The best smart speakers for all budgets | Technology

After almost six years on the market, smart speakers now come in a variety of sizes, shapes, capabilities and prices. Whether you want a cheap speaker to keep the kids entertained, one that doubles as a digital photo frame or one that sounds so good you’ll want to yell “turn Continue Reading

‘Alexa, I love you’: how lockdown made men lust after their Amazon Echo | Technology

Name: Alexa. Age: Five. Appearance: The lockdown equivalent of an office affair. I don’t like where this is going. Nor should you. Lockdown has changed society in many ways. One of those is that men now fall in love with their Amazon Echos. This cannot be true. It is and Continue Reading

Sonos launches new Arc soundbar with Dolby Atmos | Technology

The wireless home-audio specialist Sonos is launching the first of its next-generation speakers with a new Dolby Atmos voice-controlled soundbar called Arc. Arc replaces the firm’s popular Playbar and Playbase as its top-end TV sound system, re-engineered to provide a wider, more powerful sound and built on the new S2 Continue Reading

What’s the best tablet for video calling grandma? | Technology

I want to get my grandma a tablet for easy video calling. She is elderly and needs to self-isolate, and she is already quite isolated after the recent death of her husband. I am not sure which tablet or which program to use. She isn’t very computer literate. This new Continue Reading

How to stop your smart home spying on you | Technology

During an interview with the BBC last year, Google’s senior vice-president for devices and services, Rick Osterloh, pondered whether a homeowner should disclose the presence of smart home devices to guests. “I would, and do, when someone enters into my home,” he said. When your central heating thermostat asks for Continue Reading

Amazon Echo Buds review: Alexa in your ear with Bose noise reduction | Technology

Amazon’s first attempt at a set of true wireless earbuds gets a lot right, with Bose active noise reduction technology and hands-free Alexa. At £119.99, the Echo Buds undercut rivals, some of which cost more than twice as much. Their design is generic: large, kidney-shaped with a glossy touch panel Continue Reading

The Hidden Threats due to Growth of IoTIT News Africa – Up to date technology news, IT news, Digital news, Telecom news, Mobile news, Gadgets news, Analysis and Reports

February 4, 2020 • Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Security It is no mystery why the internet of things (IoT) is growing as readily as it is. Internet-integration with our practical and offline lives further facilitates our increasingly-electronic states of being. While you may think that a universal controller or Continue Reading

Amazon Fire TV Cube review: great smart TV box, irritating smart speaker | Technology

The Fire TV Cube is Amazon’s attempt to combine a smart TV streaming box with an Alexa-powered smart speaker, producing a small black box that doubles as an Echo device. The Cube doesn’t look like anything else. The combination of shiny and matt black plastic makes it stand out at Continue Reading

Be careful you are not giving away your privacy with Christmas gifts this year| Tim Singleton Norton | Opinion

This Christmas, you may be considering just how much your family would appreciate a cool new gadget – that latest internet-enabled watch for dad, a smart speaker for your grandmother’s kitchen, or an amazingly interactive talking doll for your niece. But what if you knew that these handy devices would Continue Reading

Echo Dot with Clock: Amazon’s cheap Alexa alarm clock replacement | Technology

Amazon has a new twist on its popular cut-price Echo Dot smart speaker, now setting its sights squarely on your beleaguered bedside alarm clock with a new LED display embedded in the side. The Echo Dot with Clock is one of those true Ronseal products – it says what it Continue Reading