Data from NPR and Edison Research reveals 39 million Americans use smart-speakers
A new data from NPR and Edison Research claimed that around 39 million Americans now own or use a smart-speaker. Now, one-in-six Americans (16%) owns a voice-activated smart speaker, up 128% from January 2017. The data was collec...
These Acer PCs will get Amazon Alexa starting from Q1 2018
Earlier today, we reported that Amazon is bringing its Alexa to PCs through partnerships with various Windows OEMs including Lenovo, HP, Acer and Asus. Now, Acer has detailed its plans to bring Alexa to their PCs. Alexa will be co...
HP Pavilion Wave compact desktop PC now comes with Amazon Alexa
At CES 2018, HP announced the updated Pavilion Wave desktop PC with native Amazon Alexa integration. HP first introduced Pavilion Wave at IFA 2016 targeting customers who want a PC that can fit into small places, the new offerin...
Ex Microsoft and Amazon employees introduce hotel focused smart speaker, Roxy
by Greg Jordan
Everything is becoming smart these days, from TVs, to sportswear, to speakers. Google with Google Home, Amazon and the Echo, and even Microsoft with its Cortana powered Harman Kardon Invoke. However, all of these speakers are mark...
More detail on the AlexTana love-in, and it’s better than expected
Microsoft and Amazon has released more details about their surprise announcement this morning which would marry their two digital voice assistants in what appears to be the first such partnership. Coming later this year, it appear...
Ex-Microsoft engineer reveals the mistake which let the Amazon Alexa run away with the market
The Amazon Alexa is actually slightly younger than Cortana but in terms of mind share and usage, the earlier device is miles ahead of Microsoft’s voice assitant, with no real sign of catching up. Now in an interview with Wir...
Anker’s new Amazon Alexa-powered smart speaker is a cheaper alternative to the Echo Dot
by Sean Chan
While Microsoft and Apple are busy building premium smart speakers powered by Cortana and Siri, companies like Anker are introducing affordable smart speakers. The company is today introducing the new Eufy Genie, a $35 smart speak...
Analyst: Cortana’s engagement tripled year-over-year as Siri slumps
Microsoft’s Cortana has been expanding quite rapidly ever since it launched on the Windows Phone back in 2014. Microsoft claims the personal assistant has around 145 million users across a Windows 10 PCs, phones, Android, iO...
Microsoft claims Cortana has more monthly active users than the Amazon Echo
In an effort to woo developers of Amazon Echo skills Microsoft has sent out a circular claiming Cortana had a significantly larger user base. The email claims: “Cortana has 145 million monthly active users across Windows, An...
With the new Office 365 integration, Amazon’s Alexa will now remind you of your business appointments
by Sean Chan
We recently reported that the Amazon Alexa now supports Outlook Calendars, allowing users to manage and keep track of their schedule using their voice thanks to Alexa. Today, Amazon is introducing support for Office 365 Calendars ...
Amazon’s virtual personal assistant Alexa could be coming to PCs soon
by Sean Chan
Alexa, a virtual personal assistant built by Amazon could be making its way to your Windows PC sometime soon. According to a new report from CNET, an unnamed Lenovo executive stated that Amazon and Lenovo are in talks to bring Ale...