NVIDIA SPOT adds to list of entrants in the home AI interface category

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First Amazon introduced the Amazon Echo followed by other variant devices running the company’s Alexa home AI platform and then Google jumped on board with Google Home. At CES 2017 we are seeing other companies trying to get in on this action by producing hardware that serves as the primary physical device for users to interact with their chosen AI platform. The latest to join is NVIDIA which is preparing a new device called the NVIDIA SPOT that will serve as the junction for a Google Home environment.

Go grab a Christmas-themed sweater for you and your Pixel from Google’s pop-up store in NYC

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We are firmly into the festive period which means that the weather is turning decidedly chillier as winter sets in for the long-haul. If you are in New York City and own or are planning to buy a Pixel, though, you can grab some free goodies for both you and your Pixel at Google’s pop-up store on Mercer Street at Spring in SoHo. Join us after the break to find out how you can ward off the winter chills by grabbing a free Christmas-themed jersey for both you and your Pixel handset.

Google Home gains a whole raft of third-party services

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Just a few days after updating the Google Home with Netflix and Google Photos integration, the search giant has added more than 30 services to the device. These new abilities have come about thanks to Google allowing developers to integrate third-party services with the smart device. Users will now be able to order pizza from Dominos, research health-related questions via WebMD or play music trivia with SongPop. Join us after the break for the full list.

Samsung brings a raft of Gear S3 features to last year’s Gear S2

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When a new device launches, it usually boasts a slew of new features that differentiate it from the outgoing model to drive sales. In a nice surprise for Gear S2 owners, though, Samsung has just announced that the just released Gear S2 Value Pack has a bunch of features borrowed directly from the Gear S3. Join us after the break for more details. 

Giveaway: Win an InvisibleShield Glass+ for the Google Pixel!

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The Google Pixel is an expensive device, and we know that you want to protect your phone with a quality screen protector. So you could put an InvisibleShield Glass+ on your Pixel to keep the screen clear and free from scratches, smudges, bubbles. It’s a high-end screen protector for a high-end phone. Everything about the Pixel’s beautiful display remains while adding a layer of protection.

Now you can get a world-class screen protectors for free.

Get 3 months of HBO Now with every Chromecast purchase until December 24th

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Buying presents for family and loved ones can be a tricky affair, with budgets being stretched as everyone wants the latest gadgets, which usually means that compromises have to be made. Maybe not so much this year, though, because Google is getting into the festive spirit by including 3 months subscription to HBO Now, free of charge, with every Chromecast or Chromecast Ultra purchase until December 24th.