Oops! Google Doesn’t Mention Nest Secure Has a Microphone Built-In

Eyebrows raised everywhere when privacy-concerned industry watchers discovered that Google had put a microphone in their Nest Secure home alarm system, but failed to disclose that fact. Google says is was simply an “error.” But was it? Read more on … 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

Amazon Horror: Alexa Users Not Using Voice to Shop

A new report by The Information has roiled Amazon, punching a hole in the concept that users of their Alexa-powered smart speaker devices will use them to buy billions of dollars of goods through voice ordering. According to sources from … Continue reading

Polls: Facebook Faces a Major Trust Crisis

Stunning Reversal for Once-Loved FANG Brand Facebook finds themselves square in the middle of a political and public relations fire storm, as news of the firms connection to Cambridge Analytica and the harvesting of the personal data on at least … Continue reading

Lawyer Warns: Alexa is ‘Betraying You’

Smart Devices Put 1st Amendment Rights at Risk, Lawyer Says As we perused the newswire services Monday, one release, from a New Jersey criminal defense law firm, caught our eye. Titled, “Are Your Smart Devices Betraying You?” the release was … 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