Tag Archive: Talking


Show your colleagues exactly what you’re talking about through Google Meet

Whether you’re socially distancing or if working from home is the norm for you, a video conferencing tool like Google Meet can be a lifesaver for staying connected and productive. However, sometimes you need a bit more firepower than your smiling face, particularly when you want to show your colleagues what you’re talking about. We’ll show you the simple steps to share your screen during your next Google Meet session.

How to share your screen on a Google  [Read More…]

Diablo IV has another system design update talking about attack and defense

Changes to the way attack and defense work.

What you need to know Diablo IV was announced at BlizzCon 2019. A new blog post goes over the changes being made to attack and defense values. More information and behind-the-scenes development updates are coming in February 2020. Diablo IV does not currently have a release date.

In a previous system design update, David Kim, Lead Systems Designer on Diablo IV, talked about how the team was carefully considering  [Read More…]

Assistant is getting smarter about talking to you when turning off lights

The feature isn’t available for everyone yet.

What you need to know The Google Assistant will now respond with just a chime when you ask it to switch off the lights. In addition to lights, the change will apply for switches and plugs identified as lights. It might take some time for the feature to be rolled out to all users.

Google has begun rolling out a new feature for its Google Home and Nest Hub devices  [Read More…]

How to set up Amazon Alexa Voice Profiles so it knows it’s you talking

Having multiple people in your household using the same profile on all the Echo devices in your house can be a bit confusing, especially since everyone has different needs and wants from the Alexa smart assistant. Amazon has an answer for that with Alexa Voice Profiles. At the end of this guide, you’ll be an expert at setting up different Alexa Voice Profiles for everyone in your home.

Products used in this guide Your main assistant: Amazon Echo  [Read More…]

T-Mobile and Sprint are once again talking about a possible merger

A merger could finally be happening, or this will be another road to nowhere.

Last year saw T-Mobile and Sprint get deep into talks about a potential merger, but at the last second, the deal fell through. This partnership between the two carriers is something that’s been talked about for years, and for the third time over the last four years, it looks like that conversation is being rekindled once more.

According to The Wall Street Journal,  [Read More…]

The best way to improve your Google Home experience is to stop talking to it like a computer

Talking to computers just doesn’t feel natural.

In case you haven’t heard, voice control interfaces are the future. Whether it’s Google Assistant on your phone, an Amazon Echo in your kitchen, a microphone-filled remote for your TV or whatever, more and more of technology nowadays expects you to talk to it. And in the cases of some of these tools, talking is the only way to interact with the system. The problem is, it doesn’t always feel natural to  [Read More…]

Catch CrackBerry Kevin talking BlackBerry KEYone on Cheddar!

Michaluk at that.

Here’s the deal: Android O may be all the rage today, and the Galaxy S8 is being announced soon, but the BlackBerry KEYone is definitely the most exciting phone to a subset of Android users. For those people, CrackBerry Kevin is giving the phone the boost it deserves, joining the Cheddar team at its New York studios prior to a meetup happening in the city on Wednesday, March 22. Watch the entire 10-minute segment below, and  [Read More…]

Meet Lynx, the walking, talking home robot powered by Amazon Alexa

Robot assistants are the natural progression once we’ve nailed down artificial intelligence, right?

AI assistants such as Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant are cool, but you’re still essentially talking to a speaker or your phone when you use them. Ubtech Robotics is looking to change that with Lynx, a talking and dancing robotic assistant that’s powered by Amazon’s AI.

Ubtech is a Chinese company that’s responsible for creating educational and interactive humanoid robots like Alpha Series, and  [Read More…]

Everyone is talking about Google’s AI-powered game that guesses what you’re doodling

Can a neural network learn to recognize doodles? Google intends to find out.

Google has always had a vested interest in developing and exposing people to the growing power of machine learning technologies. Their most entertaining way of doing this is through their A.I. experiments, which invite the public to explore machine learning by playing with pictures, music and language.

Their latest experiment, Quick, Draw! lets you play a virtual game of pictionary against a neutral  [Read More…]

Talking about everything Android adjacent

There’s a lot more to Android than the OS.

The launch of the HTC G1 was significant for two reasons. First and foremost, this phone was weird because it was Google’s effort “against” Apple and their iPhone and somehow it might actually compete well. Second, and in my mind the most important, Android was positioned from day one as a platform where third-party apps could be submitted and people could choose whatever apps they wanted. It  [Read More…]