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Smart Accessories

Jabra launches business-focused Evolve 65t in Australia

Earlier this week, Jabra announced new business-focused smart earbuds for Australia in the form of the Evolve 65t. Importantly for business users, Jabra says these are the first true wireless earbuds to attain Skype for Business certification. The style of earbuds is not new – true wireless earbuds are increasingly …

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Amazon Alexa coming soon to Sony WH-1000XM3 Wireless Noise Cancelling Headphones

The Ausdroid team’s current favourite noise cancelling wireless headphones Sony WH-1000XM3 will soon receive Amazon Alexa support. The WH-1000XM3’s were recently reviewed by my colleague Dan who concluded that: It’s clear to anyone who has the happy chance to try on a pair of these headphones that Sony has taken …

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Samsung’s Bixby will soon talk to Google apps on your Android phone

In a world dominated by two voice assistants – Google Assistant and Alexa – Samsung keeps fighting to make their virtual assistant relevant. At CES this week Samsung announced that Bixby will soon be able to ‘talk with’ the Google Apps installed on your device. Exactly what this means is …

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In 2018 Google Assistant grew by 600% and by February will be on 1 billion devices

Last year at CES we saw a lot of Google Assistant devices announced. As you would expect, since then the uptake of Google Assistant devices has grown exponentially Google have announced today. Available on just 500 million devices in May of 2018 Google Assistant saw growth of close to 400% …

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KitchenAid joins the smart display party with a water resistant 10 inch device

We have seen and reviewed all smart displays that are available here in Australia and soon hopefully there will be one more on the way Downunder. At CES well known high-end home appliance manufacturer, KitchenAid, has announced that they will be coming to market with a smart display this year. …

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At CES 2019, LG is putting Google Assistant in everything, from TVs to a Smart Mirror

CES is fast becoming the yearly show for the Internet of Things (IOT), and smart assistants have become a huge part of the IOT space. Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant have been at each others throats for a couple of years now, and it’s always interesting to see which of …

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New USB C authentication program could protect you against rogue devices (or unleash a nightmareish walled garden approach to accessories)

Standards. If only they were standard. When USB C first arrived on the market the new standard brought the promise of reversible connectors, interoperable accessories, faster charging and a whole host of other benefits. Unfortunately, the standard didn’t actually include a technology to enforce itself and as such we’ve seen …

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