Google Home and other smart speakers are updated automatically in the background when new firmware is released. There is not..
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Google Assistant today introduced Cantonese to both Google Assistant on Android smartphones and the Actions on Google software development kit..
This week’s interviews were conducted onsite at the All About Voice Conference in Munich, Germany. That enabled us to capture..
SR Labs Demonstrates Phishing and Eavesdropping Attacks on Amazon Echo and Google Home, Leads to Google Action Review and Widespread Outage – Update
SR Labs discovered two security vulnerabilities common to both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant related to a phishing-style attack and..
Samsung has announced a developer contest for new Bixby capsules (Samsung’s term for voice apps) submitted for certification and approved..
Nearly All Google Actions Restored After About 3 Days of Downtime with Danish, French, Norwegian, and Chinese Still with a Sizable Outage
Editor’s Note: New information suggests these activities by Google were prompted by security vulnerabilities in Google Actions discovered by SR..
Google Action Disappearance Wider Than Previously Thought with Over 80% Gone From English, Korean, and Dutch But Some Now Returning
On Wednesday, October 16th, several Google Action developers noticed that their Actions were no longer functional and their Google Assistant..
Thousands of Google Actions Mysteriously Disappeared from Online Directory and Are No Longer Available, Google Says it Could Take Weeks to Resolve
Editor’s Note: This is an evolving story. The topics in this article are still highly relevant and you can also..
Amazon Continues to Lead in Smart Displays with 59% Share While Facebook Portal Only Tallies 2% Adoption Among Smart Speaker Users
Amazon Echo Show and Spot, both introduced in 2017, were the first smart displays. These devices integrate voice assistant based..
Algolia, a search technology provider for websites and products, announced yesterday a new $110 million funding round led by Accel..