny, Facebook Bets Big on Hardware

Will a Facebook OS succeed in a bifurcated world of Google Android, Apple iOS?

Call me skeptical. But we've seen this sort of thing before. Remember the Facebook Phone?True, companies need to continually innovate. Or at least try. And Facebook is no different. They've had hits and they've had misses. Just like Amazon, Google, Apple and so many others.But I just don't see...
Echo Dot (3rd Gen) for $0.99 and 1 month of Amazon Music Unlimited for $9.99 with Auto-renewal

Amazon Deal Alert: Echo Dot smart speaker only $0.99 with paid 1 month subscription to Amazon Music

Here's a great deal for those looking for an affordable, do-it-all smart speaker.Amazon is offering the Echo Dot for only $0.99. The deal is good through November 15 or until it sells out -- so you may want to check it out if you're looking to add another speaker...
Amazon Echo leads smart speaker market with 76% share

Trendspotting: Amazon Echo still leads smart speaker market at 70% share, followed by Google Home at 25% (Report)

Amazon's early bet on Alexa and smart speakers and assistants continues to payoff.A new report today shows CEO Jeff Bezos and team with a still commanding lead in the smart speaker market. Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) reported smart speaker market share as of June 30, 2019 as follows:...
Trendspotting: Amazon Echo Dot dominates voice-activated digital assistant market

Amazon sets sights on Sonos, developing rival high-end audio speaker

AI-powered smart speakers are convenient. But, for the most part, they could sound much better.
Global Internet User Growth: Report and trends by Mary Meeker

Trendspotting: Internet user growth slows, smartphone shipments decline + other trends (Mary Meeker Report)

Global internet user growth is still growing, but slower than before. Per Bond Capital partner Mary Meeker, year-over-year growth slowed to +6% versus +7% the year earlier.In addition, another -- not so surprising headline -- is also the slowing of smartphone shipments. Android and iOS handsets both saw y/y...

Amazon Showcases Latest Prime Air Drone Design: 15 mile range, 5 pound payload, 30 minute deliveries

And you thought same day delivery was fast?!Amazon today took the wraps off its latest update to the much-hyped Prime Air. Designed to travel up to 15 miles with a payload not exceeding 5 pounds, Amazon says the drone can get products to customers in less than 30 minutes....
Introducing Echo Show 5 – Compact smart display with Alexa

Smart Home News: Amazon Echo Show 5 smart speaker takes on Google Nest Hub

Say hello to Amazon's new, compact smart display, the Echo Show 5.Given the success of smart home devices -- and especially smart speakers -- it's not much of a surprise that today we get yet another choice, yet another AI-enabled device. This time from the current leader in the...
All-New Fire 7 Tablet (7" display, 16 GB, with Special Offers) - Black

Amazon releases “new” Fire 7 Tablet, starts at $49.99 and ships this summer

Amazon has updated the Fire 7, its budget-friendly, entry level tablet.With 16GB and special offers (ads), Amazon (NASDAQ: AMZN) will reportedly start shipping the Fire 7 on June 6, 2019 for only $49.99.As the name implies Fire 7 features a 7" display (IPS 1024x600 @ 171ppi). In addition you...