E-reader innovation has stalled

Next month marks 10 years since the first Kindle debuted. It’s a virtual lifetime in consumer electronics terms, but compared to its mobile brethren, e-readers’...

Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart

One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest blindspots has just been addressed. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. That means...

Comparing Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana and Siri smart speakers

The smart home assistant race has been building to a fever pitch over the course of the last couple of years. Things really came to...

In defense of the Amazon Fire Phone

The Fire Phone is widely regarded as one of Amazon’s biggest misfires —...

Logitech’s Craft keyboard offers premium typing with big bonuses

Logitech’s keyboards have long been my keyboards of choice, thanks to their versatility and focus on good design. But the new Craft keyboard may be...

Kickstarter’s most successful fundraiser shares lessons from a failed campaign

PodCase’s search for $300,000 on Kickstarter has ended — not with a bang but a whimper. Earlier this week, the company posted an update to...

Google Compute Engine goes a little crazy with up to 96 CPU cores and...

If you’ve got a resource-hungry app, Google Compute Engine’s latest offering has you covered. It lets you dial up to 96 CPUs and an other-worldly...

Can Google’s AI-powered Clips make people care about lifelogging?

Lifelogging once seemed like an inevitability. Between social media and the increasing ubiquity of cameras, we were all clearly moving toward a sort of constant...

Google dropped the Pixel’s headphone jack to lay the groundwork for a bezel-free phone

Another domino has fallen in the march toward a post-headphone jack world. Today Google became the latest company to drop the once ubiquitous port from...

The hard tech behind Google’s simple Clips camera

Maybe the biggest surprise of Google’s hardware event today was the launch of Clips, a small stand-alone AI-driven camera that can capture up to three...

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Robots, jobs and the human fear of change

Steve Cousins Crunch Network Contributor Steve Cousins is founder and CEO of Savioke, which develops and...