The first TV with built-in Alexa is here, but it’s not built by Amazon

The first TV with built-in Alexa is here, but it’s not built by Amazon

It used to be that you bought a cheap TV from budget brands and got pure garbage for what you paid for, but that’s not so anymore. 

Case in point: Westinghouse and Element’s new 4K Amazon Fire Edition TVs, the first smart TVs to include Alexa voice control. They start at $449 for a 43-inch and climb up to $889 for a 65-inch 4K set, but man are they anything but junk.

I was extremely reluctant to take a look at Westinghouse and Element’s Amazon Fire Edition 4K TVs primarily because I didn’t even know these two budget tech brands still existed.  Read more…

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$35-per-month YouTube TV adds a batch of new channels just weeks after launch

$35-per-month YouTube TV adds a batch of new channels just weeks after launch

YouTube TV subscribers already have plenty of channels to play with, but from this week they’ve got a bunch more to explore. The new additions include AMC, BBC America, IFC, Sundance TV, Telemundo, and We TV.

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Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars

Lyft teams with Google’s Waymo for self-driving cars

The ride-hailing app wars just took another dramatic turn with the announcement that Google’s Waymo self-driving car team will be teaming up with Lyft, Uber’s chief rival. 

This could change everything. 

In a deal that was confirmed by both Waymo and Lyft in a report from The New York Times, the two companies will work together on autonomous vehicle “pilot projects and product development efforts.”

“Waymo holds today’s best self-driving technology, and collaborating with them will accelerate our shared vision of improving lives with the world’s best transportation,” a Lyft spokeswoman told the Times in a statement on Sunday.   Read more…

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