Google Home will now work with the free ad supported tier of Spotify


The Amazon Echo gets much of the attention when we talk about smart speakers, which is no surprise given its 70% market share. In second place with a market share that exceeds 20% is the Google Home. While the Echo is powered by Alexa, the surprise breakout star of 2017, Google Assistant is found on the Google Home. These market share figures are bound to change when Microsoft’s Invoke and Apple’s HomePod are launched later this year.

While previously Google Home could access playlists and stream music for subscribers to Spotify’s paid Premium service, those using Spotify’s free ad supported …


Stop whatever you're doing and check out OnePlus 5's Lake Blood gory and fun video ad

Pennywise will be terrorizing a new generation of the Losers’ Club come September and we’d be treated to a rather unexpected follow-up to the gory story of the Jigsaw killer, but the list of horror-y flicks just grew as OnePlus joined the fray.

As much as we’d love to throw $10 on tickets for a OnePlus-produced horror movie with Emily Ratajkowski cast as the lead antagonist, hacking her way through a pack of sophomore college students with a rusted hatchet, we will have to settle for the short but rather amusing and self-aware video ad for the OnePlus …

Samsung's first video ad for DeX is up: showcases Galaxy S8's potential in mobile productivity

With the Galaxy S8, Samsung released a brand-new DeX station — a dock for your phone, which can connect to a monitor, a keyboard, and mouse and give you a quasi-desktop productivity. The marketing tagline for it is “Leave you laptop behind”, but let’s be honest — it depends on what type of work you are planning to do.

But that’s not to say that DeX is entirely useless. Samsung has finally decided to shine a spotlight on this rather useful Galaxy S8 feature with a nicely-made video ad for it. The clip shows a journalist who travels to a faraway place to report on… …

Apple's latest iPhone ad is a masterful and touching work of art

If there is one thing Apple wants you to know about what it is as a company, that would certainly be different.
The company often points out that it is intensely focused on making great products, but there is one other aspect of Apple that makes it unique: the fact that it stands on the intersection between technology and the liberal arts much more than any other phone maker.
And it proves it time and time again.
Take this latest commercial for the Memories feature on iOS. Memories automatically …

Check out the last few seconds of a OnePlus 5 television ad

With the OnePlus 5 due to be introduced on Tuesday during a live streaming feed, and then launched via a flash sale a couple of days later, Amazon India has started advertising the latest flagship killer on television. The last few seconds of a commercial for the device were recorded directly off of a television, which explains the poor quality of the clip. Thanks to the use of sub-titles, we have an idea about what is being said during the spot, which is in rotation on Indian television.

The ad apparently shows a man looking at the OnePlus 5 box, which is off camera and is possibly …

With the smart speaker market getting crowded, Google Home is the subject of a new ad

With the announcement earlier this week that Apple will be selling a smart speaker called the Apple HomePod, it adds another player to a market that is suddenly overflowing with manufacturers. Amazon, which introduced the category with 2014’s Echo, recently introduced a model called Echo Show that features a touchscreen. While Apple ‘s new device won’t be launched until December, the Harman Kardon Invoke, which includes Microsoft’s Cortana AI assistant, will be released this fall.

At last count, Amazon owns a 70.6% share of the smart speaker market. Google Home is second with a 23.8% …

Check out SNL's hilarious ad for the Amazon Echo "Silver"; it's the smart speaker for the elderly

If you’re planning on buying your parents or grandparents a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo, you need to view this gut busting funny satire of the product that appeared on this weekend’s Saturday Night Live. Called the Amazon Echo “Silver,” this fake product is said to have been co-developed with AARP and is made for the elderly. Because of memory issues that arise with this generation, it is specially designed to respond to any name that sort of sounds like Alexa, including “Excedrin.”

The ad features a running gag about users’ loss of hearing, but there are also other funny …

Apple's latest ad for the iPhone 7 Plus "focuses" on Portrait Mode

Apple has released the latest ad for the Apple iPhone 7 Plus, and once again it focuses on the Portrait Mode available with the dual-camera setup. This allows you to use the depth of field information gleaned from the two cameras on back to create a professional looking blur. The commercial is titled “The City,” and no doubt you will soon see this spot played during your favorite shows like Married at First Sight, the NBA Playoffs and Sunday Night Baseball.

The 1 minute television commercial opens up in a large Asian city. It’s the classic love story. Guy meets Gal, one million people …

TV ad for LG G6 has the new flagship swimming with the fishies

Many of you know that when someone is said to be “swimming with the fishies,” it means that the person has been murdered. More specifically, the murder usually resulted from an execution. LG has just released a new ad for the LG G6 that shows the phone swimming with the fishies, perhaps signifying the manufacturer’s decision to kill off the modular build attempted with last year’s LG G5. Once Motorola and Lenovo launched the Moto Z line, LG could easily see the error of its ways.

But we’re pretty sure that there was no such symbolism in the commercial. Actually, the spot is showing …

The Galaxy S8 is 'infinitely amazing', according to Samsung's latest ad

The Samsung Galaxy S8 is currently everywhere, and despite the fact that it has yet to launch, Samsung has been aggressively marketing it. Said marketing doesn’t pass by YouTube either, as you can see by the video below.

The ad covers mosdt of the key features of the Galaxy S8, keeping the “unbox your phone” theme, as an S8 handset is constantly floating in the middle of the screen. However, we now get a new slogan in the end too – “infinitely amazing”.

We’ll know for ourselves whether or not the phone is infinitely amazing, once we get to use it for a little longer. However, the …