The Dangers of Voice Assistants in Our Homes - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-12

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Apple, Amazon, and Google want voice assistants to be a bigger part of our lives. Jeff Butts and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to look at the social and privacy implications as voice assistant appliances become more deeply intertwined in our lives.

Microsoft Adds Cortana to the Voice Assistant Game with Invoke

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Invoke voice assistant appliance from Microsoft and Harmon Kardon uses Cortana

Amazon has Echo, Google has Home, Apple reportedly has its own voice controlled assistant in the works, and now Microsoft is getting in on the game, too. Microsoft’s device is called Invoke, and it uses the company’s Cortana voice interface coupled with Harman Kardon speakers.

Microsoft Invoke and Smart Home Fatigue - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-10

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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Microsoft has its own Amazon Echo competitor coming, and it’s called Invoke. Kelly Guimont and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to share their reactions to Microsoft’s new Cortana-based product, voice assistants, smart home fatigue, and more.

Amazon Unveils Echo Show with Display and Video Camera

· Jeff Gamet · News

Amazon Echo Show with display and video camera

The biggest un-surprise of the day comes from Amazon and its just announced Echo Show. The well-leaked new Echo model includes a built-in display and camera so you can get visual responses to your Alexa queries and make video calls, too.

Siri Assistant Displays, Handbrake Malware - TMO Daily Observations 2017-05-08

· Jeff Gamet · The Mac Observer's Daily Observations Podcast

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A Siri appliance needs a display, or so says Apple’s Phil Schiller. Dave Hamilton and John Martellaro join Jeff Gamet to talk about voice assistants and how they feel about including a display. They also look at the recent malware attack on Handbrake.