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Bluetooth
Hands-on review: BlueAnt X3 speaker: Local, affordable and good quality!?
BlueAnt’s newest product is a sturdy Bluetooth portable speaker that is being released at just $239.95. But is it any good? Yes. Yes it is.
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Cloud
Apple unveils iPadOS 14, with redesigns for Siri, Search, widgets and more
“With iPadOS 14, we’re excited to build on the distinct experience of iPad and deliver new capabilities that help customers boost productivity, be more creative, and have more fun.”
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Cybersecurity
Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants
Privacy and security fears put young people off using virtual assistants for customer services
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Headphones
Jabra’s environment-aware headphones hit Aotearoa
The headphones include SmartSound that automatically adjusts the sound and noise cancelling based on the user’s environment.
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Apple
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
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Siri
Search to purchase will cause voice AI tech to bloom
This year it is estimated that over 100 million smart speakers will be installed - but it isn’t going to stop there.
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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.
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Artificial Intelligence
The AI smoke detector you never knew you needed
The device features technology which alerts users to the type of danger and its location...
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Artificial Intelligence
Five core principles for developing AI for business
Kriti Sharma, Sage VP of bots and AI talks about the fundamentals of AI today and where it's headed in the future.
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Chatbots
Hybrid intelligence: How to scale customer communications with bots
Hybrid intelligence is a “best of both worlds” approach and makes for an excellent way to deliver human-style communication at scale.
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Cloud
Apple remains the weary king of smartwatches as competitors claw at the throne
Apple continues to hold the greatest market share of any smartwatch provider...
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Smartphone
Turn your finger into a smartphone: The world’s first voice operated smart-ring
ORII uses bone conduction to send sound along your finger and into your ear...
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Artificial Intelligence
Siri versus Bixby: Can Samsung’s artificial intelligence compete?
Samsung's Bixby knows all of your phone’s apps and how to use them...
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Digital Assistants
Virtual digital assistants to overtake world population by 2021
Ovum has released on the AI digital assistant market, revealing partnerships to be key differentiators in the years head.
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Chatbots
The chatbot comeback – is your business ready?
Despite being born in 2011, it has only been in the last couple of years that businesses have begun to realise how valuable chatbots could be.
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Displays
“How can I help?” Global spending on VPA-enabled wireless speakers to top $2b by 2020
As we continue to make rapid advances in technological innovation, people worldwide have been rapidly embracing the virtual personal assistant (VPA).
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Siri
Can you abuse technology? It definitely works the other way around!
Finally something we can interact with, and let ourselves go, without it having any consequences.
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Cloud
Apple release new free OS update for Mac – hello Siri!
Apple today announced their latest major update to the macOS. The biggest change? Siri is now on the Mac.
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Siri
UE wireless speakers ups the ante with Siri & Google voice integration
This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all.
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Apple
Digital assistants: The future of the connected home
Fast forward three years from now and at least 25 percent of households in developed economies will have digital assistants.
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Cloud
Apple makes its latest move with the smart home
Home highlights Apple’s overriding strategy when it comes to the smart home: to become the central enabler.
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Siri
Apple TV users in for a treat
"The future of TV is apps." Powerful new Siri capabilities are coming to Apple TV.
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Apple
Siri soon to have a new home: Apple previews major update with macOS Sierra
The question is, what can the Mac do now? Well, soon you’ll be able to just ask.
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Apple
Apple's smart home devices, coming next month
Apple has revealed HomeKit devices will begin to launch as early as May or June of this year, nearly a year after revealing the project.