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Google is killing off Allo, its latest messaging app flop

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The messaging app was only launched in September 2016 but it was pretty much flawed from the word go with limited usage. Google was, once...

Just say no to HomePod, Apple’s holiday lump of coal

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Yesterday, I launched a 2018 holiday shopping guide for Apple products, focused on helping you pick the best Apple Watch, iPad, iPhone, Mac, and...

Korean AI startup Skelter Labs lands strategic investment to expand to...

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Korean AI startup Skelter Labs is expanding to Southeast Asia after it pulled in undisclosed funding from Singapore-based VC firm Golden Gate Ventures. Skelter Labs...

Google’s Home Hub can be bricked with one line of code

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Security advocate Jerry Gamblin has posted a set of instructions – essentially basic lines of XML – that can easily pull important information off...

You can now use the Google Assistant to order an Uber...

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If you ever wanted to use your Google Assistant to book a ride with Uber or Lyft, your wishes have been heard. Starting today,...

Amazon researchers share how AI helps Alexa answer follow-up questions

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Humans have an easy time with context carryover — the ability to track references through rounds of conversation (like inferring the meaning of “there”...

Digging deeper into smart speakers reveals two clear paths

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In a truly fascinating exploration into two smart speakers – the Sonos One and the Amazon Echo – BoltVC’s Ben Einstein has found some...

Apple’s Shortcuts will flip the switch on Siri’s potential

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Matthew Cassinelli Contributor Matthew Cassinelli is a former member of the Workflow team and works as an independent writer and consultant. He previously worked as...

Apple releases Siri Shortcuts beta for iOS 12 developers

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Siri Shortcuts, one of iOS 12’s tentpole features, is now available to select third-party developers for testing purposes. The feature will enable developers to...