With 2017 almost in the record books, it’s worth a review of the main topics as well as what we learned from them.Read more
Announcing Alexa for Business at AWS re:Invent in Las Vegas last week, Amazon CTO Werner Vogels described a future where technology and digital access is defined by human centricity, and said it starts with voice, the most natural way of interacting.Read more
AMAZON ECHO AND Google Home—and other devices that have Alexa and Google Assistant built in—are some of the most promising new technologies to come along in years.Read more
IN THE future, homes will use electricity more sensibly than they do now: turning the lights off automatically when no one is around.Read more
“Alexa, start my conference call.” “Alexa, turn off the lights in the office at 7 p.m.” “Alexa, schedule this room for 1 p.m.”Read more
Moaning about poor broadband must be almost as popular as complaining about the weather now – and often about as futile.Read more
The FDA has given a regulatory green light to the first device that reduces opioid withdrawal symptoms.Read more
Today we saw the first glimpse of Softbank’s influence on Boston Dynamics. Softbank acquired Boston Dynamics in June 2017 for an undisclosed sum.Read more
BERT BRAUTIGAM IS sick of having conversations with his devices. Like many of us, Brautigam, who works for the design firm Ziba, uses voice assistants like Google’s phone AI or Amazon’s Alexa.Read more
After three long years, the Jibo social robot is now available for the public to buy for $899. Starting in September 2017, Boston-based Jibo has shipped more than 2,500 units to its 2014 Indiegogo backers. The robots purchased by the public will start shipping on November 7, 2017.
Jibo is similar to other personal assistants in that it can tell you the weather, look up recipes, tell you jokes and answer trivia. But what sets Jibo apart from the competition is its personality and ability to engage with its people. Jibo wants to be your companion, more than anything. And it’s obvious the Jibo team has and will continue to invest a ton of development time into the robots’ personality.
Jibo sits on a three-axis motor that enables it to turn towards the person it’s engaging with. Jibo is also a lot cuter than an Amazon Echo or Google Home and, thanks to face and voice recognition, Jibo can learn and recognize up to 15 people.Read more
The Ring Video Doorbell 2 is an Internet of Things (IoT) device that allows you to see who is at the door — whether you’re at home or not.Read more