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Jabra’s environment-aware headphones hit Aotearoa
The headphones include SmartSound that automatically adjusts the sound and noise cancelling based on the user’s environment.
Apple's AirPods now come with 'Hey Siri' functionality
The new AirPods come with a standard case or a Wireless Charging Case that holds additional charges for more than 24 hours of listening time.
Search to purchase will cause voice AI tech to bloom
This year it is estimated that over 100 million smart speakers will be installed - but it isn’t going to stop there.
2018, the year that...apps will become intuitive and conversational
Striking a balance between human-led interactions and digital advancements will be key in delivering the next level of customer service in 2018.
The AI smoke detector you never knew you needed
The device features technology which alerts users to the type of danger and its location...
Five core principles for developing AI for business
Kriti Sharma, Sage VP of bots and AI talks about the fundamentals of AI today and where it's headed in the future.
Hybrid intelligence: How to scale customer communications with bots
Hybrid intelligence is a “best of both worlds” approach and makes for an excellent way to deliver human-style communication at scale.
Apple remains the weary king of smartwatches as competitors claw at the throne
Apple continues to hold the greatest market share of any smartwatch provider...
Turn your finger into a smartphone: The world’s first voice operated smart-ring
ORII uses bone conduction to send sound along your finger and into your ear...
Siri versus Bixby: Can Samsung’s artificial intelligence compete?
Bixby knows all of your phone’s apps and how to use them...
Virtual digital assistants to overtake world population by 2021
Ovum has released on the AI digital assistant market, revealing partnerships to be key differentiators in the years head.
The chatbot comeback – is your business ready?
Despite being born in 2011, it has only been in the last couple of years that businesses have begun to realise how valuable chatbots could be.
“How can I help?” Global spending on VPA-enabled wireless speakers to top $2b by 2020
As we continue to make rapid advances in technological innovation, people worldwide have been rapidly embracing the virtual personal assistant (VPA).
Can you abuse technology? It definitely works the other way around!
Finally something we can interact with, and let ourselves go, without it having any consequences.
Apple release new free OS update for Mac – hello Siri!
Apple today announced their latest major update to the macOS. The biggest change? Siri is now on the Mac.
UE wireless speakers ups the ante with Siri & Google voice integration
This latest integration amps up the possibilities of where you can take your music and how easily you can access it all.
Digital assistants: The future of the connected home
Fast forward three years from now and at least 25 percent of households in developed economies will have digital assistants.
Apple makes its latest move with the smart home
Home highlights Apple’s overriding strategy when it comes to the smart home: to become the central enabler.
Apple TV users in for a treat
"The future of TV is apps." Powerful new Siri capabilities are coming to Apple TV.
Siri soon to have a new home: Apple previews major update with macOS Sierra
The question is, what can the Mac do now? Well, soon you’ll be able to just ask.
Apple's smart home devices, coming next month
Apple has revealed HomeKit devices will begin to launch as early as May or June of this year, nearly a year after revealing the project.
How one boy fell in love with Siri
To many people Apple’s Siri is simply a helpful tool or momentary distraction, but for a select few it’s much more than that.
iOS security flaw: Are you Sirious?
A new security breach has been discovered in iOS 7.1, allowing hackers to access contact lists without having to unlock the actual iPhone device.
Is this Hollywood's version of When Harry met Siri…?
Hollywood star Joaquin Phoenix falling in love with Scarlett Johansson on the big screen is no surprise, but falling in love with a computer operating system? Weird much?