This Week in Tech: 6th - 10th May

Published on May 10th, 2019. Written by .

In this week's roundup:

  • Facebook announce an ad builder and an appointment manager for small businesses
  • Alexa for Windows 10 is now hand-free
  • Google Duplex coming to the browser
This Week in Tech: 6th - 10th May

Mark Zuckerberg talking about rebuilding Facebook around privacy

Facebook announce an ad builder and an appointment manager for small businesses

As it is small business week, it would seem fit for Facebook to announce a new ad builder and an appointment manager for small businesses.

Small businesses can still use Facebook adverts as they did before after the update has been rolled out.

This Week in Tech: 6th - 10th May

Alexa for Windows 10 is now hand-free

Late last year, Amazon brought Alexa to Windows 10 devices. This allowed owners of Windows 10 PCs to set reminders, timers and control their smart home from their PC. Amazon have just released an update to this where Alexa will become hands-free. 

Previously, if you wanted to use Alexa on Windows 10 you would have needed to open the Alexa program and click on the 'Listen' button. Although, if you prefer, that is still an option.

Google Duplex coming to the browser

Google is bringing its Duplex AI system to the web browser in the next few weeks. Google says it will share more information about the project in the upcoming weeks.

Duplex is the system Google announced at Google IO last year which can book appointments for you using Google's AI. You can watch a demo of how it works above.

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