How to set up your Lenovo Smart Display

It’s no secret that we love the Lenovo Smart Display (we gush about it in our review).  The screened smart speaker with Google Assistant offers some serious competition for the Amazon Echo Show, with a touchscreen for viewing information, watching shows, making video calls, and much more. But before you get to do all that … Read moreHow to set up your Lenovo Smart Display

Amazon still hasn’t figured out how to sell more stuff via Alexa

It looks like Amazon is still struggling to encourage Alexa users to shop by using their voice. A news report first published by The Information is based on two sources briefed on the company’s internal figures who say that only about 2 percent of people with Alexa-enabled devices have made purchases with their voices so … Read moreAmazon still hasn’t figured out how to sell more stuff via Alexa

Swann adds voice for Google Assistant in multi-camera security systems

If you’ve ever thought about saying, “Hey Google, show me the front door” while you’re watching a horror motive, the security company Swann has some good news for you. While there are plenty of wireless cameras playing around with voice integration for a single camera, Swann is determined to be the first company to launch … Read moreSwann adds voice for Google Assistant in multi-camera security systems

Alexa’s newest feature lets the A.I. get back to you with an answer

In yet another evolutionary step in the artificial intelligence contest between Amazon and Google, Amazon confirmed this week that a new feature called “Answer Update” will enable Alexa to percolate on a question she doesn’t know the answer to, and inform users once she’s learned the answer. Factual questions only, please; we don’t think it’s … Read moreAlexa’s newest feature lets the A.I. get back to you with an answer