The sound of birds chirping can be used to hack voice assistants like Alexa

Your voice assistant may not be as safe as you think it is. According to researchers in Germany, the Alexas, Siris, and Assistants of the world can be hacked with...

Roku adds Google Assistant support as Amazon makes bigger TV moves

It's go-time for Roku. With Amazon making bigger and bolder moves in the connected TV space, Roku is going to have to up its game. Adding support for a voice...

The best Google Home tips and tricks

The Home functions in a similar fashion to its main competitor, the Amazon Echo, but has the added benefit of select Google services. Here are few tips to help you...

JBL’s smart display combines Google smarts with good sound

If you’re looking for a smart display that’s powered by the Google Assistant, you now have two choices: the Lenovo Smart Display and the JBL Link View. Lenovo was...

A whole new world: New Google Home games let kids play as Disney characters

NBD PhotosSmart speakers have a lengthy list of applications, but they are especially useful in a household full of kids. Google is focusing on that very demographic with its...

Adobe survey finds digital assistants, smart speakers are all the rage with shoppers

We have some new intel on the ever-widening war to gain consumers’ hearts and minds in the months leading up to the critical holiday shopping season. It turns out that...

Google confirms that its Assistant is acting strangely again

Software glitches in digital assistants and their accompanying smart speakers are pretty common but a new Google Assistant bug has caused the digital assistant to lose its accents and change...

GE and Electrolux kitchen appliances get helpful with Google Assistant support

We could all use an assistant in the kitchen. While an actual helping hand might be a little too much to ask for, appliance makers GE and Electrolux are looking...

Google Go search app for emerging markets can now read out website content

Google has lit the news canon at its annual India event which takes place in New Delhi today. The search giant announced changes to its Tez payment service, and...

Alexa’s smart speaker market lead slips as Google Assistant and others gain

Amazon Alexa remains the global leader in smart speaker sales by a significant margin, but Google Assistant is steadily gaining market share in the U.S. Smart speakers from other companies...

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