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GE teams with Sonos to let your smart appliances talk back

GE teams with Sonos to let your smart appliances talk back

If you're a Sonos user with a kitchen full of GE smart appliances, then you've got some new integration heading your way. GE Appliances announced today that it's launching compatibility with Sonos speakers for many of its smart home products. This team-up will start somewhat small and expand from here, with GE boasting that it's the first appliance company to join forces with Sonos.

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NASA just unboxed its beastly X-59 supersonic jet engine

NASA just unboxed its beastly X-59 supersonic jet engine

NASA's newest engine may not be destined for space, but that doesn't mean it's slow, with the F414-GE-100 promising to help the new supersonic plane hit its record-shattering speeds. Custom-made for the X-59 Quiet Supersonic Technology airplane, the jet engine will single-handedly be responsible for a whopping 22,000 pounds of thrust.

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Ford and GE team up to build 50,000 ventilators by July 4

Ford and GE team up to build 50,000 ventilators by July 4

Ford will team up with GE Healthcare to build more ventilators suitable for COVID-19 treatment, with the potential to produce 50,000 of the simplified design in the next 100 days. The automaker had already announced a collaboration with GE Healthcare on ventilator production, this time targeting an even easier design currently being produced in Florida.

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GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Kitchen Hub updated with built-in microwave and third camera

GE Appliances has announced the next-generation version of its Kitchen Hub, a high-tech smart kitchen and ventilation system that now features a built-in microwave and a third camera. The technology is paired with an AI-powered computer vision 'cooking' tech, according to GE, which simplifies cooking by helping home chefs find the right recipes and more.

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C by GE ‘Hubless’ devices make smart homes easier at CES 2020

C by GE ‘Hubless’ devices make smart homes easier at CES 2020

CES 2020 is set to be the place where we finally ditch this "hub" business for Smart Home devices. GE has the way forward, it would seem, with their C by GE Hubless Three-Wire Smart Switch and two Hubless Dimmer models. They're able to use smart assistant products for control without the need for a "hub" product for connection.

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GE Microwaves can now speak Google Assistant’s language

GE Microwaves can now speak Google Assistant’s language

When people talk about smart homes and smart appliances, most probably imagine smart lighting, smart speakers, or maybe even smart washing machines. Few might think of connected refrigerators and fewer will probably think of ovens and microwaves. Yet that is exactly the kind of future that GE Appliances is trying to push with its Wi-Fi enabled appliances, including microwaves that can now respond to "Hey, Google".

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GE Lighting new smart bulbs get Google Home support to take on Hue

GE Lighting new smart bulbs get Google Home support to take on Hue

Your smart lighting options are about to get a lot brighter, with GE Lighting adding a new range of full color connected LED bulbs along with connected switches and Google Home integration to its range. The C by GE collection is ramping up to take on Philips Hue on its own turf, with the new products making their debut at CES 2019.

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GE’s Smart Microwave bakes in Alexa support

GE’s Smart Microwave bakes in Alexa support

Kitchen appliances continue to get smarter, and now it's the microwave promising easier cooking and Amazon Alexa integration. The GE Smart Countertop Microwave debuts the company's Scan-to-Cook system, with a companion smartphone app that can identify packaged food and automatically beam the correct power and time instructions to the oven.

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Watch GE’s huge GE9X jet engine ace its first flight test

Watch GE’s huge GE9X jet engine ace its first flight test

The world's biggest jet engine aced its first test flight, with GE Aviation's huge GE9X looking seriously out of place on the wing of a Boeing 747. Set to power Boeing's upcoming 777X aircraft, the engine had completed numerous ground trials, but this was the first of many tests which took it airborne.

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GE bakes Alexa and the Google Assistant into your ceiling

GE bakes Alexa and the Google Assistant into your ceiling

Alexa and the Google Assistant may soon be living in your ceiling lights or light switches, with GE Lighting announcing plans for new, voice-assistant enabled fixtures for the smart home. The updates will come to the manufacturer's C by GE range, which already includes wirelessly-enabled light bulbs and lamps.

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GE’s connected bulbs get Alexa and Google Assistant bridge

GE’s connected bulbs get Alexa and Google Assistant bridge

GE is adding voice control to its C by GE Lighting smart bulb range, with a new bridge that will open the door to Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant. The hub, dubbed the C-Reach bridge, plugs into a spare outlet and connects to two of GE's smart bulb lines.

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Ex-GE leader Jeff Immelt favored as new Uber CEO

Ex-GE leader Jeff Immelt favored as new Uber CEO

Uber's many, many problems are widely known at this point, but the biggest question the ride-sharing company faces right now is who will take the place of recently ousted Travis Kalanick as CEO. A new report indicates that Uber has narrowed things down to three candidates, with the board of directors viewing former General Electric chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt as the "frontrunner" of the group.

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