Are voice assistants about to fade away?

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As popular as they have been, they’re not nearly as profitable as many people think they are. By the end of 2021, about half of all US internet users had at least one voice assistant equipped device such as a smart speaker. That said, according to a recent report, Alexa, Amazon’s version of the technology, is aligned for a loss of $10 billion this year. This massive loss that is expected to happen is calling the future of the entire industry into question. The technology may be popular, but it…

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Kids can create and animate bedtime stories with this Alexa feature

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Amazon has rolled out a new “Create with Alexa” feature that uses artificial technology for kids. Amazon has announced the launch of its new “Create with Alexa” feature, which is designed to let kids create and animate their bedtime stories while also adding music. This feature uses artificial intelligence (AI) to help kids to compose stories and then bring them to life with animation and tunes. The feature is initially only available on Echo Show devices in the United States. The new feature allows children to create their bedtime stories…

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WhatsApp finally adds feature to let us send ourselves messages

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The new feature’s global launch occurred this week and is rolling out to all users. WhatsApp has announced that it has rolled out a new feature globally, and it is one that users have been craving for a long time – whether they knew it or not. The new feature will allow people to send themselves messages as reminders to themselves. The new WhatsApp feature is expected to be used as a way to keep organized, remember various points of information that don’t need to be recorded for long, and…

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Apple Music app integration expected soon in Tesla vehicles

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The electric car maker has been teasing the addition of the service into its vehicle software. Though the majority of automakers have chosen to integrate their vehicle software with Android Auto or Apple CarPlay for their media playback, Tesla is teasing integration with the Apple Music app and others. The electric car company is hinting at the addition of other media app integrations into its user interface. Tesla has been integrating various music streaming services into its vehicles for years, featuring applications created to work on its vehicle center displays.…

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Apple leads in mobile wallets use but not in total purchases

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The iPhone’s payment app has been around for 8 years, and adoption has been rising quickly. The Apple Pay has been available in the mobile wallets category for 8 years as of 2022 and while it did have a slow start – as did many others in that category – but it has started picking up. In the United States, adoption of all phone-based digital payment methods has been slow. The report “Apple Pay at 8: Connected-Tech Consumers Lead the Way” issued by PYMNTS showed that even though more than…

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