Voice Input


New Roku Streaming Stick 4K supports HDR10+ & Dolby Vision

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Roku has upgraded its streaming sticks with support for HDR10, HDR10 and Dolby Vision as well as a faster CPU and better Wi-Fi. The Roku Streaming Stick 4K and Roku Streaming …

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Apple to Make Combined TV STB + Smart Speaker

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Apple is planning a new box that would combine the functions of the Apple TV STB and Homepod smart speaker and add a camera to enable videoconferencing with a connected TV, …

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Echo Show Motion Features Released to Developers

by Bob Raikes

What They Say The Protocol newsletter wrote an interesting article about the motion features that are in the Echo Show 10 smart speaker from Amazon. Amazon said that it worked back from a desire …

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Asus Latte is Very Portable

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Asus has a new mini LED projector, the ZenBeam Latte that is around the size of a large coffe cup. It produces 300 lumens of output at 720p resolution. It has …

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Amazon Echo Show can now play Netflix

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Amazon has now allowed the use of Netflix on the Echo Show Smart Display. Netflix support is available for all generations of Echo Show devices, from the first-gen down to the …

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Google Assistant Can Run Your 2020 Samsung SmartTV

by Bob Raikes

What They Say Samsung & Google announced that Google’s Assistant voice control technology will be available Samsung 2020 smart TV models, including the 2020 8K and 4K QLED models, the 2020 Crystal UHD TVs, …

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Voice is Great for TV Control…. Sometimes….

by Bob Raikes

I enjoyed Pete’s article about the developments in remote controls a couple of weeks ago. (Losing the TV Remote Control (Intentionally)). His conclusion was that we might want to replace remote controls with voice …

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Losing the TV Remote Control (Intentionally)

by Pete Putman

The term “television” today means something very different than it did sixty years ago. Back then, the television experience was best described as radio with pictures. You turned on the power, raised the volume, …

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