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Amazon’s smart home chief says its Alexa devices are being used more than before the pandemic, with spikes in everything from streamed Peloton classes to requests for bread recipes

As coronavirus cases rise and people continue staying home, Amazon says people are using their smart home devices more than they were before the pandemic. “We do definitely see in the data that some dominant patterns are different – use is just a little bit more consistent throughout the day […]
Amazon’s smart home chief says its Alexa devices are being used more than before the pandemic, with spikes in everything from streamed Peloton classes to requests for bread recipes
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Here’s how Google’s new Home Hub compares to the Amazon Echo Show

A year after Amazon introduced its first smart display, the Echo Show, Google has responded with its own version: the Google Home Hub. It’s good timing, since the 2018 version of the Echo Show ships out to customers on Thursday. These smart displays are still relatively new, but what they […]
Here’s how Google’s new Home Hub compares to the Amazon Echo Show
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7 reasons you shouldn’t buy Apple’s HomePod right now

Apple’s $US350 HomePod smart speaker is finally available to pre-order starting today. The device will start shipping in two weeks, on February 9. You can buy a HomePod in black or white. Apple products tend to be fantastic, polished pieces of tech, but there are plenty of reasons you should […]
7 reasons you shouldn’t buy Apple’s HomePod right now