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Siri Was Always Going to Fail
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Siri Was Always Going to Fail (Premium)

A credible report explaining how Apple failed to capitalize on being first-to-market with Siri has…

Google Assistant Routines Remain a Dream For Now
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The Promise of Google Assistant Routines Remains Unmet (Premium)

Google announced that it would be bringing multi-command routines to its Assistant last October. But…

Amazon + Ring
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Amazon + Ring (Premium)

Amazon.com is purchasing smart home security firm Ring in a deal valued at over $1…

Google Home Max Review: The McMansion of Smart Speakers

Google Adds New Features to Assistant on Speakers

Google Assistant on smart speakers is getting updated with an improved alarm feature, ability to…

Google May Soon Let You Use Assistant Without the Annoying “OK Google” Hotword

You could soon be able to use Google Assistant with a custom hotword instead of…

Smart Speakers Point to Our Ambient Computing Future
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Today’s Smart Speakers Point to Our Ambient Computing Future (Premium)

Ambient computing is the next major wave of personal computing, and smart speakers are how…

Google Assistant Now Supports Over 1 Million Actions

Google Assistant now supports over one million actions, which are essentially things the Assistant can…

Google Reveals its Assistant Hardware Partners for 2018

With CES underway in Las Vegas, Google has announced a stunning list of partners that…

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Digital Assistants Loom Large Over CES, But Where is Cortana? (Premium)

I've just arrived in Las Vegas for CES 2018 but the biggest story of the…

Will a High Volume Strategy Win the Smart Speaker Market?
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Will a High Volume Strategy Win the Smart Speaker Market? (Premium)

Microsoft's high volume, low-cost strategy was the winner in the PC market. But will it…

Top 5 Google Stories of 2017
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Top 5 Google Stories of 2017 (Premium)

Google had an interesting year of platform advances and hardware mishaps. Here are the top…

Amazon Pushes Further Ahead of Apple, Google and Microsoft with Alexa

Based on app downloads, Amazon had a very strong holiday season with its Alexa products…

This is the Most-Needed Change for All Digital Assistants in 2018
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This is the Most-Needed Change for All Digital Assistants in 2018 (Premium)

Sorry for the seemingly cheap headline, but this topic creates a unique challenge for its…

Google Home Max: First Impressions

Google Home Max: First Impressions

I've chosen Chromecast as my whole-home audio solution, so I was very interested in testing…

Google’s $399 Premium Home Max Speaker Now Available

Google's premium Home Max speaker is finally available for purchase, comes with Smart Sound, Google…

Winners and Losers in the Smart Speaker Wars
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Winners and Losers in the Smart Speaker Wars (Premium)

For all the change brought on by personal technology, there's been one constant over the…

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