+ Tuesday July 23rd, 2019

Smart Home and Wearables

Google still using humans to transcribe Google Assistant enquiries, sparking privacy concerns

Google has been no stranger to privacy concerns in recent years and with their always listening smart speakers it seems that there is a very fine line between helpful and creepy. Now an investigation by VRT NWS has uncovered some interesting practices as Google attempts to improve Assistant in non-English-speaking …

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Mobvoi officially announces its first LTE equiped Wear OS Smartwatch – meet the TicWatch Pro LTE (US only for now)

We’ve been tracking the rumours, leaks and teases for Mobvoi’s latest Wear OS smartwatch for a few weeks now, partly because we really like Mobvoi and where they’re headed, and because we really want there to be great Wear OS devices, and soon. Today’s overnight announcement of the TicWatch Pro …

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Will Qualcomm’s new Snapdragon Wear platform finally be the smartwatch processor we’ve been asking for?

Qualcomm may finally be developing a processor for the wearables market. Oh, yes you’re right – they’ve done this before, but the results weren’t so great. Since the dawn of Android Wear we have seen very few processors dedicated to smartwatches, with the original Wear 2100 and year’s Wear 3100 …

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