Sunday, 18 Nov 2018
Category: ifa 2018

The best of IFA 2018

IFA’s one of the year’s most fascinating tech shows — and not just because it means hanging out in Berlin for the week. The conference is primarily targeted at European consumers, but the late-August/early-September timing means plenty of companies use it as the global launch pad for gadgets aimed at holiday shoppers. In recent years, […]

Alexa is now available on 20,000 devices

That large number comes courtesy of Amazon’s press event at IFA in Berlin this week. It’s an impressive jump, given that the company was only boasting around 4,000 the last time it reported a number at the beginning of the year. “Just this year,” exec Daniel Rausch told the crowd, as reported by CNET. “Alexa […]

Alexa routers are a thing now

Some things are inevitable — stock market fluctuations, thunderstorms, your favorite band reuniting to offset poor financial planning. And then there’s Alexa. Amazon’s smart assistant is slowly making its way onto every aspect of the smart home, and Google’s own offering isn’t too far behind. As far as these things go, routers make a lot […]

Lenovo launched a bunch of smart home products

Lenovo’s got its hands in basically everything else at this point, so why not extend that reach into smart home devices? Today at IFA, the company announced the upcoming release of smart lightbulb, plug and connected security camera, all tied together by the company’s new Link app. The play here is pretty clear, honestly. The […]

Marshall launches its first Alexa/Google Assistant smart speakers

Marshall Speakers are hardly the first third-party manufacturer to hop on the smart speaker bandwagon, but the company’s got a strong case for bringing the best design into the mix. Announced at IFA in Berlin this week, the Acton II and Stanmore II continue the line’s legacy of cribbing heavily from Marshall’s iconic guitar amp […]

Sennheiser announces $300 wireless earbuds

I suspect $300 wireless earbuds might have been a bit easier to swallow back when the technology was still something of a novelty just a few years ago. Now that these devices are fairly ubiquitous, however, it’s going to be tougher for a company to justify what’s essentially twice the price of a set of […]