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AI-News with Siri, Alexa and Google – Episode 2: The Epic Rap Battle

A fresh glimpse into the news around Siri, Alexa and Google. This time a young fella invited himself and our assistants could not resist to show off their beatboxing and rapping. You will recognize...
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AI-News with Siri, Alexa and Google – Episode 1

Whoa, long time - no read! Well, this is because I was working on this post. Still, not a sunday read here, just a little clip to watch and enjoy! I hope you like this...
Easter Egg Hunt with Siri, Alexa and Google

Easter Assistant Showdown: Who has the Best Easter Egg Hunt? Siri, Alexa or Google?

It's this time of the year, which lets us think of Easter egg hunts. Not only the real Easter eggs but also the virtual ones, well hidden in our smart assistants: Siri, Alexa, and...
Siri, Google and Alexa Musical Showdown

Musical Assistant Showdown: Who will win, Siri, Google or Alexa?

We are at the crossroads. We use our smart assistants mostly for listening to music, but how musical are our assistants actually? How to decide, whether Alexa, Siri or Google fits better to our...
Google Assistant Starr

Hey Google, Play Some Music! All The Music Voice Commands

"Hey Google, play the album with a diving baby and a one dollar bill on its cover." "Alright, here's the album Nevermind on Google Play Music." Seriously? There's a bunch of commands and features in this post,...
Alexa sings and plays guitar

Alexa, Play Some Music: All The Music Voice Commands

If you are anything like me, you don't like to pull out your smartphone to browse for the music you'd like to hear. So you're standing there, in front of Alexa, wondering what you...
O Siri Mio

Siri and Apple Music: The Many Voice Commands for HomePod, iPhone, Apple TV, Apple...

If you are anything like me, the sound of your new HomePod somehow managed to make you fall in love with music, again. So you are sitting in front of your new speaker, wondering...
iRobot Roomba and Google Home

How to teach your Logitech Harmony: Alexa, Hey Google turn on Roomba!

It must have been a strange moment for Mr. Colin M. Angle, CEO of iRobot, when he presumably announced summer 2017 his plans to sell the mapping data share maps for free with customer consent of his...
Showdown Logitech Harmony

Assistant Showdown with Logitech Harmony: Who will win, Alexa or Google?

Let's find out, which of our assistants supports Logitech Harmony better. We will compare configuration, voice commands, and assistant specific smart home features. Now, that we have thoroughly examined Logitech Harmony: a Hub and it's Elite,...
Logitech Harmony Alexa

Logitech Harmony and Alexa: Setup, Voice Commands and a Candlelight Dinner

This Valentine's post is a story of appreciation, harmony and ultimately ... love. In this post we are going to connect Alexa with our Logitech Harmony Hub, only to find one of the loveliest integrations...
Google Assistant and Logitech Harmony

Logitech Harmony and Google Assistant: Setup and Voice Commands

In this post, we will connect Google Assistant with our Logitech Harmony Hub. In case you have not already set up your Harmony devices, activities and favorites, it is a good time to do...
Logitech Harmony Elite

Logitech Harmony – a Hub and it’s Elite, Ultimate, Companion

How many remote controls do you (have to) use? How many times are you searching for one of them, only to find you need the other one? Switching input channels and turning devices on, on...
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Nanoleaf Aurora & Rhythm: See your Music in 14 Trillion Ways!

I can't believe it's December already! Let's plug our Nanoleaf Rhythm into the Aurora, download the Firefly scene (by SmartEnlight =), and listen to crackling wood and some weird tune. In case you are...
Electrical Exhibition in 1898, Madison Square Garden

Introduction to Smart Entertainment: A Brief History of Wireless Remote Controls

It is a rainy September afternoon in New York. We are at the first Electrical Exhibition held at Madison Square Garden. A tall, skinny man is standing next to a big pool, surrounded by...