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Samsung and Google have announced that owners of a Galaxy Watch 4 can now download Google Assistant onto their smartwatch. The addition of Google Assistant gives users an added option to Bixby in terms of a voice assistant. The update allows Google Assistant to co-exist peacefully with Samsung's Bixby assistant... Read more...
Most of us have been the victim of a random butt dial at some point in our lives. Some may have even received a text from dear ol' mom in response, asking if they we were OK, because our butt called her and all she could hear was muffled noises and faint voices. Now it seems owners of Google's Pixel 6 and 6 Pro can... Read more...
Though it may be a little late, Google’s security update for the Pixel 3 through 5 is finally here. This update also brings several new features which may have been worth the wait. Between locked photo folders and astrophotography time-lapses, there is a lot here, so let us dive in... Space Photos and... Read more...
Digital assistants are designed to make our lives easier and fit naturally into our lives. Whether it's the Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, or Apple Siri, voice commands are just a keyword away. However, some voice prompts like "Hey Google, stop the alarm" may be getting easier if some secret sauce codenamed... Read more...
Many people today rely on features like smart assistants to help better organize their lives. Rumor has it that Google Assistant will soon become even more useful and convenient. Google is reportedly testing a new feature called Google Assistant “Memory” that would allow users to save both real world and virtual... Read more...
A rather strange bug has reared its ugly head that could impact those who are removing some Google Assistant devices from their network. One of the first things that many people do when getting rid of a Google Assistant device is to revoke the device's access to a Google account. However, some users have discovered... Read more...
Many of us are currently updating our homes and adding items that make our havens more comfortable and convenient. Although the Memorial Day sales have now come and gone, there are still plenty of deals to be had. And with that in mind, the Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant is currently on sale at Best Buy for... Read more...
Smart speakers are still very popular devices and are high on the wish lists of folks looking to bring more automation and AI-powered assistants into their home environment. Both Best Buy and Target are offering outstanding deals on the Google Home smart speaker with Google Assistant. The deals knock a significant... Read more...
If you’re looking for a mesh router that can cover your entire home, while being easy to setup and maintain, then we’ve got a pretty compelling deal for you today on the Google Nest Wifi. Interestingly enough, this hot deal comes from an unlikely retailer for discounted electronics: Bed Bath and Beyond. The Nest... Read more...
Google recently launched the first Android 11 Developer Preview, and code sleuths are quickly scouring through the OS to see what new features await users. While Google announced a number of new features coming to Android 11 earlier this week (including better support for 5G phones and folding displays), some new ones... Read more...
When it comes to the smart speaker market in the United States, there's Amazon, Google... and everyone else. Amazon kicked off the festivities with the original Echo, and Google followed up with the Home. Now, both companies have multiple display-equipped smart speakers, including Google's Nest Hub. Today, Best Buy... Read more...
Many people make New Year resolutions and companies like Google are no exception. The company recently announced at CES several changes that Google Assistant users can expect in 2020. Google plans to make Google Assistant available on more devices and provide greater control to users, offer more features for families... Read more...
The Pixel 4 family is famous for its strong support from Google. Google tends to support the devices with three years of major Android OS, along with feature/security updates, which is much better than we typically expect from other Android OEMs. Google is now introducing a new category of updates for its Pixel... Read more...
Back in September at IFA 2019, Google first announced Assistant Ambient Mode. About two weeks ago, the feature began to roll out to devices that are Nokia and Xiaomi branded. Google has now officially detailed all of the features of Assistant Ambient Mode in a video that can be seen below. Assistant Ambient mode does... Read more...
Google Assistant has gained a new capability that movie fans will appreciate courtesy of Google Duplex technology. On Android phones, Google Assistant can now help users to buy movie tickets online. Users can get times and buy tickets starting with "Hey Google, showtimes for [movie] in [city] this weekend." Google... Read more...
Google has made a lot of inroads with its "Home" family of Google Assistant-powered smart speakers that include the Home, Home Mini, and Home Max. However, in recent months, some users have been left with non-functioning devices due to faulty firmware upgrades. After a failed firmware update, the affected devices... Read more...
Besides announcing its new Pixel 4/Pixel 4 XL and the Pixelbook Go, Google also announced a handful of other hardware accessories that will surely be popular with folks invested in the Android and Google Home ecosystem. Those three products include the Pixel Buds, Nest Mini and Nest Wifi. Pixel Buds The Pixel... Read more...
We are still more than two months away from Christmas, but Google has found itself in the giving mood and is playing Santa Claus for some lucky Assistant users. Just as it has done with some YouTube Premium subscribers, Google is gifting free Home Mini speakers to select Assistant users. There does not appear to be... Read more...
Google Assistant-powered devices like the Google Home have increased in popularity over the past few years and have grown to be competitive sales wise with the Amazon Echo family in the smart speaker realm. Today, Google is looking to further the appeal of its Google Home and Nest Hub devices with the introduction of... Read more...
Google is building a number of cool features into the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL smartphones, and details have been leaking like crazy over the past month. Another new feature has now leaked that outlines an interesting new way that users of the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL will be able to activate the Google Assistant. The new... Read more...
Some Android device users have been reporting a crashing issue with the Google Assistant recently that as of writing is unpatched. For users who are facing this issue with their Android device, there is an "unofficial" fix that reportedly addresses the crash until Google gets an official patch ready.  Users impacted... Read more...
After catching heat for hiring subcontractors tasked with listening to audio recordings from its smart products, Google is making some changes to its privacy policies in hopes of easing concerns among consumers. It is basically an effort towards better transparency, as Google outlines in a new blog post on the... Read more...
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