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Xiaowei is a major step towards realizing Tencent's plan for expansion

Xiaowei is a major step towards realizing Tencent's plan for expansion

Tencent, in an attempt to extend the use of its WeChat app beyond smartphones, is introducing a Siri-like AI Voice Assistant to help its billion-plus users with simple tasks such as playing music and ... Read more

NYT uses Amazon's Alexa, announces new efforts in voice technology

NYT uses Amazon's Alexa, announces new efforts in voice technology

The New York Times officially announced that it is taking audio programming and voice assistants seriously. The paper is launching daily news briefings, quizzes and arts and travel coverage for Alexa-... Read more

Ikea's smart window blinds to hit the U.S. in April

Ikea's smart window blinds to hit the U.S. in April

Two versions of Ikea’s smart blinds are up for sale on the company’s website in Europe, and the same will be launched in the U.S. on April 1st, the company confirmed. Ikea will only carry ... Read more

Now, wireless chargers in a backpack!

Now, wireless chargers in a backpack!

We all know that wireless charging is the next big thing in the IoT world. The Targus Mobile VIP+ is a unique backpack that comes with a built-in charger and a nifty Qi wireless charging cradle in its... Read more

Will FlexTEG make waves in the IoT industry?

Will FlexTEG make waves in the IoT industry?

A Japan-based research group has introduced a thermoelectric generator namely FlexTEG. It is cost-effective, large-scale and flexible which can effectively transmute heat into electricity. For convert... Read more

Samsung might be working on budget home speakers

Samsung might be working on budget home speakers

Back in August, Samsung had announced a home smart speaker ‘Galaxy Home’ that would be powered by Bixby voice assistant. Although the Galaxy Home isn’t released yet, Samsung is alrea... Read more

Google's Project Soli gets the nod from US regulators

Google's Project Soli gets the nod from US regulators

In a waiver, the FCC has agreed to let Google operate Soli sensors at higher power levels than currently allowed. The approval from the regulators is huge as it will now help Google explore its Projec... Read more