Speak Up: Smart Things Still Don't Play Well Together

It was a simple software bug and we're seeing them all the time as we push technology and push AI beyond simple, repetitive tasks. Stuff happens. But who can get mad at a smart speaker that messes up when she has such a friendly name as Alexa?

Facebook to launch smart home speakers in July: Report

Zee Business: "The Aloha model, to be marketed under the official name Portal, will use voice commands but will also feature facial recognition to identify users for accessing Facebook via a wide-angle lens on the front of the device," the report added.

Amazon has 76% smart home speaker U.S. market share as Echo unit sales reach 15M, new study finds

Taylor Sopper for GeekWire: Amazon first entered the smart home speaker scene two years ago with its original Echo device; it now also sells different models like the $49.99 Echo Dot, which accounts for more than 50 percent of Echo products in the wild, CIRP noted.

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