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What's the coolest tech right now? AI, IoT, Wi-Fi 6E, and more


With countless laptops, gaming devices, eBikes, and more, 2020 has been on a roll. As we speak, there are preparations going on for Samsung Unpacked, the Google Pixel 4a release, and also a whole bunch of new Sony audio gear. So, it wouldn't be wrong to say that technology hasn't slowed down this year. This week, we went ahead and listed the best cool tech gadgets and the most trending technologies of the year. Be it Artificial Intelligence (AI), Internet of Things (IoT), or even Wi-Fi 6E, this weekly blog gives you a quick glimpse of every technology you should be aware of. As Elon Musk stated recently, "We're headed toward a situation where AI is vastly smarter than humans and I think that time frame is less than five years from now. But that doesn't mean that everything goes to hell in five years. It just means that things get unstable or weird." This statement does add value to the fact that more AI gadgets can actually make our lives easier. The below examples will show you how. If you need some friendly help around the house, look to the Nabot AI Trainable Robot.

Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 victimize Sony, Samsung and Amazon devices SC Media


Contestants at the Pwn2Own Tokyo 2019 took down an impressive number of high-profile products during the competition's first two days, including a Sony smartTV, Netgear router and an Amazon Echo Show 5. The two-day event paid contestants a total of $315,000 with Team Fluoroacetate, Amat Cama and Richard Zhu, being named Masters of PWN. Day One, November 6, saw more than $195,000 awarded for 12 bugs that were found. Overall, those participants had nine successful attempts against seven targets in five categories, several of which were new for 2019. The first day was dominated by the eventual event winners Team Fluoroacetate.

Bundle the Amazon Echo Input with select Bluetooth speakers and save


Having a smart device can add ease and convenience to your life, but sometimes you want to bump audio through your favorite speaker. The Amazon Echo Input makes it so you don't have to choose between your smart assistant and preferred audio brand, as it adds the power of Alexa to virtually any speaker via Bluetooth or a 3.5-millimeter cable. Right now, Amazon is having a sale on Echo Input and Bluetooth speaker bundles. Unlike other Alexa devices, the Echo Input requires an external speaker. Although the Echo Dot is able to connect to external audio equipment, the Input is less invasive and small enough to stay out of the way.

Samsung's Galaxy Home smart speaker will finally arrive in April


Do you remember Samsung's Bixby-powered Galaxy Home smart speaker that was created to compete directly with the Amazon Echo? The smart speaker was announced in August last year, but the company gave no official release date during the announcement. Now, we finally have one -- well, sort of. At Samsung's Unpacked event today -- where the company announced four new Galaxy S10 phones (S10e, S10, S10, and S10 5G) and a foldable phone -- the head of Samsung's mobile division DJ Koh told CNET the Galaxy Home will launch in April. Koh didn't share a specific release date or even say how much the smart speaker would cost.

CES 2019 — Google v. Alexa, Samsung & LG top winners

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A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. LAS VEGAS--When we wrapped up the 2018 CES show last January, we said this: "The one story that overshadowed everything else was the rivalry between Amazon and Google to get their connected speaker technology into as many products as possible, from speakers, stoves, refrigerators and even a shower to respond to your wishes." So how did the show go this year? Funny, it was déjà vu. The LG Signature OLED TV is the first rollup television.

CES 2019: "Alexa, I'm still waiting for you to flush the potty"

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This year's Consumer Electronics Show is bringing the latest in tech including self-driving suitcases and motorcycles. The Numi toilet from Kohler was impossible to ignore. Announced at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, 2018, the new $8,000 toilet was not just touted to "bring you the finest in personal comfort and cleansing," but it also had voice commands via Alexa. Ready to flush or want to heat up the seat? Just ask Amazon's Alexa personal assistant to do it for you.

14 questions CES 2019 needs to answer


CES 2019 will be my 16th consecutive jaunt to Las Vegas to see the latest and greatest that the consumer electronics industry has to offer. So I'm extremely confident in predicting that we'll see plenty of the following: Those, of course, are the table stakes -- the same trends that have been on display for the past three, five or even 10 years of the world's biggest electronics show. To that end, these are the biggest questions we have going into the show -- the answers to which will set the tone for the rest of 2019. Qualcomm showed off a 5G phone prototype in Hawaii last month. There is little doubt that 5G -- the next-generation wireless standard that promises hyperfast speeds with almost no latency -- is the key game-changing technology for 2019.

Best deals for Sept. 17: Save on Apple iPad, Nintendo Switch, FitBit, Amazon Echo Spot, Samsung Galaxy Note9, and more


With the start of a brand new week, we're rounding up the best deals from Amazon, Walmart, Udemy, and Target on the products that will seriously upgrade your life. For the kitchen, there are a lot of deals on KitchenAid products, such as KitchenAid Artisan Series Tilt-Head Stand Mixer, which is priced at $209.99. This sale price is $290 off its retail price. In addition, the KitchenAid Professional Bowl-Lift Stand Mixer is on sale for $239.00. At Walmart, the Apple iPad Air 2 is discounted with a sale price $379.99,

Samsung's $1,000 Note 9 is great - but so is the...

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For $1,000, the premium Galaxy Note 9 is a superb phone that showcases the best Samsung has to offer. It's also the phone most of you won't need. That's because you can get many of the same features in Samsung's Galaxy S9 for a few hundred dollars less. The Note 9, available Friday, is the Android smartphone for those who want the latest and the greatest. FILE- In this Aug. 7, 2018, file photo the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 is shown in New York.

Galaxy Home: Can Samsung make up for lost time in the smart speaker space?


Earlier this month, at Samsung's Unpacked event for the Galaxy Note 9 in New York, the company finally unveiled its smart speaker, the Galaxy Home, after much talk and delays. Details of the Bixby-powered AI speaker are sparse, but Samsung says it boasts six speakers, eight microphones, a subwoofer, and sound by AKG. Samsung also says its smart speaker is the only one that "moves a wave of sound toward you when you ask it to". We do know, however, that the Galaxy Home will enter a smart speaker market that is already a little crowded. Google and Amazon's respective smart speaker offerings accounted for over 60 percent of the global market in Q1 2018, according to Canalys, and along with Apple's HomePod make up the top three speakers in the US.