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Testing voice in-room with Urban Beach hotel

Does voice engage with a hotel guest? We tried to find out.

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Siri Shortcuts and why Deliveroo is going to get all my money

It is no secret that Amazon and Google have been making moves and placing their bet on the voice assistant market. With Amazon focusing on…


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Making money from voice

Though Google Duplex freaked a lot of people out, it also propelled voice into the mind of businesses because unlike with other platforms…


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Lessons so far from building Voice Apps

So you hear those special five words in a meeting “We need a voice skill”, and it brings back memories of the “We need an app” and “We need…


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Voice in cars = exponential voice adoption

The law


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Humanising voice assistants, should we?

As Google’s DeepMind releases technology Wavenet, that produces computer generated voices nearly indistinguishable from a human’s, should…


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How the Google IO hairdresser call demo broke the internet and yet we are still under estimating…

Smart speaker and voice-enabled devices such as Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant are great, with tens of millions of devices in use we are…


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Smart speaker wars — who will be next and who will win

Rumours, Rumours, Rumours are filling the audio world that everyone is trying to get a smart speaker out in 2018 with the aim to…


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Which smart speaker should I buy

The smart speaker space for the home and office is in full swing and voice assistants will soon be within our cars and even our light…


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Will there be a search engine in the voice first world of Alexa and Siri ?

Searching has been evolving over the years, starting with message boards and forums to Google’s magical 10 first page results and now the…


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Voice assistants need context tone

As voice assistants gather more applications and abilities we have to ask what is next for these platforms, how do they become our truly…


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Earphones are now so much more

I have always worn earphones, then about a year ago I bought some Bose wireless noise cancelling headphones which completely changed how I…


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I got 99 Alexa skills and clicking ain’t one

In the words of Jay Z, I got 99 skills and clicking ain’t one.


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Voice platforms will create the global power brands of the 2020s

Hoover is a vacuum, Jet Ski is a watercraft, a Google a search, Onesies is a bodysuit, Jacuzzi is a hot tub, a Post-it is a sticky note…


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Why Voice assistant growth will slow in 2018 but smash it in 2019 and beyond

Christmas 2017 saw an explosion of voice assistant hardware spend, a rumoured 30 million voice-enabled devices were sold over the festive…


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Startups: Is your startup name voice compatible

When you’re starting off and trying to decide your business name, it is hard work, trying to find a legal business name, a domain to…


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How a 4-year-old uses Alexa and why adults should be copying them for voice to succeed

Over the last year, I have seen how myself and those around me have interacted with voice assistants at both work and home to save time…


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Should we be saying Please & Thank You to Alexa?

For nearly a year now I have been asking my children to say please and thank you when asking Alexa questions, and I think I am wrong to do…


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Alexa, Google, Siri do not like to swear

[There is swearing in this article to showcase the technology, if you find this offensive maybe don’t read on]