Tag Archive: Assistant


Google Assistant gets new look, additional features on mobile devices

Google on Wednesday introduced a new version of its Google Assistant app for mobile devices. The refreshed client, available for both Android and iPhone, combines voice and touch-based elements to deliver a more intuitive experience that also closely resembles the other apps getting UI overhauls.

Why It Matters

Google Assistant, first introduced with  [Read More…]

Mi Air Purifier 2S comes to India with Google Assistant, Alexa integration

Xiaomi’s latest air purifier has a built-in air quality monitor, and you can control it with Alexa or Assistant.

After launching the Mi Air Purifier 2 in India a few years ago, Xiaomi is launching an updated variant that offers a set of upgrades. The Mi Air Purifier 2S is now live in the country, and the highlight is that it comes with an OLED display and an air quality monitor that shows off real-time air quality.  [Read More…]

The Google Assistant gets some unique voice commands, but not everyone will be able to use them

The Google Assistant is one of the most popular and well-known virtual assistants out there. Taking advantage of Google’s search function and knowledge base, the Assistant can do a lot of things.

From opening apps with your voice to cueing up your favorite Netflix shows and movies, the AI-infused virtual helper is a force to be reckoned with. But did you know there are some unique Google Assistant commands that aren’t available to everyone?

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Sony S50G review: A Google Assistant speaker with Homepod looks

More and more Google Assistant smart speakers are coming out each year. As the number grows so do your choices. While they all essentially do the same thing, each speaker tries to find a way to stand out amongst the crowd. Keep reading below to find out the many ways the S50G loaned to us by Sony finds a way to separate itself from the flock.

Design

First and foremost you can’t overlook the design of the Sony S50G, mostly  [Read More…]

Optoma announces a new projector with Alexa and Google Assistant

If you want to control your home theater with your voice, Optoma’s new projector is for you.

Optoma has announced a new projector aimed at the home market — and with an interesting trick up its sleeve. At first glance, the UHL55 looks a lot like other projectors in this price range: it offers 4K resolution, 1,500 lumens of brightness, HDR10, DCI-P3 and BT.2020 color support, and HDCP 2.2 support for protected content. Unlike other home theater  [Read More…]

Routines are broken on third-party Google Assistant speakers

“OK Google, what the heck happened to my routines?”

Google Assistant has only had custom routines for a few months now, but it’s made quite the impression, especially with the scheduled routines option that rolled out the ability to schedule routines so that they activate on a specific Google Assistant speaker at specific days and times. Scheduled, custom routines make Google Assistant my favorite alarm clock, but there’s been a slight snag in using them the last  [Read More…]

Sick and tired of the Google Assistant? Here’s how to deactivate it

The Google Assistant was a hot new feature of Allo, Google’s messaging service which debuted back in May 2016. The virtual helper has come a long way since then, by adding tons of new features and expanding to smartphones, tablets, speakers and more.

If you own an Android handset, it probably has the Google Assistant on board. But while the AI-infused wing-man can be very helpful in some situations, you’ve probably already experienced the annoying instances in which the Assistant  [Read More…]

Eletrolux announces Google Assistant support for smart ovens early next year

What’s the point of a smart home if Google Assistant support isn’t available? Is a product truly “smart” if you can’t tell your Google Home to control it?

Existentialism aside, Electrolux announced that future smart ovens will feature Google Assistant support. While the smart-ifying of common household appliances is often frowned upon (as they get more complicated, more annoying, less secure, and potentially even less reliable), this one makes sense.

How many times have you left the house and realized you  [Read More…]

The Google Assistant can now speak two languages at once

It works with English, German, Spanish, French, Italian, and Japanese.

So far, IFA 2018’s been a pretty big deal for Google. Wear OS is confirmed to get a brand-new UI starting next month and the Google Home Max is finally making its way to the United Kingdom.

Now, Google’s announced that the Google Assistant is officially bilingual starting today.

Google’s been steadily updating the Assistant to work with more and more languages, and with the new bilingual feature,  [Read More…]

Google debuts all-new Wear OS interface with Google Assistant feed

An all-new way to get to the core features of your smartwatch.

Wear OS hasn’t been the most exciting platform the last few years, even back to when it was still called Android Wear. The interface has always focused on notifications and simplicity, but kind of lost its way when Google decided to make its watches feel more standalone and focus on apps. Now, Google’s restoring some of the simplicity with an all-new interface for Wear OS.

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