smart home

Rumours emerge over Microsoft rival to Amazon Echo

Microsoft would appear to be prepping itself for a more confrontational launch into the smart home arena, as rumours start to circulate about a Cortana-powered device to rival the Amazon Echo.

Watch out, Google’s about

With operators in the UK continuing to scrap and scrimp to recoup the lost fortunes of yesteryear, search giant Google has sauntered across the pond and is looking to make a play for the smart home gateway.

Intel weighs into smart home segment with AWS tie-up

Intel and AWS have announced plans to work alongside each other in a number of smart home initiatives including an Intel-based smart speaker which includes that includes the Alexa virtual assistant.

O2 launches home monthly IoT bundles

O2 has brought consumer IoT services to reality by launching an array of smart home offerings in the UK, targeting the everyday tech user.

Amazon, Brita deal takes consumer IoT to a new level

Water filter vendor Brita has been added to the growing list of companies signed up to the Amazon Dash Replenishment Service (DRS), adding further to momentum generated behind the consumer IoT industry.

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