AlexaIn my latest Mediatel column I have a difficult conversation with Alexa about why my Amazon Echo is going back in its box after two months of being underwhelmed. Here is a link and there are some interesting comments in response to the article. Since the article my new DAB radio has arrived to supplant it and I don’t regret the decision at all.

By coincidence the latest episode of asiCast ‘dropped’ this week and it’s an interview with Charles Dawes of TiVO about how they are integrating voice assistance into TV content recognition. I suspect this may be more likely to be the future for voice control: embedded into separate devices as opposed to a separate stand alone box. But then I am also on record as predicting that the iPad would be a gimmick.