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How to set a sleep timer on HomePod

Apple’s smart speaker can now lull you to sleep and shut off after you drift into dreamland.

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Apple releases HomePod 13.2.1 update

The original 13.2 update released last Monday could cause HomePod problems. If your device is bricked, you’ll need to get it serviced.

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Amazon unveils a raft of new devices, including a high-end Echo speaker, Alexa-packing earbuds, glasses, and a ring

Amazon went nuts with its fall hardware event, unleashing a bevy of products ranging from wireless Echo Buds, a smart ring, a smart oven, and even a dog tracker.

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Amazon to its competitors: Our voice assistants need to play nice together

More than 30 companies have committed to Amazon’s new Voice Interoperability Initiative, but Apple, Google, and Samsung are conspicuously absent from the list.

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Oracle launches AI voice assistant for its business app suite

During its OpenWorld event this week, the company also unveiled plans to have its Digital Assistant integrate with Microsoft’s Teams collaboration platform.

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Bose’s first portable smart speaker is slated for September

Get ready to take Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant on the road in Bose’s just-announced portable smart speaker, due to arrive next month.

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Apple’s Siri ‘eavesdropping’ controversy can be fixed with a toggle that should’ve been there all along

An Apple whistleblower has revealed the company’s practice of listening to samples of Siri recordings unbeknownst to users.

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Google defends 'critical' language experts who listen to and transcribe your Assistant recordings

Responding to Assistant audio transcriptions leaked by an employee, Google says the practice is essential to product development.

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Google’s Hangouts Chat gets chatbot boost with Dialogflow

Dialogflow should make it easier for developers to create natural language bots for Google’s team collaboration platform.

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JLL creates ‘smart office’ AI voice assistant

The real estate firm partnered with Google to compete with a range of conversational AI assistants entering the workplace, from Alexa to Cortana.

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Google Assistant takes the wheel in Waze to bring hands-free reports and directions

Google is rolling out full Assistant support in Waze to Android phones today.

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WWDC 2019: What to expect from Apple’s big June event

iOS 13, MacOS 10.15, Marzipan, Siri, Mac Pro, and more. What will Apple have in store for us this year?

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Amazon's rumored wearable device reads your emotions by listening to your voice

Amazon is reportedly developing a new voice-powered device that can read human emotions.

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The next-gen Google Assistant is taking the privacy fight right to Siri—and it just might win

Google demonstrated its next-gen Assistant during its I/O conference and it ran circles around Siri both in speed and privacy.

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New Cortana and Google Assistant updates highlight workplace potential

Microsoft and Google this week both showcased changes to their digital voice assistants designed to make them more useful in the office.

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Anker's Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to your car's 12V socket, even with an iPhone

Anker's new Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant and a pair of USB ports to your car for $50.

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The smart speaker finally gets its killer app for business

It turns out that the most important app for a virtual assistant appliance might be the one you create yourself.

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The best smart home devices that work with Alexa

Amazon’s Echo smart speakers are most powerful when paired with third-party smart home hardware. These products earned our highest raitings.

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