Like ‘Star Trek’: Voice shopping seen as new frontier

Like ‘Star Trek’: Voice shopping seen as new frontier

Hey, Google, order a large pizza! Alexa, I need vitamins! Voice shopping using smart speakers and smartphone apps is starting to gain traction among consumers, opening up a new “conversational commerce” channel and potentially disrupting the retail sector. Devices such as Amazon’s Alexa-powered speakers and Google Home, which use artificial intelligence to respond to voice […]

Google in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard: Report

Google Inc is in talks to buy mobile-payments company Softcard, technology news website TechCrunch reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter. The deal could help pair Google with the largest U.S. wireless carriers to battle Apple Inc and its new Apple Pay service, TechCrunch wrote. The deal may be valued below $100 million, […]

Google to produce tablets capable of clicking 3D images

Google is reportedly planning to produce 4000 prototype tablets which would be capable of clicking 3D images, ahead of Google’s I/O developer conference next month. According to The Verge, the tablet will have two rear facing cameras, infrared depth sensors, a 7-inch screen, and advanced sensors that can capture precise 3D images. The tablet is […]

Google launches new Helpouts app for iOS

Google has reportedly launched Helpouts app for iOS. According to TC, Helpouts for iOS works like Helpouts on the web, offering users the ability to connect to any of the free video chats made available on the Google-powered platform. Helpouts was introduced last year by Google to let people connect with experts for paid or […]