Devices

Amazon Alexa devices can finally tell voices apart
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 One of the Amazon Echo’s biggest blindspots has just been addressed. Starting today, the company will finally start rolling out customized voice detection. That means users in multi-person homes will be able to ge [...]
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A history of HTC in 12 devices
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 HTC on Friday basically sold a huge portion of itself to Google, which is clearly hoping to use the company’s talent for hardware in its own push for self-branded devices. It’s the end of an era for a major [...]
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Amazon is working on smart glasses to house Alexa AI, says FT
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 Amazon is working on building a pair of smart glasses to house its Alexa voice assistant, and a home security camera that could be linked to its existing Echo connected devices to further expand their capabilities, acco [...]
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Google says its Safe Browsing tool now protects over 3 billion devices
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 Google today announced that its Safe Browsing service, which keeps Chrome, Safari and Firefox users on the desktop and on mobile from visiting potentially dangerous sites, now protects more than 3 billion devices. That& [...]
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You can now play your music across multiple Echo devices
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 Amazon this morning announced a new feature for its Echo devices called “multi-room music,” which allows owners with more than one Echo to control where their music is played, or even sync it across a group [...]
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Google Assistant coming soon to more speakers, appliances and other devices
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 Google is hoping to catch up with Alexa’s reach by putting its Assistant on a wide range of third-party hardware. At IFA, Google announced that it’s going to be putting the Assistant on partner speakers, app [...]
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Amazon marks its territory at Whole Foods by selling ‘Farm Fresh’ Echo devices in select stores
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 One thing can certainly be said for Amazon: the company moves fast. The retail giant’s $13.7 billion Whole Foods acquisition only officially went through today, and it’s already moved in to mark its territo [...]
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Google’s next Pixel smartphone rumored for October 5 debut
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 Google’s next-generation Pixel devices could arrive in a little over a month, according to prolific (and often accurate) leak source Evan Blass. The Pixel 2 (or whatever they end up being called) will be powered b [...]
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As Android O debuts, Marshmallow still commands about a third of devices
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 The arrival of a new Android version isn’t nearly as rare as a total solar eclipse, but Google’s hoping the solar system will share the spotlight as it takes the wraps off its latest mobile operating system. [...]
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