Voice is the Future — Issue #3
Google I/O Big Updates!
Google I/O & Google Home
Google Home throws down the gauntlet at I/O 2017 — CNET — www.cnet.com
At Google’s developer conference, the search giant matched and surpassed all of the Echo’s recent upgrades.
Google Home review: New features announced at Google I/O 2017 | Alphr — www.alphr.com
Google Home has finally made it to the UK, but is it better than an Amazon Echo?
Google Home coming to Australia, sorry Alexa — CNET — www.cnet.com
We don’t know when or even if Amazon’s Echo will come Down Under, but Google’s Home smart speaker will hit Australia later this year.
Google’s Home speaker can now make phone calls — The Verge — www.theverge.com
Only outgoing calls are supported for now, because Google is being mindful of privacy.
The 6 big updates coming to Google Home — The Verge — www.theverge.com
Google announced a few big updates for the Google Home today. None of them are game-changing on their own, but they all add up to a substantial update for the connected speaker. Details are pretty…
Microsoft & Cortana
Harman Kardon makes an Alexa killer! | Yanko Design — www.yankodesign.com
On the design front, the Invoke is a lot like the Echo, with its matte metal vertical cylinder design crowned with the LED light ring on top. However, it completely destroys its opponent when it comes to audio, because no one really makes speakers quite like Harman Kardon! Unlike Echo’s single driver construction, the Invoke has 3 woofers and 3 tweeters, giving it a solid edge over the competition.
5 Ways Businesses Can Use Cortana’s AI to Get Organized — www.businessnewsdaily.com
These simple tips will help you take full advantage of the Windows 10 AI personal assistant.
Amazon & Alexa
Alexa devices are going to get better at making sure you actually said ‘Alexa’ — The Verge — www.theverge.com
Amazon is trying to make sure that when an Alexa device wakes up, it’s because you really called out “Alexa.” It’s announcing a new feature today called “Cloud-Based Wake Word Verification,” which…