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Google Assistant now offers audible Google News
December 9, 2018

The Google Assistant has been a helpful guide for many mobile users. Whether on the smartphone or at home with the Google Home or Google Home Hub, the smart voice assistant still needs to further improve to ensure people stay informed or up-to-date not only with technology but with news and current events. You may no longer be interested in them but it’s important that you know what’s happening in the...

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Google Assistant will prioritize briefs over longform audio news
December 7, 2018

Despite new features coming virtually every week for Google Assistant and Alexa, the most popular ways people use AI assistants are fairly consistent: to play music, set timers, check the weather, and hear the news. And how assistants share the news is changing. Google announced today a new project and format for listening to the news. With the new format, when people say “Play the news,” Google Assistant will play up to eight news...

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Google Assistant gives you a "survival guide" for the upcoming holidays
December 2, 2018

If you follow tech news or if you use your Google Assistant and smart devices a lot, you know that Google keeps adding new things for you to play around with on your Google Home, smart displays, and other Google Assistant-enabled devices. This coming holiday season, they’re adding new things or highlighting existing features that will help you survive family reunions, Christmas or Hannukah celebrations and...

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Google Assistant gets photo-sharing with voice, to-do lists, and new kids’ stories
November 30, 2018

Google Assistant and its Home speakers are getting smarter ahead of the holiday season with the launch of new features like the ability to create and manage to-do lists, teach kids manners, and share photos with your voice. The ability to create to-do lists will only be available for Assistant iOS and Android app users, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat in an email. Support to connect to-do lists to apps like Any.do, Google Keep, and...

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Google launches YouTubers say "Hey Google" campaign
November 30, 2018

Google has been building the reputation of their Google Assistant through new features that should make your life easier, new products that they have integrated with the digital assistant, and other cool gimmicks that would make you want to “Hey Google” all day. Now they have just launched a new marketing campaign called YouTubers Say “Hey Google” to highlight all of its strengths and features. They...

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Amazon Echo or Google Home: Which smart speaker is right for you?
November 27, 2018

If you’re in the market for a small speaker, you can go for an Apple HomePod with Siri inside or this $2,250 Bang and Olufsen deal, but if you’re looking for the most value, top features, and a solution that lets you spread music throughout your home, you only really have Amazon’s Echo speakers and Google’s Home lineup. Statistically speaking, you are likely to buy more than one speaker, and depending on the size of your home, if you...

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ProBeat: We can't get over how human Google Duplex sounds
November 27, 2018

Watch the above video. Then watch it again, but close your eyes. Listen carefully to the voice making a restaurant reservation. Duplex — Google’s artificially intelligent chat agent that can arrange appointments over the phone — has started rolling out to a “small group” of Google Pixel phone owners in select cities (Atlanta, New York City, Phoenix, and San Francisco). For now, the feature only works in English, with some...

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Google rolling out Duplex to selected Pixel users
November 25, 2018

When Google announced their Duplex feature at the I/O Developer’s Conference earlier this year, people were either intrigued or freaked out. The fact that your Google Assistant can call up an establishment and make a reservation for you is both convenient and also a bit scary. Now we’re seeing the first rollout of the feature to actual users, although it seems to only be for a select number of Pixel owners...

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Roku, Google Assistant now link up for easier search and play
November 1, 2018

If you use a Roku device to stream your favorite movies and TV shows and you use smart speakers, phones, or smart displays that have Google Assistant support, your life may have become a bit easier as far as controlling these devices go. You can now connect your Roku streaming devices to your Google account and ask your digital assistant to search for media, play said media, and control the rest of your...

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Anker Nebula Capsule II mini projector, Model Zero speakers unveiled
October 28, 2018

We’re more familiar with Anker offering wireless chargers but we know the brand also sells mini projectors and speakers. The company has rolled out the Nebula Mars II Portable Projector back in June and now it has a follow-up in the form of the Nebula Capsule II mini projector. It’s more of an upgraded version as it is now capable of display images and videos in 720p resolution and connects with USB-C....

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