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Microsoft Pulls Plug On Cortana Mobile App For Some Users

Microsoft is set to end support for its Cortana iOS and Android apps in some regions as it integrates the…

9 months ago

Alexa, Siri, Google Assistant Unlocked Via Laser

“Alexa, unlock the front door!” Researchers warn they can remotely control digital assistants and smart speakers

9 months ago

Smart Speakers Hacked To Listen In, Steal Passwords

Malicious third-party apps for Google Home and Amazon's Alexa can listen in on conversations and trick users into revealing passwords

10 months ago

Amazon Expands Echo Range, Adds Wearables, Alexa Personalisation

Surprise motherf****r! Alexa's voice can soon be replaced by the voice of actor Samuel L Jackson

11 months ago

Google Suspends European Voice Assistant Transcriptions

Privacy concerns have resulted in Google suspending European transcriptions of voice assistance clips

1 year ago

Microsoft Puts Amazon’s Alexa On Windows 10 Lock Screen

Feature arrives in a test Windows 10 build aimed for final release later this year, along with enterprise and security…

1 year ago

NHS Teams Up With Alexa For Health Advice

Doctor Alexa? NHS to provide health advice via Amazon's AI-driven Alexa personal assistant

1 year ago

Amazon Keeps Alexa Voice Recordings Indefinitely

Amazon admission in letter to US senator re-ignites privacy row over Alexa and its range of smart speakers

1 year ago

Alexa Patent To Listen To All Words Spoken

Privacy threat? New Amazon patent means Alexa could always listen and record every word spoken to it

1 year ago

Digital Assistants Enforce Gender Bias – UN report

Report claims female-voiced Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases with submissive responses

1 year ago

UK Government Offers Information Via Alexa, Google Home

Smart speakers can now be used to access more than 12,000 pieces of government information

1 year ago

CES 2019: Google Advances Assistant Against Amazon’s Alexa

Google has tripled its presence at CES as it builds its Assistant into more devices, while other tech on display…

2 years ago

Alexa Urges User To ‘Kill Foster Parents’ In Unsettling Incident

Amazon's use of experimental chatbots on its Alexa AI platform has led to some disturbing conversations and a security breach,…

2 years ago

US Judge Asks Amazon For Echo Data In Murder Case

Did Amazon Echo device hear the murder of two US women? Police ask Amazon for the audio recordings

2 years ago

Facebook Shows Smart Video Device On Heels Of Privacy Scandal

Facebook is emphasising the built-in privacy features of the Alexa-powered Portal, which arrives immediately after a major data breach at…

2 years ago

Alexa Chip Takes Aim At The Internet Of Things

DSP's ultra-low-power Alexa-enabled voice processor aims to put Amazon's assistant into battery-powered gadgets

2 years ago

Marriott To Install Amazon Echo In US Hotel Rooms

The next time you check into a Marriott hotel in the US, Amazon's Alexa might be there to help you…

2 years ago

Hampshire County Council Trials Amazon’s Alexa For Social Care

The council says smart speakers such as Amazon's Echo can improve clients' quality of life and cut councils' costs

2 years ago

Amazon And Microsoft Still Haven’t Got Alexa And Cortana To Speak

Amazon and Microsoft had hoped to get Alexa and Cortana speaking before the end of 2017, but that still hasn't…

3 years ago

Amazon Opens Up Alexa For Business Community

Successful Alexa voice assistant to expand out of consumer market and into the business world

3 years ago

Amazon Revamps UK Echo Product Lineup

New design, improved sound, and a smart home option included, coupled with lower UK prices

3 years ago

Amazon Alexa & Microsoft Cortana Will Work Together

Two companies make surprise moves to encourage interoperability between Alexa and Cortana

3 years ago

Alexa AI Hack Allows For Remote Eavesdropping

Who is listening? Older Amazon Echo devices can be rooted and turned into wiretapping machines

3 years ago

Domino’s Alexa Intergration Enables Pizza Ordering Via Voice Commands

Pizza fans will be able to order their favourite Domino's meal through a simple voice command barked at the Amazon…

3 years ago

Apple Buys ‘Dark Data’ Firm Lattice.io ‘For AI Training’

Lattice's technology finds patterns in large amounts of unstructured data and could be used to train AI personal assistants

3 years ago

Amazon Echo Show Boosts Alexa AI With Touchscreen

Amazon is also building out the capabilities of the Echo speaker, now with call making and answering features

3 years ago

Amazon Opens Up Free AWS Access For Alexa Developers

New Program so developers can build Alexa skills for free using the Amazon Web Services Platform

3 years ago

CES 2017 Review: A Showcase Of IoT, Smart Software, And Solid Workhorse Tech

ANALYSIS: This year's Consumer Electronic Show indicated the future of hardware and smart system for business as well as pleasure

4 years ago

Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, And Microsoft’s Cortana Are Set To Hit The Road With Four Major Car Brands

CES 2017: BMW, Ford, Nissan, and Hyundai all look to add virtual assistants into their vehicles

4 years ago

Amazon Publishes Raspberry Pi Alexa Guide

The guide lets users build a voice-powered virtual assistant using inexpensive components

4 years ago