Google might launch its own smart display this holiday season

Google is expanding its line of Assistant-powered devices with its own smart display, at least according to Nikkei. The tech giant has reportedly told its Taiwanese manufacturing partners to gear up and make sure they can deliver, because it’s planning to take its competition with Amazon up a notch. Mountain View, the report says, will […]

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 […]

Airstream brings app-based smart controls to its Classic RV

Airstream is bringing smart controls to its 2019 Classic RVs, giving users the ability to adjust lights, temperature levels and the awning, monitor battery and propane tank levels and even find their RV if they’ve wandered too far from it. Controls are easy to access via the new Smart Control app through which Airstream customer […]

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 […]

Google Pixel 3 rumors: More pictures leak, hints of smart display dock surface

XDA Forums A pair of Pixel news items hit the Internet this weekend. First up, we have more leaked pictures of Google’s upcoming Pixel 3 XL flagship, this time in white to go along with the previously leaked black version. The pictures, which were taken by XDA forum user dr.guru, line up well with the […]

Google ‘Pixel Stand’ might turn your phone into a smart speaker

When the Pixel 3 comes out, it might launch with a special kind of wireless charging dock: one that could make buying a smart speaker unnecessary unless you need more than one. 9to5Google has decompiled the latest version of Google app beta and found strings of code talking about a “Pixel Stand.” The lines show […]

Tommy Hilfiger tracks, rewards you for wearing its smart clothes

How do you convince everyday people to serve as unofficial ambassadors for a fashion brand? Make smart clothes, apparently. Tommy Hilfiger is launching a Tommy Jeans Xplore garment line that uses embedded Bluetooth smart tags (connected to the company’s iOS app) to provide “one-of-a-kind rewards and experiences” to buyers. The more you wear the clothes, […]