Amazon Touts New Skills & Suggested Queries For Alexa

Amazon has again updated its ever-growing list of Skills and questions for Alexa-enabled device owners to enable or ask when using its digital assistant, Amazon Alexa. It bears mention that since the What’s New section of Alexa’s support page is updated with relative frequency, some of its items listed here may have changed by the […]

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Canon Shows Two New Camera Concepts – CES 2018

Today is the final day for CES 2018 and renowned camera manufacturer Canon has taken the opportunity to show several devices across two new concepts the company is working on. It’s worth bringing up that both of the cameras are only concepts, so neither was completely finished or fully functioning in the ways Canon wants […]

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Six Major Companies To Join In Japan For C-V2X Trials

Six different companies, including Nissan, Qualcomm, Ericsson, OKI, Continental, and NTT DOCOMO, INC have now announced plans to jointly conduct Cellular Vehicle-to-Everything (C-V2X) trials over the course of 2018, with the goal of showing the benefits of the technology as its defined by 3GPP Release 14 specifications. The term C-V2X is fairly self-explanatory but for […]

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Google Photos’ Monkey Issue Shines Light On AI Problems

Google Photos mistakenly tagged a photo of a black software developer and some friends as “gorillas” back in 2015, and the fact that Google has still not been able to truly solve the issue, choosing instead to simply block certain tags in the app, shines some light on a few interesting issues regarding the way […]

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Comcast To Expand IoT Integration With A New Xfinity Program

Comcast has plans to offer home automation across all four of its services over the coming months as part of a program it calls Works with Xfinity. The announcement follows the company’s September acquisition of Stringify, which has a wide portfolio of IoT products and digital services it provides cloud-based automation for. Stringify’s technology, Comcast […]

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Utah Licensing Exam Can Now Be Practiced With Google Home

Utah teens hoping to gain the freedom that comes with having their very own driver’s license now have at least one more digital tool at their disposal in order to get ready for the exam. That’s according to an announcement made by both the state’s Department of Public Safety (DPS) and the Department of Technology […]

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Google May Reimagine Its AI Hardware Retail Strategy: Report

Google is presently in the process of considering a major revision of its retail strategy for hardware powered by its flagship artificial intelligence service, Bloomberg reported Thursday, citing people close to the tech giant. The move is said to be the latest step in the company’s efforts to challenge Amazon’s Alexa with its Google Assistant […]

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Samsung’s Bixby Will Be Able To Identify Calories In Food – CES 2018

Samsung’s artificial intelligence assistant Bixby will be able to identify calories in food items in the near future, the South Korean tech giant revealed as part of its appearance at Consumer Electronics Show 2018. Among other things, the company’s Las Vegas booth had a demo of an experimental version of Bixby Vision, the augmented reality […]

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New Smart Home Thermostat Unveiled By Alarms.com – CES 2018

Continuing with the ongoing IoT and home automation thread of CES 2018, Alarm.com has now revealed a second-generation of its thermostat designed to safeguard against some of the most commonly-occurring property damage. In addition to performing the standard thermostat functions, the new device will also automate some preventative actions, while also alerting homeowners to problems […]

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Tech Talk: Questions Still Loom Over Autonomous Vehicles

Whether or not the average consumer is ready to embrace driverless technologies has become an urgent question as experts predict an acceleration in the overall timeline for self-driving vehicles. That isn’t necessarily helped by industry leaders and conglomerates that are continually pressing against the boundaries of what can be accomplished in fields of automation. The […]

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