Review: Breathe easier with Awair Glow C

Review: Breathe easier with Awair Glow C

Last year, we ran several reviews of home air quality devices from Awair: the Awair 2nd Edition and less expensive (but also less capable) Awair Glow. Today, the company is releasing a new version of the Awair Glow that is not only less expensive ($75 launch price and $89 MSRP), but more useful as well. The Awair Glow C is a multi-function device that measures three indicators of air quality and also acts as a smart plug and ambient light.

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Siri trails Google Assistant, Skype, in OHT test of real time voice translations

Siri trails Google Assistant, Skype, in OHT test of real time voice translations

One Hour Translation (OHT), an online platform that provides translations in more than 100 languages and 3,000 language pairs, has announced that, according to its benchmark, Google Assistant is the world’s top performing real time voice translator, with Apple’s Siri coming in third.

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Loup Ventures: Apple’s Siri answered 86% of 800 questions correctly

Loup Ventures: Apple’s Siri answered 86% of 800 questions correctly

Some of the criticism of Apple's Siri may be undeserved. Loup Ventures — a research-driven venture capital firm — recently asked Siri, Google Assistant, Alexa, and Cortana 800 questions each. This time, Google Assistant was able to answer 86% of them correctly vs. Siri at 79%, Alexa at 61%, and Cortana at 52%.

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Strategy Analytics: Google Assistant to gain popularity over Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s Bixby

Strategy Analytics: Google Assistant to gain popularity over Apple’s Siri and Samsung’s Bixby

By 2022, devices running Google Assistant are going to be much more prevalent in the smartphone market than those running competing native voice assistants like Apple's Siri or Samsung's Bixby, according to Strategy Analytics. The research group says one out of every three smartphones sold worldwide this year will use artificial intelligence (AI) to power virtual assistants. 

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AWT TV Episode 9: May 22, 2017

AWT TV Episode 9: May 22, 2017

Welcome to AWT TV, a weekly show featuring Steve Sande, Dennis Sellers and Marty Edwards of Apple World Today. Each week we'll discuss what's happened in the world of Apple, talk about new apps and accessories, maybe even have a demonstration or two of the latest software. 

The title of this episode: Pippin's Lament

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AWT News Update: October 4, 2016

AWT News Update: October 4, 2016

Did we say "Apple World Today News Update"? We're sorry, but all of the news today is about Google's announcements. Of course, they DO have an impact on Apple and there are some comparisons we can make both pro and con. Here's what came out today:

  • Google Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones; probably the biggest impact to Apple will be the fact that the Pixel phones have a very good camera rating
  • Google Daydream, a VR headset that will hopefully be given iOS compatibility in the future
  • Google Home; think of this as Amazon Echo without Alexa and using Google Assistant instead
  • Google Wi-Fi, a router that can be bought in a 3-pack for network extension
  • and last but not least, the Google Chromecast Ultra, which unlike the 4th-generation Apple TV, actually supports 4K streaming
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Gartner: digital assistants will serve as the connected home’s primary interface

Gartner: digital assistants will serve as the connected home’s primary interface

Consumers will increasingly use digital personal assistants to interact with consumer services in the connected home, according to Gartner, Inc. The research group predicts that, by 2019, in at least 25% of households in developed economies, the digital assistants on smartphones and other devices will serve as the primary interface to connected home services.

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