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Microsoft is calling an audible on smart speakers

The Harman Kardon Invoke was fine. But let’s be real — the first Cortana smart speaker was dead on arrival. Microsoft’s smart assistant has its strong suits, but thus far statement of purpose hasn’t been among them. CEO Satya Nadella appears to have acknowledge as much this week during a media event at the company’s Redmond Campus. “Defeat” might be a strong word at this stage, but the executive is publicly acknowledging that the company needs to go back to the drawing board. In its current ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hardware, Microsoft, Satya Nadella, Cortana, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Alexa, Nadella, Apple Amazon, Bixby, Harman Kardon Invoke, Alexa Assistant, Redmond Campus Defeat


How to use this time-saving feature Apple added to the iPhone

Siri Shortcuts was introduced with . The Shortcuts app allows you to automate tasks and routines on your iPhone or iPad. You can find premade shortcuts or create your own custom commands to do everything from playing a song in Spotify to finding an item on Amazon or Target.  Watch the video above for five Siri shortcuts we find really useful. Do you ever find yourself completing the same couple of actions on your phone every day? It's so annoying to do the same thing over and over again. A li...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Youtube, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Control Center, Robert Petersen, Amazon Target, Siri Shortcuts, Siri Suggestions, Siri Okay Google


Sprint customers can now use Apple Business Chat to reach an agent

Sprint today announced it will support Apple’s Business Chat – the new platform that allows businesses and customers to interact over iMessage. According to the carrier, customers can now message a Sprint customer service agent, get info about plans and other services, as well as look up store information in Maps, Safari and with Siri during a chat session. The support from Sprint comes after two other launches on the platform this week. TD Ameritrade said it will allow customers to fund thei...
Tags: Apple, Google, Mobile, Facebook, Business, Instagram, Siri, Tech, Sprint, Harry David, Ameritrade, Rob Roy Sprint, Apple Business Chat, Google Duplex, Gubagoo, LivePerson Salesforce Nuance Genesys


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


You can tell Pandora what to play with your voice now

Pandora, play music for my workout. Pandora, play more music like this song. Pandora, thanks for letting me use my voice to tell you what I want. Tell Pandora what you want it to play and now it will play it with a new Voice Mode making music streaming simpler than ever on their mobile app. Their smart assistant works like many of the voice controlled AI’s we’ve become accustomed to in recent years like Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa but entirely based around controlling your music streamin...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Mobile, Music, Siri, App, Pandora, Streaming, Ai, Voice, Recognition, SoundHound, Alexa, Assistant, Digital Music News


Listen to Hi-def Music While Listening to the World Around You

Audio cancelation is nice. It’s nice, however, indoors. Step outdoors and audio cancelation can be a dangerous thing. I remember almost getting hit by a bus ten years ago because I had headphones on, and didn’t hear the massive vehicle heading towards me. That’s where immersive, isolated audio can be somewhat of a drawback. What’s the solution? A pair of headphones that have the ability to adapt to where you wear them.That’s what the HB-V70 are. A pair of around-ear headphones that allow you t...
Tags: Google, Deals, Design, Siri, Popular, Product Design, Random, ANC, OEC, Active Noise Cancelling, HB-V70 Headphones, Open Ear Control, DJ Direct Inc, Open Ear Control OEC


The Sims gets its own in-game Alexa-style assistant, Lin-Z

There’s nothing like The Sims to log off from reality for a bit. Getting away from the increasingly ubiquitous world of smart assistants, on the other hand, is a different matter entirely. EA announced this week that the perennial favorite life simulation series is getting its very own smart assistant. Lin-Z is a lot like an in-game version of Alexa — or, for that matter, Google Assistant or Siri or Bixby or Cortana, et al. Accessed via a smart speaker with a familiar glowing green diamond, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gaming, Siri, Tech, EA, Alexa, The Sims, Lin Z. There, Lin Z, Australia Canada India


Tencent take Siri on with their own voice assistant

Watch out Siri, you may be about to launch in China in the shape of Apple’s smart speaker but Tencent are looming with their own artificial intelligence on the way. As Apple build up to the launch of their HomePod speaker in China this week on the 18th, native tech giant’s Tencent have announced the readying of their very own powerful artificial intelligence. China’s most notorious tech company Tencent have revealed that they are preparing the launch of their own smart-assistant called Xiaow...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Music, China, US, Siri, Tencent, Alexa, Baidu Inc, Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, China Tencent, Xiaowei, Mini Programs Mini Programs


How Chatbots Are Changing the Ways E-commerce Businesses Operate?

By Sohaib Khalid What comes in your mind when you anthropomorphize Siri? I imagine it be somewhat like a typical girlfriend: cute, innocent, an omnipresent teacher who is occasionally demanding sometimes annoying but loves his man and is proud when he does good. (jeez, am I sounding like a stalker?) There is no debate in saying that Siri is one of the marvels of Artificial Intelligence. The main reason of Siri’s popularity is its ability to provide support and assistance by establishing a person...
Tags: Business, Technology, Ebay, Siri, Commerce, Dubai, Uae, Right Now, Custom, Chabot, Sohaib Khalid, Machine Learning Artificial Intelligence


We compared Apple's $159 AirPods to Xiaomi's $30 AirDots and the winner was clear

Apple AirPods have a low-price competitor: Xiaomi came out with $30 knockoffs called AirDots that are currently only available in China.  We tried the AirDots to see how they compared against Apple's $159 AirPods. Watch the video above to find out if AirPods are worth the cost or if AirDots provide the same quality wireless headphones for a fraction of the price. These are AirPods, Apple's $159 wireless headphones and these are AirDots, Xiaomi's $30 wireless headphones. Xiaomi has long been re...
Tags: Apple, China, New York City, Trends, Siri, Xiaomi, AirPods Apple, AirDots Xiaomi


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


Redesigned Cardo Freecom+ Line Revealed

Better Than Ever Cardo Systems is a Bluetooth communications company that makes comm systems for motorcycle riders. Recently the company unveiled its new Freecom+ Line. The lineup consists or the Freecom 4+, Freecom 2+, and Freecom1+. The lineup delivers improved quality communications to various areas of the market. The Freecom 4+ is a four-way rider-to-rider communications system. Handling two-way rider-to-rider communication is the Freecom 2+. The Freecom 1+ is the system designed for the si...
Tags: Apple, Google, Bluetooth, Siri, Motorcycles, Cardo, Motorcycle News, Cardo Systems, Bluetooth Adapters and Intercom Accessory, Cardo Freecom, Freecom, Abraham Glezerman, Cardo Systems Hopefully


The 1975 Try Everything on 'A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships'

None The 1975's third album, A Brief Inquiry Into Online Relationships, hit back in December 2018, just as we here at PopMatters were immersed in our wide variety of end of the year music lists. So we're circling back to what, almost by default, is one of the biggest rock acts in popular music right now. And a Brief Inquiry is big as well. In an era when most albums arrive in a streaming-friendly running time of 45 minutes or less, this record contains 15 tracks and lasts a full hour. And i...
Tags: Music, Review, America, Siri, Radiohead, Music Review, Richard Marx, Indie Pop, The 1975, Don, Indie Rock, Michael Bolton, Matt Healy, Healy, Mel Torme, Synthpop


Smart homes of 2019: more intelligent and personalized than ever

With 2018 tech being left in the dust with the introduction of hundreds of new concepts and systems at CES 2019, we've been given a taste of how connected homes will be enhanced in 2019. Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri, and perhaps most significantly at this year's event, Google's Google Assistant have announced their goals to be nearly everywhere you turn over the upcoming year.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Siri, Alexa Apple


Noise Shots X3 BASS wireless earbuds with anti-dropout, sweatproof design launched for Rs. 3999

Following the launch of Shots X5, Noise has launched the Shots X3 BASS in India. The Shots X3 BASS comes in 5 colour variants and comes equipped with Bluetooth V5.0 technology. As per the company claims, X3 BASS is one of the first headphones in the market to feature Bluetooth V5.0 technology. With the help of Bluetooth V5, the headphones offer fast pairing, automatic reconnection along with 30 meters of range, plus lag & dropout free audio. Moreover, it has IPX4 sweat proof rating and anti...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Accessories, News, India, Siri, Blogging, Flipkart, Noise Shots X3 BASS


10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! This is the tech news you need to know this Monday. Apple is planning three new iPhone models in 2019, including a successor to the iPhone XR. One of the new models will include a triple camera, while the others will include a double rear camera, according to the Wall Street Journal. Wang Weijing, an executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei, has been fired following charges of espionage in Poland. It's the second arrest of a Huawei executive in two months after Meng Wanzhou, the co...
Tags: Apple, Verizon, Facebook, Instagram, China, US, Trends, Siri, Iran, Tencent, Poland, Huawei, Wall Street Journal, Alexa, Epic Games, Unity


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


Should you say ‘please’ to an AI?

There are two reasons we say ‘please’ and ‘thank you’. The first is pretty obvious. It gives the other person dignity. It acknowledges their humanity. It implies that at some level, this engagement is voluntary. But of course, none of this is true when we’re talking to Siri or Alexa. There’s a second reason. It helps us realize that we might be acting entitled. We forget to bring humility along. “Please” is a narrative to ourselves, one about gratitude and choice. When we start barking orders wi...
Tags: Uncategorized, Siri, Alexa, Branding


What to Expect in 2019: HR Trends

By Rieva Lesonsky Most of us small business owners start the new year with mixed emotions. We’re hopeful and optimistic about growing our businesses, yet with anxious about all the challenges we know we’ll face. To find out what lies ahead, I’ve collected a number of tips, predictions and advice from people in the know. We’ll be exploring general consumer, financial and economic trends, as well as what to expect in the fields of marketing, technology, retail, HR and money. We also have contribut...
Tags: Facebook, Business, Instagram, Siri, Management, United States, Deloitte, Kpmg, Oasis, Jason, Alexa, Cto, Manta, Right Now, Rob Wilson, Jason Fried


Weekly Roundup, Friday 11 January 2019

Bet you don’t know what this is, where it is, and what it does (did)? See final item. Good morning It has been an exciting week, with our “next generation” daily news curation service taking shape behind the scenes.  Part of this is a new and more active Twitter feed. If you’re on Twitter, please do follow our new Twitter account, @TheTvlInsider.  If you were following our earlier Twitter account, feel free to unfollow that one, and please now follow our new @TheTvlInsider account. The new Twit...
Tags: Travel, Twitter, UK, Science, London, Trains, Disney, Siri, Tech, Aer Lingus, Karen, David, Atlantic, Britain, Heathrow, Gatwick


Travel News: January 9, 2019

Carnival Cruise Line Reconsidering Room Service Changes Travel Pulse Less than a week after Carnival Cruise Line announced room service would no longer be complimentary on its ships, the company said it is waiting to make those changes until a better plan could be put in place. According to a Facebook post from Carnival brand ambassador John Heald, the cruise line revealed that it was evaluating the adjustments made to its room service plan initially scheduled to take effect in January.   Car C...
Tags: Travel, Google, Facebook, UK, California, Siri, Porsche, Las Vegas, Bmw, Alexa, Palm Springs, Consumer Electronics Show, Carnival Cruise Line, News And Deals, Joshua Tree, Joshua Tree National Park


Google Assistant is coming to Google Maps today

We’ve known for a while now that Google Assistant (the company’s voice powered AI, a la Siri or Alexa) would eventually be built right into Google Maps. They announced as much at Google I/O 2018, noting at the time that they were aiming for a summer launch. It didn’t happen by summer, but Google says it’s happening today. An update should be rolling out shortly enabling Assistant within Google Maps on both Android and iOS. While it’s hitting both platforms, it’ll be a bit more capable on Andr...
Tags: Google, TC, Siri, Tech, Google Maps, Alexa, CES 2019, Facebook Messenger Hangouts Viber Telegram


Hey Apple, what happens on iPhones doesn't stay there, and your 'clever' CES ad is promoting a dangerous illusion (AAPL, GOOGL, FB)

  Apple has a big — and misleading — ad on display in Las Vegas during this year's CES convention. The ad states, "What happens on your iPhone, stays on your iPhone." The ad is literally untrue; much of what users do on their iPhones and the data they generate doesn't stay on their devices. IPhones leak data to wireless carriers, websites, app developers — and to Apple's own servers and services. Apple benefits directly and indirectly from the information that can be gleaned off of users' iPho...
Tags: Apple, Google, Facebook, Trends, Siri, United States, Virgin Galactic, New York Times, Tim Cook, Las Vegas, Sin City, Trump, Lawrence, Gene Munster, Coca Cola Here, Manafort


Samsung TVs are getting Google Assistant compatibility this year

Google continued its unstoppable takeover of CES 2019 by announcing that Samsung TVs will soon offer Assistant compatibility. The feature, which is arriving later this year, will give users the ability to adjust volume, change channels and switch image input. Compatibility requires a separate piece of Google Assistant hardware — like a Home, Home Hub or third-party smart display or speaker. No surprise the announcement doesn’t include native Assistant support, but it’s still a nice win for G...
Tags: Apple, Google, Hardware, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Google Samsung, Bixby, Google Assistant, CES 2019, Home Home Hub, Alexa Bixby


Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant Desperately Want To Help You Do Your Routine -- But it Takes Too Much Programming and There Are Still Too Many Holes

Google's Assistant and Amazon's Alexa are rapidly increasing their reach, and Apple's Siri is supposedly getting smarter. But all of these AI assistants are still too clumsy in day to day. David Pierce, writing for WSJ: My virtual assistant desperately wants to help me. Google Assistant, Amazon's Alexa, Apple's Siri -- even Samsung's Bixby and others -- have begun allowing users to set up "routines" that combine many actions into a single command. Shout "OK Google, good morning!" at your smart s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Ikea, Alexa, Bixby, Alexa Apple, David Pierce, Alexa Siri, Google Assistant Amazon, NPR Tell Alexa


LG is adding Apple AirPlay and HomeKit support to its TVs

There’s a trend here. After Samsung and Vizio, LG is also adding support for Apple’s ecosystem to its TV operating system webOS. Specifically, people who buy an LG TV in 2019 should be able to share content to their TVs using AirPlay 2. TVs will also be compatible with HomeKit, letting you create custom scenarios and control your TV using Siri. “Many of our customers may also happen to have Apple devices,” Senior Director of Home Entertainment Product Marketing Tim Alessi said during the c...
Tags: Apple, Google, Gadgets, Apps, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Ces, Netflix, Lg, Philips, Homekit, Airplay, Samsung LG, LG TV, Amazon Alexa


Daily Crunch: Nvidia breaks with tradition at CES 2019

The Daily Crunch is TechCrunch’s roundup of our biggest and most important stories. If you’d like to get this delivered to your inbox every day at around 9am Pacific, you can subscribe here: 1. Nvidia launches the $349 GeForce RTX 2060 Nvidia broke with tradition and put a new focus on gaming at CES. Last night the company unveiled the RTX 2060, a $349 low-end version of its new Turing-based desktop graphics cards. The RTX 2060 will be available on Jan. 15. 2. Elon Musk’s vision of spaceflight ...
Tags: Apple, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Gaming, Asia, Europe, Elon Musk, Hardware, Enterprise, Finance, Siri, Tech, Venture Capital, Nvidia


Vizio, LG Add Airplay and Siri Support to Their TVs

Two more TV makers are bringing Airplay support to their smart TVs: Both LG and Vizio announced Monday morning that Airplay 2 support is coming to their TV models this year. Vizio  announced at CES Monday that it is adding Airplay and Siri support to the newest version of its smart TV operating system, dubbed […]
Tags: News, Siri, Lg, Vizio, CES 2019, Vizio LG Add Airplay


Vizio adds Apple AirPlay and HomeKit integrations to its SmartCast smart TV platform

Apple is  gearing up for a new streaming TV service to rival Netflix, Amazon and Google this year, but in the meantime, it is also expanding interoperability with more third parties like smart TV makers to make what it already has available easier to use in the living room. In the latest development, smart TV maker Vizio today announced at the CES consumer electronics show that it’s adding support for AirPlay 2 and HomeKit to its SmartCast interactive TV platform. The integration will mean that...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Mac, Entertainment, China, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Ces, Netflix, Canada, Amd, Vizio


Apple shows off new smart home products from HomeKit partners

Apple recently invited reporters to meet a handful of companies announcing new products at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show. The common theme: All of these products connect to Apple’s HomeKit platform for smart home devices. By integrating with HomeKit, these companies make their products configurable and controllable via Apple devices, specifically through the Home app and Siri. Last year, Apple rolled out a new software authentication system, which meant that manufacturers no longer ne...
Tags: Apple, UK, Hardware, Siri, Tech, Homekit, Belkin, Avia