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Jibo Is Probably Totally Dead Now - IEEE Spectrum
The servers for Jibo the social robot are apparently shutting down. Multiple owners report that Jibo himself has been delivering the news: "Maybe someday when robots are way more advanced than today, and everyone has them in their homes, you can tell yours that I said hello." - that's probably the saddest thing I've heard in robotics since I learned about Sony Aibo Mk ! device owners having funerals for them when they gave up the ghost. It also shows the flaw in cloud connected consumer products
consumerelectronics  crowdsourcing  robotics  totwitter 
13 days ago by renaissancechambara
Smart Speaker Market Takes Off in Holiday Quarter | Consumer Intelligence Research Partners
- interesting that you're starting to see multi-speaker households (1/3rd of US households who own a smart speaker device own more than one). I am still leery of them. (PDF)
consumerelectronics  voice  analysis  research  reference  totwitter 
5 weeks ago by renaissancechambara
CES 2019: A Show Report – Learning By Shipping
Sit back and think for a minute that it actually got easier to turn off your lights in New York by tapping a button on smartphone and sending the off command into outer-fricking-space and back through a datacenter in Idaho than to simply send 4 bytes worth of infrared 12 feet across the room.
consumerelectronics  totwitter 
9 weeks ago by renaissancechambara
Inside the hype and reality of Alexa, Siri and the voice assistant ‘revolution’ - Recode
“Smart speaker listeners are much more passive,” she added. “People with voice interfaces tend to accept what’s given to them.”
robotics  voice  consumerelectronics 
november 2018 by renaissancechambara
CTS - conserve the sound
“Conserve the sound” ist ein Online-Archiv für verschwindende Geräusche.
audio  archive  history  sound  museum  art  consumerelectronics  technology  inspiration 
october 2018 by e2b
CTS - conserve the sound
“Conserve the sound” ist ein Online-Archiv für verschwindende Geräusche.
history  museum  audio  archive  sound  art  blog  consumerelectronics  digital-preservation  Diigo 
september 2018 by atran
CTS - conserve the sound
- a German project that preserves what would have been familiar sounds of now obsolete technology. Most are interesting, though the Krups coffee grinder sounds exactly the same as my more modern model
studio  sample  history  consumerelectronics 
september 2018 by renaissancechambara

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