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AENO's premium Eco Smart LED Heater: Revolutionizing home heating
Fri, 13th Oct 2023
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smart home
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smart appliances
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connectivity
AENO enhances home heating with its new Eco Smart LED Heater, blending cutting-edge tech and energy efficiency.
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How voice recognition software assistance technology is improving efficiency and safety
Thu, 10th Nov 2022
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iot
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google
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voice recognition
Voice recognition technology's popularity has grown in many industries, including those operating in rugged environments.
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Lenovo unveils new laptops, tablets and Amazon Alexa Show Mode
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
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wireless networks
Lenovo unveils new NEC consumer products at CES 2021, including the IdeaPad 5G laptop, Lenovo Tab P11 tablet, and Amazon Alexa Show Mode on select PCs.
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Hands-on review: The Amazon Echo Auto
Mon, 14th Sep 2020
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gaming
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reviews
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cartech
Coming in at well under $100, the Echo Auto may well be that auto accessory that keeps you company on those long road trips.
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D-Link releases Wi-Fi 6 enabled smart router
Tue, 16th Jun 2020
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smart home
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technology gifts
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wireless networks
D-Link ANZ's DIR-X1560 router revolutionises smart homes with its AX1500 Wi-Fi 6 technology for smoother connectivity.
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Adobe provides a ‘jolt’ of inspiration through Amazon Alexa
Mon, 4th Nov 2019
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martech
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creative technologies
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adobe
Adobe launches Alexa skill for a burst of creative inspiration.
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Amazon announces new Echo products, including Alexa features
Fri, 27th Sep 2019
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biometrics
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amazon
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voice
Amazon has launched a new line-up of Echo devices, enabling users to access Alexa at home in different ways, as well as a range of Alexa features.
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Amazon Alexa can now teach English and te reo Māori
Tue, 13th Aug 2019
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edutech
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perpetual guardian
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maori apps
Amazon Alexa now offers an English and te reo Māori language learning skill, catering to visually impaired users.
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Amazon admits storing Alexa recordings until users take action
Fri, 5th Jul 2019
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data protection
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smart home
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technology gifts
Amazon Alexa keeps user chats, Senator Coons reveals privacy risks.
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How brands can use Alexa to build customer engagement
Fri, 28th Jun 2019
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martech
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creative technologies
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amazon
Kate Buleigh's Alexa message at Adobe Symposium: Start small with voice skills to enhance brand presence.
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Alexa to join the living room through LG TVs
Wed, 29th May 2019
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digital entertainment
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smart tv
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lg electronics
LG adds Alexa to 2019 AI TVs in Australia and NZ, enhancing the smart home experience with seamless voice control.
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D-Link hooks up with Alexa and Assistant with new smart camera
Mon, 20th May 2019
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smart home
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creative technologies
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technology gifts
D-Link ANZ unveils the DCS-8600LH Outdoor Wi-Fi Camera, boasting smart home integration and voice control.
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AI helps Amazon Alexa ignore its own name
Fri, 26th Apr 2019
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smart home
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technology gifts
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amazon
New AI tech aims to stop Amazon's Alexa eavesdropping on human Alexas.
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Alexa could be the voice of your car soon
Thu, 11th Apr 2019
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cartech
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bmw
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amazon
As luxury car brands move away from their own voice assistants to partnering with Google or Amazon, we may find Alexa riding with us all soon.
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Amazon, Google, and Alibaba fuel booming smart speaker market
Sat, 9th Mar 2019
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digital music
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alibaba
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amazon
While these vendors have had great success in the market, other vendors like Samsung, Huawei, and Apple have failed to capitalise.
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Are we security-ready for Alexa in the office?
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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digital music
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iot security
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iot
As home-IoT devices such as smart assistants head into the office, there will be a raft of new security challenges that will need to be addressed.
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LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Tue, 15th Jan 2019
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digital entertainment
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alexa
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lg electronics
Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
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Sony to launch a slew of home entertainment goodies
Thu, 10th Jan 2019
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digital music
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digital entertainment
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tv
Sony dazzles CES with vast 8K TVs and cutting-edge audio tech. Details on pricing and availability due.
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Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
Fri, 17th Aug 2018
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digital music
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canalys
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amazon
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
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Is your business ready to talk chatbots?
Mon, 14th May 2018
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microsoft
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cloud services
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contact centre
That introduces a new criterion to how IT leaders make their choice of chatbots: observability.
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IDC - Smart home device sales up with no sign of slowing
Tue, 3rd Apr 2018
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iot
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smart home
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digital entertainment
The new IDC smart home device tracker forecasts solid growth for connected devices in key smart home categories.
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Polycom brings Microsoft Teams and Alexa to ‘conference smartphone’
Tue, 13th Mar 2018
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cloud services
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uc
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microsoft
Polycom has expanded its capabilities with Microsoft, AWS, Zoom and Bluejeans to the Trio, the ‘smartphone for the conference room’.
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2018, the year that...apps will become intuitive and conversational
Tue, 13th Feb 2018
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apple
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technology gifts
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amazon
Striking a balance between human-led interactions and digital advancements will be key in delivering the next level of customer service in 2018.