Alexa articles

Harman Kardon teases Cortana-powered Invoke speaker

Microsoft has partnered with the audio experts at Harman Kardon to create an Amazon Echo competitor called the Invoke. First teased late last year, the Cortana-powered speaker will be capable of three primary tasks: making and receiving calls via Skype,…

Amazon brings its Alexa voice assistant to the iPhone

Amazon is bringing Alexa to iOS devices as part of the company’s main shopping app. This isn’t the first time Alexa has been on a smartphone — third-party apps on both iOS and Android have integrated the digital assistant —…

Smart Assistant is Lenovo's Alexa-powered Amazon Echo clone

Lenovo has created their own version of the Amazon Echo, and it has been unveiled at this years Consumer Electronics Show. The Lenovo Smart Assistant is the company's first entry into the smart home market, and interestingly, it's actually powered…

Developers can start creating actions for Google Home

Google is ready to step up the fight with Amazon’s Alexa, announcing that it’s opening the doors for developers to start bringing their applications and services to its Google Home speaker. These integrations will be done through what the company…

Voice-based computing with digital assistants

It’s been a long time coming, but it looks like the era of voice-driven computing has finally arrived. Powered by the latest advancements in artificial intelligence and deep learning, the new generation of smart digital assistants and chatbots are clearly…

'Chirp' is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo

Google is working on a hardware product to rival Amazon’s Echo personal voice assistant. The device, codenamed Chirp, will resemble the company’s OnHub wireless router according to a new report from Re/code.