Voice Technologies Dictionary

There is a massive amount of amazing technology that powers voice assistants like Alexa, Siri, Cortana and Google Home.  These devices are the combination of technologies which each have taken, sometimes decades to improve.  There are also a lot of three-letter-acronyms to ‘simplify’ the names of these technologies.  While this makes it easier to communicate a technology, it is difficult for those who have not worked as much with them.  Read More >>> about Voice Technologies Dictionary

How to Use Amazon Alexa in Every Room of Your Home!

There are posts frequently on the discussion boards about people that have bought an Echo and don't use it, as they don't know what to do with it.  It think that it is sometimes a challenge with this incredible multi-faceted device. It can do so many things that it is hard to pin-point one specific use.  On top of that, some of the use-cases require additional setup (think home automation), which some people don't think of. Read More >>> about How to Use Amazon Alexa in Every Room of Your Home!

Google Home Advances Home Automation

Google released their great new Google Home device before the holidays, and have kept up a steady pace to increase it.  Recently, Google added new support for home automation with support for Belkin's wemo (which supports smart plugs and light switches) and Honeywell thermostats.  Google already supported nest, Philips hue, and SmartThings devices.  So, this is a great increase in the capabilities of this device, and attempts to bring it closer to the huge support that the Amazon Echo has already gained. Read More >>> about Google Home Advances Home Automation

Amazon Echo Devices Now In Mainstream

The Amazon Echo and Dot have been getting alot of attention lately, and this week it has been getting even more intense.  First, Morgan Stanley reported that Amazon has sold more than 11 million Echo devices.  It should be noted that the vast majority of these were sold into the US market.  There were also several thousand sold into Germany and the UK, which are the three languages (US English, UK English, German) that Alexa supports. Read More >>> about Amazon Echo Devices Now In Mainstream

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