HTC U11 Gains Hands-Free Access to Amazon Alexa, a First for a Phone

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Amazon Alexa has arrived on its first phone with hands-free access, thanks to the HTC U11. While Alexa started arriving on smartphones this year (Huawei Mate 9), the U11 is the first to allow you to access Alexa using the “Alexa,” wake command at any time. The access comes in the form of an app that ...

Bixby Update Brings Voice Control Over Google Play Store, Pandora, and Yelp

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Bixby received another update this week that adds voice controls to three additional apps: Google Play, Pandora, and Yelp. With this Bixby Voice and Home update and access to those apps, you can perform new voice tasks like installing apps, finding nearby coffee shops, or playing favorite artists or setting sleep timers. So far, the Google ...

DEAL: Use This Code to Get 20% Off eBay Tech and Audio Goodies

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This isn’t a specific product deal, but we wanted to point out that eBay is hosting a 20% off code for the weekend that will land you discounts on everything from tech and audio to fashion goods. There is a specific list of sellers that you’ll have to go through, but one of them is Anker, ...

Google Maps Now Displaying Traffic Time Graph Inside of Directions

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Google Maps is beginning to display the best time to make those errands, with a time graph being shown directly inside of the directions menu. As an example, let’s say you want to head to the mall. Simply plug in the address, then Google Maps will display the best time for you to go. It could ...

DEAL: Google Home is Just $89 at Newegg for the Next Few Hours

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The best price we’ve seen to date on Google Home is about to expire over at Newegg. For just $89 (with coupon code), Google’s smart speaker can be yours. All you have to do is hit that link below, add the device to your cart, and head to checkout. From within checkout, apply code “17FAN109” and ...

Sony’s latest 4K HDR Android TVs will work with Amazon’s Echo devices

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Today Sony has announced that the company's latest 4K HDR televisions, powered by Android TV, will soon be updated to work with Amazon's Echo devices. This new feature will arrive via a firmware update sometime this month. So the next time you yell at your TV, there might be some purpose to it.  You can see ...