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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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Google Assistant's interpreter mode is now available

The real-time interpretation function Google previewed at CES is beginning to roll out to Google Assistant.

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Nest Secure gains a Google Assistant feature

Nest is adding Google Assistant functionality to Nest Guard, the base station for its Nest Secure home security system.

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Google Assistant will soon be your interpreter

Google Assistant will soon be able to act as an interpreter, serving as a go-between for natural conversations among initially 27 languages.

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WeWork halts rollout of Alexa for Business

The company was showcased as an early adopter of the virtual assistant technology when Alexa for Business launched in 2017. CNBC says the WeWork trial was halted after two months.

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Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.

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Amazon Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini

Amazon and Google are both trying to get a foot in your door with their smart speakers. Here's what you need to consider before buying one.

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Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa, which debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year is now available for download on all compatible devices, building Amazon's push into the enterprise.

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Amazon opens up Alexa for Business to third-party devices

The move allows the the voice-activated digital assistant to push further into the enterprise by expanding the variety of devices in which it's embedded.

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HomePod to get new Siri Shortcuts, phone calls, and other Siri features in upcoming update

A free update will let you make phone calls, set multiple timers, and use Siri Shortcuts.

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