Facebook’s Portal smart displays are designed for video chat

Facebook has introduced their first hardware product and it’s a set of smart displays with an emphasis on video chat.

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Sonos One Review: One of the best sounding smart speakers

Sonos has been around for a while but only recently gained more popularity with their system of speakers that allows you to have a multi-room audio setup. Back in 2017, Sonos announced their first foray into smart speakers with the Alexa-enabled Sonos One.

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Amazon Echo Spot Review

It’s no secret that Amazon wants Alexa everywhere in all shapes and sizes. The newest form that Alexa comes in (at least in Canada) is the Echo Spot. The device is the first (and only) touchscreen Echo devices to makes its way up north and the screen does enhance the overall Alexa experience but the device has few flaws.

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Amazon completes Ring acquisition, drops price of video doorbell to $124.99

Back in February, Amazon announced that they would be acquiring video doorbell maker, Ring for around $1 billion USD. Now that acquisition is complete, they’ve dropped the price of their first-gen video doorbell to just $124.99 CAD ($99 USD).

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Amazon Echo (2nd Generation) Review

Over the past few years, our homes have been getting smarter, thanks to smart speakers that can be used to control devices in your home using just your voice. Amazon has been dominating the smart speaker market since it first introduced their Echo devices back in November 2014.

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ecobee’s Alexa-enabled Switch+ is now available for pre-order in Canada [Update: Now available]

Last year, ecobee announced a smart light switch called the Switch+, it has Alexa built-in and would allow users to control their smart home including their ecobee thermostat via their voice.

Now their Switch+ is available for pre-order in Canada and the US.

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