Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies

Amazon launches a Dash Smart Shelf for businesses that automatically restocks supplies

Amazon may have stopped selling its Dash buttons for consumers, but it’s not done with dedicated Dash hardware: The company is launching its new Amazon Dash Smart Shelf today. Aimed at small businesses rather than individuals, the Dash Smart Shelf is also even more automated than the Dash buttons, as Read more…

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control

Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday. Snips, which had been developing dedicated smart device assistants that can operate primarily locally, instead of relying on consistently round-tripping voice data to the cloud, Read more…

The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well

The iRobot Roomba s9+ and Braava m6 are the robots you should trust to clean your house well

This holiday season, we’re going to be looking back at some of the best tech of the past year, and providing fresh reviews in a sort of ‘greatest hits’ across a range of categories. First up: iRobot’s top-end home cleaning robots, the Roomba s9+ robot vacuum, and the Braava m6 Read more…

Intel and Argonne National Lab on ‘exascale’ and their new Aurora supercomputer

Intel and Argonne National Lab on ‘exascale’ and their new Aurora supercomputer

The scale of supercomputing has grown almost too large to comprehend, with millions of compute units performing calculations at rates requiring, for first time, the exa prefix — denoting quadrillions per second. How was this accomplished? With careful planning… and a lot of wires, say two people close to the Read more…

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible

Logitech accessory kit makes the Xbox Adaptive Controller even more accessible

Microsoft’s Xbox Adaptive Controller was a breath of fresh air in a gaming world that has largely failed to consider the needs of people with disabilities. Now Logitech has joined the effort to empower this diverse population with an expanded set of XAC-compatible buttons and triggers. Logitech’s $100 Adaptive Gaming Read more…

Weber’s new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking

Weber’s new SmokeFire pellet grill uses June technology for smart cooking

BBQ legend Weber is getting into the connected cooking game with their new SmokeFire grill, which uses wood pellets for fuel and which incorporates technology developed by Weber in partnership with appliance startup June for WiFi-enabled smart cooking. The SmartFire grill, which will be available for pre-order in the U.S. Read more…

More layoffs at pivoting London edtech startup pi-top

More layoffs at pivoting London edtech startup pi-top

London edtech startup pi-top has gone through another round of layoffs, TechCrunch has learned. pi-top confirmed that eight jobs have been cut in the London office, saying the job losses resulted from a “restructuring our business to focus on the U.S. education market”. In August we broke the news that Read more…