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  1. Why Apple's HomePod May Be FloppingRead the original story w/Photo

    Yesterday | Fast Company

    ... where it nailed the "speaker" part of the device, but the "smart" part is a different story. The speaker's digital assistant functionality (Siri) lags far behind that of its peers Google and Amazon. This is where Apple's late entry into the market ...


  2. An 'NBA on TNT' ad is triggering people's HomePods and they are not pleasedRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Apr 20 | Digital Trends

    You may not be the only one controlling your smart assistant - savvy advertisers are in on the game, too. Per a new report from Apple Insider , there is an NBA on TNT ad that features the phrase, "Don't wanna miss out? Hey Siri, show me the NBA schedule," which triggers the HomePod , much to a user's chagrin .


  3. Apple Home Pod's Underwhelming Debut Might Be a Cautionary TaleRead the original story

    Tuesday Apr 17 |

    ... the extent that the HomePod's apparently underwhelming debut stems from the limitations of its Siri-powered voice assistant services, it could serve as a cautionary tale about how a services strategy that hasn't done much harm to Apple's iPhone, ...


  4. The Latest: Cosby wants to raise accuser's criminal pastRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 11 | The Island Packet

    ... that Chelan Lasha's 2007 guilty plea for making a false report to Arizona law enforcement "bears on her veracity." Assistant District Attorney Stewart Ryan argued the defense will get a chance to test Lasha's credibility when she's cross-examined. ...


  5. iOS 11.4 beta: AirPlay 2, Messages in iCloud and more - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Apr 7 | CNET

    ... at the same time. This sort of multiroom audio functionality already exists on competing products like Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa and Sonos speakers. Like Messages in iCloud, AirPlay 2 also made the iOS 11.3 beta, but was dropped before the ...


  6. Greater Columbus Convention Center Enhances Guest Experience with Columbus2GO Mobile ApplicationRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Apr 4 | Exhibitor Online

    ... visitors and residents directly to the city and each other in a new way," said Greater Columbus Convention Center Assistant General Manager Ryan Thorpe. "Columbus2GO is another example of the established 'Columbus Way' of collaboration between ...


  7. Siri acquired by Apple; iPhone becomes the Virtual Personal Assistant?Read the original story w/Photo

    Apr 30, 2010 | Planet RDF

    ... just securing its staff and IP) it will need to move forward aggressively on both fronts. Do they want a travel assistant with global reach, or do they want to give every iPhone/iPad/Mac owner their very own virtual secretary? Winarsky is quick to ...


  8. Google Home is set to launch in IndiaRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... consumers in India. As of mid-January, there were 12,000 skills catered to the Indian market. That said, Google Assistant's ability to communicate in Hindu, whereas Alexa can't, could serve as an advantage to the company in winning smart speaker ...


  9. The Sonos One is one of the best smart speakers aroundRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Apr 3 | The Inquirer

    ... answer, and get stuff done. The Amazon Echo brought smart speakers into the gadget fray with the Alexa virtual assistant, offering decent audio with a focus on the smart capabilities rather than aural pleasure; the Google Home did the same but with ...


  10. Siri: Apple is on a hiring spree to make its digital assistant smarterRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Apr 1 | Digital Trends

    Apple appears to be focusing in a big way on Siri , evidenced by a major hiring spree aimed at enhancing its oft - criticized digital assistant. According to data-tracker firm Thinknum, the tech giant has recently ramped up efforts to expand its team of Siri engineers, culminating in a posting one day last week that listed 161 Siri-related positions.


  11. New assistant hoops coach believed to be 1st woman in roleRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Mar 31 | The Island Packet

    The University of Maine says a new assistant coach on the men's basketball team is believed to be the only woman in the role in Division I basketball. She was an assistant coach for Maine's women's team when Barron led that program and she most recently worked with the NBA Assistant Coaches' Program.


  12. University of Hawaii concert scam sentencing postponed againRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Mar 28 | The Island Packet

    ... William Harrison, asked for time to review Hubbard's pre-sentence report prepared by probation officials. Assistant U.S. Attorney Marc Wallenstein objected to another delay. "This proceeding has been put off, I can't tell you how many times," he ...


  13. Smart Garage 101: Your guide to garage door gadgets - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Mar 27 | CNET

    ... Garage is a $100 smart garage controller that provides the most capable voice commands with Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant of the devices we tested. It also includes remote access and auto opening through the Nexx Garage app for iOS and Android ...


  14. August Smart Locks now work alongside Apple HomePod for easier door lockingRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | Digital Trends

    ... control August locks via Alexa since 2016, and earlier in March, August unveiled deeper integrations with Google Assistant as well . That said, thanks to HomePod's advanced six-microphone array and advanced echo cancellation system, Siri may be ...


  15. County, City of Reno to Close Portion of Lemmon Drive ThursdayRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 22, 2018 | KTVN Reno

    Washoe County and the City of Reno are closing Lemmon Drive from Deodar Way to Arkansas Drive, Thursday at 6 p.m. The decision comes after key water level triggers were reached causing the need for the closure to occur to protect the traveling public. "We have been letting the public know for some time that we may need to close Lemmon Drive, and this week's atmospheric river has caused water levels to rise prompting the road closure" says Assistant County Manager, Dave Solaro.


  16. Gadget Ogling: Smart Phones, Simple Phones, and Sparkling Water on TapRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | TechNewsWorld

    ... can order more automatically when you're running low. Naturally, there's voice control through Alexa and Google Assistant, as well as controls on the device and an app. The rOcean bottles have RFID tags, so family members can use their own bottles, ...


  17. Google Assistant Now Available on iPadsRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | PC Magazine

    Assistant is rolling out to iPads today, and will be available in English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Brazilian Portuguese, and Spanish. After launching its Siri and Alexa rival on iPhones last May , Google is now bringing its digital helper to Apple tablets as well.


  18. Google Assistant arrives on iPadRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | TechCrunch

    Google Assistant is launching today on iPad, allowing customers to control their smart home, make calls, send texts, set reminders and more, from their Apple tablet. The smart assistant was first launched on iOS at Google I/O 2017 , following its earlier introduction on Android devices , led by Google's Pixel phone .


  19. Google Assistant is now on iPad - CNETRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | CNET

    The iPad version also supports iOS 11's multitasking mode, which allows it to run side-by-side with other apps on Apple's tablet.


  20. Here's why a cheaper HomePod won't help Apple take down the EchoRead the original story w/Photo

    Mar 13, 2018 | Silicon Alley Insider

    ... queries. For instance, it was unable to tell a user the length of a blue whale, something Alexa and Google Assistant are easily able to accomplish. Although a lower price tag will likely help the iPhone manufacturer peel away some Apple enthusiasts ...