Indian consumers are using voice technology to get things done. Brands are you listening?

By Sreeraman ThiagarajanWhat do you think of when you picture humans talking to their devices and using voice to command machines? If you are like most of us, you are probably imagining a futuristic Star Trek like scenario where man-machine interactions occur as if by magic. But the reality is quite different, because voice-enabled assistants […]

Alexa users, you can soon ask Amitabh Bachchan about the weather

Which devices are compatible?Alexa, the AI voice service powering the Echo range of devices, is available on the Fire TV Stick with Alexa Voice Remote, Fire TV Edition, the free Alexa app as well as the Amazon shopping app (Android only). Additionally, several third-party devices like mobile phones, Bluetooth speakers, headphones, wearables and smart TVs […]

Best Smart Plugs for Alexa and Google Assistant 2020

Amazon Echo and Google Home/Nest smart speakers have crossed over from the early adopter phase to each finding a place within the mainstream culture. Both are functional, but if you’re like me, you still might not be convinced which company’s voice assistant is right for you. That’s why I’ve got both Alexa and Google Assistant-compatible […]

Opinionated and open machine learning: The nuances of using Facebook’s PyTorch

In this case, Chintala explained, users can intervene at a lower level and fine tune data loaders, for example. But the idea here was that in 90 percent of cases there is a structured, well-formed pattern of how most people do distributed deep learning, and the one-liner is built to leverage this. And it seems […]

LG Velvet Review: A Stylish 5G Smartphone That Transforms Into a Two-Screen Foldable

In the U.S., the LG Velvet is available in a variety of colors: Aurora Gray, Aurora Silver, Aurora Red and Pink White. The grey model tested had a nice sheen to it, but was a little on the dull side and ended up being a bit of a fingerprint magnet over time.

Dreamforce: Einstein’s new friend Siri was biggest winner at Salesforce conference

The partnership announced by Salesforce and Apple will see Salesforce redesign its mobile app to give customers “rich experiences exclusively on iOS, with unique Apple capabilities such as Siri Shortcuts, Face ID, Business Chat.” And, while Siri was barely mentioned during Apple’s recent event, it was demoed several times at during the main keynote and […]

New Echo devices and more: Everything Amazon announced

Learn more: Amazon’s new Echo devices: Prices, features, and release datesAmazon Echo Link Amp and Echo LinkTo complement the new Echo Sub, Amazon also announced two more audio products. Called the Echo Link Amp and Echo Link, these are stereo amplifiers with multiple audio in and audio out options. The Link will connect to a […]

Amazon device event: Evolutionary, not revolutionary, and there’s nothing wrong with that

Adding utterances to give customers more transparency. You can now say, “Alexa, tell me what you heard,” and Alexa will read back your most recent voice request. Later this year, you’ll be able to say, “Alexa, why did you do that?” and Alexa will provide a short explanation about her response to your last voice […]

20 iPhone and iPad tips and tricks: Everything you need to know about iOS and iPadOS 13.7

Install iOS 13 if you haven’t alreadyIf you’ve been holding off on updating your phone or tablet, don’t worry — you won’t have to install every single iOS 13 update one by one. You can update directly to the latest available version. But before you update, it’s a good idea to get your iPhone ready […]

America is not a “she”

Feminizing the nation is a trope that scholars of hate speech and historians will recognize. Hallmarks of “dangerous speech,” meaning hate speech that incites violence, include attacks on the purity of a group and threats against its women and girls. This tactic is powerful because it is difficult to ignore a warning of violence against […]