HomePod Is Still Too Expensive—and It’s Crushing Apple’s Smart Home Push

Apple’s first smart home device is now more affordable. But that doesn’t make it any more successful. In February, market researcher Consumer Intelligence Research Partners (CIRP) said Amazon’s Echo products and Google’s Home devices had 94% market share in the U.S. smart speaker market. At 6% market share, Apple was far behind. In a statement […]

Cedars-Sinai Hospital is Using Amazon Alexa in Patient’s Hospital Rooms

Patients staying at Cedars-Sinai hospital can now call for help in an interesting new way: using Alexa. The hospital has launched a pilot program to test a new Alexa-powered healthcare platform called Aiva. With it, patients can use an Amazon Echo in their room to do things like controlling their televisions or call a nurse. […]