Making Google Home and Amazon Echo Dot portable

Ever felt constrained by having to keep your smart speakers plugged in at all times? Chicago based Ninety7 is trying to solve that problem as it has announced the release of its portable

Published on: August 1st, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Prime Day brings in record sales for Amazon

Despite website struggles, this year’s Amazon Prime Day broke sales records around the world. Within minutes of the sale opening on July 16th, Amazon’s website crashed, with online shoppers unable to access the

Published on: July 18th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Connected Labs hosts Alexa Skills hackathon featuring Echo Spot

If you find that it's hard to motivate your kids to do chores around the house, Alexa may be able to help you with that soon enough if the winner of a Toronto-based

Published on: June 27th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Amazon’s Echo Spot launches in Canada

Four months after the launch of Amazon’s various Echo devices, Canadians can now pre-order the newest addition to the Echo family - the Echo Spot. Amazon announced the launch this morning, adding the

Published on: April 11th, 2018 Alex Coop

Canada is the perfect place to innovate, Amazon’s head of Canadian advertising says

TORONTO - Tamir Bar-Haim was nervous about continuing his career in Toronto after working out of Amazon’s corporate headquarters in Seattle. Canada was home, and the idea of relocating his family was enticing.

Published on: March 7th, 2018 Alex Coop

Guide to complete mastery of your Canadian Amazon Echo

Three years after it was first available south of the border, the Amazon Echo and its Alexa voice assistant service are now launched in Canada. If you just received your Amazon Echo, Echo

Published on: December 5th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon launches Alexa in Canada with Echo devices, Prime Music

After months of rumours, Amazon confirmed that it's now officially launching its Alexa smart assistant to Canada. The cloud-based AI that has been available for years south of the border and featured in

Published on: November 15th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Amazon Echo success, Google Home launch catching attention of brands

Almost exactly 10 years after the iPhone launched, Google Home went on sale in Canada at the end of June. At first look, the products are different in many ways. The iPhone is designed

Published on: July 12th, 2017 Brian Jackson

Toronto’s Amazon Echo hackathon makes its voice-controlled assistant ‘Alexa’ more helpful

Over the weekend, more than a dozen programming teams came to Connected Lab's head office in downtown Toronto to extend the capabilities of “Alexa”, the voice-based interface behind Amazon Echo. The Echo is a

Published on: March 14th, 2016 David Hamilton