Finding His Voiz

In consumer electronics, we tend to find products separated into certain ranges or categories, largely based on the intended target market. There are high-end/high-performance products targeted for audio aficionados (aka audiophiles) that tend to be better performing, but at a … Continue reading

Google Closes in on Amazon in Smart Speaker Market Share

The latest data from market research firm Strategy Analytics shows that Amazon is still the king of the smart speaker market – selling more smart speakers than anyone else. But the data also showed something else rather surprising – Google … Continue reading

New Study Says Voice-Controlled Assistants Aren’t Used Daily

As more research continues to emerge on consumer utilization of voice-controlled devices, it becomes clear that there are still impediments to end-users utilizing their voice-control capabilities regularly, according to research by Social Lens. A separate study by Nielsen reaffirms what … Continue reading

New Research: Are Smart Speakers a Trojan Horse?

Majority Say They Use Smart Speaker to Shop New research conducted by NPR and Edison Research has revealed what is likely the key motivation for Amazon and Google to aggressively attack the mass market by offering attractive smart speaker products … Continue reading

They’re Back – Amazon to Present a CEDIA 2017 Keynote

CEDIA announced today that like last year, Amazon will offer a sponsored keynote presentation at the upcoming CEDIA 2017 show in San Diego. The Amazon keynote will take place on Thursday, September 7, from 2:00PM – 3:00PM in the San … Continue reading

Builder Offers World’s First Wi-Fi Certified Smart Home w/Alexa

Lennar Corporation, one of the nation’s largest builders of homes, announced today the world’s first Wi-Fi Certified home designs featuring home automation built-in and voice control by Amazon Alexa. The company says this new program is part of its Everything’s … Continue reading

Voice-Enabled Device Usage Will Grow Nearly 130% This Year

Momentum continues to build for voice-enabled devices like Amazon Echo and Google Home products, according to new data and forecast from eMarketer. Usage rates also appear to be increasing for the broader category of virtual assistants, such as Apple’s Siri, … Continue reading

Crestron Pursues Deeper & More Innovative Integrations with Partners

Crestron Embraces Sonos, Amazon, & Others At CEDIA 2016, one of the top themes we identified was companies seeking more and better integrations with other companies’ technologies. In most cases, this expressed itself with companies seeking to have their product … Continue reading

7 Top Trends at CEDIA 2016

With CEDIA 2016 now over, those of us in the media are left to try and uncover the underlying themes in order to help our readers wrap their heads around just what this particular CEDIA (formerly referred to as the … Continue reading