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TECH 11 Oct 2017 | 4:00 AM

Kayak sees potential with voice technology-assisted bookings

Virtual assistants can do far more than find the nearest gas station or get the score of a big game. Now they can help users schedule their next vacation.

Technology 13 Apr 2017 | 5:12 AM

Burger King debuts Whopper ad that triggers Google Home devices

Fast-food chain Burger King said it will start televising a commercial for its signature Whopper sandwich that is designed to activate Google voice-controlled devices, raising questions about whether marketing tactics have become too invasive.

TECH 02 Apr 2017 | 10:30 PM

Samsung S8 and S8+ launch: Dazzling display

The atmosphere positively crackled at the Lincoln Performing Arts Centre as a hall full of media waited with bated breath for the official unveiling of Samsung’s new flagship Android smartphones.

TECH 03 Mar 2017 | 3:33 AM

Amazon deepens university ties in artificial intelligence race Inc has launched a new programme to help students build capabilities into its voice-controlled assistant.

TECH 02 Mar 2017 | 3:00 AM

SoftBank Robotics plans app store for humanoid Pepper robot

The team behind Pepper, the humanoid robot from SoftBank Robotics, are planning a platform for the machine where developers create applications for everyday use, such as guarding your home or giving floors a vacuum clean.

TECH 12 Jan 2017 | 2:30 AM

Move over mobile phone: The next ad frontier is the windshield

The next frontier in digital advertising may be your car’s windshield.

TECH 10 Jan 2017 | 12:30 AM

CES 2017: The companion robots vying to be the latest addition to the home

From established firms to tech startups, one of the biggest emerging trends at this year's CES has been the number of home robots on show, all of whom are vying to be, in the words of the late Douglas Adams "Your plastic pal who's fun to be with."

TECH 06 Jan 2017 | 5:42 AM

CES 2017: Baidu family robot a Chinese spin on Amazon Echo

Chinese Internet colossus Baidu is out to make a splash with ‘Little Fish,’ a family robot that is a voice-controlled virtual valet akin to Amazon Echo or Google Home.

TECH 05 Sep 2013 | 8:02 AM

IFA: Samsung and Qualcomm make foray into smartwatch market

The companies are tapping a potential "wearables" market worth an estimated US$50bil as the high-end mobile phone market becomes saturated.

TECH 04 Sep 2013 | 11:42 AM

It's all in the wrist: who has vision to crack the "smartwatch"?

The smartwatch could be as revolutionary as the smartphone — an intelligent device on our wrist that connects our bodies to data and us to the world — but only a handful of companies have the heft and vision to be able to pull it off.