Scammers are taking advantage of digital assistant calling capabilites to fool people
Scammers are taking advantage of Google, Apple and other voice assistants calling feature to prey on vulnerable users. With these new assistants, users can contact customer representatives simply by speaking into their devices. Th...
Apple is being sued over Siri’s voice recordings
A class-action lawsuit has been filed against Apple as a result of its Siri recordings which came to light last week. The suit was filed on behalf of a minor and other individuals who were in the same situation. Apple was criticis...
Google’s Assistant will soon be available to 1 billion users
Google’s Assistant had a very eventful 2018, spreading on smart speakers, smart screens, expanding its language base, and now the firm expects it to reach a billion users by the end of January 2019. Of course, there’s ...
Smart Speaker IQ test of Cortana, Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant shows most are smarter than ever
Loup Ventures have published the results of their semi-annual IQ test of digital assistants/ smart speakers, using a battery of 800 typical questions, and have found the speakers continue to get smarter and smarter. The analysts c...
Cortana delivers an embarrassing result in Digital Assistant IQ test
Microsoft’s home-grown digital assistant has delivered an embarrassing result in an independent test of its IQ. When compared against other leading digital assistants in a battery of 800 questions by Loop Ventures they found...
Siri increasingly locked out of the home automation market as home builders choose Alexa
We are used to reading about the travails for Cortana when it comes to user adoption, but when it comes to the digital assistant market there is really no doubt that it is a one-person race, with Amazon’s Alexa well in the ...
Microsoft cut out of mobile search market as Apple replaces Bing with Google for Siri searches on iOS and Mac
At WWDC 2013, Apple announced iOS 7 which brought Bing web search integration to Siri, Apple’s digital personal assistant. Apple at that time announced that Bing will power Siri’s new integrated web search. When users ask Siri...
Lenovo unveils CAVA, a virtual assistant to take on Cortana and others
At the third annual Lenovo Tech World innovation summit, Lenovo unveiled some concept products from its R&D labs. One of them was CAVA, a virtual assistant to take on Cortana, Siri, Alexa, Google Assistant and others. Lenovo m...
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...