Consumer Electronics Show (CES) 2018 Automation ROUND UP

[kc_row use_container="yes" _id="93417"][kc_column width="12/12" _id="950098"][kc_column_text _id="536847" css_custom="{`kc-css`:{`any`:{`typography`:{`color|,p`:`#666666`,`font-family|,p`:`Quicksand`,`font-size|,p`:`16px`,`font-style|,p`:`normal`,`font-weight|,p`:`400`,`text-align|,p`:`left`}}}}"] The Consumer Electronics Show 2018, was in Las Vegas this year with thousands of companies exhibiting every year, and hundreds of thousands in total attendance its no wonder CES is known as - the global stage of innovation. This year there was over a whopping 900 startup companies in Eureka Park (the home for startup exhibitors). 2018 CES was Jan 9th to 12th this year, a while the number of gadgets featured that will go to market did not overshadow the previous years,  we are on the next leap forward in smart technology. Couldn't get to Las

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Samsung’s ongoing fight to make bixby relevant

Fridges, Phones and Televisions. Samsung are sprinkling a bit of BIXBY into the recipe for all there new big tech items. At the CES 2018 convention in Las Vegas, Samsung has announced that the 2018 range of televisions will include their smart assistant BIXBY, to allow home connectivity and smart home interaction. This is to go hand in hand with Samsung SmartThings technology platform. In regards to televisions and SmartThings, Samsung have been working on an app for easy setup and lets the TV serve as the hub to control SmartThings smart home devices, as well as the BIXBY voice assistant into the already

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Where is Samsungs BIXBY now?

Users of the Samsung s8 and note 8 are torn, with numerous how-to tutorials and mixed reviews about Bixby the big question is, is it any good? The update known as is known as Bixby 2.0 left many users crying for an option of disabling the Bixby assistant functions all together, and mostly turning to the android promoted google now assistant. Some digging through android user forums has led us to the discovery that few users take use of the forced Bixby assistant button, Samsung has hardcoded the soft button into updates and users aren’t happy. Since the Bixby update SEVERAL

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Harmon Kardon & Microsoft Cortana

[kc_row use_container="yes" _id="856111"][kc_column width="12/12" _id="470400"]This week Harman Kardon and Microsoft released the Harman Kardon Invoke with Cortana  by Microsoft for the exy price of $199.95 USD. The only country it was released in was the United States and with the sound powered by Harman Kardon, and that price tag, it’s easy to see the market they hope to reach. For the moment, powerful sounding speakers are few and far between, with the best on the market (personally considered) being the Google Home Max. So, considering price range and Sound target this is what we would consider comparing with before deciding

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Harmon Kardon & Samsung

[kc_row use_container="yes" _id="472082"][kc_column width="12/12" _id="611444"]To say there are a few smart speakers on the market at the moment is a huge understatement. A.I. and smart home companies are all in a race to beat competitors to market for the next big ‘it’ hardware. Amazon Alexa was the first to bring voice assistant and home controls to the market (but over two years later is yet to release in Australia) and Google Home, which is coming next (first to reach the Australian market).  Apple and Samsung are the next big tech companies to release their voice assistants in a speaker. Apple

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Welcome Samsung to the Competition with BIXBY

Samsung is entering the virtual assistant world, it’s no secret now as they are consistently updating their mobile assistant named BIXBY. Letting them take a step away from the default android assistant GOOGLE. It is rumoured to be getting amped up lately, as they are getting ready to put BIXBY into a Smart Speaker, like Googles "Home" or Amazon's "Alexa. Early reports are mentioning some "intriguing" features, but overall functionality at this stage shows BIXBY is needing a lot of improvements.

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Samsung to Build their own Smart Speaker

In an interview with CNBC, mobile division chief DJ Koh has confirmed that his company is working on a smart speaker. He's shy on details, as is usually the case with teases like this, but he hints that "Maybe soon we will announce it. I am already working on it" Koh said "As I mentioned I wanted to provide a fruitful user experience at home with Samsung devices, and I want to be moving quite heavily on it," SOURCES See the article and interview here

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