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Cloud
Google unveils new Nest Cams and Doorbells
“We wanted our newest line to give you the most comprehensive set of intelligent alerts right out of the box, and easily work with your other Nest products, like displays.”
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Smart Home
Hands-on review: Google Nest Mini 2nd generation smart speaker
We take the brand new smart speaker from Google for a test run.
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Android
YouTube Music becomes the future of Google’s music streaming ambitions
Google is merging its Google Play Music system into YouTube and has introduced a bunch of impressive new features.
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Smart Home
Voice control to account for one-third of smart home market
Interoperability with the platforms that support voice control devices is vital for OEMs and service providers.
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Google
Amazon, Google, and Alibaba fuel booming smart speaker market
While these vendors have had great success in the market, other vendors like Samsung, Huawei, and Apple have failed to capitalise.
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Internet of Things
Are we security-ready for Alexa in the office?
As home-IoT devices such as smart assistants head into the office, there will be a raft of new security challenges that will need to be addressed.
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Internet of Things
How ML and IoT will shake up Aussie business
An industry expert gives his view on exactly how machine learning and the internet of things will change the way businesses operate in Australia.
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Google
Canalys: 187% smart speaker growth driven by Chinese offerings
While Google and Amazon still lead the way, it seems the smart speaker market is no exception to the steady rise of Chinese tech.
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Unified Communications
NLP ready to roll into home and work
UC consultant Ian Darby recently ended up in San Jose where natural language processing (NLP) was a hot topic. Here is his take on the Next Big Thing.
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Artificial Intelligence
No thanks Alexa: Aussies reluctant to embrace AI home assistants
Less than 5% of Aussies surveyed have used one, and only 18% believe that home assistants are the future...
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Smart Home
Everything you need to know about Google’s latest smart speakers
Google recently unveiled its newest smart speakers, the Home Mini and the Home Max...
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Smart Home
Enterprise is set to adopt smart home technologies by 2019
"The market for VPA-enabled wireless speakers is rapidly expanding..."
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Smart Home
Google Home lets you control your entire house from the comfort of your bed
This device is Google’s attempt to rival and surpass the Amazon Echo...