There’s an interesting debate shaping up over whether consumers want to use one virtual assistant like Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri or Google Assistant across all their devices, or have access to multiple virtual helpers.

As consumer technology products evolve, developers typically strive to produce devices that are powerful, more capable and smaller than previous-gen products.

There’s nothing wrong with getting Dad something from the standard Father’s Day lineup of gifts, such as a tie, a new power or lawn tool, or a box of golf balls. He can use those things at least once or twice a week.

You can cue up Alice Cooper’s classic song “School’s Out for Summer.” The calendar has flipped to June, which means children and teen-agers will soon be starting their summer vacations.

Why do a majority of consumers prefer their A.I. assistants to speak in a female voice? That’s one finding of a new survey on how consumers use virtual assistants on their phones and home connected devices.

I don’t want our blog to become a platform for political discourse, I’ll leave that to Facebook, Twitter and the talking heads on cable TV news.

Given the near universal hatred people have for office cubicle farms, you might think that coworking spaces would be just as unpopular. Yet, the opposite is true. The number of coworking spaces worldwide has skyrocketed from 1,000 five years ago to more than 11,000 today, driven by the similar increase in the number of remote workers and independent contractors. Coworking spaces are great for facilitating collaboration and networking, but sometimes you need to block out the noise and focus. That’s when you turn your OV intelligent headphones into your own portable Cone of Silence that’s much more effective than one of Max Smart’s favorite gizmos.

Back in 2009, the Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) launched its "Decide to Drive" campaign to raise awareness of the dangers of distracted driving. Today, the AAOS is also sounding the alarm over distracted walking. Its research finds the number of injuries to pedestrians using their phones has more than doubled since 2004 - everything from falling down stairs to stepping in front of on-coming traffic. Our OV intelligent headphones with voice control for Amazon Alexa Voice are convenient and fun to use, but considering these statistics, it’s important to emphasize how using your voice to control your A.I. assistant can keep you safe while walking or driving

Admit it – the first time you said “Alexa,” “OK Google,” or “Hey Siri,” you felt a little silly. But chances are you quickly got over that feeling after discovering how powerful voice-controlled A.I. assistants have become. I feel comfortable making that educated guess after reviewing the findings of new research from Park Associates that finds talking to connected devices is becoming second-nature for us.