digital assistants

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Amazon’s Alexa Can Now Ask You Follow-Up Questions

Responding to demands from consumers for “an Alexa, but make it talk even more,” Amazon announced on Wednesday that its latest digital assistant model will be able to infer a user’s “latent goals,” and will use those to pose follow-up questions to users.

Siri Is What’s Really Holding the HomePod Back

Siri Is What’s Really Holding the HomePod Back

It’s easy to dunk on Apple’s HomePod speaker. For one, it costs $469. Currently, it doesn’t support third-party music services (though that’s supposedly on the way). HomeKit is a mixed bag when it comes to controlling a smart home, and for the price, the Apple TV is arguably the smarter…