Google is smart for skipping yearly smart speaker updates. Here’s why

Google takes a slower approach toward smart speakers than its rivals. Google’s release schedule is slower, with a heavier focus on back-end improvements. There are several reasons why Google is smart to minimize refreshes for its line of smart speakers.

Amazon cuts $50 off a 4-pack of Tile Stickers with Echo Dot

Amazon slashed the price on a four-pack of these handy smart home devices that include an Echo Dot. The list price for these items is $110 but the sale price is only $60.

Walmart drops the price of the Google Home smart speaker by 23% for Columbus Day

The Google Home is a remarkable little digital helper and a good enough music player. Order it on Walmart for only $99.

Amazon discounts the price of the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch by $192

Amazon’s $192 discount lets you enjoy coffee in more ways than one with the De’Longhi Nespresso Lattissima Touch available at $288 instead of $479.

Habla Español? Yes! Amazon Alexa can now speak in Spanish

Alexa can now speak Spanish, or two languages at once through multilingual mode. Plus, she’s getting some other new features aimed at Spanish speakers.

Shades of Big Brother? Study finds smart TVs are keeping tabs on us

Turns out that our televisions may be watching us, too. A recent study by Princeton University researchers found that internet-connected TVs have data trackers.

Google is giving away free Home Mini ahead of its Pixel event next week

Google is giving away free Home Minis to YouTube Premium and Google Assistant users in the United States. Lucky customers will have to only pay for the shipping costs.

Amazon slashes the price of this Shark Rotator Lift-Away vacuum by $60

The Shark Rotator Professional Lift-Away (NV501) would normally set you back by $300, but Amazon sweeps in right in time with a $60 discount.

Brandless claims its new Pro Blender is just as powerful as a Vitamix

A blender is an essential household tool in this age of kale smoothies, but it can be hard to find a reliable one on a budget. Brandless claims its new Pro Blender can compete with the more-expensive Vitamix.