Tag Archive: Assistants


How to get the Google Assistant’s six new voices on your Android smartphone

The six new voices for the Google Assistant are now available. See how you can enable them on your Android device right now.

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Here’s what you’ll be able to do with Google Assistant’s six Routines

The Assistant’s about to get a lot more powerful.

Google’s been talking about its Routines feature for Google Assistant since October of last year, but it’s been pretty hush-hush in regards to how exactly users will interact with them and how much they can or can’t be customized. Thanks to a support page that Google recently published, we now have the full scoop on what Routines will be available and how they’ll work.

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Google and Qualcomm are poised to put assistants in all the things

Get ready, because little digital helpers are going to be in a lot of the things you buy next year.

You know what I want? I want a microwave oven that has Wi-Fi, a really good speaker, a small touchscreen and Google Assistant. I can make my Hot Pockets while listening to some music, and even tell my little digital buddy to add Pizza Rolls to the shopping list or to turn the heat up a little  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo vs Google Home: Where today’s best voice assistants fall short

Tell me about the things Amazon Echo and Google Home don’t do.

We talk a lot about the cool things Amazon and Google have pulled off with the Echo and Home speakers, but the one big thing these speakers have in common is room to grow. Neither system is perfect, and the things these speakers get wrong or just plain can’t do are an important metric of what the teams working on these gadgets see as a  [Read More…]

Google Assistant’s new features transform it from product to platform

Google’s next platform is all about machine learning and natural language processing.

A full year on from its launch at Google I/O 2016, Google Assistant has both expanded to new devices and added dozens of features that truly reposition it as a platform rather than a product. With everything announced at this year’s Google I/O conference, Google Assistant is a common backend of knowledge and capabilities that can be accessed through multiple interfaces on multiple devices with  [Read More…]

Google has completely messed up Assistant’s ‘shopping list’ feature

I don’t have Google Home or Google Express. Why make my experience worse?

Starting April 10, Google moved Assistant’s excellent shopping list feature from Keep to Express, which means that users that rely on Google Keep, like me, to track shopping items are going to have a harder time.

The gist is this: Google is pushing its Home speaker and Express delivery service to make it relatively easy for people to save a shopping list and fulfil the order  [Read More…]

Google Assistants starts rolling out to more Android phones

Not long ago the Google Assistant was an exclusive to the Pixel and Pixel XL phones. But Google wants to extend the availability of the virtual assistants to all phones running Android 7.0 Nougat or Android 6.0 Marshmallow. Well this week Google has started rolling out the new feature to more Android phones, so you […]