Sharp Unveils Smart Microwave Oven

Sharp Home Electronics Company of America has unveiled its first smart countertop microwave ovens featuring Wi-Fi connectivity and certified Works with Alexa compatibility for hands-free operation using voice commands.

Amazon Prime Day Promotions Spotlight Smart Home

Amazon will kick off Prime Day at 12 a.m. Pacific time and 3 a.m. Eastern time on October 13 in 19 countries worldwide, offering its Prime members exclusive access to more than one million deals on toys, electronics, fashion, Amazon devices and products for the home, among other categories.

Amazon Expands San Diego Tech Hub

Amazon is expanding its San Diego Tech Hub and plans to create 300 new high tech jobs in fields including software development, machine learning, cloud computing, and digital entertainment.

Amazon Opens Smart Home Experience Centers

Amazon is opening interactive Amazon Experience Centers within select Lennar model homes across the U.S. In these Alexa-enabled smart homes, consumers can try out Alexa to control the television, lights, thermostat, shades, and more.

Amazon Expanding Boston Technology Hub

Amazon will expand its Boston Tech Hub and begin looking to fill an additional 2,000 technology jobs in the vicinity across fields including machine learning, speech science, cloud computing and robotics engineering.

Survey: Tech-Wary Shoppers Shift Online For Holidays

A survey from IFTTT, which provides software that facilitates the use of services, indicated that 58% of consumers in the U.S. change their shopping preferences during the holiday season, with the majority shifting to shop online more toward the end of the year.

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