Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice

Working for the world’s biggest technology company doesn’t mean your job will always be glamorous. As part of a batch of Earth Day 2017 videos it uploaded today, Apple expanded on something it first told Vice News Tonight last night; there’s an employee whose specialty is producing fake sweat for testing on the company’s various products. Mostly this applies to the Apple Watch, a device that millions of people sweat on every day. In the video, Apple’s head of environmental technologies Rob Guzzo explains that he created a smaller subdivision within his team “just focused on skin safety.” And there’s good reason for that careful approach; remember when one of Fitbit’s fitness trackers gave consumers a nasty skin rash? Another employee... Continue reading…

Why it matters that Google Home can now identify you by voice

Google's voice-activated speaker from Thursday will be able to identify different voices and deliver personalized answers.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from The Washington Post

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices

Google's voice-activated assistant can now recognize who's talking to it on Google's Home speaker.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Phys.org

Google Home's assistant can now recognize different voices, Thu 20 Apr 17 from AP

Shopify Pay aims to complete the picture for online checkout

 Shopify introduced a new product at its developer conference today, which will reduce friction during online orders and simplify checkout across any stores that run on Shopify’s ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from TechCrunch

Google Home can now recognize individual users by the sound of their voice

Technology An inevitable but important step forward for smart home hubs On Thursday, Google announced that its Home device will now be able to know who is talking to it ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from Popular Science

Google Home Smart Speaker Adds Multi-User Support Via Personalized Voice Recognition

If you own a Google Home speaker, it has just became a little bit more useful. Google today announced that it has enabled support for multiple users on the smart speaker, confirming what was ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from HotHardware

Gigabyte's new Brix fanless computer is all heatsink

I love heatsinks. It's one of those things that makes the physics of an object very obvious, instead of buried under layers of indirection. Gigabyte's latest Brix GB-EKi3A-7100 barebones ...

Thu 20 Apr 17 from The Verge

Google Home gets an edge on Alexa with multi-user support - CNET

Google Home finally gets a much anticipated feature that lets it know who's talking.

Thu 20 Apr 17 from CNET Cutting Edge

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