Saint Louis University will put 2,300 Echo Dots in student residences

If you’re attending Saint Louis University this semester, you’ll find more in your dorm room than the usual tiny furnishings. The school has unveiled plans to provide all 2,300 student residences on campus (both dorms and apartments) with Echo Dots by the time classes begin in late August. To no one’s surprise, they’re not just […]

Elaborate hack turned Amazon Echo speakers into spies

Some people worry that hackers could infiltrate their smart speakers and spy on them, but that hasn’t been the practical reality — not for Amazon’s Echo, at least. A team of researchers from China’s Tencent has come about as close as you can get right now, however. They’ve disclosed an attack on the Echo that […]

We compared the new Lenovo Smart Display to the Amazon Echo Show — and it’s clear which smart speaker you should get

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. The Amazon Echo Show ($ 230) and the recently launched Lenovo Smart Display ($ 200 for the 8″ screen, $ 250 for the 10″ screen) are meant to directly compete […]

Lenovo designed an Amazon Echo Show look-a-like that’s better and cheaper than the original — here’s what the $200 Smart Display is like to use

The Insider Picks team writes about stuff we think you’ll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Lenovo Lenovo and Google teamed up to create the Smart Display, a smart home hub with a screen that takes direct aim at the $ 230 Amazon Echo Show.  The Smart […]

Watch how Valve’s Knuckles controllers work with Lone Echo and Fallout 4 VR

Here’s a video of one of VR’s best games being played with its most promising new controllers. Brian Lindenhof, a VR developer best known for his work on Climbey, has uploaded a video of him playing Ready at Dawn’s Oculus Rift exclusive, Lone Echo, using the Revive app. The new controllers, which were shipped out to […]

Google slashes Google Home and Google Home Mini price as it takes aim at the Amazon Echo

Google has just announced that it has slashed the price of its Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers. Both of these devices use voice search and Google’s clever Assistant to perform a huge range of tasks including playing music, answering questions and connecting to smart home gadgets such as lights and heating. They […]

George Clooney in Talks to Helm Sci-Fi Film ‘Echo’

George Clooney is planning his next film: a sci-fi thriller called Echo. Clooney is in early talks to helm the movie, which focuses on everyone’s two favorite things: drones and paranoia. Don’t let the title fool you: Echo is not the long-awaited sequel to Earth to Echo. Instead, it’s an adult sci-fi thriller that’s caught the eye of handsome […]

How Ready At Dawn Studios designed Echo Combat for zero-gravity VR firefights

If anyone succeeds in turning virtual reality gaming into an esport, it will probably be Ready At Dawn Studios. The Irvine, California-based studio created Lone Echo and Echo Arena for the Oculus Rift in 2017, and it’s back this year with a new title called Echo Combat. Lone Echo was a single-player VR experience driven […]