Tag Archive: Assistant


TiVo announces Google Assistant, Alexa, and IFTTT support

TiVo’s smart features will be rolling out over the next few months.

CES 2018 has been home to a ton of different announcements, but one trend that’s been more prevalent than ever is the integration of virtual assistants in a variety of smart home gadgets. TiVo is one of the companies following this trend, and over the coming months, it’ll be rolling out support for Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT.

TiVo will launch a Google Assistant  [Read More…]

These are all the Google Assistant Smart Displays

Smart Displays are coming first from JBL, Lenovo, LG, and Sony.

We’ve already seen a lot of cool tech from CES 2018, but if there’s one thing that’s been apparent throughout the show, it’s that Google is betting it all on Google Assistant. The company came at Amazon’s Echo Dot in late 2017 with the Google Home Mini, and now it’s ready to tackle the Echo Show/Echo Spot with its new Smart Displays.

Smart Displays are Google  [Read More…]

Google publishes new directory for Google Assistant commands

Google Assistant has been one of the biggest centerpieces of new products being unveiled at CES 2018. We have seen new smart speakers announced, along with a new lineup of smart displays from the likes of LG and Lenovo. However, one of the problems for the “everyday” person when it comes to Google Assistant is […]

Google Assistant is coming to Dish Network this year

Launching on the Hopper, Joey, and Wally.

If it seems like the Google Assistant is everywhere, that’s kind of because it is. CES 2018 has been home to numerous product launches that features some sort of Assistant integration, and now Dish Network has announced that it’ll be joining the Google Assistant bandwagon.

Launching at some point during the first half of 2018, you’ll be able to control your Dish Network programming via Google Assistant through a Google  [Read More…]

Zolo announces Model Zero radial speaker with Google Assistant

Anker’s Zolo sub-brand has announced an interestingly designed speaker with Google Assistant.

Anker is no stranger to audio products since it produces some of the best inexpensive earbuds out there. Its Zolo sub-brand is no stranger to experimental products either, with the company releasing its Liberty truly wireless earbuds late last year. That heritage continues with Zolo’s latest announcement: the Model Zero speaker.

Image courtesy of Zolo

I’m not quite sure what the inspiration is for  [Read More…]

Android Auto is fantastic with the addition of Google Assistant and wireless connectivity

Android Auto didn’t get an overhaul, but these new features are fantastic.

In case you hadn’t heard, CES 2018 is Google’s platform for showing how Google Assistant can be deployed everywhere. One of the places where it makes perfect sense to have a hands-free intelligent assistant is in the car, so naturally Google added it to Android Auto. At the same time, it announced the public availability of wireless Android Auto, which was first shown off conceptually at Google  [Read More…]

Google Assistant in 2018: Google reveals what to expect

Like CES 2017 was about all about Alexa, a large part of this year’s CES seems to be revolving around the Google Assistant. The search giant has just shared an extensive post in which it reveals its expansion plans for the Google Assistant in 2018. Basically, you can expect a deluge of new Assistant-powered devices […]

Hisense announces two Android TVs with Google Assistant and Alexa

Introducing the H10E and H9E Plus.

Android TV has had a surprisingly big presence at CES 2018, and one of the companies responsible for this is Hisense. Hisense announced a slew of new televisions for its 2018 lineup, and the two highest-end models (the H10E and H9E Plus) are both powered by Android TV as opposed to the much clunkier Hisense OS.

Hisense H10E

Starting first with the H10E, this is Hisense’s most premium TV for  [Read More…]

Lenovo’s Echo Show alternative comes with the Google Assistant built-in

The dispute between Amazon and Google over whether the former’s Echo Show should get YouTube access just escalated to a whole new level. At CES 2018, we learned that Lenovo and Google have partnered up for an Echo Show rival with the Google Assistant on board. What’s more, Google announced partnerships with a wide range […]

Facebook’s M virtual assistant is being shut down on January 19

Two years later, Facebook’s pulling the plug on M.

Back in 2015, Facebook announced its own virtual assistant by the name of “M.” M was different from the likes of Siri and Alexa due to the fact that it was regularly monitored by a group of humans to help grow the platform, and because of this, M could do things book reservations, order gifts, and more. The assistant was only ever made available to a small group of people  [Read More…]