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 […]

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 […]

Most smart speaker owners don’t use their devices to shop online, and more than half say it’s because of a lack of trust (AMZN)

As it turns out, even consumers who willingly keep a smart speaker in their homes don’t trust them with certain personal information. A recent survey from comScore showed that 70% of smart speaker owners haven’t used theirs to order items online, presenting a big challenge to the AI-powered device’s potential to serve as a new consumer […]

LG G7 ThinQ’s speaker is apparently ten times louder than others

Another day, another LG G7 ThinQ teaser. Following the 1,000-nit super bright display, today the Korean giant decided to boast another feature on its upcoming flagship smartphone: the “Boombox Speaker.” As the name implies, we’re told to expect a speaker that “increases the base sound level by more than 6dB with twice the amount of […]

Facebook reportedly pauses smart speaker plans for obvious reasons

Even though it seems like everyone is selling some sort of smart speaker, Bloomberg reports that Facebook will not be the next company joining in and has scuttled plans for a reveal at its F8 developer event. Despite earlier rumors of a device that would compete with the likes of Echo, Home, and HomePod, it […]

Take $50 off a Sonos PLAY:3 smart speaker — and more of today’s best deals from around the web

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. Since you don’t have all day to scour the web for noteworthy sales and discounts, we rounded up the best bargains for you to shop in one convenient […]