Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform for Smart Speakers, Wireless Speakers and Headphones


Qualcomm announced Smart Audio Platform during the Voice and Music Developers Conference 2017 in Shenzhen on on Tuesday, June 13. Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform is the combination of voice-recognition sensor, microphone and speaker for third-party manufacturers to build own speakers from scratch. Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform runs on open source Linux operating system and Google’s Android Things IoT (Internet of Things) platform, comprises far-field microphone technology that can detect “wake” phrases.

Qualcomm Smart Audio Platform
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Google Home Smart AI Speaker Outage, Fixed by Rebooting


Start from May 31, Google Home smart AI-powered speaker outage happen in US began on the basis of complaints posted on Google Home Help Forum. Whenever the Assistant was summoned with “Ok Google” or “Hey Google” phrases, “Hmm, something went wrong. Try again in a few seconds,” or “There was a glitch. Try again in a few seconds.” However, the matter was only said to be there on Google Home speaker and has been said to be fixed by Google.Glitch - Something went wrong messages from Home
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Google for Jobs Search Engine Launched Partnership with LinkedIn and Facebook


Google I/O developers conference 2017 on Wednesday announced partnership with LinkedIn, Facebook and traditional job search service providers such as CareerBuilder, Glassdoor, Monster and ZipRecruiter to launch Google for Jobs, adds job postings to Google’s search results page so that users don’t have to leave the site to see them.

Google for Jobs announced during Google I/O developers conference 2017
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Raspberry Pi‬ and ‪Google‬‬ Released Voice Recognition Kit for AIY Projects


Google teamed up with Raspberry Pi Foundation to build the first RPi-compatible kits for AIY Projects: do-it-yourself artificial intelligence for Makers by releasing series of reference kits, starting with voice recognition kit. Voice Kit taps into Google Assistant SDK and Cloud Speech API using AIY Projects Voice HAT (Hardware Accessory on Top) board, stereo microphone and speaker, designed and tested with the Raspberry Pi 3 Model B.

Google RPi Voice Kit
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Google Android Overtake Microsoft Windows as World’s Most Popular OS


Google’s Android now world’s most popular operating system (OS) in terms of total internet usage across desktop, laptop, tablet and mobile combined, with 37.93% ahead of Microsoft Windows (37.91%) for the first time. According to a new report by StatCounter.

StatCounter: Internet usage based on operating systems Match 2012-March 2017
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