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7 ways Google's Smart Displays could get smarter

With a little fine-tuning, Google's Assistant-powered Smart Displays could turn into indispensable deskside companions.

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Hey Siri, how will I feel next Tuesday?

Apple’s bumbling voice assistant is just a friendly face for a transformative technology.

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Windows 10 quick tips: Get the most out of Cortana

Microsoft's digital assistant Cortana can make your life easier and more efficient — if you know how to really take advantage of it.

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How Apple is improving Siri Shortcuts in iOS, iPadOS

Towards an Apple VoiceOS...

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Alexa wins the Apple App Store as voice control takes over

Alexa's meteoric climb up the Apple App Store charts should be all the proof you need that the age of voice is here.

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One day you’ll wear your Mac like sunglasses

What happens when your AirPods become your primary connection with all your computers?

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Voice assistant offers remedy for physician burnout

Saykara's digital assistant is aimed at freeing doctors from time-consuming EHR data entry and improving their interactions with patients.

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Review: 18 Alexa skills for productivity, collaboration and more

You can use Amazon’s voice-activated Alexa assistant to send Slack messages, texts, and emails; add items to to-do lists; and more. But do Alexa skills for business users really save you time and effort?

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The downfall of the virtual assistant (so far)

Services like Google Assistant and Alexa are growing more capable by the minute — but there's one big, fat lingering problem.

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UCSF and NVIDIA may have just saved us from our noisy future

A breakthrough by the University of California San Francisco using NVIDIA’s AI architecture to create an electrocardiographic link to your brain has resulted in voice-free vocal communication. This could enable the future of...

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New Cortana and Google Assistant updates highlight workplace potential

Microsoft and Google this week both showcased changes to their digital voice assistants designed to make them more useful in the office.

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Hey, Siri, what’s the future of enterprise voice services?

The future of enterprise voice services involves much more than asking Apple Watch to turn off your lights.

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How to use 'Hey, Siri' to control Google Assistant on iPhone

The iOS version of Google Assistant was updated to support Siri Shortcuts, which means you can now create a Siri Shortcut that lets you get help from the Assistant using Siri.

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The smart speaker finally gets its killer app for business

It turns out that the most important app for a virtual assistant appliance might be the one you create yourself.

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Tech luminaries we lost in 2018

Hailing from five different nations, the 13 remarkable women and men memorialized here had a lasting influence on technology and the world.

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WeWork halts rollout of Alexa for Business

The company was showcased as an early adopter of the virtual assistant technology when Alexa for Business launched in 2017. CNBC says the WeWork trial was halted after two months.

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Will Cortana go the way of Windows Phone?

The signs all suggest that Microsoft is going to cut its losses in the digital assistant market. Smart move.

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Amazon’s Alexa virtual assistant now available on Windows 10 PCs as a standalone app

Alexa, which debuted on select Windows 10 laptops earlier this year is now available for download on all compatible devices, building Amazon's push into the enterprise.

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