Anyone who uses one of the popular digital voice assistants knows that they aren't yet perfect. They are getting better, of course, especially as they get used to hearing the same voices over and over again.
Consumers may be getting more comfortable setting up smart home devices, or some of the devices may be getting easier to get up and running. Either way, more than half of consumers with smart home devices set up at least one of those devices by themselves.
Chevy and Shell are working together so car owners can pay for gas from their dashboard. This is hardly an end game, but a step in the right direction for connected cars.
Amazon is expanding its smart speak line again, targeting children in the home. Parents now can get their children their own smart agent, the Amazon Echo Dot Kids Edition, a miniature version in the Echo line.
Although many consumers still don't fully understand artificial intelligence, they still have expectations of how it will help their shopping experience. Overall, many consumers see AI as helping them get out of stores faster and getting better customer service, based on a new study.
Amazon just one-upped retailers' online order with in-store pickup with an extension of its Amazon Key service from home deliveries with keyless guest access to deliveries inside a customer's parked car.
Amazon keeps moving Alexa along. First it was the Amazon Echo smart speaker, so consumers could interact with Alexa, play music and use voice to execute skills, essentially triggering mobile apps without typing.
Spinifex Group CEO Ben Casey is behind Elton John's retirement and final tour announcement via a retrospective film and virtual reality experience featuring highlights of his career.
More and more things are becoming Internet-connected every day, and now some money is getting behind the makers of smart fabric sensors. BeBop Sensors, a company that makes the sensors, just closed a $10 million investment from Bullpen Capital in San Francisco.
For the first weekend, Amex created a shoppable AR component in the Coachella app, so cardmembers could purchase special merchandise while anywhere on site.