BMW in-car voice assistant to launch in 2019

BMW in-car voice assistant to launch in 2019

 Automotive manufacturer BMW has announced that it will launch an in-car voice-controlled intelligent assistant next year. Called the BMW Intelligent Personal Assistant, the platform has been described as “the start of a new era” by BMW Group, with drivers increasingly able to operate their car and access its functions and information purely by speaking. The platform […]

Amazon’s Alexa assistant now works with over 20K devices

Amazon’s Alexa assistant now works with over 20K devices

Amazon’s digital assistant technology Alexa is now available on 20,000 devices according to the internet retailer, an impressive increase on the 4,000 connected devices where users could access the smart assistant at the start of the year. The figure was revealed during an Amazon press event at IFA in Berlin, as reported by CNET, where […]

RoosterMoney unveils pocket money skill for Amazon Alexa

RoosterMoney unveils pocket money skill for Amazon Alexa

With skills aimed at children and families proving to be one of the fastest growing categories for Amazon’s Alexa digital assistant, mobile ‘pocket money’ tracking app RoosterMoney has announced the launch of the first-ever pocket money skill for the voice assistant. The RoosterMoney skill enables users to track their saving and spending, as well as keeping them […]

Virgin Trains passengers can now use Amazon Alexa to buy tickets in travel industry first

Virgin Trains passengers can now use Amazon Alexa to buy tickets in travel industry first

Virgin Trains have today become the first travel operator in the world to sell tickets through Amazon Alexa, with customers now able to book Advance Single tickets using just their voice. The innovative collaboration will enable rail travellers to sort their tickers with one simple voice-based transaction via an Alexa-enabled Amazon device, including Amazon Echo, […]

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon made a kid-friendly Alexa with an Echo Dot to match

Amazon has unveiled the Echo Dot Kids Edition with a custom version of Alexa that will read to kids, play music, answer questions and do other chores. It uses a new flavor of its FreeTime app called FreeTime for Alexa that includes parent controls and family-friendly features that run on the Echo, Echo Dot or […]

Diageo Unveils ‘Happy Hour’ Skill for Amazon Alexa Celebrating One of the Most Spirited Hours in the Day

Diageo Unveils ‘Happy Hour’ Skill for Amazon Alexa Celebrating One of the Most Spirited Hours in the Day

The happiest hour is when friends can share great drinks over great conversation, and what better location to gather than in the comfort of your own home? With Diageo’s new ‘Happy Hour’ skill, available for users 21 and over on Amazon Alexa-enabled devices, at-home entertaining becomes easier and more experiential. For the at-home bartender there’s always […]

Dunkin’ Donuts adds voice ordering through Google Assistant

Dunkin’ Donuts adds voice ordering through Google Assistant

 Dunkin’ Donuts has announced that On-the-Go Mobile Ordering is now available through the Google Assistant, on iPhones and Android phones. Though this new integration, DD Perks Rewards members can use the Google Assistant, Google’s voice assistant technology, on their iPhones and Android phones to place a mobile order for Dunkin’ Donuts coffee, beverages, baked […]