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39 million Americans now own a smart speaker, report claims

One in six Americans now own a smart speaker, according to new research out this week from NPR and Edison Research – a figure that’s up 128 percent from January, 2017. Amazon’s Echo speakers are still in the lead, the report says, as 11 percent now own an Amazon Alexa device compared with 4 percent who own a Google Home ...

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Samsung’s C-Lab projects include smart glasses and a portable directional speaker

Samsung’s Creative Lab is one of the more entertaining additions to CES in the last several years. Deemed C-Lab for short, the department is a sort of in-house accelerator, where Samsung employees can build and spin-off startups, all while leveraging the electronics giants’ seemingly bottomless resources. The results are always a bit of a mixed bag, but often present an ...

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Former US House Speaker Hastert banned from being alone with minors

Published time: 13 Dec, 2017 12:21 Former US House Speaker Dennis Hastert has been barred by a judge from ever being left alone with a minor. He’s also not permitted to be in the presence of child, even when adults are on hand, unless one of them is aware of his crimes. Hastert, the longest serving GOP House speaker, occupying ...

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Google’s premium Home Max smart speaker goes on sale

Looks like Google’a premium smart speaker has hit the market just in time for the holidays. The Home Max is now available through a handful of online retailers, including Best Buy. The big box retailer says it will be able to deliver the Assistant enabled smart speaker as early as tomorrow, if you choose expedited shipping. The product was announced ...

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Duma could pass restrictions against foreign media this week – deputy speaker

Published time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:03 Edited time: 13 Nov, 2017 14:40 The laws regulating foreign agent status for mass media in Russia could be amended by the lower house of parliament as early as this Wednesday, Deputy Duma Speaker Pyotr Tolstoy has told the press. Read more “We have previously said that we would try to solve this issue ...

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Duma to prepare mirror response to US steps targeting RT – speaker

The chair of the Russian lower house has said that the recent US order for RT to register as a foreign agent should prompt similar measures against American mass media engaged in “unconcealed interference” in Russia’s internal politics. “It would be the right thing to do if our parliamentary committee [for information policy] develops some proposals that mirror the US ...

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Faith, family listed among key Russian values by Duma speaker

Published time: 1 Nov, 2017 11:38 Speaking before the members of the World Russian People’s Council , State Duma Speaker Vyacheslav Volodin listed the basic Russian values and said that they will remain the foundation of the legislative process in the country. Read more “We should understand how our way of life reflects our basic values, such as family, faith, ...

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Because someone had to make the first Cortana smart speaker

People often stop after Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant when rattling off the list of smart assistants. Cortana really gets no love at all, outside of stories about Windows 10. The oversight can be chalked up, at least in part, to the fact that AI has been mostly desktop-bound. It’s true that Microsoft has launched Android and iOS apps for ...

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The Moto Z gets its very own Alexa smart speaker

It was just a matter of time, really. Motorola’s been teasing Alexa integration since Mobile World Congress in February. Back then, the company previewed a sort of “experimental” Mod for the Moto Z sporting Amazon’s insanely popular smart assistant. The add-on is finally really real and set to start shipping next month. The AI has already slowly made its way ...

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Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie to teach college part-time in Bronx

ALBANY — Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie is headed back to campus this fall. Heastie, a Bronx Democrat, announced Friday that he will teach classes part-time at Monroe College’s Bronx Campus, instructing an introductory course in personal finance management. “Higher education has always been a priority to me as I recognize the countless doors it has opened for me, and I ...

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