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Apple to launch a smaller, more affordable HomePod speaker this year
Apple’s upcoming mass-market HomePod has reportedly been in development for quite some time, but it kept getting delayed.
The Samsung Galaxy Home Mini is finally coming in 2020
A new Samsung Galaxy Home Mini is getting close, with new infrared sensors that will allow you to control non-smart devices as well
Alexa is dominating the smart speaker business, while Google Assistant takes a big hit
The latest report from Canalys shows who’s boss in the smart speaker market, with new competition coming from Chinese companies
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Samsung Galaxy Home Bixby-powered smart speaker will launch by April
The highly anticipated Samsung Galaxy Home smart speaker will most likely launch by April, according to the company’s CEO DJ Koh.
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.
Fuchsia OS might take Android’s place 5 years from now [UPDATE]
What does Google want to achieve with the arrival of Fuchsia OS five years from now? Nothing publicly, as it is denying any such plans.
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.
$250 Beats-branded Siri speaker tipped as Apple’s only WWDC 2018 hardware launch
Apple is reportedly keen on “advancing its digital assistant ambitions” at next week’s Worldwide Developers Conference, both with expanded Siri capabilities and a lower-cost Beats smart speaker.
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.
Samsung confirms Bixby smart speaker for H2 2018, no new foldable smartphone ETA
Samsung has confirmed yet again it’s working on both a Bixby-assisted smart speaker and foldable smartphone, but only one of the two is firmly slated for a 2018 launch.
Canada gets Amazon Alexa, Echo devices, Prime Music
The Echo, Echo Plus and Echo Dot are coming into Canada December 5 with introductory pricing from today for those who pre-order.
Pre-orders for the Moto Smart Speaker with Amazon Alexa start now
This Moto Mod has been long in the making for always-on Alexa commands on your Moto Z phone. It’s finally here for the price of $149.99.
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?”
‘Regular’ Moto X4 US shipments will start next week, $150 Alexa Moto Mod launching in November
Priced at $400 unlocked, and $330 in an Amazon Prime Exclusive version, the Moto X4 is spreading across the US. A costly Alexa Moto Mod is also near.
You can’t view YouTube videos through the Amazon Echo Show
Amazon claims Google pulled YouTube off the Echo speaker with a screen without cause while Google says there’s definitely cause to be seen.
Google Home’s newly supported Deezer service is practically free for 3 months now
Google Home users in the US and a few select European markets can get three months of “Premium+” access to Deezer music streaming for a very low price.
Samsung-Harman AI product out next year, Harman CEO says
Harman just announced the Allure smart speaker and is already working to bring the Invoke Cortana speaker out this season. What’s going on now?
Samsung confirms new Gear smartwatch for IFA debut next week, smart speaker also coming ‘soon’
Without giving away too much, Samsung has slated the Gear S3’s sequel for an IFA 2017 announcement, with a smart speaker coming further down the line.
Xiaomi unveils MIUI 9 with proprietary smart assistant, ultra-affordable Mi AI Speaker
In addition to the Mi 5X smartphone, Xiaomi took the wraps off a smart assistant-powered MIUI 9 platform and low-cost Mi AI Speaker earlier today.
Dreamy new Apple patents imagine personalized 911 fingerprint calling, smart Siri dock with wireless charging
A pair of exciting new Apple patents have been granted to bring a smart Siri dock one step closer to materialization, as well as discreet 911 iOS calling.
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.”
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.
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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.