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Voice-first: has the screen become obsolete?

Voice-First devices, or digital voice assistants (DVA), mark a significant turning point in digital technologies. They’re revolutionising design principles, business models and e-commerce. We had a look at the DVA boom and the latest trends in voice commands. Amazon Echo and Apple are launching their own voice assistants to rival Google’s Home range, which came out in the States in 2016 and has been available in Europe since last summer. Microsoft, meanwhile, is bringing out its own smart speaker, called Invoke, combining the capabilities of its Cortana assistant with the expertise of Harmon Kardon, Samsung’s speaker division. The DVA...

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Apple Park, the new 4.0 campus

Apple employees will enter the new “Apple Park” campus in April, which was imagined by Steve Jobs as “a centre for creativity and collaboration”. More than 12,000 employees will thus move into the 70-hectare premises located in Cupertino, Apple’s historic stronghold. The new Apple Park campus is being built at the heart of the Santa Clara valley, this gigantic futuristic ring-shaped building of 260,000 square metres will host all of the tech giant’s 12,000 employees. An orchard in the middle of meadows to inspire Apple’s staff “The workspaces and parklands are designed to inspire our team as well as...

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The new smartphones for 2017: a review of the latest models

At the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona (MWC 2017), which ended yesterday, LG, Lenovo, BlackBerry and Sony were the first to unveil their new wares, including their flagship smartphones. HTC, meanwhile, had decided to launch its 2017 models earlier, in January. The Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+ will be officially launched at the end of March, but rumours and leaked specs give us a good idea already of the performances of these much-awaited models.  Where smartphones are concerned, the main trends at MWC 2017 focused less on technological prowess and more on improvements in terms of user-friendliness. The makers...

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