Amazon wants to make Alexa ‘a fabric in the home’ (Q&A)

Amazon wants to make Alexa ‘a fabric in the home’ (Q&A)

Daniel Rausch at Amazon’s Day 1 headquarters in Seattle. James Martin/CNET There was a time when turning on the lights in your home was as easy as flicking a switch. Daniel Rausch thinks Amazon can make it even easier. Amazon’s vice president of smart home, a seven-year veteran at the online retailing giant, spoke with […]

The Microsoft-Amazon deal leaves Cortana speakers with one advantage: Skype

The Microsoft-Amazon deal leaves Cortana speakers with one advantage: Skype

If Cortana will work on Amazon’s Alexa-powered devices, and Alexa will run on Windows, what’s the point of buying Cortana-powered connected speakers like Harman Kardon’s Invoke? In a word: Skype. The unexpected partnership struck Wednesday between Amazon and Microsoft—neither of which owns a digital assistant that’s natively built into a major smartphone OS—extends Amazon’s reach to […]

How The iPhone 8 Could Impact Apple’s Stock Price – Forbes

How The iPhone 8 Could Impact Apple’s Stock Price – Forbes

Fortune How The iPhone 8 Could Impact Apple’s Stock PriceForbesApple is likely to unveil a completely redesigned version of its flagship iPhone in early September. While the company is also expected to launch upgraded versions of its iPhone 7 and 7 Plus, we believe that the new iPhone 8 could emerge the biggest …No, the […]

Mockups show what iOS 11 running on the iPhone 8 will probably look like – BGR

Mockups show what iOS 11 running on the iPhone 8 will probably look like – BGR

Apple’s forthcoming iPhone 8 will, at long last, introduce a major new redesign to a form factor that has essentially remained unchanged since the introduction of the iPhone 6 back in 2014. And while there’s certainly nothing wrong with the current iPhone design, there’s no denying that many iPhone owners have been yearning for a […]

Samsung’s Gear Sport mixes classical design cues with modern fitness tracking

There’s a new smartwatch in Samsung’s portfolio and its purpose is stated by its name: the Gear Sport. Launching at a gala event at Berlin’s Tempodrom today, the Gear Sport follows in the path defined by the Gear S3, marrying familiar design cues from the traditional watch industry with the functionality people expect from a […]

Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana

Amazon Alexa and Microsoft Cortana

Amazon currently dominates the market it created.(Photo: Amazon.com) Alexa and Cortana will be going to the dance together. On Wednesday, Amazon and Microsoft announced a first-of-its kind collaboration between the one-time rival digital assistants that will begin in earnest later this year. Owners of Amazon’s popular Alexa-driven Echo speakers will be able to say, “Alexa, open […]