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It’s not just more of Alexa! All the big smart home trends from CES 2018

It was a smart home explosion this year at CES. From connected appliances to do-it-yourself home security and voice-assistant technology, here are some of the biggest smart home trends. The post It’s not just more of Alexa! All the big smart home trends from CES 2018 appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Trends, Appliances, Smart Home, Voice Assistant, GE Appliances, Alexa All, Ces2018, Smart Home Trends


Lenovo Smart Display hands-on review

No longer does Amazon lead the market in smart assistants with screens. Lenovo and Google have partnered to create the Lenovo Smart Display, a versatile device that features two different sizes and a vertical or horizontal display. The post Lenovo Smart Display hands-on review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, Trends, Screen, Smart Home, Lenovo, Voice Assistant, Google Assistant, Ces2018, Lenovo Smart Display


Samsung will add Bixby to its 2018 smart TVs

 Samsung’s Bixby — the company’s answer to Siri and Google Assistant and the like — got off to a bit of a rocky start when it launched back in 2017, but they’re forging ahead with it. The company just announced at CES that Bixby will be integrated into all of its new U.S. smart TVs in 2018. Read More
Tags: Google, TC, Hardware, Samsung, Siri, Tech, Ces, Voice Assistant, Bixby, CES 2018


Asus joins the Alexa smart speaker party with Lyra Voice

Every smart speaker plays music and lets you speak to Alexa, so Asus decided to up the ante by adding an AC2200 tri-band mesh Wi-Fi node to its Lyra Voice -- its first smart home stereo speaker. The post Asus joins the Alexa smart speaker party with Lyra Voice appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Music, Asus, Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Smart Speaker, Ces2018, Lyra Voice


85-year-old Italian grandmother tests out Google Home

With the price tag at just $29, it's pretty safe to assume many people got Google Home Mini as gifts this holiday season. The always-listening, voice-activated "smart speakers" are just waiting for a command. That command starts with either "Ok Google" or "Hey Google." It's easy enough for most of us to operate but what about for non-native English speakers? What about for people who don't keep up with the latest technology? For Redditor Ben Actis' thick-accented octogenarian grandmother, ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Post, Video, News, Voice Assistant, Google Home, Do It, Hey googoo, Redditor Ben Actis


Just say the word to get some help from Alexa or Google Home this holiday season

Voice assistants are great helpers in the kitchen, so Alexa and Google Home are extra useful for holidays. Here are some ways your smart speakers can keep you in the holiday spirit. The post Just say the word to get some help from Alexa or Google Home this holiday season appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Trends, Features, Smart Home, Tips And Tricks, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Google Home


From Trump haircuts to lawn mowers, ‘Sounds Fun’ is an Alexa game about noises

Actor-comedian Mike Epps is also a talented voice impressionist, and you can hear his sound effects in a game that’s played using Amazon’s Alexa The post From Trump haircuts to lawn mowers, ‘Sounds Fun’ is an Alexa game about noises appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Games, Trends, Features, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Mike Epps, Movies & TV


(Virtually) No one should ever own an Echo or any other "voice assistant" product

If you buy one of those intrinsically insecure, always-on "smart speakers" from Google, Amazon, Apple or other players, you're installing a constantly listening presence in your home that by design listens to every word you say, and which is very likely to suffer at least one catastrophic breach that allows hackers (possibly low-level dum-dums like the ransomware creeps who took whole hospitals hostage this year, then asked for a mere $300 to give them back because they were such penny-ante gri...
Tags: Gadgets, Echo, Post, News, Siri, Voice Assistant, Google Amazon Apple, Surveillance Capitalism, Late Stage Capitalism, Smart Speakers, Grinchwatch, Unless You Have Dementia, Zuboff


Amazon is getting ready to bring Alexa to work

Alexa will soon be going to work. While Amazon has been busy announcing new cloud services for developers this week at its annual re:Invent conference, the company is preparing to talk about new tools that will make it easier for people to use Amazon’s Alexa voice-activated virtual assistant in the workplace, four sources have told CNBC. The company intends to announce an Alexa for Business Platform, along with a set of initial partners that have developed specific “skills,” or apps, for busines...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Business, Technology, Internet, Sem, App, Re:invent, Cnbc, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Alexa for Business Platform


Just say the word to get some help from Alexa or Google Home this Thanksgiving

Voice assistants are great helpers in the kitchen, so Alexa and Google Home are extra useful for food-centric holidays like Thanksgiving. Here are some ways your smart speakers can keep you in the holiday spirit. The post Just say the word to get some help from Alexa or Google Home this Thanksgiving appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Thanksgiving, Trends, Features, Smart Home, Tips And Tricks, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Google Home


Snips lets you build your own voice assistant to embed into your devices

 French startup Snips is now helping you build a custom voice assistant for your device. Snips doesn’t use Amazon’s Alexa Voice Service or Google Assistant SDK — the company is building its own voice assistant so that you can embed it on your devices. And the best part is that it doesn’t send anything to the cloud as it works offline. If you want to understand how a… Read More
Tags: Google, Amazon, Startups, TC, Gadgets, Europe, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, France Newsletter, Snips, Sdk, Voice Assistant, Alexa Voice Service


Baidu’s new robot smart speakers are nothing like Amazon’s Echo

Chinese creators Baidu are diversifying the booming smart speaker market with their own unique additions. Baidu have earned a reputation for having built one of the first deep dive artificial intelligence systems. But they’re only now putting it into their first product with a series of smart speakers that look like no others. Baidu unveiled 3 products in their ‘Raven’ series, Baidu purchased Raven Tech in February, at their annual world event, a smart speaker and two smart speakers that are a...
Tags: Amazon, Music, Featured, Speakers, Equipment, Smart, Artificial Intelligence, Speaker, Ai, Voice Control, Baidu, Unique, Assistant, Voice Assistant, Raven, Raven Tech


Amazon’s Echo speakers and Alexa are here for Canadians

Today Amazon brought Prime Music and their AI assistant Alexa to Canada at long last. Canada has finally gotten Amazon’s renowned AI Alexa and Echo speakers built into their range of 3 Echo speakers. With their integration of Alexa Echo speakers have become powerful assistants capable of answering questions, remembering dates, reading you messages and more. To celebrate coming to Canada Amazon have added a bunch of unique features for Canada including a Canadian accent to Alexa’s voice. Alexa ...
Tags: Amazon, Echo, Apps, Music, Speakers, Skills, Canada, Streaming, Wifi, Ai, Voice Control, Prime, Alexa, Assistant, Voice Assistant, Digital Music News


Will.I.Am has another stupid endeavour; this time a Siri and Alexa rival

Will.I.Am won’t quit with his ridiculous attempts at innovation and now he’s taking on the biggest tech companies in the world with his own voice powered AI. Did you know that ex-Black Eyed Pea Will.I.Am has his own tech startup called I.am+? If not probably because it’s a ridiculous attempt at entrepreneurship that has resulted in very little. If so then this news probably won’t come as much of a surprise to you. Despite all the odds Will.I.Am has somehow managed to secure a big sum of $117 m...
Tags: Apple, Music, Siri, T-mobile, Deutsche Telekom, Ai, Voice, Alexa, Salesforce Ventures, Assistant, Omega, Voice Assistant, Artist / Label News, Reuters, Black Eyed Peas, Will.i.am


Shopping list app Out of Milk debuts its redesigned iOS experience

Newly redesigned for iOS, shopping list app Out of Milk offers a voice assistant skill for Amazon Echo and Google Home, which allows you to build and manage shopping lists by simply speaking. The post Shopping list app Out of Milk debuts its redesigned iOS experience appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Google, Mobile, Trends, Smart Home, Amazon Echo, Voice Assistant, Android Army, Google Home, Out of Milk


Russian voice assistant Alice sounds as natural as developer Yandex claims

Sometimes, it as though another voice assistant is popping up everyday. This week, we tried Alice -- the new voice assistant from the Russian search engine app Yandex -- and found she works as well as others on the market. The post Russian voice assistant Alice sounds as natural as developer Yandex claims appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Alice, Yandex, Voice Assistant, Android Army, App Of The Week, App Attack


Russian voice assistant Alice answers questions and has natural conversations

Sometimes, it as though another voice assistant is popping up everyday. This week, we tried Alice -- the new voice assistant from the Russian search engine app Yandex -- and found she works as well as others on the market. The post Russian voice assistant Alice answers questions and has natural conversations appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Ios, Android, Mobile, Trends, Alice, Yandex, Voice Assistant, Android Army, App Of The Week, App Attack


Russian search engine Yandex debuts its own voice assistant, Alice

The Russian search engine known as Yandex launched Alice -- its own voice assistant. Alice only speaks Russian, but is specifically built to interact with others, understand users' requests, and provide answers to their questions. The post Russian search engine Yandex debuts its own voice assistant, Alice appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Mobile, Trends, Russian, Alice, Yandex, Voice Assistant, Android Army


Google Just Took Aim at Apple With Its New Home Max Speaker

It uses A.I. to automatically tune itself to any sound space
Tags: Google, News, Uncategorized, Voice Assistant, Google Home Max


Alexa is more illuminating when she lives inside the C by GE Sol lamp

Amazon wants to put Alexa all over your house, even if it doesn't make the products. C by GE Sol is a lamp with Alexa inside. It does everything the Echo does, but with the bonus of providing light. The post Alexa is more illuminating when she lives inside the C by GE Sol lamp appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Home, Ge, Trends, Alexa, Voice Assistant, C By Ge Sol, GE Sol


Shopping app ‘Out of Milk’ is now available through Google Home and Amazon Echo

Shopping list app Out Of Milk officially launched its own voice assistant skill. Now available through Amazon Echo and Google Home -- powered by Google Assistant -- the latest feature allows you to build and manage shopping lists by simply speaking. The post Shopping app ‘Out of Milk’ is now available through Google Home and Amazon Echo appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Apple, Google, Home, Mobile, Trends, Amazon Echo, Voice Assistant, Android Army, Google Home, Out of Milk


Hackers Can Silently Control Siri, Alexa & Other Voice Assistants Using Ultrasound

What if your smartphone starts making calls, sending text messages, and browsing malicious websites on the Internet itself without even asking you? This is no imaginations, as hackers can make this possible using your smartphone's personal assistant like Siri or Google Now. A team of security researchers from China's Zhejiang University have discovered a clever way of activating your voice [Author: [email protected] (Swati Khandelwal)]
Tags: Google, China, Siri, Tech, Hacking News, Google Now, Digital Assistant, Voice Assistant, Cortana Digital Assistant, Swati Khandelwal, Zhejiang University, Amazon Alexa, AI Technology, Siri Alexa, Apple Siri, AI Voice Assistant


Why Voice Assistants Will Give You a Headache

Picture this: It’s evening and, after a long day at the office, you’re finally home. You’re cutting some avocados as you prepare dinner when your voice assistant pipes up and reads you an important email that just came in. Without breaking your chopping stride, you dictate a reply—perfecting your guacamole while preserving your relationship with your boss. This might sound like heaven to you—or, just as likely, hell. Either way, it’s about to be our reality. When Amazon introduced Alexa, the tec...
Tags: Amazon, Security, Technology, Sem, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Radio Show


Libratone update will add Amazon Alexa voice control to its speakers

 Libratone, a Danish maker of snazzy high end wireless speakers, has announced its existing Zipp and Zipp Mini speakers will get support for Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant via a free app update, slated to arrive this fall. Read More
Tags: Amazon, TC, Gadgets, Echo, Europe, Privacy, Tech, Amazon.com, Artificial Intelligence, Speaker, Smart Home, Alexa, Libratone, Voice Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Zipp


Monster brings a music-centric voice assistant to its headphone line

 Monster isn’t exactly regarded as the most innovative force in tech, but it has decided to get in on the voice assistant game by baking support for a helper called Melody directly into their headphones. Speak Music, which makes the Melody voice assistant included on this model of Monster’s Elements headphones line, has basically designed the feature around Siri’s musical… Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Siri, Voice Assistant, Speak Music


How to use Amazon’s Alexa app on your smartphone

The Huawei Mate 9 and the HTC U11 are the first smartphones to ship with Amazon's voice-enabled Alexa app. Here's everything you need to know -- including how to get started, plus a few of the most useful commands. The post How to use Amazon’s Alexa app on your smartphone appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Home, Mobile, Trends, Htc, Huawei, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Android Army, Huawei Mate 9


Life Bot’s new Alexa app can text you reminders, help with daily activities

A new voice app from Life Bot wants to make it easier to use Amazon Alexa as a digital assistant, by aiding with your daily routines and learning your personal preferences. At launch, Life Bot’s Alexa app has a handful of tricks up its sleeve. But Life Bot’s longer-term ambition is to learn from its users, then be able to kick-off personalized workflows with a single voice command. Read More
Tags: Startups, TC, Apps, Tech, Skills, Voice Assistants, Alexa, Digital Assistant, Voice Assistant, Bot, Digital Assistants, Amazon Alexa, Voice Computing, Alexa Skills, Voice Apps, Life Bot


Samsung Bixby’s Open Q&A serves up answers to simple questions

Bixby's Open Q&A, a component of Samsung's artificially intelligent assistant, answers basic questions about people, places, and things. It's available for members of the Bixby Voice preview program now. The post Samsung Bixby’s Open Q&A serves up answers to simple questions appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Voice Assistant, Bixby, Android Army, Galaxy S8, Samsung Bixby, Bixby Voice


Josh.ai raises $11 million for a premium home automation system with a smarter AI

 One of the promises of voice-based computing is the ability to make home automation simpler – something that major tech companies, including Amazon, Apple and Google, are now tackling with their own voice assistants and smart speakers. But their solutions are still somewhat clunky, both in terms of the software interface for configuring your smart home and the voice commands you use to… Read More
Tags: Google, Fundings & Exits, Startups, TC, Hardware, Tech, Home Automation, Voice Control, Smart Home, Voice Recognition, Voice Assistant, Josh, Amazon Apple, Tim Gill, Voice Computing, Josh.ai


Adobe adds voice analysis as mobile searches move from text to speech

Businesses can now create smoother transitions between mobile apps and voice assistants with Adobe Analytics Cloud voice analysis. The new capability is designed to help companies analyze data from platforms like Alexa and Google Home. The post Adobe adds voice analysis as mobile searches move from text to speech appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Travel, Google, Home, Mobile, Business, Trends, Computing, Alexa, Voice Assistant, Adobe Experience Cloud, Adobe Analytics Cloud