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Google Home gains voice control over GE connected appliances. GE Google Home’s widening circle of voice control now covers GE smart appliances. Thanks to a new partnership announced Wednesday between GE and the search giant, owners of the connected speaker system can verbally ask Google’s virtual assistant to preheat their ovens, check if the dishes …

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Ikea A home with smart appliances is one thing, but how about smart furniture? Global home furnishing giant Ikea is asking the same sorts of questions. Specifically, it has tasked the Copenhagen design firm Space10 to conduct a survey investigating consumers’ attitudes towards artificial intelligence. With the quirky title “Do You Speak Human?” the online …

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US Department of Energy Modern home clothes dryers are convenient but often take way too long to do their job. New ultrasonic dryer technology dreamed up by scientists at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory could make slow, old-school dryers relics and in a hurry. The project to create an ultrasonic dryer prototype was born from …

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CNET First Look The new Bloomsky Sky2 weather station and Storm add-on combine plenty of meteorology tools and an HD camera with smart home controls. 1:40 / March 29, 2017 Source link

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The $300 BloomSky Sky2 Weather Camera has a list of features that will impress even die-hard weather geeks. It offers the usual array of climate sensors found on weather systems popular among amateur meteorologists and science educators. It can detect temperature, wind speed, rain and air pressure, plus it draws its electrical power from the …

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CNET First Look The uncanny Sobro coffee table holds a beverage fridge, charges mobile devices, and plays music over Bluetooth. 1:03 / March 20, 2017 Source link

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App-connected GE dryers now support Amazon Dash. Chris Monroe/CNET Pushy reminders to clean your dryer filter are one thing, but how about a smart dryer that shops for supplies by itself? That’s exactly what GE just activated in a select group of its products. Starting today, the company’s Wi-Fi-enabled clothes dryers can harness Amazon’s Dash …

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You can now use Alexa directly on your iPhone or iPad, via the Amazon app. Amazon just enabled its voice assistant within the company’s mobile shopping application for iOS devices. You simply press the microphone icon in the app to summon Alexa and give her a command. Where before a voice interface in the app …

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Google Home can now drive Neato robot vacuums around the house. Chris Monroe/CNET There’s a war for control of everything in the smart home and what better pawn to fight over than the friendly little robot vacuum? Robot vacuum maker Neato strives not to pick sides. Having already joined forces with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, …

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Alexa will soon command iRobot Roomba 900 Series vacuums. Tyler Lizenby/CNET Alexa will soon extend its powers of voice control to iRobot Roomba vacuums. iRobot will enable Alexa command for its current line of app-connected robovacs, the $700 Roomba 960 and $900 Roomba 980 models. They will join robot vacuums from Neato and Samsung on …

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