Tag Archive: Display


How to add video news sources to the Lenovo Smart Display

Catch up, don’t play catch-up.

Google Home has long allowed users to set which news sources they hear when they ask Assistant to “play the news,” but with the arrival of Smart Displays from Lenovo and others, many of these briefings now have video, too.

That means when you ask your Lenovo Smart Display to “play the news,” you can watch it, too! Here’s how to get it set up.

How to add video sources to your  [Read More…]

The JBL Link View is the next Google Assistant smart display you can pre-order starting now

It’s only been days since the first Google Assistant enabled smart display went up for order from Lenovo and now we have another contender from JBL. The JBL Link view can be pre-ordered starting today from JBL’s site for $ 250. It comes with an 8-inch screen and two 10w speakers on either side of the display.

Music your way

Considering the JBL Link View and Lenovo Smart Display are both Google Assistant speakers, they will both have similar features.  [Read More…]

4 reasons I want a Lenovo Smart Display over a Google Home

The Google Home has finally met its match.

Ever since Google first announced its Smart Display platform back at CES in January, I’ve been more than eager to get my hands on one to experience the future of living with the Google Assistant in my home. I use my Google Home and Home Mini every day for a variety of things, and as much as I love them, the idea of essentially having one with a screen  [Read More…]

Thanks, Lenovo, for including a camera cover on your Smart Display

For me, the most important feature is something most people aren’t talking about.

I ordered the Lenovo Smart Display on day one because a digital assistant with its own display is a thing I’m really interested in. Ever since the first crafty DIY’er built the first smart mirror people have thought of ways visual feedback can be integrated with something that gives you some extra information, and a small(ish) screen that can tap into the power of  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Display vs Amazon Echo Show: Which should you buy?

The 10-inch Lenovo Smart Display, left, and the 7-inch Amazon Echo Show.

Amazon had a full year head start, but Google and Lenovo caught up on launch day.

As great as a virtual assistant can be in your home, the lack of a display can be limiting. In a perfect world, you’d be able to speak and have your home assistant just respond and be reliable all the time, but a huge number of smart speaker  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Display review: Google Assistant’s best face

I’ve always wanted one of those digital photo frames, the kind you see in parents’ living rooms, cycling between photos of grandkids a couple years out of date. Like Bluetooth speakers, digital photo frames are largely dumb and passive — they wait until you give them something to show, or play, and once that sequence is over, they either just shut off or repeat what’s already there.

When the Amazon Echo arrived up in 2014, we  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Display review: Single-handedly selling MrMobile on Google Home

I didn’t get the name “MrMobile” by covering a lot of home tech, folks – but when Lenovo revealed back at CES that it was working with Google to graft a display onto a Google Home, I decided that was something worth crossing categories for. Now, after a week of using the Lenovo Smart Display both at work and home, I’m here to tell you that my hunch was correct: this thing has almost single-handedly reinvigorated my  [Read More…]

Lenovo first to launch smart display featuring Google Assistant

In the past, we’ve been teased with smart displays featuring Google Assistant from JBL, Lenovo, and others but this weekend Lenovo will be the first to bring us one. Thanks to the screen we’ll have a brand new way to interact with Assistant with more possibilities. Get ready to access all of the great features you’ve become accustomed to with Assistant on your phone or smart speaker and more.

Music, Podcasts, Audiobooks, and more

This includes listening to music with  [Read More…]

Google’s first Smart Display from Lenovo goes on sale July 27

Available at Amazon, Costco, Walmart, Best Buy, and Lenovo.

Back at CES 2018, we got our very first look at Google’s alternative to the Amazon Echo Show — Smart Displays. There are a number of these coming out from LG, JBL, and Sony, but the first to go on sale is from Lenovo and is launching in stores tomorrow, July 27.

There are two Lenovo Smart Displays to choose from, including an 8-inch and 10.1-inch model. Aside  [Read More…]

Samsung announces new ‘unbreakable’ display that survives punishing UL certification

This is the direction the industry is heading.

Samsung Display has announced that it has developed a truly “unbreakable” display panel, after receiving certification from Underwriters Laboratories (UL) to verify the claim. The base feature of the panel is that it’s made of flexible OLED, like many of Samsung’s modern phones, but in this case it has a substrate that’s been designed to not give out with repeated impact.

Rather than go with a super-hard glass, Samsung  [Read More…]