Google’s smart speaker will be cheaper than the Amazon Echo, report says

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Amazon might be getting a little worried.

Pricing details for Google’s upcoming smart speaker, the Amazon Echo-like Google Home, may have just been leaked and they suggest that Google’s speaker will be a lot cheaper than Amazon’s.

The speaker will sell for $ 129 when it goes on sale later this year, according to a report in Android Police. Google Home, which the company first introduced at its I/O developer conference in May, is a speaker that also has Google Assistant built in. (You can preview the assistant in the company’s new messaging app, Allo.) It can also control smart home devices, complete searches and help you manage tasks like managing your grocery list. Read more…

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Former NASA Space Shuttle & Mars Rover Engineers Invent a Smart…

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Former NASA Space Shuttle & Mars Rover Engineers Invent a Smart…

New game changing technology, easy to install “smart device” will double the hot water output of any water heater. For home owners this means no more cold showers and endless hot water for…

(PRWeb September 24, 2015)

Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2015/09/prweb12980737.htm

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Timex’s New Men’s Watch: Smart Activity Tracker Disguised As Stylish Analog Watch

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Need advice from smart IT people. Will Cloud Computing Destroy The IT Field?

Question by Rob: Need advice from smart IT people. Will Cloud Computing Destroy The IT Field?
I am think about majoring in MIS, but in an MIS introductory course we discussed cloud computing. My feeling is that clouds will allow companies to reduce their IT staff.

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Answer by Fowler Fan
Not in the slightest. I see no reason to believe that it will. Not every company will use cloud computing. And you’re also suggesting that the entire IT field is built around servers and networking. And add to that, that the IT field is ever-evolving. What is hot tomorrow will be gone tomorrow, and the day after there will be something new that will come around that will replace that.

Remember outsourcing development to India? That was going to destroy North American coding. Yet, I still can’t find a good dev in Canada to hire – because they’re all busy still.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!