• IRobot CEO says the future of the smart home is going to mean making friends with robots

    3 monthes ago - By The Verge

    What is the future of robotics and automation in the home? Over the last few years, the most obvious trend has been for virtual assistants like Alexa to link together smart devices through voice commands. But Colin Angle, the CEO and co-founder of Roomba creator iRobot, has other ideas.
    In an interview with The Verge , Angle says he believes the smart home of the future should itself be an “inside-out robot,” with sensors and mechanical controls for things like heating and lighting. A device like a Roomba would provide a key function, moving around the house to map out its rooms and feed...
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  • Every smart home device that works with Cortana

    Every smart home device that works with Cortana

    3 monthes ago - By Windows Central

    Looking to have Cortana make your home a little smarter? These are the products that'll help you do just that.
    Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant are both much more established in the market, but Microsoft's Cortana is gradually growing. Of course, Cortana is much more than just a smart home assistant, so in some areas it has the leg up on Alexa in particular.
    Cortana is also platform agnostic. You can interact with it on Windows 10, iOS and Android, so it really doesn't matter what your preference is - try using Google Assistant or Apple Siri on your Windows 10 PC.
    Cortana's only real...
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