42 percent of smart speaker owners have bought a second device (or more)

Here’s a promising metric for Amazon, in terms of its ability to maintain its current lead in the voice computing market: 42 percent of smart...

The first ad network for Alexa Skills shuts down following Amazon’s policy changes

A series of policy changes at Amazon that detail how advertising will be...

Let Alexa order you a cup of Joe straight from your own Bosch coffee...

Thanks to Bosch's new Amazon Alexa and Home Connect integration, you can now control your Built-in Coffee Machine with just your voice, and order new detergent for your dishwasher. The post...

The HTC U11 is a good phone with a dumb gimmick

Squeezable sides are a very bad reason to buy a phone. Especially now, when the U11’s Edge Sense doesn’t do a whole hell of a...

Why Apple’s HomePod won’t just collect dust on your shelf

Apple brought its smart speaker into the world with a shoddy name and an unconventional pitch, but anyone brash enough to cast the device to...

How Google could fire up its smart home play

When it was unveiled at last year’s I/O, Home felt like little more than Google’s attempt to cash in on the Echo’s success. And the...

Nuance’s Nina assistant asks a human for help when it can’t answer a question

Nuance's enhanced Nina platform marries artificial intelligence, machine learning, and human smarts to improve customer experience. It will launch for enterprise customers later this year. The post Nuance’s Nina assistant asks...

Crunch Report | Ford Names Jim Hackett As New CEO

 Today’s Stories  Ford names Jim Hackett CEO to take its connected car plans up a gear Dish integrates with Amazon Alexa for hands-free TV  Patreon doubles in a year to...

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Ride-hailing firm Grab launches e-wallet for hawker stalls in Singapore

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Grab launched its GrabPay digital wallet for hawker stalls, restaurants and shops in Singapore, making its latest big...