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Microsoft Cortana adds IFTTT integration and more device support

NEWSBYTE: Microsoft has added integration with Web app/device service IFTTT to its Cortana AI assistant. Microsoft has been steadily improving Cortana's skills in the face...

Cuckoo! Google flies Nest into its hardware division

Google is to absorb smart devices vendor Nest into its internal hardware team, in a reversal of previous strategy. Google's head of hardware, Rick Osterloh,...

Reuters’ AR & VR visions revealed

Augmented reality (AR) and new visual interfaces will have a major role to play in the IoT, says a new report from Reuters. So...

Amazon onboards new recruit, Alexa for Business

Amazon has launched a new set of tools to allow businesses to use its Alexa-driven smart speakers in offices and conference rooms. Alexa could...

BMW to add Amazon Alexa to new cars from 2018

Drivers will soon be able to tell Amazon Alexa to turn on their central heating at home while they're still on the motorway. Amazon Alexa...

Honeywell adds Google Home integration for smart thermostats

Honeywell Home and Building Technologies, a subsidiary of industrial automation company Honeywell, has announced a new integration with Google Home for its connected home...

Amazon Echo assumed responsible for successful 911 call

In March, Arkansas police ordered Amazon to hand over data from one of its smart home devices as part of a murder investigation. In...

Amazon’s Alexa can now control your smart home cameras

Amazon has unveiled its new Smart Home Skill API, which will allow developers to create apps that let customers watch live video feeds from...

More digital assistants than people by 2021, says Ovum

Digital assistants will outnumber people within the next four years if the predictions in a new research report from Ovum come to pass. The...

Apple joins race for smart home supremacy with HomePod

Apple has upped the ante in the race for smart home supremacy with the launch of HomePod at its worldwide developers' conference in San...

AWS makes Amazon Lex AI available to customers

Amazon Web Services (AWS), the cloud computing arm of e-commerce giant Amazon, has made Amazon Lex available to all customers. Amazon Lex is an artificial...

Google Home and Google Wi-Fi arrive in the UK

Google Home is to launch in the UK with availability set for 6 April and will cost £129, the company has announced. Google Home, the...