Dealerscope Staff

Dealerscope Staff
Next frontier in smart voice assistants: your ear

The tussle for supremacy between Amazon and Google to create the most useful voice assistant is getting louder. But while this battle is largely taking place in home speakers and phones, another player – IBM — is carving out territory in the ear. At Barcelona's Mobile World Congress in February, Big Blue showed that it…

Hollywood again considers $30 early movie rentals

Slowly, movie studios are putting the pieces in place for reducing the time between a film's theatrical run and when you can watch it at home. The latest step toward this is news that Warner Bros. would be cool with people watching its movies as soon as 17 days after theatrical debut, according to Variety.…

Samsung's new AI assistant will take on Siri and Alexa

Samsung is preparing to launch a digital assistant called "Bixby," the latest product to result from the tech industry's obsession with artificial intelligence and the Internet of Things. Bixby will be featured on the new Galaxy S8, Samsung's head of research and development Injong Rhee said in a blog post. The S8 launches in New…

Cisco's 'Spark' board is basically a giant iPad, but it makes sense

When was the last time you used a dedicated video conferencing room over a video call on Skype, Slack, or FaceTime? This realization has seemingly hit Cisco Systems, which is pushing a new "smart" whiteboard to the market. It's basically a giant iPad mounted on the wall. But it makes sense. Over the years, Cisco…

Xbox One could soon have full Dolby Atmos support

A new Xbox One update is on the way for users in the Alpha Ring of the Xbox Insider Program and though it isn’t bringing any particularly big changes, some of the release notes suggest there are exciting plans in motion for the console’s sound with full Dolby Atmos support. At the moment, the Xbox…

Huawei Watch 2 Sport Review

Google’s Android Wear 2.0 update is slowly but surely making its way to existing smartwatches like Fossil’s Q lineup, but you may want to buy a new watch altogether after you’ve seen the Huawei Watch 2 Sport and Classic. While there will be plenty of other Android Wear options this year with NFC after the…

The Luxury Technology Show: New York City

The annual NYC Luxury Technology Show is March 23rd at the Met Pav. with product debuts from Turing Robotic Industries, BlackBerry, Thiel Audio, simplehuman, EchoBox Audio & 40+ more brands. Press, Media, Industry Execs & VIPs get an insider’s view on the latest in elite electronics while enjoying cocktails & cuisine!

Watch this guy catch a real ball in VR

Disney Research has figured out a way to let people catch real balls while wearing VR headsets. The team uses sensors to track your hands, head, and the ball, and then uses motion prediction to map a virtual ball in VR, allowing the user to track and catch the physical one. That’s a neat trick…

You can now use Amazon’s voice assistant to get free 2-hour deliveries

Alexa can now make a beer run. Amazon on Tuesday announced that its Alexa voice assistant can now make orders through Prime Now, the e-commerce giant’s two-hour delivery service. In addition, Amazon says people in Seattle, Washington, Columbus, Ohio, and Cincinnati, Ohio will be able to use Alexa and Prime Now to get select alcohol…

Apple's quiet iPad launch proves no one cares about tablets

Psst! Did you hear that Apple released a new iPad? You'd be forgiven if you didn't. After all, Apple didn't bother to hold an event to introduce its newest 9.7-inch tablet, which drops the Air name and gets a $70 price cut along with a faster processor and brighter display. Instead, Apple made the announcement…