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Analyst: Apple Could Announce a Siri-Based Smart Speaker at WWDC

Virtual personal assistants are everywhere these days. Google Now was Google's way of developing a predictive personal assistant so that you wouldn't have to keep digging through your e-mails for reminders, set up RSS feeds, or search through Google Maps for traffic on your daily commute. This proved to be much more useful than Apple's...

Google Reportedly Wants to Add WiFi Mesh Functionality to a New Version of Google Home

Google may have been late to the game with Google Home when compared to the leader in the segment right now (Amazon Echo), but they've been continuing to improve the product ever since it was released. This has come in the form of opening up the platform with Actions on Google, adding support for various...

Amazon Alexa Is Now Rolling Out to The Huawei Mate 9

At the time of launching the Mate 9, Huawei had promised that the device would receive Amazon's virtual assistant, Alexa, in a future update. As promised, an OTA update enabling Alexa is now rolling out to all Huawei Mate 9 owners in the US. Labeled MHA-L29C567B183, the software update clocks in at 310 MBs in size...

Report: Google Home & Amazon Echo Getting Voice-Calling Features

Amazon launched their Alexa personal assistant in the Echo back in 2014 and they've been working on it non-stop ever since. We've seen a number of 3rd-party companies integrate Alexa into their products over the years and Amazon is constantly adding support for 3rd-party services as well. Google is working to catch up to Amazon when...

XDA Spotlight: Connect Third-Party APIs to Google Assistant using the Voice Assistant Webhook

Some owners of the Google Home may feel a bit disappointed at its lack of native features, but others such as myself are holding onto hope that third-party developers will be able to plug any holes in its functionality. We're excited to see the work some developers such as João Dias have put into supporting...

LG Reportedly Wants to Leverage AI for its Products in 2017

LG's smartphone division is currently being propped up by profits the company is making selling other products like TVs and home appliances. LG made a major gamble on its modular concept with the LG G5 but then recently confirmed they would be ditching this design with the upcoming LG G6. A lot is riding on their...

[UPDATED] Smart Home & Home Automation Protocols Guide: Creating Your IoT Paradise

Smart home popularity has risen substantially over the past few years, and even the past few months. CES 2017 set the scene for another small explosion of these devices as Apple, Google, and Amazon all expanded their smart home ecosytems – albeit at different rates – with Amazon’s Alexa assistant boasting the most growth. Thrust into the...

Huawei Says They’re Adding Amazon Alexa to the Mate 9

At the start of November, Huawei officially announced the Mate 9, Mate 9 Pro, and the Mate 9 Porsche Design phones to the world. We had seen multiple rumors of this device leading up to the official announcement, so it wasn't a complete surprise when it was shown off to the public. Recently, Huawei announced...

Amazon Updates Alexa Voice Service API

If you're a developer with a product that has a microphone and a speaker, then you can integrate the Amazon Voice Service (AVS) API into your device. Once the updated API has been integrated properly, it will listen for and respond to the Alexa wake word. This API can add hands-free speech recognition, along with...

A Note on Google Assistant’s Fluidity and Speech Recognition

I have a bit of a love-hate relationship with Google Now’s voice commands (or rather Google Assistant as it is now called). I love the idea of what it will be able to do one day, and I love what it can do when it works. If it works. And therein lies the hate. That delay....