• Google Taps Pixar, Onion Staff to Give AI Assistant a Sense of Humor

    Google Taps Pixar, Onion Staff to Give AI Assistant a Sense of Humor

    A sense of humor is a distinct feature that sets humans apart from animals.The tech titan is reportedly infusing comedy into its new virtual assistant, according to The Wall Street Journal.
  • The Samsung Galaxy Note 7's Demise Will Only Benefit Apple

    The Samsung Galaxy Note 7's Demise Will Only Benefit Apple

    The Galaxy Note 7 is done.Ultimately, the Galaxy Note 7's doom comes down to physics.
  • The Best Smart Home Products

    The Best Smart Home Products

    There are many smart home product categories, so you can control everything from lights and temperature to locks and security in your home.That includes a good swath of the smart home spectrum, from Philips Hue lighting and the Netgear Arlo camera, to the forthcoming Google Home.
  • Cheaper Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat Arrives Oct. 31

    Cheaper Ecobee3 Lite Smart Thermostat Arrives Oct. 31

    With winter on the horizon, temperatures are dropping and home heating bills are on the rise.But Ecobee today introduced a "lite" version of its Wi-Fi-enabled smart thermostat that promises energy savings of up to $80 when compared to rival devices.
  • Google Home Earns Top Marks for DIY Repairs

    Google Home Earns Top Marks for DIY Repairs

    Unveiled during May's I/O developer conference, Google Home streams video and audio between Cast-enabled gadgets, letting you play music, search the Web, or control smart home devices.05-pound Google Home comes in white, with magnetic, swappable bases available in different colors and materials.
  • Here's What You Googled Most in 2016

    Here's What You Googled Most in 2016

    For better or worse, 2016 was a memorable year, the remnants of which you can reflect on with Google's annual list of the year's most popular searches across the globe, released today.But some trending topics, like Powerball, were "especially unique this year," Google said.
  • LG Tips QHD 18:9 Display for Upcoming G6 Smartphone

    LG Tips QHD 18:9 Display for Upcoming G6 Smartphone

    The phone, likely to be called the LG G6, will have a resolution of 1,440 by 2,880, or 564 pixels per inch, according to the Korean Herald.That's larger than the 1,440-by-2,560 display found on the Samsung Galaxy S7 and the iPhone 7's 750-by-1,334 screen.
  • HTC Desire 626 (Verizon Wireless)

    HTC Desire 626 (Verizon Wireless)

    Affordable, sensibly sized mid-range smartphones on Verizon Wireless are hard to come by.That leaves the HTC Desire 626 ($192; 16GB) as one of the few midrange options the carrier offers in the 5-inch range.