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IBM Watson smart assistant rises to answer Alexa and Google Assistant

Sick of watching Amazon and Google have all the fun, IBM has officially unveiled its very own smart assistant based on its storied Watson technology, simply named the Watson Assistant. Using Watson as the base of its AI calculations and formerly known as ‘Watson Conversation,’ the Watson Assistant will be …

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Amazon Alexa ‘brief mode’ will make your Echo less chatty

Ever feel that Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant can be a bit too chatty for its own good? A new mode in testing could help the digital helper bite its tongue at appropriate moments on your Amazon Echo device. Some Reddit users (as reported by AFTV News) are being offered a …

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3D printers make building homes more economic for the developing world

Most developing nations suffer from the problem for not having enough shelter, which is why to solve this issues Icon has partnered with New Story to build cheap homes for citizens that can be set up under 24 hours.  Icon, a 3D printing firm and New Story, a non-profit, cited …

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Google Home gets location-based reminders

Google has added location-based reminders to its Google Home speakers, giving them another smart edge over Amazon’s Echo products.  Google announced this upgrade on Twitter. It says you can tell your Google Home “Hey Google, set a reminder to pick up more coffee at the grocery store”, and you’ll get …

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Nest Temperature Sensor will keep every corner of your home cosy

Nest’s smart heating system just got smarter. From today, you’ll be able to pre-order the long-awaited Nest Temperature for $39 (a three pack costs $99) letting you get precise heat readings from every corner of your home. While UK and Australian pre-orders have yet to open, that converts to around …

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Google Assistant just got a lot better at controlling your smart home… in the US

If you’re a fan of Google Assistant, today is a good day. Google has now launched Routines in the US.  Much like Scenes from Amazon or in the Apple HomeKit ecosystem, Routines allows you to group a number of actions together, so you don’t have to individually activate each of …

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Have your first Audible audiobook on the house with Amazon Echo

Been looking painfully at that heavy, untouched copy of War and Peace, but just can’t bring yourself to lug it around with you for the next six months? If you’re the owner of an Amazon Echo, there may be an alternative for you. Amazon, which also owns audiobook company Audible, …

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Ecobee Switch+ with Alexa wants to be the smartest light switch you ever own

The lowly light switch is getting a 21st century upgrade, thanks to home tech company Ecobee. As you might expect, there’s a voice assistant built right in. The new Ecobee Switch+ features Amazon Alexa, bringing voice-enabled technology and a speaker to an otherwise mundane household fixture.  The Switch+ is anything …

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Telstra’s new smart home internet bundle comes with your choice of digital assistant

Smart home devices have been gaining in popularity in Australia over the last few years, especially after Google Home officially launched Down Under in July 2017 and Amazon Echo devices recently following suit. To help its customers get their homes smartened up, Telstra launched the Smart Home Hub in 2016 …

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The Hive Hub 360 borrows the View’s good looks

Smart home giant Hive has released a new home hub, the Hive Hub 360 and this time it’s actually good looking. Or at least, it’s supposed to be. We’ve not seen it in the flesh yet, but from the images released, it has a glossy plastic look. It’s designed to …

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