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Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?

Who’s Listening When You Talk to Your Google Assistant?

A Belgian broadcaster obtained recordings of more than 1,000 conversations with Google's automated assistant, some including personal details and medical information.
Best Amazon and Walmart July 4th deals on Alexa and Google smart speakers

Best Amazon and Walmart July 4th deals on Alexa and Google smart speakers

Amazon and Walmart are gearing up for Prime Day 2019 with early deals on smart home devices. The retail giants are going head-to-head this 4th of July on smart speaker prices, the devices you need to
Google Home Max is $50 off at Walmart

Google Home Max is $50 off at Walmart

TL;DR: The upgraded Google Home Max is the best that Google's smart speaker lineup has to offer — and you can get one for just $249 at Walmart. Yes, we know we already gushed about the Google Home
Google Home is $60 off at Walmart

Google Home is $60 off at Walmart

TL;DR: The hands-free Google Home is the perfect hub for your smart home — pick one up for just $69 at Walmart. While not everyone can afford to hire a real-life personal assistant to follow them

Apple still struggling to make a sound in Europe’s smart speaker market

There’s a new challenger to the smart speaker throne — and, no, it’s not Apple’s HomePod. According to the latest data from IDC, in Europe Google has overtaken Amazon as the market leader in smart
Google Home Mini 2-pack is $20 off at Walmart

Google Home Mini 2-pack is $20 off at Walmart

TL;DR: The hands-free Google Home Mini is all you need in a smart speaker assistant, and you can get two of them for just $58 at Walmart. It can be totally jealousy-inducing to be over at a friend’s
Soon, Alexa Will Know When You’re About to Die

Soon, Alexa Will Know When You’re About to Die

Right before you have a heart attack you start to gasp for breath in a uniquely identifiable pattern. Naturally, researchers taught an Amazon Echo how to notice it and call for help. The post Soon,
The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Summer 2019)

The best wireless headphones, USB-C earbuds, and smart speakers you can buy (Summer 2019)

Hey, are you listening to music right this second? Maybe a podcast? I bet you are. If you're looking to upgrade whatever it is you're listening on, you have a ton of options. Android Police tests all
A cardiac arrest-detecting smart speaker could save your life

A cardiac arrest-detecting smart speaker could save your life

Smart speakers are great for everything from playing music to operate our smart homes. But could they soon also help save lives as well? A new project suggests the answer is a resounding yes.
A new survey by Adobe shows an evolving market for voice applications

A new survey by Adobe shows an evolving market for voice applications

A new consumer survey conducted by Adobe Analytics has uncovered a growing desire for more diversity in voice-controlled applications and devices as well as growing engagement with voice ads.
You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations

You Can Now Tell Alexa to Delete Your Conversations

If you don’t like the idea that your Echo device is recording every question you ask it—all in the interest of, well, whatever Amazon’s reasoning is—you can now wipe its memory each day with a handy
FCC filing leaks smaller Samsung Galaxy Home before the first one even launches

FCC filing leaks smaller Samsung Galaxy Home before the first one even launches

Samsung's promised entry into the A.I.-powered smart speaker race, the Galaxy Home, is still nowhere to be seen. But that isn't stopping the company from planning a follow-up device, which will be
Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN

Digital assistants like Siri and Alexa entrench gender biases, says UN

Female-voiced tech often gives submissive responses to queries, Unesco report findsAssigning female genders to digital assistants such as Apple’s Siri and Amazon’s Alexa is helping entrench harmful
Comcast reportedly expanding into health care with ambient listening device

Comcast reportedly expanding into health care with ambient listening device

Comcast is making a health care assistant and smart speaker akin to Amazon's Echo and Google Home, anonymous sources said.
New Samsung 'AI speaker' shows up in FCC filing, could be a smaller Galaxy Home

New Samsung 'AI speaker' shows up in FCC filing, could be a smaller Galaxy Home

Samsung unveiled its AKG-branded Galaxy Home smart speaker last summer alongside the Galaxy Note9. That speaker still isn't for sale, but it seems like the company might already be planning to expand
Samsung Galaxy Home Mini gets the FCC’s stamp of approval, Galaxy Home still not out

Samsung Galaxy Home Mini gets the FCC’s stamp of approval, Galaxy Home still not out

Samsung's rumored small speaker gets FCC certification, even though the larger one isn't available yet.

Samsung Galaxy Home mini surfaces in FCC filing

The Galaxy Home smart speaker hasn't hit stores yet, but that hasn't stopped Samsung from working on a miniature version of the Bixby-powered device. As spotted by CNET, a smaller version of the
Samsung Is Getting Ready to Introduce Second Smart Speaker

Samsung Is Getting Ready to Introduce Second Smart Speaker

Samsung still isn’t selling its Galaxy Home smart speaker, but the company may be getting ready to introduce a second model soon: An FCC filing for an “AI speaker” suggests that the new model, like
China overtakes US in smart speaker market share

China overtakes US in smart speaker market share

The U.S. no longer leads the smart speaker market, according to new data from Canalys out this morning, which found China’s smart speaker shipments grew by 500% in Q1 2019 to overtake the U.S. and
B&H bundles Bose SoundTouch 10 and Amazon Echo Dot in smart speaker deal

B&H bundles Bose SoundTouch 10 and Amazon Echo Dot in smart speaker deal

The Amazon Echo Dot and the Bose SoundTouch 10 Wireless Music System are some of the best smart speakers in the game. Save $50 at B&H when you bundle both together, and upgrade your audio