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Microsoft and Xiaomi will pair up on AI-powered speakers and hardware

In July, Chinese tech giant Xiaomi jumped into the smart speaker race with its answer to Amazon's Alexa and Google Home, the $45 Mi AI -- though it probably won't find its way to American shores, given how had a time it's had penetrating the US and E...

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Android Messages adds Smart Replies for Project Fi users

In 2015, Google debuted a new feature in its Inbox app: Smart Replies, which offered a trio of context-aware options for users to quickly reply with a few taps. That spread to other services in the company's suite, from Gmail last year to news last w...

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Apple HomePod can recognized multiple voices, mute Siri

Siri may have been the one that truly kicked of the smart assistant trend, but it has fallen by the wayside in terms of capabilities and especially devices. Like smart speakers, for example

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Cruising the Las Vegas Strip in the Smart Vision EQ concept car

Introduced at the Frankfurt auto show in September, the Smart Vision EQ from Mercedes-Benz is the automaker's EV concept that combines mobility, autonomy and connectivity. The result is a car built on the Smart Fortwo platform, can wink at pedestrian...

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Qualcomm is making Cortana smart speakers easier to build

Alexa and Google Assistant are appearing on what seems like every single gadget at CES 2018, but Cortana's absence from the party has made it the butt of jokes. Luckily, Qualcomm has announced that it's Smart Audio Platform, which includes microphone...

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Hisense’s $10,000 ‘Laser TV’ is a true home cinema in box

Hisense announced a new theater system today -- the 100-inch 4K Ultra HD Smart Laser TV -- which is essentially a projector with speakers.

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Google Assistant is now on LG’s smart appliances

Earlier this year, we heard that LG had plans to bring Google Assistant to its range of smart appliances. It appears that today is the day for that functionality to go live.

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Ben Heck’s smart bike, part 2

The team is on the road with the IoT on Wheels design challenge, trying their best to make their smart bike, well, smarter. Using ST Microelectronics Nucleo hardware with Bluetooth Low Energy means the device can pair with other devices, such as a...

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Vizio adds Amazon Video to its list of SmartCast TV apps

Earlier this week, we reported that Vizio was finally integrating Smart TV apps directly into its displays; previously, owners of these Vizio models used an included Android tablet to download apps and cast to their TV. Now, Vizio has announced anoth...

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Facebook smart speaker with 15in display may take on Echo Show

Facebook is getting into the smart speaker market, according to sources, and it is developing a model that will take on Amazon’s Echo Show device. Facebook’s tipped smart speaker is said to feature a 15-inch touch display, enabling users to interact with the device visually.

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