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Here’s why I fell in love with Amazon’s $150 Echo Show smart speaker and how it helped me organize my life

I used to mock the Echo Show, not knowing why I would ever need my Echo to have a screen, but in certain ways it's the perfect smart home device — as long as it's not sound quality you're after.

Amazon is bringing its Echo devices to hotel rooms across the country, starting with Marriott

Thanks to a new program called Alexa for Hospitality, Amazon Echo devices will soon become available in hotels throughout the US. Guests will be able to use them to call the front desk, adjust the lights, and even check out of their room.
Orbital Systems founder Mehrdad Mahdjoubi

This founder created a $2,500 shower that never runs out of hot water, backed by former Tesla and Skype bigwigs

When you think of technology that came from NASA, maybe you think of orange flavored Tang, or freeze-dried food, or space blankets.But maybe not an endlessly hot shower with a full, high-pressure waterfall. Orbital Systems took NASA tech and turned it into an award-winning, water-purifying shower.

What it’s like to use Wyze Cam, the $20 home security camera trying to take on Amazon and Nest

Wyze Cam is the first product from a startup founded by former Amazon employees. It's a tiny indoor security camera that's easy to set up, captures high-definition video, and can be mounted wherever you like. Plus, it only costs $20.

Japan’s $2,700 answer to Amazon’s Echo could make the country’s sex crisis even worse

Gatebox AI is like an Amazon Echo mixed with the movie "Her," but with fewer mustaches.

Amazon is hurtling headfirst into the housing industry amid plans to use Alexa for smart homes

Amazon and homebuilder Lennar announced on Wednesday that they're collaborating on a series of model homes that will be fully technology enabled. The houses will make heavy use of Amazon's Alexa technology.

Disney’s ‘Smart House’ came out in 1999 — here’s all the technology from the movie that we’re actually using 2 dec...

In the Disney Channel original movie "Smart House," a virtual assistant named Pat, played by Katey Sagal, controlled everything in the automated house. Years later, some of the smart-home technology has made it to the mainstream.

Amazon Echo has transformed the way I live in my apartment — here are my 19 favorite features

Amazon Echo is one of the best gadgets you can buy. It transforms the way you use your living space.
Ecobee CEO Stuart Lombard

An Amazon-backed smart thermostat company just snagged another $36 million to take on Google’s Nest

Ecobee is an Amazon-backed smart thermostat company that's taking on Google's Nest. Now, it's raising $36 million ($47 million CAD) as it expands its product offerings.

Building the smart home of your dreams is easier than you think — here are 6 simple ways to get started

With so many smart products on the market, it's difficult to know where to start. Here's how to figure out which ones are right for you.