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Microsoft's GLAS smart thermostat responds to Alexa and Google Assistant

Microsoft's GLAS smart thermostat responds to Alexa and Google Assistant

The first smart thermostat from Microsoft, GLAS, powered by Johnson Controls, is now available to order for $319. The very first thermostat to feature Cortana integration is a sleek design with a touc... Read more

Alexa and Cortana's new relationship will bloom to offer ‘cooperability'

Alexa and Cortana's new relationship will bloom to offer ‘cooperability'

Both Microsoft and Amazon publicly announced Cortana and Alexa’s integration in their blog posts yesterday. The public preview, which is available to U.S. customers, has limited cross-platf... Read more

Arm buys Treasure Data, to push for its IoT vision

Arm buys Treasure Data, to push for its IoT vision

Arm has acquired a data management company Treasure Data to further explore its IoT possibilities. They have reportedly spent $600 million to acquire Treasure data although the companies chose to keep... Read more

Google builds AI chips, Edge TPU, for IoT and industries

Google builds AI chips, Edge TPU, for IoT and industries

Google unveils Edge TPUs (Tensor Processing Units), AI in chips for devices and products to process data more quickly. The chip’s initial use is in industrial manufacturing, and LG is already te... Read more

Apple-Qualcomm fight will favor Intel over cellular modems

Apple-Qualcomm fight will favor Intel over cellular modems

Qualcomm predicts that its frenemy Apple may use Intel modems in 2018 iPhones. Qualcomm, a long-time supplier of cellular modems for Apple is likely to be ditched by the latter over a few legal disput... Read more

Alexa now understands sign-language, tap to Alexa in Echo Show

Alexa now understands sign-language, tap to Alexa in Echo Show

It was presumed that the voice-interfaces were the future of computing, but “camera-and-screen based voice assistant is the ultimate use-case of the Amazon Echo prototype”, says an Indian ... Read more

Sony's IMX586 is World's First 48MP Smartphone Camera Sensor

Sony's IMX586 is World's First 48MP Smartphone Camera Sensor

Sony announces the world’s most high-resolution smartphone camera sensors. The IMX586 CMOS camera sensor from Sony will capture 48- megapixel photographs, the highest pixel count in the industry... Read more