Mobile

Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker

According to a new report, Microsoft is working on a new smart speaker. The report says the company is collaborating with Taiwanese manufacturer Quanta on the project, which is still in its early stages. The speaker will be powered by Microsoft’s own Cortana digital assistant. The report says the device features Snapdragon 212 SoC, which […]

Technology

Amazon debuts Experience Centers in Lennar homes, showrooms to demo and sell smart home products – TechCrunch

Last week, we reported on how Amazon was leveraging a new relationship with home builder Lennar to expand its smart home business, specifically in the sale of home security services. Today, Amazon is taking the next step forward in that strategy: it’s launching a new chain of showrooms it’s calling the Amazon Experience Centers across […]

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Google adding food ordering and smart home features to Assistant iOS app this year, teases Duplex phone-based booking function

Google has previewed some of the changes it will be making to the Google Assistant app for iOS at the Google I/O keynote address, including food delivery and smart home-related requests, and an experimental feature where the digital assistant makes calls to businesses on the user’s behalf. The Google Assistant will become a more visual […]