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66 Audio Pro Voice wireless headphones review: Alexa moves out of the smart home

PCWorld

If you liked the concept of ONvocal's OV Bluetooth headset, but skipped it because you didn't like the combination of in-ear headphones and a neckband, you'll want to check out 66 Audio's Pro Voice cans. These on-ear headphones host only Amazon's Alexa (the OV supported Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri), but they're simpler to operate, far more comfortable to wear, and--most importantly--they sound better.


4 smart home trends to watch in 2018

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA TODAY's newsroom and any business incentives. There's no doubt that technology advances faster than we can even keep up these days, and the smart home sector is one of the fastest-growing. At CES 2018, hundreds of companies showed off new smart home solutions and gadgets, from the useful and innovative to the repetitive and uneventful. As we toured the showrooms, we noticed a few different trends coming to the table for smart home enthusiasts this year.


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Comcast won't sweat video customer losses with business services, smart home growth ahead

ZDNet

Comcast's fourth quarter earnings report and follow-up conference call highlight how the cable giant is laying out a blue print that can generate profitable growth even as it loses video customers.


Artificial Intelligence Can Make Our Homes Much More Comfortable

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The smart home market is expected to grow by billions of dollars in the next few years, as more of us depend on artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things to deliver comfort and convenience in the home.



'We're Going to Get Better at This.' Samsung Is Still Betting Big on the Smart Home

TIME - Tech

Silicon Valley tech giants and startups alike have for years been trying to drum up excitement around Internet-connected home appliances. But despite the push from companies like Samsung, Google and Apple, consumer adoption has been slow. Only 7% of households in the Americas were estimated to have connected home tech by the end of 2017, according to research from IHS Markit.


Qualcomm smart Home Hub platform will fill your house with Google Assistants

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Qualcomm is about to go in big with the burgeoning smart home scene. As well as its'Smart Audio Platform' CES announcement, which will help to push smart voice assistant technology into an even wider array of speakers, it's also looking to become a smart home hub gatekeeper in its own right.


CES 2018 Hangover: The Smart Home – Josh – Medium

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Nearly every booth / product we saw had voice as a feature for control. This is a big difference compared to last year, when voice and voice assistants were still being touted as an innovative and differentiating feature. While voice control is still very much in the early adopter phase for practical mass-market adoption, it was near ubiquitous at CES.


4 smart home trends to watch in 2018

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

There's no doubt that technology advances faster than we can even keep up these days, and the smart home sector is one of the fastest-growing. At CES 2018, hundreds of companies showed off new smart home solutions and gadgets, from the useful and innovative to the repetitive and uneventful.