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Google Home and Chromecast vs. Amazon Echo and Fire TV: Which is the best hands-free TV experience?

Let’s be honest: Reaching for the remote while watching TV isn’t a major inconvenience. But sometimes, after a long day, it’s nice to expend as little energy as possible. If you can control your TV by voice instead, why wouldn’t you? To that end, Google and Amazon now offer hands-free TV controls through their respective connected speakers. Amazon added Fire TV ... Read More »

Sicily fire crew ’caused fires for cash’

Italian police have detained 15 volunteer firefighters in southern Sicily accused of starting fires in order to get paid to put them out. In the alleged fraud, the volunteers rang the emergency 115 number themselves or got friends or relatives to do it. Their commander allegedly skipped shifts in order to start fires. The team, in the Ragusa district, came ... Read More »

Suspicious fire damages computer products

Police have apprehended two boys, aged 10 and 13, over a suspicious fire at a computer business in Richmond. Six fire crews were called to the McGlashen Avenue building just after 11pm, and extinguished the blaze after an hour and a half. Police and fire investigators were at the scene this morning. Richmond chief fire officer Craig Piner said the ... Read More »

Streaming-box app comparison: Roku vs. Chromecast vs. Apple TV vs. Fire TV vs. Android TV

By Jared Newman | Follow TechHive | Nov 17, 2016 2:09 AM PT MORE LIKE THIS App comparison: Roku, Chromecast, Apple TV, Fire TV, Android TV TV Everywhere apps aren’t just for cable subscribers Roku Express review: A nice gift for your frenemies VIDEO How to repair Windows 10’s Master Boot Record App selection should be one of the biggest ... Read More »

Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote review: A peppier processor makes this streamer worthwhile

Picking the best low-cost media streamer just got a lot more complicated. AT A GLANCE Amazon Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote (2016) TECHHIVE RATING $39.99 MSRP $39.99 VIEW on Amazon The new Fire TV Stick combines good-enough performance with powerful voice controls and a smart user interface. COMMENTS Jared Newman | @onejarednewman TechHive Nov 11, 2016 3:00 AM ... Read More »

Samsung to reveal reason behind replacement Galaxy Note7 fire incidents in coming weeks

Samsung may have canceled the Galaxy Note7, but the exact reason behind latest fire incidents involving the phablet isn’t yet known. The South Korean company has now issued a statement saying that it is currently investigating the reason behind the fire incidents involving replacement Galaxy Note7 units, and will share more information in weeks to come. Following is the complete ... Read More »