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Bixby 2.0 will link with third-party apps on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9

Samsung will unveil the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 on August 9 at an event in New York. While the highlight of the event will most definitely be the newest flagship from Samsung, notable side releases will include a new version of Bixby, called Bixby 2.0. Bixby was launched on the Samsung Galaxy S8 and eventually made...

Google Now cards make a spiritual return in Google Assistant

The evolution of Google Assistant can be traced back to 2012 when Google Now was all the rage. Google Now was an interface of cards that tried to predict when you would need certain information. It changed a lot over the years and eventually disappeared completely in favor of the redesigned "Feed." Google Now is...

Google makes Duplex more honest, will begin rolling out this Summer

At Google I/O earlier this year the company demonstrated a new service they have been working on dubbed Google Duplex. The idea here is to use Google Assistant to actually make a phone call and do things like placing an order or making a reservation. The demo they previewed on stage seemed fantastic, but it...

Google Home’s new feature will stop you from having to constantly shout “Hey Google!”

Google made a few announcements for Google Assistant and Google Home last month during Google I/O. One of the more exciting new features they talked about was "Continued Conversations." The feature aims to improve the experience of issuing multiple commands to Assistant and Home devices. Starting today, Continued Conversations is rolling out to users in the...

Google Home/Google Assistant now gives more details about when it’ll rain

I'm sure most of you already use Google Assistant as your personal assistant. It has an ability to talk to you about football, weather, games, and pretty much everything. Artificial intelligence in mobile phones and apps has gotten to the level where they can feed you any type of information in an instant. Want to know...

Samsung Bixby Smart Speaker may feature a camera and a display

The smart speaker market has been growing for the last couple of years with Amazon getting a head start on the competition. It wasn't until Q1 2018 that Google was able to outsell Amazon in this market and this has shown the market is still ripe for the taking. Both Amazon and Google have had...

Saiy is a Fully Customizable Voice Assistant that Works Offline [XDA Spotlight]

For years, the big names in mobile tech have played a massive game of “One-Up." The spec wars have led to some major market champs like the Apple and Samsungs of the world, however, by now even the cheapest of handsets feature specs we would have died for back in the OG Motorola DROID days....

English Version of Bixby Reportedly Delayed Because Samsung Lacks Big Data for Deep Learning

Samsung's latest flagships, the Galaxy S8 and the Galaxy S8+, managed to grab everyone's attention with their slew of new additions and features. From the curved display to the lack of bezels, from the refreshed specifications to the improved software experience-- the Galaxy S8 had a lot of positives going in its favor. One feature though...

How Bixby’s Incompleteness Pushes its Voice Assistant into Functional Redundancy

Around 3 months ago, Samsung took the stage at Unpacked 2017 to announce their new Galaxy S8 phones. During their keynote, the company spent around 10 minutes hyping up Bixby, their contribution to the newly-crowded virtual assistant space. Bixby was billed as “a new way to interact with your phone.” Essentially, Bixby aims to be...

Amazon is Reportedly Working on Advanced Voice-Recognition for Alexa

According to a new report coming out of Time, it appears Amazon is internally working on a new technology to further improve the voice recognition capabilities of Alexa. Amazon is reportedly developing a new technology which would allow it to identify and distinguish between individual voices. That means Alexa might be able to recognize whether a...

Samsung to Acquire Viv Labs and its AI Platform

This week has seen a lot of focus on Artificial Intelligence, primarily from Google. While we were excited for the launch of the Pixel, Google's grand plan involved putting AI at work wherever it could, in the form of Google Assistant. Not to be left behind, Samsung also seems keen to dip its toes into the...