smart speakers

JBL Link Bar review: The smartest speaker in its class

Delay after delay created plenty of buzz for the JBL Link Bar review. This Google Assistant soundbar is a Chromecast-enabled smart speaker with full Android TV functionality. There’s little it can’t do. Let’s find out if this is the only soundbar your home theater needs. Read the in-depth review by SoundGuys. What’s it like to …

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Are smart speakers making audio advertising more enticing? – Econsultancy

According to Canalys, global smart speaker usage is forecast to grow 82.4% in 2019, rising from 114 million units in 2018 to 207.9 million this year. In the UK, specifically, the number of smart speaker users is predicted to grow 31.6% to 12.6 million also in 2019. So, as user adoption increases – mainly of …

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Despite holiday gains, the future of voice is uncertain – Econsultancy

Voice emerged as one of the most important trends of 2018. Driven by the growing use of voice-enabled devices, such as Amazon and Google’s smart speakers, many companies have started exploring the ways voice will impact everything from search to online retail. But despite the possibility that voice could soon be near-ubiquitous, many questions remain …

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The week in digital transformation: voice-enabled government, digital NHS & IT managers under pressure

Welcome to The Week in Digital Transformation, our regular round-up of the most interesting news, ideas and research from the past week to shed light on the mysterious process of “digital transformation”. This week, the UK government is getting on board with voice in a bid to make government accessible in new ways, and one of …

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Amazon Alexa and Smart Speakers Are the Next iPhone

The iPhone is called that because when it debuted 10 years ago, making telephone calls was the primary reason to have such a device. My, how things have changed. I used to get 10 to 12 phone calls and voice mails each day. Now? One or two at the maximum. And my kids (proud Gen …

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