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Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Google's answer to Echo's “Skills” is Actions on Google; Assistant SDK opens to developers in December, supporting two kinds of actions: Direct and Conversation   —  On the face of it, today's big Google event in San Francisco was all about hardware, but let's be real here …
Oct 4, 2016, 2:32 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Sony says Xperia XZ available in the US from October 2 starting at $699, Xperia X Compact available September 25 starting at $499   —  If you reside in the Sates, it's probably best not to get your hopes up when it comes to Sony handsets.  Availability has been, at best, spotty.
Sep 24, 2016, 2:45 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon's Fire HD 8 gets upgraded with Alexa integration, larger battery, more RAM and storage, starting at $90, available for preorder today, ships September 21   —  If I were Amazon, I would definitely lead with the whole $90 bit.  Granted, there are a few key upgrades to talk about here …
Sep 8, 2016, 9:30 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Hands-on with Samsung Galaxy Note 7: the 5.7"-display phablet has a curved-screen, bezel-free design, iris scanner unlock; pre-orders start tomorrow, price TBD   —  Here it is: The new phone that was so exciting the company went ahead and skipped a full number upgrade (the Samsung Galaxy Note 6 …
Aug 2, 2016, 11:22 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Philips launches a health app, several smart health devices: $250 watch, $100 scale, $60 ear thermometer, $100 upper arm and $90 wrist blood pressure monitors   —  Philips is no stranger to health.  In fact, Philips Healthcare (nee Philips Medical Systems) comprises a big chunk …
Aug 2, 2016, 7:15 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Amazon now lets you purchase millions of Prime qualified products via Alexa   —  Now you can talk into your friendly little home AI tower to order toilet paper.  And deodorant and batteries.  And tens of millions of other Amazon Prime qualified products, because no one does synergy quite like the good people at Amazon.
Jul 1, 2016, 1:00 PMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Fire TV gets new Alexa voice features, including app launching and restaurant searches   —  Amazon is giving TV viewers a few more, not-crazy reasons to talk back to their TVs.  After bringing the functionality to various properties, opening it to third-party hardware and letting developers get a crack at it …
May 17, 2016, 9:50 AMIn context
Brian Heater / TechCrunch:
Formlabs acquires Pinshape, an online 3D printing community/marketplace   —  By the time the Form 1 began shipping to Kickstarter backers, the market was already flooded with countless 3D printers built around the same basic plastic extruding technology.  —  But Formlabs offered something different.
May 3, 2016, 1:40 PMIn context
Brian Heater / Digital Trends:
Manufacturing the future: How 3D printing went from pipe dream to your desktop … It's not a particularly well-produced video.  There are no titles, no credits — no contextual information at all, really.  The image is shaky, the sound full of static.  The whole thing could have been shot on a phone.
Sep 29, 2014, 10:20 AMIn context
Brian Heater / Engadget:
MakerBot announces Replicator Mini 3D printer: one-touch printing for $1,375   —  When MakerBot CEO Bre Pettis hit the CES stage today, he was joined by three tall, somewhat ominous black boxes (along with, strangely, acoustic versions of Goo Goo Dolls and Stone Temple Pilots hits).
Jan 6, 2014, 7:50 PMIn context

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