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Qualcomm's new smart speaker platform will drive third-party device growth (QCOM)

This is an excerpt from a story delivered exclusively to Business Insider Intelligence IoT Briefing subscribers. To receive the full story plus other insights each morning, click here. San Diego-based technology company and semiconductor designer Qualcomm  announced  a set of new system-on-a-chip (SoC) designs as well as a dedicated smart speaker platform on which companies can base AI-enabled audio devices. The announcement comes at an opportune time: More and more  companies are buil...
Tags: Google, Amazon, US, Trends, San Diego, Qualcomm, Alexa Google, QCOM


This $40 smart socket lets you control regular light bulbs with your phone — it works with all 3 major smart assistants too

Insider Picks   writes about products and services to help you navigate when shopping online. Insider Inc. receives a commission from our affiliate partners when you buy through our links, but our reporting and recommendations are always independent and objective. The iDevices Socket allows you to control your dumb light bulbs with your phone or voice. It works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, so should integrate with most smart homes. While it works well, it's not the best sol...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Philips, Philips Hue, Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Home, Apple Home, HomeKit Alexa, Insider Inc, Hue Hub


Are the Sony WH-1000X M3 Wireless Noise Canceling Headphones Better than the Bose QC35 II?

The Sony headphones come in black or white colors and look modern and contemporary. Although other makes/models of noise canceling headphones have at times drawn almost even with market-leader Bose, and some have surpassed their sound quality, none have ever exceeded the noise canceling capabilities of the Bose products.  To date, Bose’s position has been secure as the absolutely very best for noise cancelling.Noise cancelling is tremendously beneficial for all who fly.  First, noise canceling p...
Tags: Travel, Reviews, Google, Amazon, US, Tech, Usb, Sony, Ikea, Bose, Alexa, Cellphones & Wireless, Hiqh Quality Music And Myths, SBC, OSHA, Amazon Alexa


Smart LED bulbs can cost as much as $60 each, but this one is just as good for $17

I recently was at a friend's house, and they were talking about how much they loved their new LIFX smart LED bulbs. Yeah, it took all of my willpower to bite my tongue and keep my mouth shut. Spending $60 a bulb is absolutely crazy when you can get MagicLight WiFi Smart Light Bulbs for just $17 each. You can do everything with these bulbs that you can do with LIFX bulbs, but you can get seven MagicLight bulbs for the price of just two LIFX bulbs. It's definitely a no-brainer.Here are the...
Tags: Google, News, Voice Control, Amazon Echo, LIFX, Alexa Google


The best smart speakers for 2019

Stuck talking to yourself? Get an A.I. assistant to keep you company! Whether you put your stock in Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri, we've picked out the best smart speaker for any smart home ecosystem. The post The best smart speakers for 2019 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Cortana, Trends, Siri, Home Theater, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Buying Guides, Alexa Google, Google Assistant, Best Of Everything, Smart Speakers


Alexa, Siri, and Google Don’t Understand a Word You Say

Amazon Voice assistants like Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri have come a long way in the last few years. But, for all their improvements, one thing holds them back: They don’t understand you. They rely too much on specific voice commands. Speech Recognition is Just a Magic Trick
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Ge, Nsa, Siri, Geneva, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Home, Alexa Siri, Amazon Voice, Magic Trick Amazon Voice, Geneva Alexa


Deal Alert: Snap Up These TP-Link Smart Plugs for Only $14

TP-Link’s HS100 smart plugs got a well-deserved shoutout in our roundup of best smart plugs and for good reason—thanks to this sale you can grab them for only $14 each. RELATED: The Best Smart Plugs The plugs, part of TP-Link’s “Kasa” line of smart home products are a really great value at their regular $20 price point, but at $14 they’re a steal. You get smarthome integration through both the Kasa app and Alexa, Google Assistant, Cortana, and IFTTT recipes. The native app has built-in scheduli...
Tags: Crafts, Cortana, Alexa Google, Kasa, TP Link s Kasa


AccuraCast’s Search & Display Predictions For 2019

Just a month into 2019 and the year has already started with a bang! Here’s what we expect 2019 has in store for search and display marketing: 1) Improved ad personalisation with artificial intelligence When thinking about AI, it’s easy to start picturing walking, talking, sci-fi movie-style robots. In truth, it’s far less cinematic – but just as exciting! We’re talking about innovations that allow you to automate personalisation at scale. 59% of customers say tailored engagement based on past...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Siri, Seo, Search, Search Engine Marketing, Display-advertising, Alexa Google


Best Robot Vacuums 2019

Shark Ion R85 Eufy RoboVac 11S iRobot Roomba 690 Products Your price On Amazon $219 On Amazon $297 On Amazon Analysis Cleaning Performance 94% 85.8 89.2 Pet Hair Score (Out of 100) 88 67.5 73.3 Avg. Cleaning Time (H:M:S) 1:01:57 1:18:00 1:12:27 Loudness (Decibels) 59.2 62.5 66 Bin Size 625 ml 600 mL 600 mL Smart Home Connectivity Alexa, Google Assistant None Alexa, Google Assistant Size 12.8 x 12.5 x 3.4 inches 12.8 x 12.8 x 2.85 inches 13 x 13 x 3.6 inches Weight 5.1 poun...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Samsung, Alexa, Ogden Utah, Tom, Amazon Alexa, Alexa Google, Amazon Samsung, Amazon Review, Amazon Analysis Cleaning Performance, Smart Home Connectivity Alexa Google, Google Assistant On Amazon Review Shark Ion, Amazon Shark, Best Amazon Alexa


Spotify To Sell $100 In-Auto Voice Controlled Player, May Launch In India 1/31

Spotify is planning its first push into hardware with a long rumored voice controlled in-auto music player. It's not clear who will buy the $100 device, since the streamer is already accessible via voice control using Alexa, Google Play and its own in-house Spotify Voice. Apple's Siri voice control does not play well with Spotify, and the streamer's move into hardware seems designed to provide an alternative eco-system that it fully  controls. Spotify's new hardware will be built by F...
Tags: Spotify, Music, India, Siri, Streaming, Financial Times, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Variety, Alexa Google, Spotify Voice Apple, Spotify Voice Launch In India, Terms Service


Forget about singing in the shower. U by Moen lets you converse with Alexa

At CES 2019, Moen brought out its U by Moen technology that allows you to control every part of your showering experience through voice assistants including Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri. The post Forget about singing in the shower. U by Moen lets you converse with Alexa appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Moen, Showers, Alexa Google, CES 2019, U by Moen


5 lingering Philips Hue deals that are just as good as Black Friday

Did someone forget to tell Amazon and Philips Hue that the holiday shopping season is over? It looks like that's indeed the case, so let's all be sure to take advantage until someone realizes! Pretty much all of Philips Hue's most popular smart LED lighting products are still available on Amazon at the same great discounts we saw ahead of the holidays. You can save $20 on the wildly popular Philips Hue LightStrip Plus, $10 on color A19 LED bulbs, and you can even get a 4-pack of whit...
Tags: Amazon, News, Samsung, Energy Star, Philips, Voice, Philips Hue, Alexa, Smart Home Devices, Alexa Google, Philips Hue Hub, Philips Hue Lightstrip, Hue Hub, Alexa Apple HomeKit, Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance, Wi Fi network Control


Why pay $50 for Philips Hue’s smart LED bulbs when these $17 bulbs are just as good?

I have Philips Hue smart LED lighting all throughout my home and I love it. To be honest though, every time I expand my setup and add new bulbs in new places, I kick myself a little for having committed to such an expensive solution. If you want to add smart lighting features to your home but you don't want to spend $50 a bulb, we've got just the thing. MagicLight WiFi Smart Light Bulbs cost just $17 each and they have all the best features from Philips Hue bulbs, including support for v...
Tags: Google, News, Voice Control, Philips, Philips Hue, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Alexa Google


There are so many great Philips Hue deals that’ll still arrive before Christmas

Philips Hue smart LED lighting products are always best-sellers during the holiday shopping season, and the reasons for that isn't exactly a mystery. Philips Hue is super popular, and it's also a super expensive brand so people jump at the opportunity to save. One such opportunity is happening right now on Amazon, and the best part is all the products on sale will be delivered in time to give as Christmas gifts! That includes Philips Hue Single Premium A19 Smart Bulbs, Philips Hue White ...
Tags: Amazon, News, Samsung, Energy Star, Philips, Voice, Philips Hue, Alexa, Smart Home Devices, Alexa Google, Philips Hue Hub, Philips Hue Lightstrip, Hue Hub, Alexa Apple HomeKit, Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance, Wi Fi network Control


Dr. Quintard Taylor of BlackPast.org: We Need Your Help

Dr. Quintard Taylor Dr. Quintard Taylor writes: BlackPast.org Newsletter We need your help.  Since 2007 BlackPast.org (www.blackpast.org) has grown from a website of a few dozen pages to more than 15,000 pages, making it the world’s largest free website on the Internet dedicated to African American and global African history.  Our nearly 5,000 original entries span the globe from the Arctic to Antarctica and from the beginning of human history to the recent 2018 midt...
Tags: Congress, Religion, Arctic, Antarctica, Michael, Nairobi Kenya, Seattle Washington, William J Zick, Alexa Google, BlackPast, Quintard Taylor, Quintard Taylor of BlackPast, Google BlackPast


6 great deals on techie stocking stuffers

When it comes to tech, smaller is better, and these items fit the bill both in terms of size and price. We've rounded up our favorite stocking-ready gadgets, most of which are already on sale - and you can take an additional 15% off any of them with the special code MERRY15. iPM 3-in-1 Fast Wireless Charging Pad Thanks to the Qi wireless charging capability of this slim pad, you can charge two smartphones and an Apple Watch simultaneously. A great space saver that doesn't sacrifice charging spe...
Tags: Post, News, Shop, Alexa Google


5 AI Trends That Will Change eCommerce Industry in 2019

Leading ecommerce companies keep increasing their investments in AI. These five trends shed the light on the future of e-commerce business. By Darya Yermashkevich eCommerce is one of the main areas of applying artificial intelligence in business. According to the Cowen and Company IT Survey, over 20% of AI investments flow to online retailing. Today, we will look at the directions of these investments and shed the light on how current trends shape the future of e-commerce. AI to change the wa...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Business, Microsoft, China, Sales & Marketing, Netflix, Beijing, Ibm, Watson, Rakuten, Alexa, Comscore, Right Now, Amazon Alexa, Darya


How Brands Can Confront The AI Platform Challenge

  Pity the brand marketer. Over the past couple of decades she has had to contend with disintegrating mass media, concentrating retail distribution channels, the rise of advertising platforms such as Google and Facebook, and a tide of data and analytic tools. Far from the promise of disintermediation, what the internet has in fact delivered is the growing power of intermediaries: Amazon, App and Music Stores, Netflix. Brands that have survived these upheavals saw opportunities where others saw...
Tags: Google, Facebook, Unilever, Paypal, Harvard Business Review, Dollar Shave Club, Branding, Brand Management, Brand Research Brand Strategy Brand Licensing, Amazon App, Alexa Google, Tuku, Music Stores Netflix Brands, Niraj Dawar


Up to 34% Off Gosund Smart Plugs Works with Alexa/Google As Low as $6.53 Each

Tech Deal Control your electrical items via your phone whenever and wherever you are. At Amazon, get Up to 34% Off Gosund Smart Plugs Works with Alexa/Google As Low as $6.53 Each. The more you buy the less per plug. Great Stocking Stuffer!   Description: All Within Reach: Control your electrical items via your phone whenever... Read More Read more about Up to 34% Off Gosund Smart Plugs Works with Alexa/Google As Low as $6.53 Each
Tags: Amazon, Deals, Online Deals, Alexa Google, Computer & Electronic Deals


Alexa, Google Assistant or Siri? Which one you should pick

Sure, you could choose a smart speaker based on sound or price. The go-to gadget gift of the season is available from Amazon, Apple and Google with better acoustics, new touch screens and deep holiday discounts.But you're not just... [Author: [email protected]]
Tags: Google, Business, Siri, Amazon Apple, Alexa Google


The 20 best-selling products from last year's Black Friday — including the ones that surprised us

The   Insider Picks   team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase. Look no further for some shopping inspiration for Black Friday 2018 than last year's list of best-selling products. From Instant Pots to Echo Dots to 23andMe DNA test kits, these were the 20 top sellers among Business Insider readers in last year. Some of these items are currently on sale for Black Friday 2018. Black Friday  is ...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Business Insider, Alexa Google


Good Deal: Belkin’s WeMo Mini Smart Plug Is Only $19 Today

Some smart plugs are pretty cheap these days, but Belkin’s WeMo line of smart plugs generally come in at the premium end , at least until today. The WeMo Mini smart plug is only $19 today only (normally $30). What’s great about the WeMo platform is that it has a wide range of supported devices. It works with Alexa, Google Assistant, IFTTT, Nest, SmartThings, HomeKit (with the WeMo Bridge add-on) and more. The WeMo Mini also comes with all of the essential features that you’d want in a smart pl...
Tags: Crafts, Belkin, Alexa Google, Wemo Bridge


How brands can benefit as voice streamlines product discovery, drives sales, and boosts customer loyalty (GOOGL, AAPL, AMZN, MSFT)

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider's premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence,  click here . Current subscribers can read the report here. Voice assistants, including Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana, are pegged to trigger widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. Voice assistants offer an additional level of convenience and speed ...
Tags: Amazon, Microsoft, US, Trends, Siri, Voice, Business Insider Intelligence, Alexa Google, Business Insider Intelligence Business Insider, GOOGL AAPL AMZN MSFT


Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the development of voice apps. As consumer demand for voice technology mounts, brands offering this functionality throughou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Voice, Alexa, Business Insider Intelligence, Alexa Google, Business Insider Intelligence Business Insider, Capgemini Consumers


August locks now have Alexa, Google Assistant Halloween tricks

This Halloween, there are sure to be a lot masked faced showing up at your door. When they arrive, you can be ready for them thanks to some new integrations for Alexa, Google Assistant, and IFTTT in August's line of smart locks. The post August locks now have Alexa, Google Assistant Halloween tricks appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Assistant, August Lock


Speakers gone wild: Alexa, Google spook customers with reefer reminders, F-bombs

Your new smart speaker might not see dead people (yet), but a new investigation finds that Amazon's Alexa and Google Assistant are occasionally disturbing smart speaker owners with weird behavior. The post Speakers gone wild: Alexa, Google spook customers with reefer reminders, F-bombs appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Assistant, Google Home


Google gave Google Assistant a weirdly specific backstory to get her voice just right

Google Assistant loves kayaking. That's according to the weirdly specific backstory given to the actress who plays Google's equivalent of Amazon's Alexa. Google executives told The Atlantic that they wanted Assistant to be humble, helpful, and a little playful. Google Assistant also has a BA in art history and won a $100,000 on a kid's version of TV gameshow "Jeopardy!" Virtual assistants need just the right voice — not too human, not too robotic. That's according to the personality teams at ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Colorado, Trends, Atlantic, Alexa, Alexa Google, Google Home, Gummi Hafsteinsson, James Giangola, Giangola


Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the development of voice apps. As consumer demand for voice technology mounts, brands offering this functionality throughou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Voice, Alexa, Business Insider Intelligence, Alexa Google, Business Insider Intelligence Business Insider, Capgemini Consumers


Yale and August Unveil New Smart Locks That Work with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri

One problem with smart locks is that it’s hard to find one that works with all three voice assistant platforms, but Yale (and its sibling… Click Here to Continue Reading
Tags: Crafts, Siri, Yale, Alexa Google


Three ways brands can benefit from adopting voice technology (AAPL, AMZN, GOOGL, MSFT)

Voice assistants like Amazon's Alexa, Google's Assistant, Apple's Siri, and Microsoft's Cortana, are pegged to trigger a widespread transformation across the retail industry in the years to come. The current interest in, and adoption of, voice assistants for commerce is being driven by recent technological breakthroughs, advantages of the tech over existing channels, and the development of voice apps. As consumer demand for voice technology mounts, brands offering this functionality throughou...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Trends, Siri, Voice, Alexa, Business Insider Intelligence, Alexa Google, Business Insider Intelligence Business Insider, Capgemini Consumers