Ikea and Sonos fuse smart speakers with furniture

What happens when furniture maker Ikea and audio junkie Sonos collide? Furniture that makes a lot of noise. The fruit of their collaboration is the Symfonisk series speaker products. Currently, it's populated by

Published on: April 8th, 2019 Tom Li

Echo Input is the best way to add Alexa to your home or office

The Echo Input is a slender puck that turns a dumb speaker into an Amazon Alexa-connected smart speaker, at about half the price of buying an Echo Dot. It's just the latest device

Published on: March 31st, 2019 Brian Jackson

Amazon Echo Input can turn any speaker smart

Old speakers can indeed learn new tricks. Canadians with old speakers collecting dust can now turn them into Alexa-enabled devices using the Amazon Echo Input. A processor and a quad-microphone array reside within

Published on: March 21st, 2019 Tom Li

Samsung Unpacked reveals Galaxy Note 9, Galaxy Watch, and Galaxy Home

NEW YORK CITY -- Samsung Electronics Ltd. wasted no time in showing off its new Galaxy Note 9 smartphone at its annual Unpacked event on Thursday, but also surprised the crowd with announcements

Published on: August 9th, 2018 Brian Jackson

Ikea Canada launches bluetooth speakers

We might think of Ikea as the one-stop-shop for furniture, or that place that with the really good $1 hot dogs, but the DIY furniture company is now stepping into the tech world.

Published on: July 27th, 2018 Meagan Simpson

Hashtag Trending – Washington sues Google and Facebook; ZTE strikes deal with U.S.; Sonos’ new Alexa-enabled speaker

The state of Washington has sued Google and Facebook for allegedly not disclosing who purchased election ads. Chinese smartphone manufacturer ZTE’s U.S. operations officially get to stay in business. And users appear very

Published on: June 8th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

Hashtag Trending – Gmail’s getting a facelift; Facebook collects data on non-users; HomePod a bust?

Google’s email platform is getting a facelift; Mark Zuckerberg acknowledges that Facebook collects data on non-users; and Bloomberg reports that the HomePod isn’t selling as well as Apple hoped. First, on LinkedIn: Google

Published on: April 13th, 2018 Eric Emin Wood

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