Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

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Google's Home speaker and Amazon Echo are two of the most popular smart speakers on the market. Buying Guides Smart Home Amazon Alexa Amazon Echo Google Assistant Google Home Google Nest Home Automation Smart Devices Smart Speakers Tier 4 versus

Google Nest Audio vs. Amazon Echo

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We evaluate the 4th gen Amazon Echo and the new Google Nest Audio smart speakers to find out which device has superior looks, features, and sound quality. Smart Home Alexa Alexa vs google assistant Amazon Echo Amazon Echo (4th Gen) Google Assistant Google Nest Audio

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Chromecast with Google TV vs. Roku Streaming Stick+ vs. Amazon Fire TV Stick 4K

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Now that the Chromecast with Google TV is here, Google is in a three-way race with Roku and Amazon for the best $50 streaming device. Which one should you buy?

How new smart speakers from Apple, Amazon, Google stack up

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More about Amazon Echo , Smart Speaker , Apple Event , Nest Audio , and Tech. Amazon Echo Smart Speaker Apple Event Nest Audio TechRead more.

Google Nest Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Which is better?

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Buying Guides Smart Home Alexa Amazon Echo Dot Amazon Echo Dot with clock Google Assistant Google Home Mini Tier 4 versusWe put the two most popular smart home speakers together and tested them on appearance, audio, and abilities.

Soon you can take Zoom calls on Amazon, Facebook, and Google smart displays

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More about Zoom , Amazon Echo Show , Smart Displays , Facebook Portal , and Google Nest Hub Max. Zoom Amazon Echo Show Smart Displays Facebook Portal Google Nest Hub MaxRead more.

Amazon Launches ‘Prime Video VR’, Commits to Building up VR Video Library

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Amazon today announced the launch of Prime Video VR on Oculus Quest, Go, and Gear VR. In addition to bringing the entire Prime Video catalog onto the headsets, Amazon is also for the first time adding VR content to its Prime Video library. Amazon has now followed other major content streaming platforms like Netflix, Hulu, and YouTube into VR. Image courtesy Amazon. Amazon is also committing to bringing VR content to Prime Video VR.

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How to watch the CEOs of Facebook, Google, Amazon, and Apple testify to Congress

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How-To News Amazon Apple big tech big tech hearing Facebook Google how to watchThe big tech hearing will start at 9 a.m. PT/12 p.m. on July 25.

Amazon Luna Isn't Solving Cloud Gaming's Biggest Problems

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Luna—no, not the surprisingly delicious protein bars— is Amazon’s upcoming foray into the world of cloud gaming. Some of us probably rolled our eyes at the announcement and thought, “Ugh, why does Amazon need to have its greedy little paws in everything?”

Facebook, Amazon, Apple & Google deserve to be grilled at the House antitrust hearing

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Wednesday's congressional hearing , which will see the CEOs of Facebook, Amazon, Apple, and Google, remotely testify in front of the House Subcommittee on Antitrust, Commercial, and Administrative Law, may offer a chance at just that. Facebook Google Apple Amazon Tech

Amazon to Begin Selling VR Apps Through New HTC Partnership

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Amazon will soon begin selling VR apps on its massive digital marketplace through a new partnership with HTC. The company’s partnership with Amazon will allow customers to buy Viveport apps directly on the Amazon marketplace. Developers can opt-in to making their app available for sale through Amazon via the Viveport developer console , and customers will be able to make purchases starting in “a few weeks.” HTC Steam Amazon amazon vr htc htc vivepor

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Amazon, Apple, Facebook and Google will testify before Congress in July

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News Social Media Amazon Apple breaking Facebook GoogleBig Tech's giants will be focus of an antitrust hearing.

Leading Democrat says Apple, Google, Facebook, and Amazon have ‘monopoly power’

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Amazon announces Luna cloud gaming service

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Move over Google Stadia because Amazon is here with a cloud gaming service of its own. Meet Luna , Amazon's new gaming platform that, like Stadia, eschews expensive hardware in favor of streaming games in 1080p directly to smart devices that you probably already own. Amazon didn't give a specific launch date, but Luna will work on Fire TV, Mac, PC, iPhone, iPad, and Android at some point down the road. Amazon Video Games Google Stadia Cloud Gaming Amazon Luna

Amazon discounts Google Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL — save up to $90

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Enjoy high-end Android smartphones for less with the Google Pixel 4 and Google Pixel 4 XL, both reduced at Amazon right now. Android Deals Mobile Amazon 2020 google pixel 4 Google Pixel 4 XL Google Pixel Deals smartphone deals

Here’s what Amazon’s Luna means for you

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Amazon's Luna gives players a new streaming option with perks impressive enough to compete with xCloud or Google Stadia. Gaming Opinion Amazon Amazon Luna Cloud game streaming Luna

Apple, Amazon, and Google accused of using Uighur forced labor in China

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Apple News Amazon China Forced Labor Uyghur MuslimsThe report claims 83 global brands are benefiting from the forced labor.

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Amazon Echo Studio vs. Google Home Max

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We're comparing the Amazon Echo Studio and the Google Home Max to see which is best for your home system. Buying Guides Home Theater Smart Home Echo Studio google home max smart home Smart Speakers

Best Prime Day Google Pixel deals 2020: Pixel 5 and Pixel 4

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All the best Google Pixel deals this Prime Day plus everything you need to know about purchasing one. Android Deals Mobile Amazon 2020 deal Google Pixel google pixel 3a google pixel 4 Google Pixel 4a Prime Day 2020

Amazon Brings Augmented Reality Product Previews to iOS App

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Well, an AR preview might not exactly be ‘trying it’, but Amazon’s new ‘AR View’ function aims to help you figure out if a crock-pot clashes with your marble counters, or if that chair can really fit in that corner, adding a little more depth to the online shopping experience than you’re used to. Simply tap the camera in the Amazon app and then tap ‘AR View’ to browse products in AR—containing everything from chairs to teapots.

Amazon Hires Former Tribeca Director To Work On VR Content


Amazon’s plans for VR content still remain under wraps, but the company recently made a significant hire that gives us a small glimpse into what it’s working on. This week, The Hollywood Reporter noted that she had been hired by Amazon Studios to work on VR content. A member of the Amazon Video PR team has validated the report to UploadVR, though the company declined to provide any further information. Tagged with: Amazon , amazon video , Genna Terranova.

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Amazon’s record profits, Google Pixel 4a, and more | Digital Trends Live

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On this Digital Trends Live we dive into the top tech topics, including Amazon’s record-shattering profits. Digital Trends Live Amazon dt live NASA tiktok Twitter

We Have a Date: Google, Facebook, and Twitter CEOs Will Testify Before Congress on Oct. 28

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Amazon Fire OS vs Android: What You'll Miss With an Amazon Device

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Pick up a Fire TV device or an Amazon Fire tablet , and the on-board operating system is only loosely based on Android: You’re actually dealing with a modified OS, cut off from Google’s apps and services, but it’s not particularly clear exactly what that means for your choice of apps and options. amazon fire os amazon fire tv amazon fire tablets amazon google android

Amazon Is Working On ‘A Completely New VR Shopping Experience’


Tracking Amazon’s work in VR can be tricky, as the company is famously quiet in response to media inquiries while seemingly being involved in multiple areas. Amazon is looking for a Sr. The listing states that the company is looking to “revolutionize online shopping for millions of customers worldwide” while seeking someone to “lead the development of a completely new VR shopping experience at Amazon.” VR Industry News Amazon

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Google's Daydream View VR headset is 30% off on Amazon


TL;DR: You can snag the second-generation Google Daydream View VR headset in charcoal gray for just $69 on Amazon. More about Virtual Reality , Vr Headsets , Google Daydream , Mashable Shopping , and Google Daydream View. Virtual Reality Vr Headsets Google Daydream Mashable Shopping Google Daydream ViewIt's normally $99, so you'll save 30%. Fall can feel so bittersweet.

Bypass Siri With This Stick-On Smart Speaker That Brings Google Assistant and Alexa to Your iPhone

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For Alexa and Google Assistant, you have to be actively using your iPhone and have the Amazon or Google apps open to access them. talksocket smart assistants google assistant amazon alexa popsockets smartphones gadgets tech consumer tech smart speakers

What Apple, Google, and Amazon’s websites looked like in 1999

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In Tales of the Early Internet , Mashable explores online life through 2007 — back before social media and the smartphone changed everything.

Republican Congressman to Google, Amazon, Apple, and Facebook: So, what do you think of cancel culture?

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But that didn’t stop Republican Congressman Jim Jordan from asking Apple CEO Tim Cook, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg, and Google CEO Sundar Pichai about cancel culture.

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Jeff Bezos Tells Congress He 'Can't Guarantee' Amazon Isn't Violating Its Own Policies to Undercut Sellers

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At Wednesday’s major tech antitrust hearing in the House Judiciary Committee—featuring the CEOs of Amazon, Apple, Facebook, and GoogleAmazon CEO Jeff Bezos said he couldn’t promise that the company hasn’t violated its own policies on fair competition with third-party sellers.

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Amazon's Echo Auto is on sale for 60% off ahead of Prime Day

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Save $30: Early Prime Day deal: the Amazon Echo Auto is on sale at Amazon for $19.99 Just about everyone has Alexa (or Google) speaking to them in their homes. SEE ALSO: How to maximize the perks of Amazon Prime.

Update: Oculus Rift + Touch Immediately Sells Out After Start of Amazon Prime Day

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If you’re already an Amazon Prime Member, or looking to become one starting today, Amazon’s annual Prime Day is here to help you spend that hard earned cash on at very least an Oculus Rift. Update (July 16th, 3:53 PM ET) : It appears Amazon USA is already out of stock. We’ve changed the headline from the previous ‘Amazon Prime Day: Oculus Rift + Touch Bundle is Currently $50 Off’ to reflect this change.

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Amazon’s Sumerian Is A Web-Based Development Service For VR/AR Apps


Amazon revealed its new Web-based AR and VR editor called Sumerian. The service includes a library of pre-built objects to use but according to Amazon you can also use assets from Sketchfab or Turbosquid. Google also recently launched Poly, its 3D object library. ” Tagged with: Amazon Facebook Twitter Reddit More. Development VR Industry News Amazon

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Vuzix Blade Adds Google Assistant Beta to Extend Its Voice Assistant Capabilities

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Smartglasses maker Vuzix made a big splash at CES 2018 with the inclusion of Amazon's Alexa voice assistant among the AR superpowers of its consumer-centric Blade smartglasses. Now, it's time to tell Alexa to make room, as Vuzix is bringing Google Assistant support to Blade. Blade owners will need a Google account and at least version 1.2.0

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Apple, Facebook, Google, and Amazon Are the Big Monopolies You Thought They Were, Lawmakers Find

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Just as you suspected, Big Tech is dominated by monopolies, a House Judiciary antitrust subcommittee found. Read more. break up big tech antitrust

Who’s Waging the Wearables Wars? Part I: Amazon

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We’ll start this Wearables Wars series by looking at Amazon. Specifically, its new Echo Buds are Bluetooth earpieces that compete with Google Pixel Buds and Apple AirPods. It’s a sort of loss leader in the same way Gmail, Google Voice, and several other Google products are an ecosystem play that drives search. One of Amazon’s first hardware moves was the Fire Phone. Along with Facebook, Amazon was left with no direct hardware contact with consumers.

Best Holiday Vive Deal Yet, Today Only: Deluxe Audio Strap, ‘Fallout 4 VR’ and $100 Amazon Gift Card

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If the HTC’s Black Friday deal wasn’t attractive enough to convince you into finally grabbing that Vive headset you’ve been eyeing, Amazon is ‘reviving’ the $600 Black Friday deal today and throwing in a $100 Amazon gift card. Also in the bundle comes the standard copy of Google’s Tilt Brush , and a free trial for Viveport Subscription. image courtesy Amazon. Deal Deals News Bits Amazon amazon htc vive htc vive htc vive deal

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