Tag Archive: Built


New Amazon Echo Plus has ZigBee smart home hub built in, priced at $150

You can easily connect over 100 smart home devices to Amazon’s newly announced Echo plus.

At a surprise press event on Wednesday Amazon unveiled the Echo Plus, the newest and most premium iteration of the company’s famed tabletop smart home device.

The Echo Plus looks a great deal like the original Echo — tall, slender, plastic shell — which is an interesting choice given that it just updated the Echo’s look with interchangeable covers to  [Read More…]

This $7 car charger will look like it is built into your car

Our friends at Thrifter are back again with another great deal, this time saving you big on a 2-port car charger!

Update: This popular deal is back again with a new coupon code. Be sure to use code AUCARCC1 at checkout for the savings!

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s 2-port USB car charger for just $ 6.99 with coupon code AUCARCC1. This car charger, unlike many others, sits pretty flush with most of the cigarette  [Read More…]

This $7 car charger will look like it is built into your car

Our friends at Thrifter are back again with another great deal, this time saving you big on a 2-port car charger!

Update: This popular deal is back again with a new coupon code. Be sure to use code AUKEYCCS at checkout for the savings!

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s 2-port USB car charger for just $ 6.99 with coupon code AUKEYCCS. This car charger, unlike many others, sits pretty flush with most of the cigarette adapters,  [Read More…]

Google wants your next car to have Google Assistant built in

Your next car could come with Android Auto and Google Assistant pre-installed.

Android is the world’s most popular mobile operating system, powering devices we use every day such as our smartphones, TV set-top boxes, and wearables. You may even use Android in your car via Android Auto. Google is continuing its work to make our cars smarter via Android, announcing new partnerships with automakers in its latest blog to get Android Auto and Google Assistant built right into the  [Read More…]

Ecobee’s new smart thermostat has Alexa built in

Ecobee has unveiled its latest smart thermostat, and it boasts the intelligence of Alexa.

Ecobee, the company behind the popular ecobee3 smart thermostat that has, over the years, rivalled Nest, Honeywell and others for dominance in the home temperature control space, has unveiled its latest product, the ecobee4.

The new product looks very similar to its predecessor, featuring a 3.5-inch touchscreen with a squircle outer design, but adds super sensitive far-field microphones and Amazon Alexa support. Ecobee  [Read More…]

Alphabet’s Verily built a smartwatch to help track symptoms of Parkinson’s Disease

The Study Watch lasts for a week and records your body activity with a multitude of sensors.

The Google Fit app may appear to be the extent of Google’s fitness efforts, but one of the brands under its parent company, Alphabet, has bigger plans. Verily announced that it will launch the Study Watch, a wearable designed to perform “unobtrusive biosensing.” Essentially, it passively collects health data while you’re wearing it.

Verily goes into detail:

The architecture of  [Read More…]

The Huawei Mate 9 now has Alexa built in

There’s a new feature on the Huawei Mate 9, and it may just push some people over the edge.

Huawei’s excellent Mate 9 is now capable of talking to Amazon’s Alexa assistant through an app that will be loaded after the phone receives an over-the-air update.

Hitting devices starting at noon ET on March 22, this will be the first (but likely not the last) Android phone in the U.S. to have direct access to Alexa through  [Read More…]

This $7 car charger will look like it is built into your car

Our friends at Thrifter are back again with another great deal, this time saving you big on a 2-port car charger!

Update: This popular deal is back again with a new coupon code. Be sure to use code AUKEYCAR at checkout for the savings!

Right now you can pick up Aukey’s 2-port USB car charger for just $ 7 with coupon code AUKEYCAR. This car charger, unlike many others, sits pretty flush with most of the cigarette adapters,  [Read More…]

Chrome gets native Google Cast support built in, no extension required

Google is rolling out some changes to Casting in the desktop version Chrome with the latest release, 51. While you could previously cast from the browser using the Google Cast toolbar icon, this will no longer be necessary going forward.

From Google:

Google Cast functionality is now built in as part of the Chrome browser itself, so you no longer need to install the Google Cast toolbar icon in order to use your Google Cast device from  [Read More…]

The Turcom HR-903 Acoustoshock Bluetooth speaker is built like a tank and has sound quality to match (review)

Wireless speakers are a dime a dozen these days. They’re so commonplace that you can buy speaker at every major retailer, and you can even find them at places like the airport. In general most speakers are pretty much the same, but occasionally we come across different types of speakers that cross into other categories