6 months of Spotify Premium free for Galaxy S10 buyers
If you’ve bought a Galaxy S10 device in the United States and have yet to try out Spotify Premium, you can get 6 months for free.
The Google Assistant for iPhone just got better thanks to Siri
Siri shortcuts in iPhones are going to help the Google Assistant be more useful to its users after its latest software update
Samsung demonstrates Infinity Flex Display with One UI
That foldable Galaxy smartphone will be coming fast and furious at us, but before that, let’s get to know the display that will be on it.
The Alexa microwave and all the other new Echo products from Amazon’s show
A myriad of speakers, plug-ins and other smart home appliances were shown off as Amazon slams hardware down for the fall season.
We may find Amazon Alexa in a microwave and in many other devices this year
Amazon Alexa is going to be present in many more devices in your home if this report is accurate, one of them includes a microwave
Software update could finally let Galaxy Note 9 owners kill Bixby key
A software update could be coming within September to allow Galaxy Note 9 users to not get so frustrated if they accidentally press the Bixby key.
Bixby button
Samsung is getting help from Google to improve Bixby
Samsung may have found the fastest way to make Bixby improve as a digital assistant with help from Google on Artificial Intelligence
Saint Louis University is placing Echo Dots in all of its dorm rooms
If you’re going to SLU, get used to hearing Alexa. A lot. If you want to opt out, all you do is unplug the device, finish the year and return the Echo Dot.
Samsung makes the Bixby speaker known as Galaxy Home
It turned out that Samsung used 160 of these smart speakers to power the presentation at its venue. But sound isn’t the only asset this speaker has.
Google Assistant voices, Google Photos Color Pop now available
A slate of new Google features are rolling out to consumers for use at their leisure. Except for Color Pop. You’ll learn why.
Spotify Car Player caught in Reddit thread from January
Seems like Spotify likes not only to test its marketing apparatuses out, but tease our minds with new hardware that it has wanted to put out.
Amazon Alexa now calling and texting on Fire, Android and iOS tablets
Perhaps the one thing your phone didn’t need was another way to text and call people. But maybe that’s where your tablet and Alexa can kick in.
Huawei developing own AI assistant to supplant Alexa, Google Assistant
There’s been code dug up to show that this effort will primarily focus on China, where the market has been more muddled and untapped by behemoths Google and Amazon.
Google Assistant can basically do anything in TV ads starring John Legend, Sia and Kevin Durant
To prove how serious an Alexa and Siri competitor it’s already become, Google Assistant has booked several A-list celebrities to highlight its strengths.
Wireless Sony Xperia Ear Duo headset starts at $280 with Dual Listening support
The Sony Xperia Ear Duo is truly a one-of-a-kind wireless headset, supporting both Google Assistant and Siri while welcoming outside noise instead of trying to cancel it.
Nest Cam IQ with Google Assistant launched along with cheaper Nest Aware plan
Basically, this move could obviate the need for a Google Home speaker, unless users actually want decent speakers. Also, more flexibility for more features.
Custom hot phrases allowed in future update to Google app
“Hey, Google,” “OK, Google,” “Yo, Google?” Perhaps soon enough with a roll-out of a new feature for Google Assistant to be updated through the Google app.
Lenovo Smart Display and JBL Link View challenge Amazon’s Echo Show with Google Assistant
Four companies are officially partnering with Google on “smart displays” with integrated Google Assistant functionality, including Lenovo and JBL.
It’s raining Harman Kardon and JBL speakers and headphones at CES 2018
Made by Samsung subsidiary Harman International, the Allure Portable speaker, JBL Everest series of headphones, Reflect Mini 2, Contour 2, Endurance family and JBL GO 2 are invading CES 2018.
Echo Buttons are the buzzers you need for games with Alexa
Trivia night at the bar may get a revamp if this gets popular. Echo Buttons will work with most any Echo speaker from Amazon.
Google Assistant not listening to Bluetooth headset on Pixel 2
Setting up Google Assistant’s hot phrase detection on a Bluetooth earpiece does not seem to produce the results that Pixel 2 users would like to hear.
Google APK code could hint at Echo Show mimic, Google Home UI update
A smart speaker with a touchscreen from Google may run right up against Amazon’s Alexa-powered Echo Show. But what’s “Quartz?”
Samsung confirms that Canada will get Bixby Voice “soon”
But will it get both English and French languages fit for Canada or will the country’s Galaxy S8 users get stuck with a global Bixby Voice template?
Alibaba’s Tmall Genie is the latest China-only Amazon Echo copycat, and it’s extra-cheap
China-based e-commerce giant Alibaba has taken the wraps off a domestic-focused smart speaker inspired by the Echo, dubbed Tmall Genie.
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.