Lawyer Warns: Alexa is ‘Betraying You’

Smart Devices Put 1st Amendment Rights at Risk, Lawyer Says As we perused the newswire services Monday, one release, from a New Jersey criminal defense law firm, caught our eye. Titled, “Are Your Smart Devices Betraying You?” the release was … Continue reading

Voice-Enabled Device Usage Will Grow Nearly 130% This Year

Momentum continues to build for voice-enabled devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home products, according to new data and forecast from eMarketer. Usage rates also appear to be increasing for the broader category of virtual assistants, such as Apple’s Siri, … Continue reading

At Long Last, New Nest Products are Coming

Four New Models Would Double the Nest Line Bloomberg News is reporting that, after a long wait, Google Alphabet’s Nest division is finally preparing to launch multiple new models. Nest, which is seeking to become a dominant player in the … Continue reading

Sprint Throws a Life Preserver to Drowning Tidal

Cash Infusion Buys Time for Struggling Service Tidal, the musician-owned music streaming service put together by rapper Jay Z, announced this week that it has sold a third of the company to telecom giant Sprint. Although the original announcement did … Continue reading

Want an Amazon Echo? Sorry…All Sold Out for Christmas

We’ve been reporting lately on the growing popularity of voice control. Driven largely by the introduction of Amazon’s Echo in 2014, which featured a dramatic improvement in performance over previous hands free systems like Siri, voice control has been picking … Continue reading

Only Days Away From Official Launch, Toshiba Scraps Wearvue Smart Glasses

Toshiba Corp. has pulled the plug on a highly-touted smart glasses project – a product similar in concept to the recently cancelled consumer version of Google Glass. What’s most interesting about this decision by Toshiba is that they made it … Continue reading

This is the End, My Friend; Google Glass Social Media Accounts Go Dark

An Augmented Reality Fail Reuters reported that all Google Glass social media pages went dark last week…with no explanation given. It was an ignominious end to one of the most anticipated tech products with one of the greatest buzz building … Continue reading

Things Are Heating Up in Dallas

Dallas is hot right now – really hot – as in daily temperatures in the mid-90s. This is a shocking change from the cooling New England Fall now engulfing our home base. But it’s about to get even hotter as the nation’s … Continue reading

Amazon’s Mysterious Lab126 – Poised to Take Over Home Automation?

Online retail behemoth Amazon.com, Inc. has always been pretty secretive about their internal projects and initiatives. Especially so about their Lab126 hardware design division, the group responsible for the popular Kindle e-book reader…and the not-so-popular Fire phone. But a report … Continue reading

Apple to Show Software for the Connected Home at Upcoming Software Expo

Not Just iOS…Apple Goes IoT The Financial Times reported this morning that Apple, Inc. will announce a new software solution for the connected home market at the Worldwide Developer Conference in San Francisco next week. The move follows a lot … Continue reading