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 iPhone XS racket | #PNWeekly 324
We unbox our iPhone XS devices on the air and also tackle news on the Galaxy Note 9, OnePlus, 5G, Withings, Xiaomi and Amazon.
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 says Lenovo Smart Display now in stores
Putting a screen on a Google Home is just like putting one on an Echo speaker. It’s now available on store shelves and online.
Amazon unveils $120 Fire TV Cube streaming media player with Alexa
Pricier than a standard Fire TV or Echo smart speaker, Amazon’s new Fire TV Cube basically brings the two together with hands-free Alexa voice support.
Style-focused Amazon Echo Look goes mainstream, opening US sales at $200
You no longer need an invitation to be able to buy the Amazon Echo Look hands-free camera and “style assistant with Alexa” in the US.
Google Assistant-powered Lenovo Smart Display goes up for pre-order in two sizes
You can pay as little as $150 to secure an early copy of an Echo Show-contending Lenovo Smart Display with Google Assistant in 8 or 10.1-inch sizes.
Bixby 2.0 is on track to launch with the Galaxy Note 9 this year, and expand to many IoT products soon
You can add Bixby 2.0 to the so far short list of rumored Galaxy Note 9 upgrades, with Samsung’s digital assistant finally slated to receive a bunch of essential improvements in just a few months.
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.
Side-mounted LG G7 ThinQ button will reportedly be used for quick Google Assistant access
Drawing inspiration from Samsung’s last couple of flagship phone designs, the fast-approaching LG G7 ThinQ will let you press a side-mounted button to launch Google Assistant.
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.
Google splits search and AI operations as ex-division chief joins Apple to reboot Siri
Apple is looking to step up its AI efforts with the help of Google’s former machine learning and search division head, while the search giant is splitting the two operations and promoting a couple of veteran employees.
Google’s own in-house ‘smart display’ could come soon to take on Amazon’s Echo Show
After setting up the Smart Display software platform, under which Lenovo, JBL and LG products have been unveiled already, Google might also be thinking of releasing its very own Amazon Echo Show rival.
Google Assistant in Hindi is rolling out to Android phones running Marshmallow and above
It’s now easy and natural to get things done for native Hindi speakers on Android phones running Marshmallow, Nougat or Oreo without using their hands, thanks to Google Assistant.
Former employees say Apple leadership on Siri is failed
The employees say that executive visions for Siri have clashed with their own and have been slow to adapt to the competition.
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.
One former Siri project leader is a little disappointed at Apple’s progress with it
In a way, with how Apple panned Siri out from the beginning and then over the past seven years, she was set up to not be anywhere close to perfect… or to grow as fast as Google or Amazon.
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.