Automated home devices to draw in $75bn by 2025, according to GlobalData

Automated home devices to draw in $75bn by 2025, according to GlobalData

Automated home devices, such as smart thermostats and smart speakers, are expected to be worth $75bn to the industry by 2025, according to GlobalData. Smart thermostats are becoming more popular among consumers who want control their energy consumption, while smart speakers have been immensely popular since debuting a few years ago. Both Amazon and Google […]

Deloitte predicts UK technology, media and telecoms sector trends for 2019

Deloitte predicts UK technology, media and telecoms sector trends for 2019

The technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) practice at Deloitte, the business advisory firm, has announced its predictions for the UK TMT sector in 2019. The news comes following the launch of the eighteenth edition of Deloitte’s TMT Predictions 2019 report. Smart Speakers: the hear and now Deloitte predicts that smart speakers – internet-connected speakers with integrated […]

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

Google Assistant outperforms Alexa, Cortana and Siri again, according to Stone Temple Consulting

For the second year in a row, marketing agency Stone Temple Consulting has confirmed that Google Assistant is the smartest and the most efficient virtual assistants on the market. In an attempt to figure out which smart speaker is the most intelligent, Stone Temple asked the Assistant, Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri and Microsoft’s Cortana approximately […]

71% of voice searchers don’t make purchases, according to NetElixir

71% of voice searchers don’t make purchases, according to NetElixir

Though adoption is growing at a rapid pace, voice-enabled technology is still nascent and not used often for buying, with the majority of purchases going toward media, entertainment and household products, according to a study by retail search marketing firm NetElixir. Of the 1,000 U.S. adults surveyed, a majority use voice assistants to search for […]

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix is promoting its “Lost in Space” reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google’s smart speakers: The “Lost in Space” audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The audio adventure, which lasts between 5 and 6 minutes, features a branched narrative […]