Trust is the main barrier to smart speaker adoption – here’s what companies can do about that

This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. Current subscribers can read the report here. Business Insider IntelligenceSmart speakers comprise one of the fastest-growing device segments in the consumer technology market today. Ownership levels have nearly doubled from early […]

Cellphone and internet adoption may have peaked in the US

There’s no question that technologies like cellphones and internet access have become ubiquitous, but they now appear to be hitting their peak in the US. Pew Research Center’s latest technology study has shown that key categories technological adoption has gone virtually unchanged since the last study in 2016, suggesting they’ve hit saturation points. Much like […]

Elementary Star Lucy Liu Talks Joan's Adoption Arc, Looming Michael Threat

For Elementary‘s Joan Watson, the road to adoption has not been without its challenges. And with serial killer Michael still at large, there’s also an element of looming danger to the P.I.’s life. Below, Lucy Liu — who steps behind the camera for the sixth time to direct Monday’s episode (CBS, 10/9c) — talks to TVLine about […]

This dog was found with a heartbreaking note — and now he’s on his way to adoption

Harris County Animal Shelter A one-year-old Poodle named Lee was abandoned in the parking lot of Harris County Animal Shelter in Houston, Texas. Lee’s owner left a note with him, explaining that they could no longer afford to take care of Lee, but asked the shelter to take him in and not put him down. The […]

How stand-alone VR headsets will usher in mainstream adoption beginning in 2018

BII This is a preview of a research report from Business Insider Intelligence, Business Insider’s premium research service. To learn more about Business Insider Intelligence, click here. The virtual reality (VR) market is expected to rally in 2018 after seeing slow growth from 2016 to 2017. The uptick will be largely catalyzed by the emergence of the […]

Adoption spikes in Russian village as local school faces closure

A Russian village of fewer than 300 people has one school, which has too few students to stay open. The school and an orphanage have struck a deal, in which local residents have started to adopt children from a neighboring hamlet. Read more While the school in the Khotochu village in Sakha Republic has been […]

EastEnders spoilers: Kim and Denise Fox FINALLY discover truth about adoption bombshell

Sisters Denise (played by Diane Parish) and Kim (Tameka Empson) have always been close on EastEnders, ever since the latter arrived on the BBC soap nine years ago. Yet a recent confession from their mother Emerald Fox (Doña Croll) knocked Denise and Kim for six as she told them that Denise wasn’t actually her biological […]

Unjustifiable carrier fees will stifle LTE smartwatch adoption

OPINION: Wearables have become an established category over the past few years, but the subcategory of LTE wearables is still tiny and fragile. Unfortunately, cellular providers are treating LTE wearables like tablets, as if they’re similarly capable of gobbling data at phone-like rates. To encourage adoption, carriers should treat wearables as what they are — trivial […]

3 guidelines for successful enterprise AI adoption

GUEST: Artificial intelligence has permeated our culture and is revolutionizing our daily lives. Alexa turns off our lights before bed, chatbots manage our online purchases, and Uber tells us when we will arrive at our destination. AI technology is so ingrained in our day-to-day lives that over 68 percent of us use it without even […]