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Google Fi unveils new unlimited plan for $70/mo, 22GB data before throttling

Google Fi is by far the best wireless plan I've ever used. It's reasonably priced, it's easy to see how much data you've used in a billing cycle, and it's convenient for when I travel outside the U.S. and don't want nasty surprises when it comes to bill time.Now,...
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:...

RED Hydrogen Two to have better camera — and let’s hope for Redcode too

Red Digital Camera's Hydrogen project is off to a shaky start. Hydrogen One, the first iteration of the smartphone, didn't exactly thrill reviewers.A lot of that had to do -- ironically -- with the camera. It wasn't very good.RED is known for its high-performance, high-end cinema cameras. They're used...
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...
Apple announcements watchOS WWDC 2019 San Jose

Apple watchOS 6 adds app store — I’m not so sure I like the idea

Unlike Google and the mess that is Wear OS, Apple has kept things simple with watchOS. A dedicated "app store" for the Apple Watch seems complicated... and unnecessary.
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...
Google Pixel 3a reviews

Pixel 3a Reviews: Google does the budget phone right

Starting at only $399 Google's Pixel 3a smartphone line-up makes a strong case for the "less is more" crowd.
Tech Marketing Trends: Lite Flagship - how did we get here?

Tech Marketing Trends: It’s not a discount phone, it’s a ‘lite flagship’

Well, okay then.This is not an entry level phone. A budget phone. A mid-range phone. Or just a plain old discounted phone.It's a lite flagship.Not a heavy flagship or a light flagship, but in 2019 make that, I repeat, a lite flagship.This is new marketing speak we're seen in...