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Microsoft to Enter Smart Speaker Wars?

As reported on various blogs and widely speculated, Microsoft might announce something called HomeHub at their event on October 26th. What is HomeHub? Nobody knows but some suggest it is mostly…


2nd Gen Echo Dot Software Branching from Echo and Dot 1st Gen

Amazon updated the Alexa software page and seems to have separated the Echo Dot second generation software code from the first generation Echo and Echo Dot. The 2nd generation Echo…


Cyberattack taking down Spotify and others

If you’re having issues today linking your Spotify account with Alexa, hang tight, you are not alone. As reported on multiple web sites, a major cyberattack is causing…


New Echo Dot Now Shipping

The new Amazon Echo Dot, available in black or white with a slightly changed design, ships today in the U.S. and England (no, not Canada).   At just $49.99 US,…


With ESP, Amazon Echo Knows Where You’re Coming From

In it’s quest to put an Echo device into every room in your home, Amazon has quietly begun rolling out Echo Spatial Perception (ESP) in the latest software…


Amazon’s Slow Train to Canada

Last week, Amazon launched its music streaming service in the U.S., offering subscription music to Echo device owners for as low as $3.99 US per month, as the…


Amazon Launches Streaming Music Service, Forgets Canada (again)

It’s Ok Amazon, Canada is used to being snubbed (not really). Amazon launched their widely anticipated music streaming service yesterday and like their streaming video service, it’s not…


Will Google Home beat Amazon Echo for the Canadian release?

At their coveted October 4th  event, Google announced it’s Amazon Echo competitor. Aptly named Google Home, the device which includes a customizable base allows users to enjoy music, manage smart home devices…


Amazon opens Ottawa development office – Can has Echo?

It’s been over a month since Amazon quietly rolled out it’s new office in Ottawa, Canada. As reported by the Ottawa Business Journal (OBJ) last month, the creator of Echo…