Soon after the Harmon Kardon Citation 500 launch, Bose has introduced the new wireless smart speaker and two new smart soundbars namely — the Bose Home Speaker 500 for music, and the Bose Soundbar 700 and Soundbar 500 for music and home theater. Continue reading “Bose Home Speaker 500, Soundbar 700 and Soundbar 500 with Alexa announced; AirPlay 2 coming in early 2019”
Harmon Kardon has announced a new smart speaker called Citation 500 with Google Assistant support. The smart speaker will be shown at the upcoming IFA 2018 and will be available for pre-order in Europe around September. Continue reading “Harmon Kardon Citation 500 with Google Assistant support announced”
Facebook is said to be testing its own speech recognition with the new “Aloha” voice feature for both the Facebook and Messenger apps, as well as external hardware. This again is being spotted by the famous app investigator Jane Manchun Wong giving us the first look at a prototype for the Aloha user interface. Continue reading “Facebook said to be working on ‘Aloha’ speech recognition”
Google is said to be working on releasing a smart speaker equipped with a display later this year, according to sources. This new smart speaker with the display will compete against rivals from Amazon.com and would round out Google’s range of smart speakers that are running AI voice assistant. Continue reading “Google said to launch its own smart AI speaker with display later this year”
Facebook’s smart speaker has been in the news for quite some time now, the company actually planned to launch it at the F8 event but backed out after the privacy concerns. Now it is said that the company will first launch the smart speaker in the international markets first to avoid U.S. public scrutiny of data privacy issues. Continue reading “Facebook smart speaker said to launch in international markets first, might come with ‘M’ smart assistant”
Google is working on a high-end Google Home smart speaker called as “Max”, according to a latest report from 9to5Google. Earlier this month we saw renders of Google Mini smart speaker. Continue reading “Google Home Max smart speaker with stereo sound reportedly in works”
It looks like Samsung is joining the Apple, Amazon and Google clan to make its own smart speaker. According to a new report from the Wall Street Journal, Samsung is working on smart speaker that will be powered by voice-activated voice assistant Bixby. Bixby is Samsung’s AI assistant — its answer to Alexa, or Siri, or the Google Assistant.
Alibaba is said to be working on an Amazon Echo rival aimed at Chinese market, according to a latest report from The Information. Citing sources familiar to the matter, the publication stated that Alibaba could launch the voice-activated smart speaker sometime this week.
Apple is all set to kick start its annual Worldwide Developer Conference today (WWDC) 2017 in California. We are live at the event and will bring you an extensive live coverage. Here is a list of things which Apple is expected to announce at the WWDC 2017. Continue reading “Here’s what to expect from Apple WWDC 2017”
Amazon and Intel have teamed up for a smart speaker reference design with Amazon Alexa. It is termed as factor reference designs (FFRD). The collaboration will enable partners to build new devices with Alexa using an Intel-based smart speaker form factor reference design coming in Q1 2017, as well as make it easier to create skills that work with the Intel-based Smart Home Hub.
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