Smart speakers

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Alexa, how did Amazon’s wrong call on voice assistants tee up a $10bn loss? | John Naughton
The tech giant’s flawed business model for its popular smart devices has cost the company a fortune and thousands of jobs

John Naughton

26, Nov, 2022 @4:00 PM

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Sonos Sub Mini review: big boom upgrade in a compact box
Smaller, cheaper bass add-on for wifi speakers and soundbars delivers in all the right areas

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

05, Oct, 2022 @6:00 AM

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‘Ask all the time: why do I need this?’ How to stop your vacuum from spying on you
Even if you’re not gadget-obsessed, the odds are you’ve got at least one smart device at home. So how do you limit the internet of things from listening in?

Katie Cunningham

16, Aug, 2022 @3:12 AM

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Sonos launches cheaper Ray soundbar and new voice control system
Own-brand voice recognition update can replace Google or Alexa for faster, more private music commands

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

11, May, 2022 @8:05 PM

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Amazon Echo Show 15 review: bigger Alexa is good, but not yet better
Giant smart display offers a little more than smaller versions, packed with untapped potential

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

25, Apr, 2022 @6:00 AM

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The 20 best gadgets of 2021
From smartphones to folding skis, the year’s top gizmos selected by tech experts from the Guardian, iNews, TechRadar and Wired

Samuel Gibbs, Rhiannon Williams, Cat Ellis, Jeremy White

28, Nov, 2021 @8:00 AM

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Christmas gifts: the best tech gadgets for all the family
From smartphones to tablets and headphones to laptop bags, there is plenty to choose from

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

27, Nov, 2021 @9:00 AM

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Radio industry calls for government protection from smart assistants
Broadcasters fear Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant may gradually sideline UK content

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Echo Show 10 review: this rotating Alexa display follows you around
Novel motorised smart screen tracks your movements to keep facing you for media and video calls

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

30, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Amazon Echo Dot (4th gen) review: Alexa’s new small budget ball
Smart speaker ditches puck shape but keeps solid sound and function with or without LED clock display

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

14, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Sonos Roam review: the portable speaker you’ll want to use at home too
Cheaper wifi speaker has Bluetooth plus Google or Alexa for great indoor and outdoor music

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

13, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review: wearable-free sleep tracking smart display
Radar-based gesture and sleep tracking turns top smart assistant into a great alarm clock too

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

08, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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