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Amazon's Eero takeover feeds its smart-home obsession video - CNET

6 monthes ago   |   By CNET

From The 3:59 show: Amazon's home lineup of smart speakers, wall clocks, microwaves, and TVs gets a little bigger with Eero's WiFi hardware.
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Here's how to create a stereo pairing with your Amazon Echo speakers

Here's how to create a stereo pairing with your Amazon Echo speakers

6 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

One of the best perks of owning multiple smart speakers in your home is the ability to link them all together. The Alexa app makes it easy to cast the same music across multiple rooms in your home, but you're also able to pair two of the same Amazon Echo speakers together to create a stereo pair. Stereo pairing is available for the 2nd generation Echo , the 3rd generation Echo Dot , and both the first gen and 2nd gen Echo Plus and you can only pair two of the same speakers together. Stereo pairing follows the same setup steps as the Amazon Echo Sub , which needs to be paired with one or...
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Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast

Dandelion Energy, the Alphabet X spinout, raises another $16M led by GV and Comcast

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

As tech companies continue their race to control the smart home, a promising energy startup has raised a round of funding from traditionally-tech and strategic investors, for a geothermal solution to heat and cool houses. Dandelion Energy , a spinout from Alphabet X, has raised $16 million in a Series A round of funding, with strategic investors Comcast Ventures leading the round along with GV, the investment arm of Alphabet formerly known as Google Ventures.
Lennar Corporation, the home building giant, is also coming in as an investor, as are previous backers NEA, Collaborative Fund...
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Ditching your Eero? Consider Google's discounted WiFi mesh system

Ditching your Eero? Consider Google's discounted WiFi mesh system

6 monthes ago   |   By Windows Central

Blanket your home.
Woot, via Amazon, has the Google WiFi 3-pack mesh networking system for $239.99 right now, which is $10 off Amazon's first-party price and a lot lower than other retailers. We haven't seen a lot of good deals on the Google WiFi system recently so this is a great chance to upgrade your wireless network and save some money as well.
Google WiFi is specifically designed to be easy to use. You won't struggle much with getting the system setup, and it will help create a Wi-Fi blanket for your entire house. In fact, if three isn't enough , you can add single units to extend it...
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Amazon buys Eero: What does it mean for your privacy?

Amazon buys Eero: What does it mean for your privacy?

6 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

In case you hadn't seen, Amazon is buying router maker Eero. And in case you hadn't heard, people are pretty angry.
Deluged in a swarm of angry tweets and social media posts, many have taken to reading tealeaves to try to understand what the acquisition means for ordinary privacy-minded folks like you and me. Not many had much love for Amazon on the privacy front. A lot of people like Eero because it wasn't attached to one of the big tech giants. Now it's to be part of Amazon, some are anticipating the worst for their privacy.
Of the many concerns we've seen, the acquisition boils down to...
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Amazon adds Eero home mesh router company to smart home eco-system brand arsenal

Amazon adds Eero home mesh router company to smart home eco-system brand arsenal

6 monthes ago   |   By Digital Trends

Amazon will acquire the Eero mesh Wi-Fi router system brand. After the deal clears regulatory hurdles, Amazon will own another piece of the complete smart home package. Eero's Wi-Fi infrastructure covers the whole house with fast internet.
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