Smart Home

    What you need to knowThe Google TV app has received a massive redesign.Its bottom navigation bar has been revamped, with the library and watchlist tabs combined into a single hub.Google has also begun to roll out the new Highlights feed, which displays a ...
    What you need to knowGoogle has opened up the Wear OS companion app for beta testing.The app has yet to receive any new updates since the beta launch.The company is expected to launch Wear OS 3 on more smartwatches later this year.Wear OS users interested...
    What you need to knowGoogle has been in the process of transitioning legacy G Suite users to Google Workspace.The company previously unveiled plans to offer a no-cost option for users that don't want to pay for Workspace access.Users are now being of...
    What you need to knowSony launches its latest "never off" earbuds, the Sony LinkBuds S.The LinkBuds S sport a traditional earbud design but with technology focused on seamless interaction with your environment.Sony says the LinkBuds S are the &q...
    What you need to know...Samsung SmartThings has announced a new Partner Early Access Program to push the development and testing of Matter smart home products.Partners will be able to test their devices and Matter interoperability with the SmartThings app...
    Google's naming schemes for its apps and products often leave everyday people feeling confused. Case in point, Google combined Android Pay and Google Wallet into Google Pay in 2018, but decided in 2022 to split Google Wallet and Google Pay all over a...
    Four score and seven years ago, Google announced the Pixelbook Go. It's regarded as one of the best Chromebooks on the market, despite being almost three years old at the time of this writing. The popularity of Chromebooks has exploded in recent year...
    What you need to knowAcer has announced the Chromebook Spin 714 and Chromebook Tab 510, along with Enterprise editions of both.The Chromebook Spin 714 is powered by 12th Gen Intel chips and includes a dockable USI stylus.Acer's Chromebook Tab 510 use...
    What you need to knowAmazon has announced refreshed versions of the Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids tablets.Changes include 40% longer battery life, more RAM, and hands-free Alexa.Amazon's new Fire 7 and Fire 7 Kids are available for pre-order, and will be re...
    Creative has a strong foundation in home audio, and its latest soundbar is a testament to its efforts in this area over the last three years. The first-gen Katana had a lot going for it and was designed to be a budget option tailored for gamers, and the K...
    What you need to knowGoogle recently announced the new Pixel Buds Pro at its annual Google I/O developer conference.According to a recent filing, Google's new wireless earbuds will charge wirelessly at 2.5W.The Pixel Buds Pro will launch alongside th...
    What you need to knowEcobee is launching two new smart thermostats, the Ecobee Smart Thermostat Enhanced and Smart Thermostat Premium.These models are made of higher quality materials including glass and zinc, and both have built-in radar for more accurat...