smart speakers

Sonos acquires voice assistant startup Snips, potentially to build out on-device voice control

November 21, 2019 0

Sonos revealed during its quarterly earnings report that it has acquired voice assistant startup Snips in a $37 million cash deal, Variety reported on Wednesday.

Two security researchers earned $60,000 for hacking an Amazon Echo

November 9, 2019 0

Two security researchers have been crowned the top hackers in this year’s Pwn2Own hacking contest after developing and testing several high profile exploits, including an

Google makes moving music and videos between speakers and screens easier

October 8, 2019 0

Google today announced a small but nifty feature for the Google Assistant and its smart home devices that makes it easier for you to take

Amazon wants to put microphones into your rings and glasses

September 25, 2019 0

At the end of its hardware event today, Amazon announced a new program for testing and selling its own experimental, limited-volume hardware: Day 1 Editions.

Petcube’s Bites 2 and Play 2 amuse pets and humans alike with Alexa built-in

July 15, 2019 0

Petcube’s original Bites smart treat dispenser and Play pet camera with a built-in laser pointer were great for pet parents who couldn’t always be around

Amazon said to be launch new Echo speaker with premium sound next year

July 12, 2019 0

Amazon is reportedly looking to offer an Echo that more directly competes with high-end speakers like the Sonos line of device of Apple’s HomePod, according

Amazon is testing a Spanish-language Alexa experience in the US ahead of a launch this year

April 30, 2019 0

Amazon announced today it has begun to ask customers to participate in a preview program that will help the company build a Spanish-language Alexa experience

Amazon launches a certification program for Alexa skill developers

April 17, 2019 0

Developers building voice-enabled applications for Amazon Echo and other Alexa-powered devices will now have a new way to validate their abilities, with Amazon’s launch of

Amazon Alexa now offers long-form news coverage in addition to Flash Briefings

April 9, 2019 0

One of the top use cases for Amazon Alexa is its ability to quickly summarize the day’s headlines via its customizable “Flash Briefing” skill. Now,

Over a quarter of U.S. adults now own a smart speaker, typically an Amazon Echo

March 8, 2019 0

U.S. smart speaker owners grew 40 percent over 2018 to now reach 66.4 million – or 26.2 percent of the U.S. adult population – according

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