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Google’s Chromecast Audio Interesting But Not Really Unique

Chromecast AudioAt Google’s latest press event, they announced a number of new products including the new Chromecast Audio device that takes the concept originated with the Chromecast and making it an audio only device to allow people to transfer audio from their mobile device to a set of speakers for improved audio. The idea seems like a good one as it certainly is far more affordable than many other streaming alternatives such as receivers or speakers with built in wireless applications. The thing is, it is not really a new concept. Sure, it is affordable but did you know that there are similar devices that cost roughly that same and can be used on just about any mobile device? Continue reading

Amazon Echo Brings Voice Assistant to Your Living Room

Amazon Echo Voice Activated assistant and Wireless SpeakerFamiliar with what Siri and OK Google are? They are essentially voice activated assistants that can look up information and execute specific programs through Apple and Android smartphones and tablets. The Amazon Echo is essentially that basic technology integrated into a network connected wireless speaker for use in your home. Of course, Amazon wants you to get really excited for it by showing off all the different ways it can be used. So, let’s take a look at some of what it can do and what concerns consumers might have by putting this technology into their home. Continue reading