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Blueborne discovered to affect Amazon Echo and Google Home

Intelligent speaker vendors forced to patch up AI-enabled voice assistants after devices shown to be vulnerable to Blueborne virus.  Back in September, we reported how...

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...

Amazon patents inner-city drone delivery towers

Online retailer turned technology giant Amazon has applied for a patent for a multi-level fulfillment center to support its drone delivery business. The patent, published...

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...

Driverless cars are coming, despite consumer doubts, says OpenText

Enterprise information management company OpenText has revealed the findings of a survey exploring consumer attitudes towards driverless cars. Numerous companies are racing towards creating a driverless...

MoD looking at delivery drones to resupply front-line troops

The UK government Ministry of Defence (MoD) is exploring the possible use of drones as a means to resupply soldiers on the front line. As...

NXP & Amazon talk up voice-enabled devices

Automotive semiconductor and cybersecurity specialist NXP Semiconductors has released its 'reference platform' for Amazon's Alexa artificial intelligence-based personal assistant technology. Dutch headquartered NXP has made...

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...

Matternet leapfrogs Amazon to complete first city drone delivery

Switzerland's national mail service Swiss Post has signed up California-based drone company Matternet to assist with the delivery of laboratory samples between two hospitals. In...