Apple, Google and Amazon seek standard for smart devices

Business / Tech Dec 19, 2019

Apple, Google and Amazon seek standard for smart devices

Apple Inc., Alphabet Inc.'s Google and Amazon.com Inc. — three of the biggest providers of smart-home and voice-assistant technology — are joining forces to make internet-connected homes easier to set up and safer to use. The rivals announced Wednesday that they're working with the Zigbee ...

Firms tap apps that 'augment reality'

National Nov 19, 2013

Firms tap apps that 'augment reality'

by Asako Takaguchi

Smartphone applications featuring "augmented reality" are being used by an increasing number of companies to promote their products. Ikea Japan K.K., the Japanese arm of the Swedish furnishing giant, launched a service in August that gives customers a virtual preview of how a piece of ...