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This is why tech company buyouts can create big problems for consumers

. The reason was twofold: we were already deeply embedded with the Google ecosystem, and our Ring Doorbells had always been flaky (sometimes they'd work, sometimes they wouldn't).This switch was also prompted by replacing our Alexa devices with Google Home Speakers. Those speakers were brought about after we switched our ISP and Alexa refused to connect to the new network, even after a factory reset. When the Google Home Speakers arrived, it took me two minutes to have them both setup and working perfectly. Those

Xbox discusses how AI can benefit developers and consumers – Destructoid

Artificial intelligence is the new buzzword in gaming, and people’s reaction to it is mixed. At the Wells Fargo TMT summit, Xbox chief financial officer and corporate vice president of finance and operations Tim Stuart spoke a bit about the role of AI in Microsoft’s vision for its gaming sector. Stuart is optimistic about what AI can do and sees it as a tool that can simplify developers’ lives. Several aspects of game development can be automated with AI, such as localization and game testing. He also gives the…

Dyson apologises to South Korean consumers for poor customer service

Image Source : DYSON Dyson Dyson Ltd, the Asia-Pacific chief of British home appliance maker issued an apology to South Korean consumers on Wednesday. The apology was made after witnessing the rising number of complaints for poor handling of customer service in the country. Rob Webster, the head of Dyson's Asia-Pacific division, rolled out a statement in the

Consumers, florists differ on floral arrangements

NC State researchers learned that consumers highly value flower arrangements with roses and don't care much for chrysanthemums. Credit: Michael Kellett. Consumer preferences in floral arrangements don't necessarily match the designs that florists are taught to make, according to a new study by researchers at North Carolina State University.

Transforming emerging markets: How AI is empowering consumers in India

In recent years, Artificial Intelligence (AI) has emerged as a transformative force with the potential to revolutionize various industries across the globe. While its applications are numerous, one of the most promising and impactful areas is its ability to empower consumers in emerging markets. That's us.In countries like India, Bangladesh, and across the African continent, AI is opening doors to greater access, affordability, and convenience in essential services, thereby enhancing the quality of life for millions.…

Top Chinese Livestreamer Losing Steam Shows Consumers’ Fragility

 Look no further than China's biggest livestreamer for a snapshot of the country's flagging consumption outlook. Li Jiaqi, known as ‘Lipstick King' for his prowess in selling cosmetics, recorded sales of 9.5 billion yuan ($1.3 billion) on Oct. 24, the first day of the annual Singles' Day shopping festival that ended on Saturday, according to a Southern Metropolis Daily report, which didn't say where it got the information. That's down from last year's first-day tally of 21.5 billion yuan, it said. Separately, Caixin said…

Study found consumers are more prepared for automated vehicle delivery than drones or robots

Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain With Amazon aiming to make 10,000 deliveries with drones in Europe this year and Walmart planning to expand its drone delivery services to an additional 60,000 homes this year in the states, companies are investing more research and development funding into drone delivery, But are consumers ready to accept this change as the new normal?…

Samsung mobile boss expects foldables to account for more premium phone sales as consumers hold on to phones longer

Samsung expects foldable smartphones to account for more and more of its premium smartphone sales going forward, the South Korean tech giant's mobile boss says.In 2022, foldable smartphones accounted for 40% of the premium smartphones it sold in South Korea, Samsung Mobile Experience (MX) President TM Roh said in a press conference on the sidelines of Unpacked 2023 in Seoul.This year, with the launch of Galaxy Z Flip 5 and Galaxy Z Fold 5, foldables' portion in Samsung's premium smartphone sales is expected to expand