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Essential Home is this year's most surprising Amazon Echo competitor
May 30, 2017 at 8:02 am

From the creator of Android comes a new smart speaker called Essential Home. It looks like a cross between an Amazon Echo Dot and a Nest thermostat that wants to get your smart home gadgets talking to one another. The speaker works in a similar way to the Amazon Echo, although it will be equipped…

Alexa can control your dumb AC unit using Ambi's smart hub
May 23, 2017 at 11:02 am

Some of you may recall that back in October 2014, Hong Kong startup Ambi Labs unveiled its Ambi Climate as a gateway between your smartphone and your dumb air conditioner at home. But it isn't just about replacing your infrared remote control; what makes Ambi Climate unique is its machine learning capability, so that over…