Tag Archive: Google

Google is growing Chrome OS the right way

Chrome OS started as a simple, nimble operating system — and it still is, even if you can do more with it.

When the first Chromebook — the CR 48 was shown off, Chrome OS was criticized for not being able to do much. By essentially being a web browser, popular Windows programs wouldn’t be available for users to download and run. Since then, that simplicity has become Chrome OS’s main appeal: schools, enterprises, and people that  [Read More…]

The best Google Home for apartments isn’t a Google Home at all

With a portable battery, big sound, and a small price tag, Insignia makes a better Google Home than Google does.

Google Home is no longer the only option for a great home speaker featuring Google Assistant and all of its goodness. Google’s AI has been added to speakers by big-name brands like JBL, Onkyo, Sony, and more, but the best buy in Google Assistant’s speakers comes from Best Buy’s in-house electronics brand, Insignia.

Insignia has two models  [Read More…]

Google adds Google Assistant integration to the Nest x Yale smart lock

Starting today, you’ll be able to control your Nest x Yale smart lock with Google Assistant voice commands. That means you’ll be able to simply tell Assistant (via your phone or Google Home) to lock the door, and it’ll do the heavy lifting. In addition, you’ll be able to integrate these commands into Google Routines to perform batch voice orders.

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Nest x Yale smart lock now supports Google Assistant voice commands

The new functionality is rolling out this Wednesday.

In March of this year, Nest officially launched its first smart lock in the form of the Nest x Yale. The lock features a keypad and can be controlled via the Nest app, and starting August 29, you’ll be able to manage it using the Google Assistant.

This is the first time any voice commands have been available for the Nest x Yale, and with Google Assistant support, you’ll  [Read More…]

You’ll soon be able to talk to your Google Home in Hindi

You’ll be able to seamlessly switch between English and Hindi when conversing with your Google Home.

Google introduced the Google Home and Google Home Mini in India a few months ago, and while the smart speaker didn’t have a lot in the way of features when it launched in the country, that’s set to change soon. At the latest Google for India event, Google has announced that the smart speaker will pick up Hindi support shortly.

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Google Duo now supports Android tablets and iPads

The update is making its way to users over the coming days.

Google Duo, Google’s big video chatting app that’s been around since August 2016, is just now getting support for video calls on Android tablets and iPads.

The Duo Twitter account confirmed this news on August 27 and noted that the new functionality will be rolling out to users “over the next few days.”

Rolling out over the next few days, the newest  [Read More…]

Harmon Kardon’s new Citation 500 speaker features Google Assistant

High-definition wireless streaming is the future.

If you’ve been searching for a high-end speaker capable of accessing Google Assistant and also streaming your music wirelessly, look no further. This week at IFA 2018 in Berlin, Harmon Kardon is set to unveil its Citation 500 smart speaker.

Premiering at a regular price of £549 (roughly $ 700 USD), this will be one of the most expensive Google Assistant-enabled devices to date, offering 200W stereo speakers and the ability  [Read More…]

Google Assistant’s voices are more than just a color

What’s in a voice? A lot more than you might think.

Google Assistant may interact with users on many different devices and platforms, but the most frequent way — and often the only way — it will respond to you is with its voice. As such, picking a Google Assistant voice that’s pleasing, comforting, and trustworthy can dramatically boost your feeling of connection to Google’s AI as well as increase your willingness to call on it for  [Read More…]

In Brief: Note 9, Google Coach, LG V40, and more

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. This edition focuses on the Samsung Galaxy Note 9 launch, press leaks for the LG V40,  Google’s rumored AI health assistant, Coach, Google Pixel 3 leaks, and the Oppo R17 Pro.

What we talked about today The Galaxy Note 9 is here but you might not like the price LG V40 renders leak revealing a notch and five cameras Google rumored to  [Read More…]

Google Assistant should actually take some notes from Bixby

Google Assistant may be bigger and better than Samsung Bixby, but that doesn’t mean there’s nothing Google could learn from it.

Bixby isn’t all bad. There, I said it.

Samsung’s take on the AI assistant has been widely panned since it debuted back on the Samsung Galaxy S8, and few things have been more hated on the last few Samsung flagships than Samsung Bixby and it’s dedicated and mostly useless Bixby button — which you can’t disable  [Read More…]