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A guide to Bixby Home, the hub where you can access Samsung’s digital voice assistant

Bixby Home is the landing page for the voice assistant, and it can be accessed in a few different ways. Drew Angerer/Getty Images Bixby Home is a landing page for Bixby commands and tutorials found on any Samsung device that includes the Bixby voice assistant. You can start Bixby Home by pressing the Bixby button (or the side or Power button, depending on your device). At one time, Bixby Home was highly customizable, but Samsung has greatly simplified the page. Visit Insider's Tech ...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Android, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Dave Johnson, Bixby, Commands, Tech Insider, Bixby Button, Bixby Home, BI-freelancer

What is Bixby? A guide to Samsung's digital voice assistant

The Galaxy S8 smartphone, as pictured, features the upgraded voice assistant Bixby. TIMOTHY A. CLARY/AFP/Getty Images Bixby is a voice assistant similar to Apple's Siri that's been exclusive to Samsung devices since 2017. You can start Bixby several ways, including by pressing the Bixby key on the side of your device. If there's no Bixby key, you can also configure your device to launch Bixby from the side or power button. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more s...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Samsung, Trends, Siri, Automation, Ifttt, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Dave Johnson, Bixby, Siri Amazon, Apple Siri, Tech Insider, Bixby Vision

Spotify stays quiet about launch of its voice command ‘Hey Spotify’ on mobile

In 2019, Spotify began testing a hardware device for automobile owners it lovingly dubbed “Car Thing,” which allowed Spotify Premium users to play music and podcasts using voice commands that began with “Hey, Spotify.” Last year, Spotify began developing a similar voice integration into its mobile app. Now, access to the “Hey Spotify” voice feature is rolling out more broadly. Spotify chose not to officially announce the new addition, despite numerous reports indicating the voice option was show...
Tags: Apps, Mobile, Android, iPhone, Music, Smartphones, Spotify, Voice, Voice Assistant

Apple removes Siri's female voice as its default and adds two new voices

Lisa Eadicicco/Business Insider Apple added two new Siri voices removing Siri's female voice as its default, TechCrunch reported. This comes as part of Apple's commitment to diversity and inclusion, according to TechCrunch. The UN previously criticized Apple, Google, and Amazon, for setting their virtual assistants to female voices. See more stories on Insider's business page. Apple's voice assisitant Siri will no longer default to a female voice, TechCrunch reported on We...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, UK, News, US, Trends, Siri, Cnn, Un, Voice Assistant, John Gruber, Apple Google, Siri Alexa, Tech Insider, Lisa Eadicicco Business Insider Apple

The best games to play with Alexa in 2021

From storytelling games to trivia to games for kids, these are some of the best games to make Alexa more fun.
Tags: Games, Trends, Smart Home, Best Of, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Alexa Skill, Tier 4

Facebook is reportedly building a tool called 'TLDR' that will read and summarize news articles for you

Facebook's CEO Mark Zuckerberg Charles Platiau/Reuters Facebook told employees at a company-wide meeting that it's working on a tool that will read articles and automatically generate summaries of them for users, Buzzfeed reported. The AI assistant tool is called "TLDR" (Too Long Didn't Read), and will be audio-enabled so it can read its bullet-pointed summaries out loud. Facebook users will supposedly also be able to ask the tool questions about the news and have it reply, Buzzfeed re...
Tags: Facebook, Europe, UK, News, Mac, Trends, Ai, Voice Assistant, Amazon Here, Reuters Facebook, Schroepfer, Mike Schroepfer, TLDR, Tech Insider, Ryan Mac, Isobel Asher Hamilton

The best games to play with Alexa in 2020

From storytelling games to trivia to games for kids, these are some of the best games to make Alexa more fun.
Tags: Games, Trends, Smart Home, Best Of, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Alexa Skill, Tier 4

A comprehensive list of Alexa voice commands you can use with your smart devices

Amazon's smart assistant Alexa can respond to hundreds of commands. Andrew Matthews/PA Images via Getty Images Alexa voice commands can respond to general queries or tasks, and can also accommodate variations of those commands. To get Alexa's attention, you need to use the wake word, which is "Alexa" by default. You can change the wake word to one of several others in Alexa's settings. Here is a detailed list, divided by common categories, of the most important and useful Alexa command...
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Pandora, Smart Home, Fire TV, Amazon Echo, Amazon Fire TV, Voice Commands, Alexa, Amazon Music, Voice Assistant, Bob Mould, Amazon Alexa, Dave Johnson, Echo Alexa, Smart Home Devices

Perkins, ACB, Benetech, Salesforce and more announce breakout sessions at Sight Tech Global

Sight Tech Global is little more than two weeks out, and today we published the detailed agenda for Dec. 2 & 3. The show runs from 8 a.m. to noonish Pacific standard time. If you have not already grabbed a free pass to the 100% virtual event, now is the time! Sight Tech Global will present 35 speakers in 15 sessions focused on the cutting edge of AI-related technologies and accessibility, especially for the blind and visually impaired. A few of the remarkably accomplished speakers include OrCam ...
Tags: Amazon, TC, Hardware, Events, Tech, Diversity, Artificial Intelligence, Comcast, Silicon Valley, Voice, Voice Assistant, Geoff, Kai Fu Lee, Harvard Business School, Brad Turner, Roxana

15 Alexa-enabled smart home and car gifts that are perfect for people who love tech

When you buy through our links, we may earn money from our affiliate partners. Learn more. Amazon Many people know Amazon's voice assistant Alexa from Amazon devices such as Echo speakers.But many products from brands like Bose and Ecobee also have Alexa built in, giving you the convenience of a voice assistant in a pair of headphones or thermostat. Below, you'll find 15 devices with Alexa built in, all of which make great gifts.For more holiday gift ideas, check out all of our 2020 gift...
Tags: Reviews, Google, Amazon, Facebook, Trends, Tech, Gifts, Sony, Bose, Anker, Garmin, Ecobee, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Amazon This, Tech Insider

How to stop your Android device from listening to you by disabling 'OK Google' and other microphone-related features

Android users can disable "OK Google" and prevent the voice assistance software from listening in. Crystal Cox/Business Insider If you want your Android voice assistant to stop listening to you, you can disable its "OK Google" feature in the phone's Settings app. To thoroughly stop your Android from listening, you can also turn off listening while driving and disable the Google search app's microphone.   Android phones are configured to listen to you to respond to wake words like "OK Googl...
Tags: Google, Android, Trends, Siri, Microphones, Voice, Ok Google, Voice Assistant, Don, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Crystal Cox, Voice Match, Tap Voice, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference

Microsoft launches new Cortana features for business users

Cortana may have failed as a virtual assistant for consumers, but Microsoft is still betting on it (or at least its brand) for business use cases, now that it has rebranded it as a ‘personal productivity assistant’ as part of Microsoft 365. Today, at its Ignite conference, Microsoft launched and announced a number of new Cortana services for business users. These include the general availability of Cortana for the new Microsoft Teams displays the company is launching in partnership with a num...
Tags: Google, Android, UK, Enterprise, Microsoft, Australia, India, Cortana, Tech, Smartphones, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Windows Phone, Canada, United States, United Kingdom

Where is voice tech going?

Richard Dal Porto Contributor 2020 has been all but normal. For businesses and brands. For innovation. For people. The trajectory of business growth strategies, travel plans and lives have been drastically altered due to the COVID-19 pandemic, a global economic downturn with supply chain and market issues, and a fight for equality in the Black Lives Matter movement — amongst all that complicated lives and businesses already. One of the biggest stories in emerging techno...
Tags: Apple, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Mobile, Wearables, Column, Hardware, Media, Podcasts, Siri, Tech, Bbc, Artificial Intelligence, Venture Capital

Amazon revamps its Alexa app to focus on first-party features, more personalization

After launching a number of new developer tools for Alexa last week, Amazon today introducing an updated version of its Alexa mobile app for consumers. The new app aims to offer a more personalized experience, particularly on users’ home screens, and offers more instructions on how and when consumers can use the digital assistant, among other changes. Notably, the app has moved its third-party skill suggestions off the main screen, to increase focus on how consumers are actually using Alexa. The...
Tags: Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Tech, Voice, Alexa, Amazon Music, Voice Assistant, Apple App Store, Echo Buds Amazon

Pandora launches interactive voice ads into beta testing

Pandora is launching interactive voice ads into wider public testing, the company announced this morning. The music streaming service first introduced the new advertising format, where users verbally respond to advertiser prompts, back in December with help from a small set of early adopters, including Doritos, Ashley HomeStores, Unilever, Wendy’s, Turner Broadcasting, Comcast and Nestlé. The ads begin by explaining to listeners what they are and how they work. They then play a short and simple ...
Tags: Mobile, Music, Media, Advertising Tech, Advertising, Tech, Pandora, Streaming Music, Voice, Adtech, Voice Assistant, Wendy, Voice Mode, Voice Ads, Doritos Ashley HomeStores Unilever Wendy, Turner Broadcasting Comcast

Amazon adds ‘hands-free’ Alexa to its Alexa mobile app

Amazon is making it easier for mobile users to access its Alexa virtual assistant while on the go. The company announced today it’s making it possible to use Alexa “hands free” from within its Alexa mobile app for iOS and Android, meaning customers will be able to use Alexa to make lists, play music, control their smart home devices and more, without having to touch their phone. Customers can first command their phone’s digital assistant, like Siri or Google Assistant, to launch the Alexa app to...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Mobile, Apps, Siri, Tech, Voice, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Digital Assistant, Voice Assistant, Jen

Flipkart launches Voice Assistant to help customers buy groceries has announced the launch of its new voice assistant that will be available on its grocery store Supermart to enable consumers buy products easily using voice commands in multiple languages, starting with Hindi and English. “While we have seen great adoption for our video and vernacular offerings, the next step in that direction is to solve for the voice capability...
Tags: Business, News, Flipkart, Voice Assistant, Jeyandran Venugopal

Siri and Google Assistant say they now support Black Lives Matter

Just ask them about the movement to hear an explanation
Tags: Apple, Google, News, Cortana, Trends, Siri, Black Lives Matter, Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant

Alexa will now support bill payments and recharges on the Amazon app in India

Amazon’s Android app users in India can now make bill payments or recharge their Amazon Pay balance using the Alexa voice assistant integration, the company announced in a blog post on May 26. Bills can be paid across categories such as electricity, water, post-paid mobile, cooking gas, broadband, and DTH recharges. Alexa can be activated by […] ...
Tags: Travel, Amazon, News, India, Alexa, Voice Assistant

How to change Alexa’s voice

Want to change Alexa's accent or primary language? This step-by-step guide walks you through the process.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Tier 4

How to change Google Assistant’s voice

There are more ways than ever to personalize your Google Assistant's voice including accents and languages.
Tags: Google, Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Voice Assistant, Google Assistant, Google Home, Tier 4

Hackers Can Use Ultrasonic Waves to Secretly Control Voice Assistant Devices

Researchers have discovered a new means to target voice-controlled devices by propagating ultrasonic waves through solid materials in order to interact with and compromise them using inaudible voice commands without the victims' knowledge. Called "SurfingAttack," the attack leverages the unique properties of acoustic transmission in solid materials — such as tables — to "enable multiple [Author: [email protected] (Ravie Lakshmanan)]
Tags: Tech, Cybersecurity, Smartphone Hacking, Cellphone hacking, Two Factor Authentication, Voice Assistant, AI Voice Assistant, Ravie Lakshmanan, Secretly Control Voice Assistant Devices

How to change Google Assistant’s voice, language, or accent

There are more ways than ever to personalize your Google Assistant's voice including accents and languages.
Tags: Google, Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Voice Assistant, Google Assistant, Google Home, Tier 4

Google Assistant has your back for a romantic day this Valentine’s Day

Google have made it simple to tell your Google Assistant to change the vibe and make things romantic on the international day of romance. With your Smart Speaker you can simply ask it to play something appropriate this Valentine’s Day. Save the shuffling around on your phone or computer looking for the right song or playlist and let Google do the work while you get cosy with your loved one. If you have Smart colour changing lights then Google will bring the whole vibe down to a Valentin...
Tags: Google, Music, Relationships, Love, Smart, Fun, Mood, Valentine's Day, Voice Assistant, Valentine, Smart Lights, Smart Speaker, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Hub

Smart-home tech for agents: Wyze starter kit and cameras

What's not to like? Wyze Labs' line of products are high quality, make everyday life more convenient and is reasonably priced. Here, Inman Columnist Brandon Doyle explains how.
Tags: Video, Technology, Opinion, Radio, Agent, Columns, Voice Assistant, Select, Wyze Labs, Brandon Doyle, Colton Pratt, Motion Snesors, Wyze starter kit and cameras

JBL’s colourful, $100 take on AirPods

Apple are getting more competition every day as JBL announce their cheaper alternative to AirPods coming this year. JBL’s new TUNE 220TWS earbuds may have a less catchy name but they’re taking on the market dominated by Apple. A recent report showed that TWS earbuds have dominated the personal audio device market in the past year as AirPods and similar devices outsell wireless headphones and earphones. The small wireless earbuds have a simple smooth design and come in a vibrant range of...
Tags: Apple, Google, Wearables, Music, Technology, New, Earphones, Earbuds, Voice Assistant, Jbl, Amazon Alexa, AirPods, Apple AirPods, TWS, Audio Devices

Amazon-backed Rivian will integrate Alexa into its electric pickup and SUV

Rivian will integrate Amazon’s voice assistant Alexa into the R1T pickup and R1S SUV, the company’s first electric vehicles that are set to debut at the end of the year. Rivian said Monday it plans to also extend the Alexa integration to 100,000 electric delivery trucks that Amazon has ordered from the automaker. The electric vans are expected to start delivering packages to customers in 2021. The integration into the R1T and R1S will give owners access to standard Alexa features such a...
Tags: Amazon, Startups, Cars, E-commerce, Ceo, Automotive, Ford, Electric Vehicles, Gm, Fire TV, Volvo, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Lamborghini, Amazon Key, Fire OS

Apple, Google and Amazon Join Forces for More Connected Smart-Homes

A new coalition (which officially launches this year) between Apple, Google, Amazon and the Zigbee Alliance will result in most new devices being compatible with each aforementioned brands’ smart-home products. Setting an official standard for how products should coexist and connect will “make it easier both for consumers to build their ideal smart-home environment and also for manufacturers to develop new products.” That means one …
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Design, Siri, Tech, Smart Home, Smart Homes, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Linkaboutit, Apple Google, Apple Google Amazon, ZigBee Alliance, Google Assistant

Salesforce wants to bring voice to the workplace

At its annual Dreamforce mega-conference in San Francisco, Salesforce today introduced the next steps in its Einstein Voice project, which it first announced last year. Einstein Voice is the company’s AI voice assistant. You can think of it as Salesforce’s Alexa or Google Assistant, but with a more focused mission. During a briefing ahead of the event, Salesforce Chief Product Officer Bret Taylor showed off an Einstein and Alexa enabled Einstein speaker (Salesforce chairman and co-CEO M...
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