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Tech trends shaking up the Australian retail sector in 2024
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Resurgence of RFID technology, generative AI with voice commerce, unified supply chain management, and AR integration is set to revolutionise Australia's retail scene.
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Study reveals stark discrepancy in perceived AI use at work
Thu, 26th Oct 2023
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A new study has revealed executives believe artificial intelligence is more commonly used in the workplace than employees perceive.
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Ramco Systems appoints senior leaders for its Global Payroll Business
Fri, 21st Apr 2023
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Ramco Systems has appointed Paul Nikhil Prasad as Business Head of Managed Payroll Services to contribute to its HR and Payroll business growth.
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Hands-on review: Nanoleaf Essentials Light Bulbs
Thu, 22nd Sep 2022
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There is a veritable panoply of colour schemes and I found one that matched my editor’s mood when I’ve made too many typos.
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Sony announces new Bravia range with cutting-edge processor
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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Powered by the Cognitive Processor XR, the BRAVIA TV’s use a new processing method designed to replicate the ways humans see and hear.
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Lenovo unveils new laptops, tablets and Amazon Alexa Show Mode
Tue, 12th Jan 2021
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mobility
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tablets & laptops
Lenovo unveils new NEC consumer products at CES 2021, including the IdeaPad 5G laptop, Lenovo Tab P11 tablet, and Amazon Alexa Show Mode on select PCs.
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Are they spying? Young people wary of virtual assistants
Sat, 18th Jan 2020
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Young consumers fret over virtual assistants' privacy risks, finds Maintel study.
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Fitbit launches Versa 2 with Amazon Alexa, announces new subscription service
Thu, 29th Aug 2019
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Fitbit Versa 2 debuts with Alexa, Spotify, enhanced sleep tracking and 5+ day battery life.
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Jabra’s environment-aware headphones hit Aotearoa
Mon, 1st Jul 2019
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The headphones include SmartSound that automatically adjusts the sound and noise cancelling based on the user’s environment.
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Alexa to join the living room through LG TVs
Wed, 29th May 2019
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LG adds Alexa to 2019 AI TVs in Australia and NZ, enhancing the smart home experience with seamless voice control.
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Are we security-ready for Alexa in the office?
Fri, 8th Feb 2019
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As home-IoT devices such as smart assistants head into the office, there will be a raft of new security challenges that will need to be addressed.
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LG makes TVs smarter with new AI processors
Tue, 15th Jan 2019
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Latest TVs from LG use deep learning to enhance the video and audio output and introduces integration with Alexa.
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Review: The Sonos Beam - more than a soundbar
Fri, 30th Nov 2018
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Sonos’ is one of the serious contenders in the smart speaker market. Is the Beam soundbar worth taking seriously? I think it actually might be.
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Search to purchase will cause voice AI tech to bloom
Mon, 22nd Oct 2018
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This year it is estimated that over 100 million smart speakers will be installed - but it isn’t going to stop there.
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AWS adds new smart scheduling functionality to Alexa
Mon, 28th May 2018
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The ‘Alexa Smart Scheduling Assistant’ is designed to help users schedule 1:1 meetings with multiple participants.
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Google beats Amazon to first place in smart speaker war
Mon, 28th May 2018
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Google overtakes Amazon in the booming smart speaker market as global shipments surge by 210%.
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Air New Zealand launching as a skill on Amazon Alexa
Mon, 22nd Jan 2018
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Air New Zealand to integrate with Alexa, offering flight updates via voice command in Australasia.
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Ask SEEK to find you a job with Alexa
Thu, 18th Jan 2018
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job advertising
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SEEK pioneers voice-activated job search in Aus with Alexa skills.
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The AI smoke detector you never knew you needed
Mon, 8th Jan 2018
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Onelink Safe & Sound merges home safety with smart tech in a 3-in-1 device.
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Amazon Music Unlimited arrives in 28 countries
Tue, 12th Dec 2017
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Amazon Music Unlimited expands into 28 more countries, offering a catalogue of over 40 million songs and thousands of playlists to more listeners.
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Three epic speakers we want for summer adventures
Mon, 11th Dec 2017
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alexa
Get ready for a summer of sun, food, and Christmas festivities with these top three speakers for your holiday season.
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AWS brings Alexa to the enterprise with Alexa for Business
Fri, 1st Dec 2017
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cloud services
The new AWS service makes it easy for companies to voice-enable their offices with Alexa, giving workers an intelligent assistant.
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No thanks Alexa: Aussies reluctant to embrace AI home assistants
Wed, 25th Oct 2017
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Aussies wary of AI shopping, only 5% use home assistants.
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Alexa, how much are you worth? $6 billion apparently
Thu, 5th Oct 2017
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Smart home gadget market to hit $6bn, with devices set to triple in value by 2021, in the wake of rising consumer interest.