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Tablets & laptops
Lenovo unveils new laptops, tablets and Amazon Alexa Show Mode
 Lenovo has unveiled a suite of new NEC consumer products coming to market, as part of its CES 2021 news.
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Car
Hands-on review: The Amazon Echo Auto
Coming in at well under $100, the Echo Auto may well be that auto accessory that keeps you company on those long road trips.
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Smart Home
D-Link releases Wi-Fi 6 enabled smart router
Features the latest in Wi-Fi standards as well as compatibility with Alexa and Google Assistant.
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Adobe
Adobe provides a ‘jolt’ of inspiration through Amazon Alexa
Where do you turn to for a source of creative inspiration? If you happen to own an Amazon Alexa, you can now train the device to give you a dose of inspiration when you need it most.
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Amazon
Amazon announces new Echo products, including Alexa features
Amazon has launched a new line-up of Echo devices, enabling users to access Alexa at home in different ways, as well as a range of Alexa features.
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Education
Amazon Alexa can now teach English and te reo Māori
“Learning works best when it’s interactive, so users can listen to the words in te reo and English and test their knowledge and pronunciation through the glossary and quiz."
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Data Protection
Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Amazon’s Alexa voice service is storing all user voice recordings and transcripts on its servers by default – and people who want to delete those recordings must do so manually.
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Amazon
How brands can use Alexa to build customer engagement
"Don’t try to recreate your app on voice. Ask, what can I do better on a voice user interface than an app?”
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Smart TV
Alexa to join the living room through LG TVs
The update will be implemented through the Alexa app on 2019 TVs featuring ThinQ AI.
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Smart Home
D-Link hooks up with Alexa and Assistant with new smart camera
The new camera is designed for outdoor use within a wireless smart home network.
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Smart Home
AI helps Amazon Alexa ignore its own name
One of the frustrating things about calling a smart home assistant Alexa - a name that's also common amongst many humans - is that sometimes, technology is too nosy for its own good.
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Google
Alexa could be the voice of your car soon
As luxury car brands move away from their own voice assistants to partnering with Google or Amazon, we may find Alexa riding with us all soon.
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Google
Amazon, Google, and Alibaba fuel booming smart speaker market
While these vendors have had great success in the market, other vendors like Samsung, Huawei, and Apple have failed to capitalise.
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Internet of Things
Are we security-ready for Alexa in the office?
As home-IoT devices such as smart assistants head into the office, there will be a raft of new security challenges that will need to be addressed.
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Smart TV
LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
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Headphones
Sony to launch a slew of home entertainment goodies
Sony’s latest range of TVs, home entertainment and audio are all on show at this year’s CES Las Vegas.
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Google
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
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Chatbots
Is your business ready to talk chatbots?
That introduces a new criterion to how IT leaders make their choice of chatbots: observability.
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Internet of Things
IDC - Smart home device sales up with no sign of slowing
The new IDC smart home device tracker forecasts solid growth for connected devices in key smart home categories.
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Microsoft Teams
Polycom brings Microsoft Teams and Alexa to ‘conference smartphone’
Polycom has expanded its capabilities with Microsoft, AWS, Zoom and Bluejeans to the Trio, the ‘smartphone for the conference room’.
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Apple
2018, the year that...apps will become intuitive and conversational
Striking a balance between human-led interactions and digital advancements will be key in delivering the next level of customer service in 2018.