Tag Archive: Voice


Amazon intros $50 Fire TV Stick 4K, Alexa Voice Remote

Amazon on Wednesday announced its Fire TV Stick 4K, the company’s most powerful streaming media stick to date. Moreover, it introduced the Alexa Voice Remote, which is included with the Fire TV Stick 4K; the bundle retails for $ 49.99.

As the name implies, the Fire TV Stick 4K gains 4K video streaming capabilities. Moreover, it is the first streaming media stick available with Dolby Vision and Dolby Atmos. Comprised of a stick that plugs into your HDMI port and  [Read More…]

One thing Amazon absolutely fixed with the new Fire TV Alexa Voice Remote

The previous Amazon Fire TV Voice Remote was lacking any sort of volume or power controls. The new Alexa Voice Remote rectifies that.

Wherein we commend Amazon for doing what we wanted it to do months ago.

You had to know it was coming. The only real question is why it took so long.

Amazon has announced a new Fire TV Voice Remote. And unlike every other remote control it’s released until now (OK, that’s  [Read More…]

Google intros new Voice Access app to let you use your Android hands-free

Google this week introduced a new app called Voice Access. The search giant has been working on it for two years and now finally the app is available to download globally.

Voice Access is designed to offer hands-free support on your Android, but so far only works in English. Although, support for other languages in coming in the future.

New features available in Voice Access

One of the main features of this app is the option to scroll and navigate  [Read More…]

Navigate and control your phone with Voice Access

Welcome to truly hands-free smartphone control.

Using your phone hands-free is a luxury to most of us. We cheer when Google Assistant can start a timer while we’re washing sticky dough or slimy meat juices off our hands, or helps us make a call without taking our eyes off the road, or rewinds the music while we’re jamming out in the shower. For millions with dexterity, motor, and mobility impairments, hands-free is the only way they can  [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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NVIDIA Shield adds voice chat in Fortnite

NVIDIA Shield, which is receiving a new software update today, is even better than when it was released in 2015. ($ 179 at Amazon)

The venerable Android TV box gets its 20th update with Shield Software Experience 7.1.

There’s a reason why we say the NVIDIA Shield is one of the best streaming boxes you can buy (and definitely is the best if you’re all-in on Android) — and today NVIDIA reminds us why. The Android-based  [Read More…]

The Orbi Voice combines a Wi-Fi extender with an Alexa speaker

The Orbi Voice is a new speaker just announced by Harman Kardon and Netgear that combines the audio prowess of the former with the routing capabilities of the latter. The speaker is currently designed to work only with Orbi routers, and it matches the aesthetic of that lineup with a white finish and oval shape. Much like the routers it also has a ring LED on the top that helps display the speaker’s Wi-Fi status and connection to Amazon’s Alexa.

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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…]

How to use WhatsApp’s group calling feature for video and voice calls

WhatsApp’s group calling feature lets you talk to four people at once.

WhatsApp’s group calling feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. The messaging platform picked up voice and video call support back in 2016, and the feature is very popular — every day, WhatsApp users spend over 2 billion minutes on calls.

To use group calling, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one video or voice call, and then add participants to  [Read More…]

WhatsApp’s group voice and video calling feature is rolling out to everyone

WhatsApp’s group calling feature supports up to four people simultaneously.

WhatsApp announced earlier this year that it would roll out group calling for both video and voice calls, and the feature is now rolling out to everyone on Android and iOS. Group calling supports four people simultaneously, and to initiate a call, you’ll first need to place a one-on-one voice or video call and select the “add participants” button from the top right corner.

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