Tag: voice assistant

App Review, Applications

You’ll soon be able to talk to Home Assistant without Google, Siri, or Alexa

December 27, 2022

Via: The Verge

Home Assistant, the open-source smart home platform, is getting its own voice assistant. Its founder, Paulus Schoutsen, posted a blog last week announcing a new project that could localize all voice commands that control smart devices — without the need […]

App Review, Applications

Samsung’s Galaxy Phones Will Soon Let You Answer Calls Without Having to Speak

October 17, 2022


Samsung is taking a page from the Google Pixel playbook with its upcoming One UI 5 software update, which will be adding a new way to take calls on Galaxy phones without needing your voice. The Bixby Text Call feature […]

Android, Operating System

7 secrets for a smarter Android Chrome experience

September 29, 2022

Via: ComputerWorld

Let’s face it: This wishy-washy world wide web of ours can sometimes be an endless-seeming series of nuisances and annoyances. And while you can take total control of most parts of your Android experience, the web itself is far more […]

App Review, Applications

Build your own voice assistant with this DIY kit

March 3, 2021

Via: Mashable

TL;DR: Craft your own Alexa rival with the Spencer DIY Voice Assistant Kit. As of March 3, you’ll pay $119.95. With this coding kit, which is ideal for ages 11 and up, you can spend quality time with your kiddos […]

App Review, Applications

FB wants to make “Hey Facebook” a thing

February 26, 2021

Via: Pocket Now

As hands-free tech has grown, people have become accustomed to trigger their voice assistants with the “Hey (Voice Assistant Name)” hotword. Apple and Google both offer “Hey Siri” and “Hey Google” hot wards to trigger their voice assistants. This allows […]

News and Press

Google is making US voting locations easier to find via search and its Assistant

October 16, 2020

Via: The Verge

Google is adding new election features to its voice assistant, Google Search, and Google Maps, to make it easier for US citizens to find voting locations ahead of the election next month. In Google Search, queries like “early voting locations” […]

Tech, Wireless

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 launch set for June 11

June 1, 2020

Via: Pocket Now

Xiaomi Mi Band 5 has been in the rumor mill for a couple of months now. The device received NCC certification in Taiwan recently. Now, it has been confirmed to launch on June 11 in China. As per recent leaks, […]

iOS, News and Press, Operating System

Is Apple working on making Siri multi-user?

August 20, 2018

Via: Pocket Now

According to a new patent granted by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office on Tuesday, Siri might get smarter. It seems that Apple is working on a method that would allow Siri to recognize the people addressing her. Additionally, Siri […]

Gadgets, Products

Alexa Now Found On Apple Watch

June 8, 2018

Via: Pymnts

New third-party software will allow users to turn off Siri on an Apple Watch and use Alexa instead. According to Cult of Mac, the app, Voice in a Can, was developed by Atadore. It is available on iTunes for $1.99. […]

Android Phone, Products

Next Galaxy flagship, likely Note 9, will have a better Bixby

May 18, 2018


Gray G. Lee, head of the AI Center at Samsung Research, says the company’s next flagship smartphone will incorporate an upgraded version of its AI, Bixby 2.0, according to an interview with the Korea Herald. Enhancements to Bixby will include […]