Forget about flying cars, self tying shoelaces and hover boards, we know what the real future will look like and it’s ….. kind of already here?
Cortana…thinking of the Microsoft A.I system makes something stir in your brain, doesn’t it?
Google have rolled out 6 routines, which users of Google Home to modify to their needs. The catch is it’s not actually available in Australia yet.
Smartphone and smart homes: is it inevitable that the older generation gets left behind in the new age of technology? Actually, no. New A.I initiatives are marketing themselves towards the needs of elderly people and increasing numbers are installing home help and home automated systems to help them live a more independent life.
Apple’s Home Kit has always appeared to be a less viable contender in the smart home market and it’s been noted that the experience with Siri is less sophisticated than with Amazon’s Alexa, for example. While all you need to begin your own smart home is an iPad/iPhone, the Home Kit app and whatever compatible products that you choose, the traditional rigidity of Apple has put off a lot of those that aren’t hardcore Apple followers.
Amazon’s leading lady losing her voice is eerily reminiscent of the company’s Super Bowl ad just last month
The newest feature updates mean more functions can now be added to Google ”routines” letting the user personalise them more.
Amazon’s launch in Australia had a few Road bumps along the way, With false starts eventually making an Underwhelming catalogue. But the online retail giant did promise. Bring its own smart AI assistant. To Aussie Shores. In early 2018. That promise has been kept. With the echo range. Available in stores and online and with comes Australia’s own true blue Alexa. While the echo range was the same physically as the American line, it was the ai assistant software that makes the unit unique to the Australian culture.
IN BREAKING NEWS – a fluke discovery for any Australian users of Amazon Alexa.
If you have shipped in the UK or USA Amazon Echo device and done some tricky set up to get it to work, Chances are on the 24t of Jan it stopped working, recognising your account, even dropped off basic set up features like switching accounts and answering set up questions.
Amazon announced that Alexa has been updated to include support for music alarms. So instead of just asking Alexa to set an alarm for you, you’ll be able to request specific songs, playlists, artists, or genres to get you out of bed in the morning.