Tuesday, 16 January, 2018

TiVo DVRs will take commands from Alexa and Google Assistant

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Roberta Sherman | 11 January, 2018, 21:11

There is no doubt that Google Assistant is smarter than Apple Siri and Amazon Alexa, but the company has only begun marketing this app, which is being developed as an operating system.

Consumer electronics titan LG on Monday proclaimed this year a "tipping point" for smart homes, pushing hard into artificial intelligence and building Google Assistant into a smart speaker. Furthermore, the platform runs natively within the vehicle without the need for a mobile device.

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The proposed legislation will need a majority vote of all 297 members of the National Assembly in order to ban trading outright. Authorities had "grave concerns" over the craze and were "aiming to close virtual currency exchanges" in the country, he said.

One of the top trends sweeping the smart home market at this year's show has been the further integration of consumer connected devices with the leading voice-based artificial intelligence (AI) assistants, as companies look to take advantage of the popular emerging voice platforms.

With that in mind, Google set up a new page where you can find everything its AI Assistant is capable of.

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Companies such as MoneyGram typically use pre-funded accounts to fulfill customers' transfers, which can tie up capital. In November 2017, American Express Co ( AXP.N ) also launched an instant blockchain-based payment system using Ripple .

"When drivers have access to familiar Alexa contextual commands and responses from inside the auto, it opens up a new world of experiences OEMs can offer - enabling some of these capabilities even without an Internet connection is revolutionary", said Tom Gebhardt, president at Panasonic Corporation of North America.

The basic and most noticeable feature once these integrations arrive for TiVo is controlling playback through voice commands, and most people who own a Google Home or Amazon Echo already know how to do that. The automaker said more models would be added in 2019. Their struggle underlies numerous product announcements and other events at the show.

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Rival retailer Target Corp raised its minimum wage to $11 in September, and said it would raise its minimum wage to $15 by 2020. While companies and states have increased salaries in recent years, the $7.25 federal minimum wage has not budged since 2009.

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