Tag Archive: Google


Anker’s Roav Bolt adds Google Assistant to your vehicle

If you’ve gotten accustomed to using Google Assistant in your home Anker is here to help you take her out on the open road. The Anker Roav Bolt plugs into the 12v cigarette lighter in your vehicle to provide you with assistance while on the move.

With the help of Google Assistant, you can now get weather and traffic updates, directions, play your favorite song, and more with only your voice. This helps keep your hands on the wheel and  [Read More…]

You should really have Continued Conversation turned on in Google Assistant

“Hey Google” is really easy to say and really easy to get tired of saying, especially when you’re asking a bunch of questions or giving a bunch of commands in a short period of time. Thankfully, Google knows this frustration and they’ve made it easy to cut down on the trigger words and help us keep the commands coming smoothly by allowing Assistant to wait for a new response after it answers your questions or obeys your wishes.  [Read More…]

Lenovo Smart Clock is the Google Assistant alarm clock we always wanted

A bedside companion with a compelling price and compact size.

Lenovo is expanding its smart home offering with the new Smart Clock, a purpose-made bedside alarm clock that slots in well underneath the Lenovo Smart Display. With just a 4-inch screen, the Smart Clock is notably smaller than even the Google Home Hub — and in turn scales back its capabilities to match the simplified needs of a smart alarm clock for your bedroom. Plus, it’s just  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is finally coming to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam

It’s a CES miracle.

A lot of announcements have already come out of CES 2019, but without a doubt, this is one of the most exciting yet.

At a press briefing on Tuesday, January 8, Google confirmed that it’s finally bringing the Google Assistant over to the Sonos One and Sonos Beam. An exact date has yet to be revealed as to when the rollout will begin, but it looks like we’ve finally reached the finish line.

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Google Assistant is about to get way better for frequent travelers

Check into your flight and book a hotel room straight from Google Assistant.

Tight Google Assistant integration is one of the best parts of Android, if you ask me, and the incredibly powerful service is getting beefed up with a suite of new features announced at CES 2019. There’s a lot to break down, but the features I’m most excited about as a frequent flyer are the new travel-focused ones.

While there’s no specific rollout date yet,  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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Google just made it stupid cheap for companies to add Assistant to things

As part of its larger Google Assistant-themed set of announcements from CES 2019, Google has teased a new program called Google Assistant Connect with a goal of making it considerably easier and, more important, cheaper, for companies to add Assistant to its products.

While the company said during a press preview event that it would talk more about the Assistant Connect program at Google I/O in May, it walked us through what kinds of products would benefit from  [Read More…]

Add Google Assistant to your car with Anker’s Roav Bolt car charger

Google Assistant on the go.

Anker today announced a new addition to its Roav lineup of in-car tech — the Roav Bolt. As well as being a dual-USB car charger to keep your devices topped up on the road, the $ 50 Bolt adds Google Assistant directly to your car.

While you may already be familiar with the Alexa-enabled Roav Viva, the Bolt brings the Google Voice Assistant along for the ride for the first time giving  [Read More…]

KitchenAid debuts Google Assistant smart display with IPX5 water resistance

Smart speakers and smart displays have found a natural home in the kitchen. It only makes sense as this communal area is often where you need hands free assistance the most. In particular, smart displays such as the Echo Show, Google Home Hub, JBL Link View, and Lenovo Smart Display have gained popularity with the ability to not only tell you recipes but show them to you.

Now, the Whirlpool owned KitchenAid is ready to take back their domain from  [Read More…]

JBL Link Drive brings the Google Assistant to your car for just $60

It’ll be available for purchase in Spring 2019.

From smart speakers, displays, smartphones, and more, the Google Assistant is creeping its way into just about anything and everything that it can. At CES 2019, JBL announced the Link Drive as a gadget that’ll help bring the Assistant to your car.

The JBL Link Drive is a compact gadget that plugs into your vehicle’s 12V socket (the cigarette lighter) and pairs with the Google app on your Android  [Read More…]