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Xiaomi's next A.I.-packed voice assistant speaker may support Cortana

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Xiaomi revealed through its Mi Community that it will offer a new voice assistant speaker for $30 in January. Sold by Xiaomi subsidiary Yeelight, the big deal with this device is that it will sport two virtual assistants: One based on Xiaomi artificial intelligence technology to be used within China, and Amazon Alexa for customers located in the Western market. This dual-A.I. support enables Yeelight to sell the voice assistant speaker on a global scale.


Alexa, what's the most popular voice-enabled speaker?

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

It appears a lot more Americans are getting acquainted with Alexa. The Echo is the best way to add Alexa to your life, and you can get access to all sorts of Alexa-exclusive deals once you have one. The number of Americans using voice-enabled speakers like Amazon Echo at least once a month more than doubled from last year, says a forecast from research firm eMarketer. More than one-quarter of smartphone owners in the U.S., 60.5 million Americans, will use a virtual assistant like Alexa, Apple's Siri, or Microsoft's Cortana at least once a month. "Consumers are becoming increasingly comfortable with the technology, which is driving engagement," said Martín Utreras, eMarketer's vice president of forecasting, in a statement.


Klipsch speakers are getting Alexa and Google Assistant voice control

Engadget

Voice control was all the rage at CES 2017 and this year's show appears to continue the trend. This time, another big name in audio is getting into the game: Klipsch. The company will have options for both Alexa and Google Assistant, so you'll have some choice when it comes to the new feature and new audio gear.


The Sonos One speaker is at its lowest price ever right now

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

The Sonos One has all the benefits of an Echo dot, with the power of an incredible speaker. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. However, our picks and opinions are independent from USA Today's newsroom and any business incentives. Listen up, folks, because I'm about to tell you about a sale that's so hard to come by, I liken it to finding money on the street. Right now until midnight tonight, you can get the first generation Sonos One speaker on B&H for just $144.95, which is by far the lowest price we've ever seen it available for.


Amazon Alexa set for 7inch touchscreen 'Knight' upgrade

Daily Mail - Science & tech

Amazon is set to give its Echo speaker a radical overhaul - and a screen. According to CNET, Amazon will reveal the new Echo device, codenamed'Knight' next month. Earlier this week it introduced Echo Look, a'style assistant' smart camera priced at $200. According to CNET, Amazon will reveal the new Echo device, codenamed'Knight' next month. Earlier this week it introduced Echo Look, a'style assistant' smart camera priced at $200.