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Ten products that showcase the Pantone 2019 Color of the Year in full CMF glory!

Named as Pantone color of the year for 2019, Living Coral is an animating and life-affirming coral hue that signifies light-heartedness and positivity. The color is the kind that instantly makes one happy, with its touch of vibrance and warmth, and the minute you add it to a product, it stands out. Companies have, for long, used the coral color to make products look and feel youthful, and to make them add a splash of color to a space. Living Coral’s beauty especially lies in the fact that it goe...
Tags: Apple, Google, Deals, Kitchen, Design, Smartwatch, Watch, Coral, Best Of, Bottle, Popular, Kitchenaid, Editorial, Vespa, Clock, Product Design


How to change Google Assistant’s voice on your Google Home device

If you'd like to hear what Google Assistant sounds like speaking in a male voice, or a female voice that's different from the default voice, you can easily make the switch using the Google Home app. The post How to change Google Assistant’s voice on your Google Home device appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Trends, Smart Home, Voice Assistant, Google Assistant, Google Home


Top 5 Trends That Will Give Online Shopping a Spin in 2019

By Rakesh Jain The thought of buying something flashes in your mind, you search the online for relevant stores, browse, click, and buy, shopping has become that simple today. With the passing of every second, the competition is grueling and so is the effort of the e-commerce store owners to serve the best among others. From heart-warming customer experience, instant service, hassle-free shipping to faster problem-solving, online retailers are leaving no stones unturned in attracting more and mor...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Pinterest, Instagram, Sales & Marketing, Voice, Alexa, Right Now, Accelerated Mobile Pages AMP, Google Home, Amazon Echo Show, Rakesh Jain, Twitter Online, Mobile Commerce Online, Content Multi channel Messaging Omni


Your Expensive Smart Appliance May Not Last A Decade

Sebastian Kaulitzki/Shutterstock When you buy a new appliance, you’re making an investment that should last a while, but that may not be true for smart appliances. Manufacturers aren’t obligated to keep your machine up to date, which could turn your investment sour. Appliances Should Last For Decades Today, there are still plenty of homes furnished with fridges, stoves, and washing machines from the ’80s. These appliances may not look as good as they used to, and they probably inflate el...
Tags: Google, Crafts, US, Lg, Gallup, Google Home, Samsung Family Hub, Sebastian Kaulitzki Shutterstock


5 Ways Chatbots Are Already Revolutionizing E-Commerce

Since the introduction of Apple’s Siri in 2011, AI and marketing strategy have merged to introduce chatbots. Designed to emulate a ‘human’ customer service experience, chatbots are revolutionizing how modern branding and sales are approached. With more industries joining this innovative form of automated publicity by developing their own bots, advertisers are scrambling to keep up with the pace at which marketing strategies adapt to this innovative technology. As consumer familiarity with th...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Marketing, Sales, Siri, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Burberry, Lg, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora, Alexa, Kik, Verizon Ventures, Gigi Hadid


5 Ways Chatbots Are Already Revolutionizing ECommerce

Since the introduction of Apple’s Siri in 2011, AI and marketing strategy have merged to introduce chatbots. Designed to emulate a ‘human’ customer service experience, chatbots are revolutionizing how modern branding and sales are approached. With more industries joining this innovative form of automated publicity by developing their own bots, advertisers are scrambling to keep up with the pace at which marketing strategies adapt to this innovative technology. As consumer familiarity with...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Facebook, Yahoo, Marketing, Sales, Siri, Bank Of America, E-commerce, Burberry, Lg, Tommy Hilfiger, Sephora, Alexa, Michael, Kik


2019 SEO Tips From The Internet Marketing Podcast

With every year, nay every day, things are changing in the field of SEO. From Google’s behavioural shifts, ensuring your website is mobile first and the importance of conducting log file analysis to creating a Google My Business Strategy we had a ton of expert marketing guests on our Internet Marketing Podcast in 2018 sharing their knowledge and experience concerning all of the above and more. Read on to discover their top SEO tips, advice and predictions for 2019 ahead. We’ve also added each po...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Facebook, Seo, Cta, Sem, Alexa, Seo Tips, Seo Podcast, The Digital Marketing Blog, Andy, Bryan, Rand Fishkin, Google My Business, Marcos, SERP


You can play NPR’s ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’ on your smart speaker

You can play "Wait Wait Don't Tell Me" on Amazon Echo speakers or Google Home devices with the new Wait Wait Quiz. It's hosted by Peter Sagal and Bill Kurtis and will be updated every week with new questions. The post You can play NPR’s ‘Wait Wait Don’t Tell Me’ on your smart speaker appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Trends, Npr, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Echo Speaker, Don, Bill Kurtis, Amazon Alexa, Peter Sagal, Google Assistant, Google Home


Now That the Chromecast Audio Is Dead, Google Needs to Refresh the Google Home

The Chromecast Audio is no more, and while existing units out in the wild will continue to work just fine, the change just highlights how much Google needs to refresh its original Google Home. The Chromecast Audio was Google’s audio-only version of the Chromecast, and by plugging it into the auxiliary jack of a speaker or stereo system, it allowed users to beam music from their phones to their speaker system effortlessly. It didn’t matter if your sound system was decades old or brand new, if yo...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Crafts, Home Hub, Don, Google Home, Echo the Home


Mark Zuckerberg's Mentor 'Shocked and Disappointed' -- But He Has a Plan

Early Facebook investor Roger McNamee published a scathing 3,000-word article adapted from his new book Zucked: Waking Up to the Facebook Catastrophe. Here's just one example of what's left him "shocked and disappointed": Facebook (along with Google and Twitter) has undercut the free press from two directions: it has eroded the economics of journalism and then overwhelmed it with disinformation. On Facebook, information and disinformation look the same; the only difference is that disinformatio...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Mark Zuckerberg, Twitter, Tech, Alexa, Facebook News Feed, McNamee, Facebook Google, Google Home, Roger McNamee, Facebook Catastrophe Here


Jan 19: NoVa Nerdfest: Gaming and Comics festival

From https://www.facebook.com/events/261963104473067 Do you like comic books? video games? table games? beer!?!!? On Saturday January 19th, Crooked Run will be teaming up with Huzzah Hobbies, Games & Comics Pair O'Dice , and Eye of the Heart to throw one of the biggest events of the year and embrace our inner “Nerd”! Super Smash Bros Ultimate and Magic the Gathering tournaments, retro gaming vendors, speed run challenges, a comic book focused lounge and much much more! *VENDOR APPLICATIONS...
Tags: Comics, Time, Super Mario Bros, Randy, Bryan Nowak, Google Home, Huzzah Hobbies Games Comics Pair O Dice, Branden Retro, Johnny Lupsha


Project Alias is a ‘smart parasite’ that stops smart speakers from listening

Two designers chose to do something about nosy smart speakers. The result is Project Alias, a "smart parasite" that whispers nonsense to Google Home and Alexa until it hears a specific wake word. The post Project Alias is a ‘smart parasite’ that stops smart speakers from listening appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Alexa, Google Home


Whyd now helps companies create their custom voice assistant

Y Combinator-backed startup Whyd is pivoting from hardware to software. The startup had been working on a connected speaker with a voice-control interface specifically designed for music. But a couple of years later, it’s clear that subsidized voice assistant devices from Google and Amazon have taken over the market. Whyd is only keeping its own software platform and partnering with other companies. In other words, if you’re working on an app, a website or a skill for the Amazon Echo or Goog...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Europe, Developer, Tech, France Newsletter, Google Home, Whyd, Gilles Poupardin


CEO Satya Nadella says that Microsoft is embracing Amazon's Alexa instead of fighting it — and he wants to be friends with Google, too (MSFT)

Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella says that it no longer sees its Cortana smart assistant as a competitor to Amazon's Alexa.  Instead, Nadella says that he wants Cortana to be thought of as a skill, or app, for Amazon's Alexa — something that Alexa users can already try for themselves.  But Nadella doesn't want to stop there: He says that there's no reason why Cortana shouldn't be available on Google Assistant, too.  Rather than fighting Alexa and Google Assistant, Microsoft wants to be friends — in...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Trends, Earth, Silicon Valley, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Harman Kardon, Javier Soltero, Amazon Alexa, Nadella, Google Home


NPR Has Turned ‘Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me’ Into a Game for Smart Speakers

NPR has turned its popular “Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!” news quiz show into an interactive game for smart speakers: Owners of speakers powered by Google’s Assistant or Amazon Alexa will be able to play along to questions about the news of the week. Just like the radio show, the quiz is being hosted by […]
Tags: Google, News, Npr, Amazon Echo, Amazon Alexa, Wait Wait Don, Google Home


Happy 18th Birthday, Wikipedia

This week, Wikipedia celebrates its 18th birthday. If the massive crowdsourced encyclopedia project were human, then in most countries, it would just now be considered a legal adult. But in truth, the free online encyclopedia has long played the role of the Internet's good grown-up. From a story: Wikipedia has grown enormously since its inception: It now boasts 5.7 million articles in English and pulled in 92 billion page views last year. The site has also undergone a major reputation change. I...
Tags: Wikipedia, Tech, Susan Wojcicki, Yale Journal, Siri Alexa, Google Home, Wikipedia Facebook


A Week In Amsterdam On A $55,542 Salary

Welcome toMoney Diaries , where we're tackling what might be the last taboo facing modern working women: money. We're asking millennials how they spend their hard-earned money during a seven-day period — and we're tracking every last dollar.Women over age 45: We want to read your Money Diaries! Submit here.Today: a digital planner working in advertising who makes $55,542 per year and spends some of her money this week on fries with mayo.Occupation: Digital PlannerIndustry: AdvertisingAge: 32Loc...
Tags: Google, Europe, Fashion, Music, Amsterdam, Harry Potter, States, Zara, Golden Globes, Mariah Carey, Jay, Venmo, Winnie, Don, Gollum, Lizzie McGuire


How and When You Can Access The Biggest Upcoming Google Assistant Features

Google’s aptly named AI helper, Google Assistant, is poised to have a great year in 2019. Not only will the digital assistant be spreading to numerous devices old and new, but there are a host of new features coming, too, several of which were shown off at CES 2019 last week.Read more...
Tags: Google, Lifehacks, Google Maps, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google AI, Google Home Hub


Are you in good voice?

When I think about the trends that are facing marketers and business owners in 2019, the one that I believe is going to be most significant is the influence of voice on search and content. Not only do I think it’s critical, but I think it is growing faster and stronger than anyone could have imagined. Let’s define the term, so we’re all on the same wavelength. When we talk about voice what we mean is all voice-activated or operated devices, apps, and the Internet of Things accessories that you ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Wikipedia, Siri, Ppc, Ibm, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Branding, Cubs, Search Engine People, Google Home, Amazon Echo Google Home Apple


Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable “parasite”

What do you get when you put one Internet connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite'” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two designers, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen. The Raspberry Pi-powered, fungus-inspired blob’s mission is to whisper sweet nonsense into Alexa’s (or Google Home’s) always-on ear so it can’t accidentally snoop on your home. Project Alias from Bjørn Karmann on Vimeo. Alias wi...
Tags: Google, Tech, Instructables, Alexa, Knudsen, Karmann, Google Home, Bjørn Karmann, Project Alias, Alexa Bezosallseeingeye


Project Alias Hacks Amazon Echo and Google Home To Protect Your Privacy

fahrbot-bot writes: The gadget, called Alias, is an always-listening speaker, designed to fit on top of an Amazon Echo or Google Home, where it looks like a mass of melted candle wax. It's composed of a 3D-printed top layer, a mic array, a Raspberry Pi, and two speakers. It only connects to the internet during the initial setup process. Alias stays "off the grid" while you're using it, preventing your conversations from leaving the device. When the Alias hears its own (customizable) wake word, i...
Tags: Google, Tech, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Google Home, Project Alias Hacks Amazon Echo


How to Set Up Filters for Your Google Home Devices

Google Home devices are a great way to get voice assistants, music, and possibly video throughout your home. But you might consider enabling Google Filters to exert some control over the content that children or guests can play. Filter Out the Bad Content for Everybody or Just the Children Once you have a voice assistant in multiple rooms, you’ll find yourself taking advantage of the easy access to music and videos. Unfortunately, voice assistants don’t truly understand you; they simply respo...
Tags: Google, Crafts, Pandora, Youtube Red, Google Home


Pandora launches a personalized voice assistant on iOS and Android

Pandora today announced the launch of its own, in-app voice assistant which you can call up at any time by saying “Hey Pandora,” followed by a request to play the music or podcasts you want to hear. The feature will allow you to not only control music playback with commands to play a specific artist, album, radio or playlist, but will also be capable of delivering results customized to you when responding to vague commands or those related to activity or mood. For example, you’ll get personal...
Tags: Mobile, Apps, Music, Media, Tech, Pandora, Streaming, Personalization, Voice, Amazon Echo, Streaming Service, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Phillips, Chris Phillips, Google Home


Has Your Child Been Looking at Bad Stuff Online?

What does a parent do when they catch their young child looking at inappropriate stuff online? I have been asked this one many times and in many ways and wanted to take a crack at answering it. Here is the Circle device we use in our home. Transcript Over the years there’s an email I’ve gotten many times, it’s a conversation I’ve had at conferences, it’s one I’ve had with friends, at church. It’s one that comes up a lot and today I’d like to address it and essentially it...
Tags: Google, Kids, Parenting, Internet, Siri, Blogging, Amazon Echo, Vlog, Google Home


This little speaker-cap hacks your smart speaker to give you back your privacy

Project Alias looks and behaves like a parasitic fungus, in the sense that it latches onto its host, feeding off it and inhibiting its functions for its own gain. It may sound a little extreme, but it does it all for the sake of privacy. Smart speakers now sit in one out of three American homes… and while they’re great in terms of convenience, they’re a privacy nightmare. Smart speakers are always listening in on everything you say or do around your home, and companies create databases and pro...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Home, Echo, Design, Audio, Speakers, Popular, Alexa, Product Design, Brad, Now, Smart Speaker, Google Home, Bjørn Karmann, Project Alias


This Wooden Smart Home Control Hub Provided a Calm Escape from CES

A distant fan spins softly enough to hear. A neat home vibrates with comfort. Warm tea is ready to sip, and over the velvet reading chair, offset slightly from a floor lamp, a maple-wood mui might rest on the wall. Operating inside this smart home control hub, Google Assistant suddenly feels different—especially different than the plethora of tech enabled devices we saw at CES. Instead of a clipboard-toting AI, ready to help you Google your way out of boredom, listening to you from an oblong spe...
Tags: Google, Design, Tech, Google Home


Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers

The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product. As a result, customer expectations as a whole are evolving. Today, consumers expect Amazon-like speed and service from any business, regardless of the space you play in. They want to be able to browse and buy anywhere, anytime, and on any device. On aver...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Seo, Tesla, Gartner, Google Home, Airbnb Amazon


Apple HomePod comes to China at $400 amid iPhone sales woes

Apple is finally launching HomePod in China, but the timing is tricky as the premium device will have to wrestle with local competitors and a slowing economy. The firm said over the weekend that its smart speaker will be available in Mainland China and Hong Kong starting January 18, adding to a list of countries where it has entered including US, UK, Australia, Canada, France, Germany, Mexico and Spain. The Amazon Echo competitor, which launched in mid-2017, is already available to Chinese...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Amazon, Asia, Hong Kong, Hardware, China, Siri, Tech, Spain, Artificial Intelligence, Alibaba, Xiaomi, Tencent, Baidu


Better customer experience means targeting people, not buyers

The success of industry disruptors such as Airbnb, Amazon and Tesla can be attributed to many factors, but these companies all have one thing in common — a focus on creating an exceptional customer experience, rather than just selling a product. As a result, customer expectations as a whole are evolving. Today, consumers expect Amazon-like speed and service from any business, regardless of the space you play in. They want to be able to browse and buy anywhere, anytime, and on any device. On a...
Tags: Amazon, Instagram, Seo, Tesla, B2C, Commerce, Gartner, Omnichannel, Google Home, Airbnb Amazon


Google officially discontinues Chromecast Audio

Google for a while now has stopped making its Chromecast Audio streaming adapter and going forward, it will instead focus on smart speakers. The company's spokesperson has confirmed that Chromecast Audio is being discontinued.  Google's Chromecast Audio is introduced to bring music streaming to existing stereo systems and speakers with line-in connectivity in 2015. It worked very much like the regular Chromecast, but didn't offer an HDMI port, and only worked with audio apps. The company in 2...
Tags: Google, News, Blogging, Chromecast Audio, Google Home, Google Home Max, Google Home Hub, Google Audio Streaming