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What’s New with Your Voice Assistants?

When Apple opened Siri to developers last year, that was the first step in making the voice assistant a viable competitor to Google Assistant, Alexa and Cortana. This month, Apple allowed developers to help Siri manage to-do lists, take notes, display QR codes and more according to Wired. Even though Siri already resides in 375 […]

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Apple and Google Vie with Amazon for Your Smart Home

“Alexa, when will Siri join you in managing devices in smart homes?” The answer to this question may not be too far off. Apple Inc. is pressing ahead with the development of an Echo-like smart-home device based on the Siri voice assistant, according to Bloomberg sources. Started more than two years ago, the project has […]

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Skype Technology for Four-Legged VIPs

If you’re a busy executive who travels for work and has to leave your four-legged buddy at home, what do you do? In the past, you would hire a pet sitter, board, or leave your dog with a family member. Your canine buddy would be taken care of, but you don’t have a chance to […]

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Smartphones and Tablets Lead U.S. Device Growth

Smartphone ownership by Americans increased 33 percent, and tablet ownership increased 42 percent in the last five years according to recently released survey data from the Pew Research Center. As of 2015, 68 percent of U.S. adults have a smartphone and 45 percent own a tablet. Smartphone ownership is nearing the saturation point with some […]

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Fitness Tracker: A Fad or Essential?

How many steps have you taken today? This is a question that makers of fitness trackers hope people will continue to ask. If you pay attention to the technology industry, it may seem like this industry is determined to make people healthy. Wearable products like fitness trackers continue to appear on the market that are […]

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iPhone or Android: The Transition

With the release of the new iPhone 6 and 6 Plus, Apple is causing some Android users to seriously consider their brand loyalty. In a Wall Street Journal interview, Apple CEO, Tim Cook, said he believes the release of the latest versions of the iPhone will result in the “mother of all upgrades.” While some […]

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Mobile Devices Lead Global Connectivity

With sales of mobile devices leading the way, global consumer technology spending reached a new high of $1.07 trillion in 2013 and is expected to remain around that mark in 2014. According to the Consumer Electronics Association’s (CEA) Global Consumer Technology Trends study, smartphones are one of the top technology products owned or used. Furthermore, […]

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