Tag Archive: Talking

How to set up Amazon Alexa Voice Profiles so it knows it’s you talking

Having multiple people in your household using the same profile on all the Echo devices in your house can be a bit confusing, especially since everyone has different needs and wants from the Alexa smart assistant. Amazon has an answer for that with Alexa Voice Profiles. At the end of this guide, you’ll be an expert at setting up different Alexa Voice Profiles for everyone in your home.

Products used in this guide Your main assistant: Amazon Echo  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint are once again talking about a possible merger

A merger could finally be happening, or this will be another road to nowhere.

Last year saw T-Mobile and Sprint get deep into talks about a potential merger, but at the last second, the deal fell through. This partnership between the two carriers is something that’s been talked about for years, and for the third time over the last four years, it looks like that conversation is being rekindled once more.

According to The Wall Street Journal,  [Read More…]

The best way to improve your Google Home experience is to stop talking to it like a computer

Talking to computers just doesn’t feel natural.

In case you haven’t heard, voice control interfaces are the future. Whether it’s Google Assistant on your phone, an Amazon Echo in your kitchen, a microphone-filled remote for your TV or whatever, more and more of technology nowadays expects you to talk to it. And in the cases of some of these tools, talking is the only way to interact with the system. The problem is, it doesn’t always feel natural to  [Read More…]

Catch CrackBerry Kevin talking BlackBerry KEYone on Cheddar!

Michaluk at that.

Here’s the deal: Android O may be all the rage today, and the Galaxy S8 is being announced soon, but the BlackBerry KEYone is definitely the most exciting phone to a subset of Android users. For those people, CrackBerry Kevin is giving the phone the boost it deserves, joining the Cheddar team at its New York studios prior to a meetup happening in the city on Wednesday, March 22. Watch the entire 10-minute segment below, and  [Read More…]

Meet Lynx, the walking, talking home robot powered by Amazon Alexa

Robot assistants are the natural progression once we’ve nailed down artificial intelligence, right?

AI assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant are cool, but you’re still essentially talking to a speaker or your phone when you use them. Ubtech Robotics is looking to change that with Lynx, a talking and dancing robotic assistant that’s powered by Amazon’s AI.

Ubtech is a Chinese company that’s responsible for creating educational and interactive humanoid robots like Alpha Series, and  [Read More…]

Everyone is talking about Google’s AI-powered game that guesses what you’re doodling

Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? Google intends to find out.

Google has always had a vested interest in developing and exposing people to the growing power of machine learning technologies. Their most entertaining way of doing this is through their A.I. experiments, which invite the public to explore machine learning by playing with pictures, music and language.

Their latest experiment, Quick, Draw! lets you play a virtual game of pictionary against a neutral  [Read More…]

Talking about everything Android adjacent

There’s a lot more to Android than the OS.

The launch of the HTC G1 was significant for two reasons. First and foremost, this phone was weird because it was Google’s effort “against” Apple and their iPhone and somehow it might actually compete well. Second, and in my mind the most important, Android was positioned from day one as a platform where third-party apps could be submitted and people could choose whatever apps they wanted. It  [Read More…]

Catch Russell talking Android N live tonight on TWiT’s Tech News Today

Tonight, starting at 7 p.m. ET/4 p.m. PT, you can catch Android Central’s own Russell Holly live on TWiT’s Tech News Today. The topic of the day? Why, the freshly released Android N Developer Preview, of course!

Russell will be on hand to talk with hosts Megan Morrone and Jason Howell about the fresh goodies tagging along in the Android N preview, the beta program and more. If you’re curious for an early look at where Google  [Read More…]

Catch Phil talking the Internet of Things on Portland’s KOIN 6

Android Central’s own Phil Nickinson recently made an appearance on Portland’s KOIN 6 to talk about using your smartphone to keep your home safe with the Internet of Things.

Catch Andrew talking Beats on TWiT’s Tech News Today!

Android Central is no stranger to making guest appearances on the TWiT network, and today Andrew stepped in to talk about Beats and the music industry on this morning’s Tech News Today. He comes in around the 12-minute mark, but the entire episode is worth watching if you want to be caught up on the whole day’s news, from Apple buying Beats and beyond.

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