Zuckerberg reportedly told Facebook execs to use Android, not Apple, phones

It looks like Mark Zuckerberg can hold a grudge. The Facebook CEO reportedly ordered his management team to start using only Android phones after Apple CEO Tim Cook made public comments about the social media company’s Cambridge Analytica data scandal, according to a report Wednesday in The New York Times. ‘We’re not going to trafficRead More

The best smart bed could be the one you already own

Shopping for a new bed can be intimidating. You want a mattress that’s comfortable, affordable and durable. Increasingly, bed manufacturers are introducing smart features so you can track your sleep, adjust the incline of your bed via a motorized base and a supporting app, and even control the temperature of the bed itself.  More choicesRead More

Black Friday 2018 Google Assistant deals: $25 Google Home Mini, $99 Nest Thermostat E, $170 SimpliSafe security system and more

The holiday shopping season is here and, like us, you’re probably holding out for the best Black Friday deals before you empty your wallet. Fortunately, we’re on top of it, regularly adding new smart home and appliance deals right here so you can search through them easily.  This time around, we’re talking all about discounts onRead More

Samsung beefs up Bixby with more conversational capabilities

Samsung is making its digital helper more helpful. The tech giant’s Bixby voice assistant is becoming more conversational and personal, part of an effort to make the service more useful, the company said at its Unpacked press event in New York on Thursday. Samsung used the event to introduce its latest phone, the Galaxy Note 9.Read More

IPhone XR goes on sale around the world, but fans stay home

The latest iPhone has gone on sale around the world, but people are staying at home.  Apple Stores in Australia opened their doors on Friday for the first day selling the iPhone XR, and while Apple has offered something a little different than on previous launches — more colors, arguably the best bang for your buck fromRead More

Alexa goes audiophile: Why Amazon may finally be getting serious about audio

Sorry, Alexa: Amazon Echo speakers are at the bottom of my list for music listening. Yes, I know the company has a bajillion speakers already, but the focus so far has been on voice, not audio quality.  Maybe that’s about to change. CNBC reports the company is planning at least eight new devices including ‘a microwave oven,Read More

Apple’s next event is on March 25, teasing a ‘show time’ announcement

  Apple is throwing its next product event on March 25, offering this tease: ‘It’s show time.’ The event will take place in the Steve Jobs Theater in Cupertino, California, the company said in the invitation, sent Monday. A graphic in the invitation offers an intriguing hint of what to expect. It counts down ‘4…Read More