Tag Archives: smart-speaker

Bixby smart speaker details surface

For as much talk as there’s been about Samsung’s Bixby smart speaker, the device is still shrouded in mystery.

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Google Home just scored a huge victory over Alexa

Google Home has overtaken Amazon’s Echo in smart speaker shipments for the first time, it’s claimed, with the Google Assistant edging out Alexa in sales. Although there have been several contenders in the smart speaker wars, two rival platforms currently lead the market. Amazon led the way, with its Alexa-powered Echo speaker.

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Google’s smart screen will probably come from Nest

Now that Nest is closer to Google than ever before, it’s only right that Google’s next product be Nest-branded. Clues collected this week point toward Google’s rumored smart screen (with Google Assistant onboard) coming from the smart home brand Nest

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Alexa Blueprints will DIY you straight to the dark side

I’m a luddite when it comes to our future AI overlords, but when I saw how fun Amazon Alexa Skill Blueprints were, I gave in. Or at least I expect to give in a little bit.

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Apple HomePod sales are more than just disappointing

You can only spin a bad thing so much before reality sinks in. Apple has been positioning the HomePod as less of a smart speaker and more of a high-quality speaker that just happens to have just a little smarts. While there’s no arguing that point, it doesn’t seem to be syncing with consumers at all.

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Siri needs these features to catch up with the competition

The smart speaker market is heating up and it’s being driven not just by the “speaker” part but, more importantly, the “smart” part as well. Apple can sing all it wants about the quality of the HomePod’s audio experience, but it will only be a matter of time before high-quality Amazon or Google speakers pop up.

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LG WK9 ThinQ Smart Display pre-order now available

With smart speakers becoming the next major arena, the pressure to innovate and differentiate is even higher. Amazon has been churning out new types of devices ranging from the odd to the nonsensical to the useful

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Mattel cancels kid-friendly smart speaker amid privacy concerns

Mattel announced its digital assistant-powered smart speaker for kids, Aristotle, this past January. The Echo-style audio device was set to offer baby monitoring, games, facts and sounds to help soothe your children. Mattel promised it would be able...

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Sorry, Amazon is canceling your ‘free’ Echo Dot

If you thought that free Echo Dot was too good to be true... well, you were right.

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