The real cost of smart speakers (Video)

General interest news site Vox runs down the rise in popularity of smart assistants in the last decade and how your privacy is able to keep the cost of speakers so cheap.

Spotify Podcasts is now available on Alexa outside of the US

After adding the feature to the US around a year ago, Spotify extends support for voice controlled podcasts on Alexa-enabled devices to 11 more countries.

The new Amazon Echo 4th-Gen is the best sounding smart speaker under $100

Amazon’s new mid-range speaker performs standard smart functions and produces great sounding, loud, room filling audio with impressive bass. At $99.99, Amazon’s new Echo sits between the similarly shaped new Echo Dot for $50 and…

Best Amazon Alexa enabled home smart speakers 2020

We’ve compiled the top smart speakers for Amazon Alexa users at each price range. Great for requesting your favourite song on all major streaming services. Find the best Google Assistant smart speakers here. Budget ($50)…

Best home smart speakers 2020 – Amazon Alexa & Google Assistant enabled

We’ve compiled the top smart speakers for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant users at each price range. Great for requesting your favourite song on all major streaming services. Budget ($50) The music these speakers produce…

New Amazon Alexa app update gives it a redesign

Amazon have updated their Alexa app, to put your most used features and the Alexa assistant right on the home screen. Rather than showing the date, weather and a list of third-party skill suggestions, the…

Google Assistant update brings new features to all smart devices

Google are bringing more features to all of their speakers and Google Assistant-enabled smart devices. In another attempt to overtake Amazon Alexa in market share, and smart enable all-the-things, Google outline their new features. Voice…

The BBC launch Beeb, an underwhelming rival to Alexa

In an attempt to regain some control over how people explore their content online the BBC have launched a voice assistant. Beeb is a new companion for listeners of BBC Radio and… well, not much…

Amazon look to compete with Spotify’s growing monopoly on podcasts

In the quest to move beyond music streaming Spotify have nabbed some of the world’s biggest podcasts but they may find a competitor in Amazon. Last week Spotify announced that Joe Rogan was moving his…

Bang & Olufsen Beosound A1 2nd Gen brings Alexa to their portable speaker

B&O update their Beoplay A1 with Alexa, waterproofing, all-day battery and improved sound to make it an ideal portable speaker choice. Renamed to Beosound A1, the premium compact speakers updates bring it up to speed…