Can Smart Home Speakers Like Amazon's Echo And Apple's HomePod Prove Their Value?

Jason Mander | Posted 08.09.2017 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

Among these current users, there are some predictable demographic trends: 16-24s, men and the upper income groups lead for all of them except smart health devices (where women and 25-34s take the lead). So, to date, the main audience for smart home products has been relatively affluent young men, a group who are often prominent among tech early adopters.

Say It Out Loud - A Voice-Operated World Will Make Us Happier

Mark Barber | Posted 24.05.2017 | UK Tech
Mark Barber

Imagine. You could be walking home from the station and at the same time, turn on the lights and heating, order a delivery of food for the night and make sure your TV is tuned to the channel you want. Or have the latest box set on Netflix downloaded and ready to go - all just with your voice, without even lifting a finger to swipe or click.

Please Don't Read My Mind, Facebook - We're All Friends Here

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 04.05.2017 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

Amazon Echo has enjoyed a wealth of success since the product first launched back in 2014. There is now an undeniable appetite for digital assistants in the home, and competitors have rushed to launch their own equivalents of 'Alexa', including Google Home and Samsung's Bixby.

How Do You Build A Robot? One Human At A Time. What You Need To Know About The Race To A.I.

Shannon Edwards | Posted 02.05.2017 | UK Tech
Shannon Edwards

You may have seen recent news that Amazon has launched a new and improved Echo device called the Echo Look. Thanks to its built-in camera, one of the ...

Google Home Vs. Alexa: There Is A Clear Winner

Quora | Posted 10.03.2017 | UK Tech

Echo has many more 3rd-party integrations available at present and has better support for some of my IOT devices and Audiobooks. Also, the Echo has Bluetooth support, Home is lacking in this feature, and I sometimes miss that.

'Alexa, What Are The Four Biggest Challenges To Voice Control Technology Hitting The Mainstream?'

David Loughlin | Posted 25.01.2017 | UK Tech
David Loughlin

The rise of 'voice-first' interfaces featured prominently in Gartner's list of 10 predictions about the strategic use of technology in 2017 -- the analysis firm anticipates that 10 million households will be using room-based screenless devices by the end of the year.

Time You Made Friends With Alexa: Smart Assistants Will Be As Ubiquitous In The Home As Light Switches

Stephen Ebbett | Posted 21.12.2016 | UK Tech
Stephen Ebbett

If early popularity isn't short-lived, it doesn't seem unfeasible that the likes of Amazon Echo and Google Home will be as ubiquitous as fridge freezers or light switches, and the way we interact with technology will rapidly transition towards the verbal.

Amazon's Echo Speaker Is A Lot Creepier Than You Realised

The Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 07.11.2014 | UK Tech

We realised Amazon's Echo speaker was ripe for parody. We didn't realise it would be this funny, or that the parodies would come this quickly......

You Can Now Buy Amazon's New Speaker That Listens To Your Every Word

The Huffington Post UK | Thomas Tamblyn | Posted 23.06.2015 | UK Tech

Amazon Echo the new voice-controlled speaker that also doubles as your personal assistant is now available to all US residents. Echo will respond ...