+ Thursday July 18th, 2019

Assistant and Artificial Intelligence

HTC’s U11 is now official; packs premium performance, camera and audio features into a drop dead gorgeous body

We’re in Taipei at HTC’s headquarters for the launch of the U11, the company’s 2017 entry into the smartphone flagship wars. This is ground zero for HTC, which celebrated its 20th birthday just hours before. The U11 is the company’s latest and greatest device, but it’s also particularly important for …

Read More »

Amazon officially launches Echo Show – Alexa’s touch screen bigger brother

Amazon has launched the Echo Show which to is probably best described as Alexa powered Echo’s touch screen bigger brother. The Echo Show comes with a front facing 7″ touchscreen display with integrated 5MP camera and Dual 2-inch stereo speakers directly placed under the touchscreen display. It has Amazon’s proprietary …

Read More »

Google Assistant now supports a number of new smart home devices from Emberlight, iHome and more

While Android Home never eventuated, Google is slowly taking over home automation with Assistant, slowly integrating more and more services and today there’s even more with iHome, Leviton, Emberlight, and Artik Cloud joining the family. These aren’t the most widely available devices, but they do cover a range of options …

Read More »

Google announces the Google Assistant SDK, for building Assistant into just about anything

With Google Assistant expanding from the Home and Pixel devices to Android Wear, Android Phones running 6.0 and up and soon to Android Auto and Android TV (takes breath), it seems the platform is ready to live outside Google’s or Android’s hardware. Today, with the announcement of the Google Assistant …

Read More »

Google Home introduces multi-user support for up to six users

After teasing users with multi-user support last week, Google has today announced the feature is live and will support up to six users. After connecting your account through the Google Home app, multi-user support will now respond based on the voice profile of users allowing individually tailored responses for queries …

Read More »

Google Assistant Shopping List has now moved, here’s how to access it and share it.

Google’s decision to split the Shopping List from Assistant to Express certainly ruffled some feathers over the weekend. The change has become a reality and it’s now live and available to use – and I think it’s cool. The Google Express list is now accessible for anyone, you simply load …

Read More »

Hey Google, why are you pulling Assistant’s shopping list out of Keep?

Google has started advising that from April 10th, they will no longer save shopping lists created from Assistant to Keep. Ahhh Google, how you love to fracture, replicate and confuse your product offerings. It seems someone from the Google Assistant team either got transferred from or had lunch with someone …

Read More »