Saturday, July 13, 2024

Google Assistant

I’ve finally given up on the Google Pixel Tablet

I have been trying to do more with the Google Pixel Tablet, but I really shouldn't have been, so I've given up making it something it's not.

Google is launching a powerful new AI app for your Android phone

Google’s latest mobile app is Gemini, which leverages generative AI tricks. But t the same time, it also aims to double as a Google Assistant replacement.

Google Assitant got two new voices- Lime and Indigo

Google has officially added two new US English voices Lime and Indigo to the Google Assistant. After a long time, Google brings a new update to Google Assistant, now you can choose your assistant’s specific voice and speaking style to enhance the personal experience. There are 29 styles available in the Google Assitant to choose from and now the addition of two more new styles Lime and Indigo US English voices brings more diversity to your current options. Google made it a lot easier to set up the new voices; you just have to say ‘Hey Google, change your voice, or you can access it from the Assistant settings menu.LimeIndigo

No, you really don’t need Google Assistant on your smartwatch

Google Assistant is becoming a rarity on smartwatches, and isn't on the new TicWatch 5 Pro. But does it really matter?

Forget ChatGPT — Siri and Google Assistant do these 4 things better

Thanks to ChatGPT, the AI buzz is everywhere. However, don't let OpenAI's rockstar AI trick you into ditching the trusty Google Assistant or Siri on your phone.

Experts warn AI assistants are hurting the social development of children

An analysis from Cambridge experts suggest that interactions with AI assistants like Alexa is impeding the social development of children and disrupt learning.

Google Assistant to forget its location-based reminders

Google Assistant has been losing features over the last several months and now two 'reminders' features have been put on the chopping block.

The Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 gets Google Assistant, at last

Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 is finally getting Google Assistant as a standalone app, ten months after its release and ahead of the Google Pixel Watch's arrival.

Google just made it easier to change your breached passwords

Google Assistant's new password update has streamlined the process of replacing breached passwords, making web security feel safer and easier than ever.

Google I/O 2022: When is it and what to expect

Google's annual tech conference is right around the corner. Here's a rundown of all the logistic details, along with speculation as to what will be showcased.

Google I/O 2022: When is it and what to expect

Google's annual tech conference is right around the corner. Here's a rundown of all the logistic details, along with speculation as to what will be showcased.

Google Assistant and YouTube Music coming to Galaxy Watch 4

Google is building on its partnership with Samsung to bring new Android communication, productivity, and entertainment features to the Galaxy Watch 4.

Bixby vs. Google Assistant

Bixby vs. Google Assistant: Which virtual assistant is better?

Google unwraps several new and festive holiday features for Android

Google is closing out 2021 with a potpourri of new features to help Android fans get more out of the holiday season.

Google enhances the vehicle experience with updates to Android Auto, Google Assistant

Google on Thursday announced new versions of its Android Auto and Google Assistant driving mode experience, improving the ways in which drivers interact with their phones and vehicles.New to Android Auto are features that include recommendations for music, news, and podcasts whenever the app starts. Moreover, you’ll also be able to enjoy Gamesnacks, or bite-sized games on the in-car display. These titles will be playable when parked or while waiting on your vehicle to charge or for that Doordash delivery.Additionally, dual-SIM phone users can now pick which SIM to use for making calls through Android Auto. Further, it will support work profiles, meaning it will show you upcoming messages and scheduled meetings.Perhaps the coolest feature, though, is the new “Hey Google, pay for gas” command which does just that – it lets users pay for gas through contactless payment in Google Pay. You’ll simply select the pump number and complete the transaction. Things get started at some 32,500 locations across the US with Exxon, Mobil, Conoco, Phillips 66, and 76 stations.Google Assistant driving mode is more or less being pulled out of the Google Maps experience and into the virtual assistant. In the near future users will be able to say “Hey Google, let’s drive” to open the driving mode dashboard. The dashboard will present glanceable cards which can be tapped on for starting navigation, checking recent calls and text, and resuming media from a host of services. Among those will be Amazon Music, Audible, iHeartRadio, Pandora, SoundCloud, Spotify, YouTube Music, and others.Those of you who drive an electric vehicle will soon be able to take advantage of another command, “Hey Google, find me a charging station”. Using just your voice, the in-dash experience will show you real-time availability, payment types, and speed preferences.Looking ahead, Honda will join the ranks of manufacturers offering the full built-in infotainment experience with Google Assistant, Google Maps, and more. The newest partner will launch its first Android Auto vehicles in 2022.