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Owe someone money? Need to collect? Google Assistant can now handle IOUs

It’s not hard to find yourself owing a friend or family member some cash. Maybe they covered a movie ticket. Perhaps they paid for drinks on a Saturday night. And what if it’s the other way around? Maybe someone owes you for gas on a road trip. Whatever the case, Google Assistant can now handle […]

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Expanded support for Google Assistant added to August Smart Locks

Support between smart speakers or virtual assistants like the Google Assistant used on Google Home devices and the variety of home automation devices on the market continues to expand and become more intuitive. This week August announced they made some changes to their August Smart Lock devices and how they interact with the Google Assistant […]

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Google Assistant learns a few new tricks for media lovers

Google Assistant is an always-growing product, and whether you’re using it on your phone or with one of Google’s smart speakers, that means you’re constantly getting new features added to the platform. The latest set of new things your personal assistant can do will make it just a little bit easier to wake up in […]

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Anker announces the ZOLO Model Zero speaker with Google Assistant

Known primarily for their charging solutions,at CES 2018 Anker Innovations announced their entry into the smart speaker market with the ZOLO Model Zero. The new device is scheduled to be available in the latter part of 2018. Anker is stressing the design aesthetics of the new device. According to Steven Yang, CEO of Anker Innovations: “Speakers […]

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LG puts Google Assistant in its own touchscreen-equipped speaker

Google Assistant's fingerprints are all over the CES 2018 show floor, but it's especially easy to see on a few new Android Things-powered devices. This LG ThinQ Google Assistant Touch Screen Speaker is one of them, and like Lenovo's Smart Display, it…
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Lenovo’s Smart Display comes with 8 or 10-inch HD displays and Google Assistant baked in

It’s long been rumored that Google has plans to release a Google Home device with a built-in display. Indeed, it’s perhaps one of the reasons that the search giant pulled YouTube support for Amazon’s Echo Show, a direct competitor. One such product is the Lenovo Smart Display, developed in partnership with Google. The Smart Display features […]

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Amazon wants Alexa to be your new office assistant

Alexa could soon be coming to work with you. At Amazon's annual re:Invent conference, the company revealed its plans to make the voice-activated virtual assistant office-friendly with an Alexa for Business platform, which will come with specific skil…
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Control Ecobee’s smart thermostats with Google Assistant

You no longer have to be picky about which voice assistant you use to steer Ecobee's smart thermostats. Google Assistant now offers control over Ecobee3 and Ecobee4 models, letting you tweak the temperature from your phone or an Assistant-equipped s…
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Chromebooks are next in line for Google Assistant

In the last week, Google Assistant has been added to Android TV and almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. Now there’s word that Chromebooks are next as the voice activated personal assistant continues its march into as many products as possible. It’s surprising that Chromebooks don’t already have Google Assistant, but a couple of Google […]

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Google hints Assistant is nearly ready for Chromebooks

Google's October 4th event might include more for Chrome OS fans than the rumored Pixelbook. David Cannon and 9to5Google have spotted multiple app references to Google Assistant coming to Chromebooks. Google's Home app notes that some Assistant app…
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NVIDIA SHIELD TV gets Google Assistant with Sony Bravia TVs coming soon

Google Assistant is popping up everywhere, just recently integrating itself with almost 90 of LG’s smart appliances. And as of today, its available on Android TV. Starting with NVIDIA SHIELD TV and coming to Sony Bravia TVs in the coming months, users can find the latest movies, check the score on the big game, dim […]

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Bose QC35 II Headphones Launch with Google Assistant

Bose launched a successor to their well received noise cancelling QuietComfort 35 (QC35) headphones yesterday with Google Assistant integration, dubbed the QC35 II. They work via Bluetooth with both Android (Marshmallow and above) and iOS, and feature a dedicated Google Assistant button on the left ear cup. Voice activated commands can now play music, messages, news and of course […]

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Google app teardown points the way to new Google Assistant features, Pixel squeeze feature

A new beta version of the Google app is rolling out to users and a teardown shows several new features that will either be included in the next version or possibly a subsequent version. The improvements and features cover both the Google Assistant and will presumably be available for all users as well as some […]

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On-again, off-again Samsung Bixby home assistant device back on

It has been an on and off effort by Samsung on working toward release of their own version of a smart home assistant device to compete with Google Home, Amazon Echo and the Apple HomePod. In July word first came out that Samsung was working on a device to compete in that market, but progress […]

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Android Wear updates leave glitches with Assistant and reminders

It's… not the best time to have an Android Wear 2.0 smartwatch on your wrist. Owners are reporting bugs with the wearable software that have either persisted through or appear to be caused by recent updates. Most notably, Google Assistant is outr…
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Get your zen on for International Yoga Day with Google Assistant

Be one with Google Assistant. Let Google Assistant be one with you. A bunch of abilities were added to Google’s digital assistant for International Yoga Day. The following commands are possible: “Add yoga mat to my shopping list” “What’s a downward-facing dog pose?” “Dim the lights” “How did yoga start?” “Find yoga classes near me” […]

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Join Talk Android as its assistant video editor!

If you’ve checked out our YouTube channel in recent weeks, you probably noticed something is different. We’re in the process of overhauling our video strategy under Kent Oki’s lead. That’s why the videos are really solid these days. Now we’re seeking an assistant video editor to contribute when needed. We want you to focus on […]

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Here’s how to use Samsung’s Bixby assistant, and everything it can do

Bixby is a powerful tool, but not the most intuitive one we’ve encountered. Here’s how to set up and use every feature of Samsung’s digital assistant, and what to expect in the future.

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Get Siri-ous about your Super Bowl preparations with Apple’s AI assistant

Super Bowl Sunday is right around the corner, and the only person readier than you are is Siri. On Monday, Apple revealed how its famous AI assistant will be helping sports fans gear up for the big game

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You may soon be able to pay for things with Google Assistant

According to a recent app teardown of the Google App, Assistant will soon be able to pay for things, allowing you to order items using only your voice. The move will bring Assistant into much more direct competition with Amazon Alexa.

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Samsung’s new Siri rival in the intelligent assistant market might be called ‘Bixby’

Samsung’s new artificially intelligent assistant, which will reportedly debut on the company’s upcoming Galaxy S8, might be called “Bixby.” That’s according to a trademark application the company filed in South Korea.

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Google Assistant wants to be your one-stop shop for everything

Google has announced Assistant, a chatbot-like digital assistant that will be integrated into other services and products, like Google Home, and Allo, a new messaging app from the search giant.

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Google is reportedly making two Android Wear smartwatches integrated with Assistant

Google is reportedly making two Android Wear smartwatches, and both devices will be integrated with Google Assistant — the search giant’s artificially intelligent bot. The larger of the two devices will have LTE, GPS, and a heart-rate monitor.

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Privacy concerns kept Nest from making an Echo-like assistant

With the announcement of two new Echo speakers, Amazon also revealed that those voice-controlled devices (and the Fire TV) now play nice with Nest thermostats. According to Recode, the Google-owned connected home company thought about making an Echo-…
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