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Best Memorial Day sales 2018: Deals on laptops, TVs, GoPro, Roomba, and more

Memorial Day was instituted to commemorate our fallen soldiers, but it has also come to represent the beginning of summer. And with the start of the season comes one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year. Memorial Day sales are some of the most lucrative of the year, with stores of every stripe offering deals on their wares. As ... Read More »

Amazon Alexa can now play Audible books in Australia and New Zealand

Alexa’s available skills Down Under are on the rise. Starting today, Aussies and Kiwis with an Audible membership can ask their Alexa-powered smart speaker to play their favourite audiobooks for them. All you need to do is say, “Alexa, read [name of book]” and you can listen to your heart’s content, allowing you to relax, whip up a meal in ... Read More »

The best Memorial Day sales 2018: The deals are here in force

Memorial Day, the symbolic first day of summer, is right around the corner  — this weekend in fact. Memorial Day sales are some of the most popular sales events of the year, and this weekend will no doubt be some of the biggest shopping days of the season and the last big shopping event until Amazon Prime Day. Expect lots ... Read More »

The best Memorial Day sales 2018: The deals are here in force

Memorial Day, the symbolic first day of summer, is right around the corner  — this weekend in fact. Memorial Day sales are some of the most popular sales events of the year, and this weekend will no doubt be some of the biggest shopping days of the season and the last big shopping event until Amazon Prime Day. Expect lots ... Read More »

Memorial Day sales 2018: The deals are here in force

Memorial Day, the symbolic first day of summer, is right around the corner  — this weekend in fact. Memorial Day sales are some of the most popular sales events of the year, and this weekend will no doubt be some of the biggest shopping days of the season. Expect lots of deals on summer-related items, but also great prices on ... Read More »

Memorial Day sales 2018: The deals are here in force

Memorial Day, the symbolic first day of summer, is right around the corner  — this weekend in fact. Memorial Day sales are some of the most popular sales events of the year, and this weekend will no doubt be some of the biggest shopping days of the season. Expect lots of deals on summer-related items, but also great prices on ... Read More »

Amazon Alexa-enabled Tupperware tells you when you should probably throw out food

The next time you catch the scent of something rancid in your fridge, you won’t have to take whiffs of your takeout boxes to hunt down the source. Instead, just ask Alexa to sniff it for you.  Smart tech developer Ovie launched a Kickstarter campaign today for Ovie Smarterware, a “Connected Food Storage System” that tracks in an app how ... Read More »

Microsoft’s Cortana could soon be more ‘human’

Microsoft’s Cortana voice assistant could soon a lot more human thanks to the acquisition of Semantic Machines, a California-based company that specialises in conversational human-machine interactions.  Semantic sets itself apart from Alexa, Google Assistant, and other voice assistants thanks to a multi-faceted approach to the intelligence at work behind the vocal interaction. Up until recently, voice assistants have worked primarily ... Read More »

You can now skip Netflix intros on your Chromecast

Some Netflix shows have intro sequences that are works of art, carefully constructed montages set to beautiful music, with visuals that make your eyes water. Other Netflix shows have intros that you’re itching to skip within the first few seconds. Well, Netflix just made binge-watching your favorite shows a little bit easier on a Chromecast – you can now skip ... Read More »

Nest’s system failure shows what happens when your smart home goes dark

Nest’s entire ecosystem went down during the night for North American customers, with the outage affecting all products, including smart thermostats, security cameras and smart locks. The outage was confirmed by Nest’s own Twitter support page with a statement asking Nest lock customers to get in touch, followed shortly after by another tweet saying that for some customers the entire ... Read More »

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