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Invoxia’s new Triby smart speaker works with Apple HomeKit and Amazon’s Alexa

Several years ago, France’s Invoxia introduced what seemed like a novel product: a little smart speaker called Triby that was one of the first third-party devices to have Amazon’s Alexa baked in . But the world of tech gadgets moves fast. And while having a voice-activated device in the home was unusual in 2015, now Invoxia…

Cloud

Pixel 2 review: Still the best Android phone money can buy

In our review one year ago, VentureBeat called the Pixel “the best Android phone money can buy.”  The Pixel 2, unveiled two weeks ago , boasts some marked improvements over its predecessor: among them a better camera, visual searches, and on-the-spot translation of 40 languages. With these updates, Pixel smartphones remain serious contenders among flagship…

Tech

Netflix went up a personalization hill and came down an AI mountain

GUEST: On a recent Sunday morning, my 6-year-old son turned on the TV, launched Netflix, then turned to me with great satisfaction and said, “Dad, how does Netflix know me SO well?” I laughed and replied, “That’s true. It’s pretty cool, isn’t it?” What struck me about his glee is this is exactly the type…

Tech

4 questions business leaders must answer before hiring a chief AI officer

GUEST: Do enterprises need a chief AI office r (CAIO) to shepherd their forward progress in a world of increasing automation? Sandy Carter, tech veteran and author of Extreme Innovation , said that “new roles like the CAIO will become essential for leveraging the big data coming into companies from all angles.” Andrew Ng, Stanford…

Tech

Google disables Home Mini’s touch function to give you ‘peace of mind’ after it improperly recorded users

Google has disabled the Google Home Mini’s top touch functionality, which gives users the power to interact with Google Assistant. The basis for the elimination of top touch is chronicled in a post published Tuesday  by Android Police reviewer Artem Russakovskii. After a few days, he found that the Google Home Mini given to him was carrying…

Tech

Amazon’s Alexa now delivers personalized results for up to 10 voices

Amazon today announced that Alexa-enabled devices can now recognize unique human voices, giving the assistant the power to deliver personalized experiences when it hears you speak. Once a Voice Profile is created by reciting 10 phrases to the Alexa app, whenever Alexa hears “Play music” or “Play my messages,” the AI assistant will recognize your…

Mobile

Siri’s forgetfulness gives Alexa and Google Assistant a key advantage

You ever been mid-sentence while speaking with Siri or Google Assistant and you get cut off? Just like when you’re speaking to a human, sometimes when you’re in the middle of a conversation with an AI assistant, you get interrupted by another person talking, or by an important push notification on your phone, or you…