Household technology

A Mississippi Highway Patrol state trooper investigates a wreck on U.S. Highway 45 south of Scooba in Kemper County, Miss., Wednesday, June 5, 2019. Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children aboard, on a rural Mississippi highway not far from the scene of another crash that killed eight people two days earlier. (Bill Graham/The Meridian Star via AP)
June 05, 2019 - 9:27 pm
SCOOBA, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff is asking for prayers for his community after two wrecks claimed 11 lives in his mostly rural county this week. Three people were killed and several were injured Wednesday in a wreck involving multiple vehicles, including a school bus with no children...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2019, file photo shows the Google Assistant, which includes an "interpreter mode" that enables some of Google's smart home devices to work as a translator, at the Google display area at CES International in Las Vegas. Google Assistant has made for a name for itself in a voice technology market once dominated by Amazon and Apple. Google is expected to announce updates to its voice assistant and smart home products Tuesday, May 7, at its annual developers conference. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin, File)
May 06, 2019 - 9:28 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — When Google launched its now distinctive digital assistant in 2016, it was already in danger of being an also-ran. At the time, Amazon had been selling its Echo smart speaker, powered by its Alexa voice assistant, for more than a year . Apple's Siri was already five years old...
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This Wednesday, Jan. 16, 2019 photo shows an iRobot Terra lawn mower in Bedford, Mass. Building a robot lawn mower seemed the logical next step for iRobot, which invented the pioneering robotic vacuum Roomba. But the company’s secret, decade-plus lawn mower project was a lot harder than anyone expected. (AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
January 30, 2019 - 11:33 am
BEDFORD, Mass. (AP) — Robot vacuums have now been around long enough that you might watch one bump around a living room and think, why isn't there a robot that could mow my lawn? Turns out, it's not for lack of trying. For more than a decade, iRobot, the company behind the Roomba vacuumbot, has...
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People wait in line to enter the Google booth at CES International, Wednesday, Jan. 10, 2018, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong)
January 10, 2018 - 4:53 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — The Latest on the CES technology show in Las Vegas (all times local): 1:40 p.m. Organizers of the CES gadget show in Las Vegas say the power company has "addressed" the outage causing a blackout at the world's biggest consumer technology show. Some showrooms and hallways went dark...
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FILE - In this Friday, Jan. 6, 2017, file photo, show attendees walk past the CES sign at CES International in Las Vegas. As the 2018 CES gadget show kicks off in Las Vegas, manufacturers are expected to unveil new ways for consumers to control their products with voice commands over smart speakers such as Amazon Echo. (AP Photo/Jae C. Hong, File)
January 07, 2018 - 8:07 pm
What's the hottest thing in the world of technology these days? Your voice. Some of the most popular gadgets over the holiday season were smart speakers with digital assistants from Amazon and Google . Apple is coming out with its own speaker this year; Microsoft and Samsung have partnered on...
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FILE - In this May 17, 2017 file photo, an Amazon Alexa device is switched on for a demonstration of its use in a ballpark suite before a Seattle Mariners baseball game in Seattle. Struggling retailer Sears is looking to get a hand from Amazon, announcing that it will start offering its Kenmore products on the online powerhouse’s website. Sears, which runs Kmart and its namesake stores, said that Kenmore Smart appliances will also be fully integrated with Amazon’s Alexa. This will allow consumers to control products, like Kenmore Smart air conditioners, by making a request to Alexa. Shares of Sears Holdings, based in Hoffman Estates, Illinois, surged more than 8 percent in Thursday, July 20, premarket trading. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
July 20, 2017 - 9:28 am
HOFFMAN ESTATES, Ill. (AP) — Sears will begin selling its appliances on Amazon.com, including smart appliances that can be synced with Amazon's voice assistant, Alexa. The announcement before the opening bell Thursday sent shares of Sears soaring more than 20 percent. The tie-up with the internet...
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Google CEO Sundar Pichai delivers the keynote address of the Google I/O conference, Wednesday, May 17, 2017, in Mountain View, Calif. Google provided the latest peek at the digital services and gadgets that it has assembled in the high-tech tussle to become an even more influential force in people's lives. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)
May 17, 2017 - 3:27 pm
MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. (AP) — The Latest on Google's sneak peek of services and gadgets (all times local): 12:20 p.m. Google is announcing a lot of bells and whistles Wednesday — but a good chunk of them are already being done by rivals such as Amazon, Apple and Facebook. It's a common theme these...
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