Interview with Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant

Question Amazon’s Alexa Google’s Assistant What is your full name? My name is Alexa. Google Assistant’s the name, helping you is my game. Tell me about yourself. I’m an Amazon Echo designed around your voice. I can provide information, music, news, weather, and more. I’m your Google Assistant. I like helping you and taking long walks on the beach, provided a long enough extension cord. … Continue reading Interview with Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant

A Look At Google Home in the UK

It might have been released stateside 6 months ago, Google Home has now bee released in the UK with some optimisation for the UK consumer. This is a hands-free smart speaker powered by the Google Assistant. Ask it questions. Tell it to do things. It’s your assistant, triggered by saying, “Ok Google”. Here we take a look at the basic setup and first operation before … Continue reading A Look At Google Home in the UK

Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice assistant

Samsung has delayed the launch of its new voice-activated personal assistant feature on its latest smartphone. Voice-powered assistant Bixby – which allows users to search and categorise photographs and information by using voice commands – was due to debut on the electronics giant’s new Galaxy S8 smartphones as an answer to Apple’s Siri.  The South Korean company announced that the much anticipated Bixby feature was … Continue reading Samsung Galaxy S8 will ship without Bixby voice assistant

Google’s new voice-controlled home assistant

By Rob Waugh Event for The Mail on Sunday Published: 22:12 BST, 15 April 2017 | Updated: 22:12 BST, 15 April 2017 Google Home £129, currys.co.uk My relationship with my digital butler went into a downward spiral as soon as my son figured out how to say, ‘OK Google’ and make the machine obey him instead. There is, it turns out, no limit to the … Continue reading Google’s new voice-controlled home assistant

Siri Voice Actress Susan Bennett Reveals More Details About the Origins of Apple’s Virtual Assistant

It’s been over three years since voice actress Susan Bennett came forward and revealed that she was the original female voice of Siri on iOS, which first debuted on the iPhone 4s in 2011. In a recent interview with Typeform, Bennett delved even deeper into her history with Apple and the early days of its virtual assistant. In the interview, which is dotted with audio … Continue reading Siri Voice Actress Susan Bennett Reveals More Details About the Origins of Apple’s Virtual Assistant