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NPR Survey Shows 65% of Owners Wouldn’t Go Back to Not Having a Smart Speaker

For some, the whole smart speaker market seemingly came out of no where. Amazon launched the Echo and for a while it was too expensive for your average customer to consider buying. Amazon was aware of this and then released the Echo Dot and Echo Tap to help fill in those price ranges. Now, the...

Google Home is Far More Likely than the Amazon Echo to Answer Your Searches

Voice activated home assistant devices are all the rage right now. At the forefront of this new device war is Amazon's Echo powered by Alexa and the Google Home powered by Google Assistant. A new study decided to test the accuracy of Google Home and Amazon Echo to see which one performs better at searching. To capture the...

Amazon Brings Intercom Functionality to its Alexa Products

While Google is bringing Google Home to additional countries, Amazon has continued adding more and more features to its Alexa platform. Both Google and Amazon were reportedly working on bringing voice calls to their respective devices, Amazon ended up rolling out this feature just last month. Now we're seeing a new update for all Amazon...

Essential Home is Andy Rubin’s Answer to the Google Home and Amazon Echo

The Essential Phone has dominated our morning as it quickly became the new talk of the town. The co-founder of Android launching a flagship smartphone certainly got people interested for many reasons. But the Essential Phone isn't all that Essential Products revealed today. Essential Home is another product that was announced today by Essential Products. Essential...

Amazon’s Touchscreen Echo Show Announced; Alexa updated with Voice Calls

Just a few days ago we presented leaks of the mysterious Amazon speaker. Now we can finally confirm them, as the device was officially announced yesterday. The first Amazon Echo Show units will ship to customers in late June. We finally know what's inside of the speaker. Amazon is packing an Intel Atom x5-Z8350 processor into...

Amazon’s Touchscreen Echo Renders Leaked, Available In Two Colors

Amazon is apparently working on a touchscreen Echo device, which we first learned about thanks to a report from CNET. The rumors are starting to gain some credibility, as we now have a chance to see some alleged renders of the device. Yesterday, AFTVnews leaked some rather low-quality images of a device they purport to be...

Report: Amazon Wants to Add a Screen Onto a New Echo Device

The Amazon Echo and Amazon Echo Dot have been quite popular for the company. It showed what a stationary personal assistant device could be and it has induced other companies to create their own implementations. This was also a way for Amazon to show off how unique and useful their Alexa personal assistant is, as...

AutoVoice 3.0 Brings Google Home, Amazon Echo, IFTTT Integration, and Natural Language Support to Stable Channel

A new update to the Tasker plug-in called AutoVoice brings a lot of features that were previously exclusive to the beta version over to the stable channel. The AutoVoice 3.0 update in particular brings support for Google Home and Amazon Echo integration as well as support for Natural Language Processing and IFTTT integration to the...

[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...

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....

Report: Google to Introduce Android VR, Amazon Echo Competitor; Delays 3D Touch

Google I/O is coming up next week, so we've been seeing a lot of leaks building up to the developer conference. These past two days in particular have seen some interesting reports leaked through the grapevine. Android VR Virtual Reality is a pretty big deal lately, if you haven't already heard. More so, Google has already gauged...

Amazon Echo vs Google Now – Digital Assistant Showdown!

Two weeks ago, we talked about the must have item from Amazon, the Echo. In the comments there was a lot of discussion about which digital assistant implementation was actually better: Amazon Echo or, the Android standard, Google Now. Is it dependent on whether you want it to me mobile or not? Is it physical hardware versus software? In this...
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