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Amazon wants to put Alexa on a pair of normal-looking smart glasses next, rumor has it
Amazon's consumer hardware ambitions could expand from tablets and smart speakers to smart glasses soon, all powered by the Alexa voice assistant.
September 20, 2017 5:50 am
You can (partially) disable the Galaxy S8 and Note 8’s Bixby key now with no workarounds
Samsung is probably never going to allow official Bixby button remapping, but at least you no longer need tricks to limit accidental AI activations.
September 18, 2017 6:24 am
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Microsoft and Amazon forge unlikely alliance to bring Cortana and Alexa skills together
Starting later this year, Amazon Echo users will be able to talk to Cortana through Alexa, with Microsoft's voice assistant also supporting its arch-rival.
August 30, 2017 8:00 am
The Rock teams up with Siri to ‘dominate the day’ in epic new commercial (Full video)
With Cortana, Google Assistant and Alexa rising fast, Siri stays in the limelight starring alongside The Rock in this "crazy fun commercial."
July 24, 2017 6:12 am
Lenovo’s bold new AI-powered concepts include a virtual assistant, SmartVest and AR headset
Lenovo seems to think it can build a more interactive smart speaker than the Amazon Echo someday, as well as a "context aware virtual assistant."
July 20, 2017 5:13 am
Samsung indefinitely delays Bixby China launch, smart speaker project also put on hold
Samsung's Bixby digital assistant isn't going many places after finally adding English voice support for the US, at least not according to new reports.
July 19, 2017 9:15 am
Google Assistant goes after Bixby in Korea, Samsung’s AI likely to debut US voice support next week
The voice assistant wars are about to go global, with Google Assistant beta tests underway in Korea and Bixby's proper US launch closing in.
July 14, 2017 6:22 am
Samsung just bought a text-to-speech company to presumably help with its Bixby smart speaker
Samsung's latest acquisition likely targets the progress of its Bixby assistant and an AI-powered smart speaker, which need all the help they can get.
July 12, 2017 4:15 am
Samsung has Bixby smart speaker in the works, but the AI’s English voice progress is still slow
Samsung still has big plans for Bixby, the oh-so-promising digital assistant that's so slow to roll out, reportedly cooking up its own smart speaker.
July 4, 2017 6:14 am
Samsung kicks off Bixby Voice rollout for US Early Access Program members
Samsung's half-baked Bixby digital assistant finally gains voice capabilities stateside, but only as part of an Early Access Program.
June 22, 2017 3:53 am
Essential Phone starts shipping within the month, brand-new ‘proactive’ assistant in tow
Of course Andy Rubin has his own new digital assistant prepped to run on the Essential Phone, but will it be ready by the end of June?
May 31, 2017 3:17 am
At least 750K Turing Phone Appassionato units will be distributed in China starting this fall
Following TCL, another relatively high-profile Chinese company offers its support for the Turing Phone Appassionato to reach stores this year.
May 30, 2017 10:10 am
Microsoft signs HP and Intel to help with Cortana devices, AI’s Skills Kit now open to more devs
Forget the Surface Pro 5 or Windows phones. Microsoft seems fully committed to make Cortana its next big thing, with public skills and HP devices.
May 10, 2017 12:06 pm
Alexa can show you things and make video and voice calls on Amazon Echo Show with touchscreen
The touchscreen-sporting Amazon Echo Show is just as unattractive as expected, but it's also affordable and extremely versatile.
May 9, 2017 11:17 am
WhatsApp takes Siri integration to the next level by adding the ability to read messages out loud
In a mutually beneficial move, Facebook and Apple have joined hands to greatly improve Siri support for WhatsApp.
April 25, 2017 10:54 am
It’s already no longer possible to remap Galaxy S8’s Bixby button for easy Google Assistant launch
Looking forward to receive your pre-ordered Samsung Galaxy S8, and reprogram its side Bixby button for Google Assistant use? Forget about it.
April 18, 2017 11:08 am
Samsung’s Bixby voice assistant will launch sans US voice support on the Galaxy S8
As weird as it sounds, Samsung has officially confirmed early US adopters of Galaxy S8 phones will receive a voice-crippled Bixby assistant at first.
April 12, 2017 3:23 am
Facebook Messenger starts showing AI-powered suggestions on Android and iOS
It took quite a while for Facebook Messenger to officially join the AI game, with the M digital assistant available now in the US.
April 7, 2017 9:35 am
Samsung bills Bixby as more than a voice assistant, with Vision and Home services also in tow
On paper at least, Samsung's Bixby "intelligent interface" for the Galaxy S8 looks far more versatile than Siri or even the Google Assistant.
March 29, 2017 11:59 am
Anyone can now get Cortana assistance ‘on’ Android lock screens and ‘above’ the lock
Microsoft's Cortana works even better and more naturally on Android devices after the latest app update, with extensive lock screen support.
March 27, 2017 12:51 pm
Huawei Mate 9 officially becomes world’s first Alexa-capable phone with OTA update
It's taken more than two months for the US Huawei Mate 9 to actually receive the over-the-air Alexa capabilities promised at CES 2017.
March 22, 2017 12:23 pm
Samsung makes Bixby voice ‘agent’ officially official ahead of Galaxy S8 launch
Future Galaxy S8 buyers, your voice assistant has arrived, dubbed Bixby as expected, and aiming to do a lot more than mimic Siri or Alexa... eventually.
March 20, 2017 10:55 am
Official Alexa support comes to iPhones and iPads in Amazon app
We don't know how Apple feels about this, but if you want to try something new on your iOS device today, the Amazon app includes Alexa assistance.
March 16, 2017 4:30 pm
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