Google Home Hub receives FCC approval in the US

Friday, 21 Sep, 2018

The full-sized Amazon Echo came in third with 12 percent market share, while Alibaba's Tmall Genie and Google Home rounded out the top five, each grabbing 7 percent of shipments.

The sub is a £119.99 device that sits alongside your existing speakers to add bass and, presumably, cause a sense of rising panic for executives working for Sonos, Bose or any other high-end audio manufacturer. You can, for instance, set it up so that Alexa automatically turns on the fan if your living room reaches a certain temperature.

As per the reports, Google is looking forward to expanding its Home smart speaker portfolio along with the launch of a new device called the Google Home Hub. As the name implies, the devices are all apart of the Alexa digital assistant ecosystem, giving you more control over more parts of your smart home with just your voice, and giving Jeff Bezos more money to create schools where "kids are customers". You'll be able to use Skype on the new Echo Show.

The Smart Plug is listed at £95 (US$122), which is significantly more expensive than its competitors like the $34 WeMo mini, which also has the choice of Google Assistant and Nest, on top of Alexa.

Amazon has announced a new Echo Show that's not almost as ugly as its predecessor.

The 2nd Generation Amazon Echo Show will ship next month, specifically on October 11, though you can pre-order it today. This device can be paired with an Echo or Echo Plus device, or if you have two Echo or Echo Plus models, you can get stereo 2.1 sound.

Already have a speaker you love? And why would Amazon want to make one?

Time to talk about all of the new Echo devices, including the new Echo Clock!

You can, of course, also ask Alexa to do other tasks, such as fetch music, call or or message people, read the news, check weather forecasts, set alarms and timers, and more.

Today, Amazon revealed that it is dramatically increasing the number of Alexa-powered smart home devices it sells.

Alexa changes that. The AmazonBasics Microwave includes dozens of quick-cook voice presets, so you can cook just by asking Alexa.

You can hang Alexa up on the wall now in the form of a $30 wall clock.

The Echo Auto is a new gadget that puts Alexa in the vehicle. The small device sits on the dashboard of your auto and allows you to connect your phone via Bluetooth.