Posts filtered by tags: Google Assistant[x]


 

Six ways your Google Assistant can help you spruce up for spring

Spring is in the air, which also means it’s the season to freshen up your home. If you’re like me, cleaning your house doesn’t top your list of favorite things to do—but it still needs to get done. This year, get a little help from your Google Assistant on your phone, speaker or Smart Display—so you spend less time cleaning, and more time enjoying the outdoors.As we bid adieu to winter layers and welcome longer, warmer days, here are six ways your Assistant can help with spring cleaning:You can’...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Whirlpool, Google Assistant, Google Home, Whirlpool LG GE


Google has tips for making your smart home more eco-friendly

Google is announcing new integrations for Google Assistant with energy and water-saving devices for Earth Day. The company is also offering tips on how to cut down on your energy bill. The post Google has tips for making your smart home more eco-friendly appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home, Nest Thermostat, Google Assistant, Google Home, Nest Power Project


Go green with your Google Assistant

It can be hard to know how to chip in and make a difference to protect the environment. You can recycle, take shorter showers, or carpool to work—and now you can lower your carbon footprint just by asking your Google Assistant.With new advancements in smart home technology, it’s actually pretty easy to incorporate energy and water-saving actions into your daily routine (and save some money while you’re at it). This Earth Day, we’re sharing a few ways the Assistant can help make your home more en...
Tags: Google, Energy Star, Epa, Philips, Philips Hue, Whirlpool, Habitat for Humanity, Georgia Power, Moen, National Housing Trust, Google Assistant, Google Home, Power Project, GE Appliances LG Samsung, Toshiba AC, ThePower Project


Google brings ad-supported YouTube Music to its Google Home speakers

Hot on the heels of Amazon's announcement that it's adding a free version of its Amazon Music service to Alexa-powered speakers, Google is adding a free, ad-supported version of YouTube Music to Google Home smart speakers. The post Google brings ad-supported YouTube Music to its Google Home speakers appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Amazon, News, Trends, Home Theater, Alexa, Youtube Music, Google Assistant, Google Home


Sonos One review

To compete in smart speaker space, Sonos could have just made a better-sounding Alexa speaker, but the company has a reputation to uphold, and went much further. Our Sonos One Review reveals how Sonos does Alexa better than Amazon. The post Sonos One review appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Amazon, Trends, Home Theater, Sonos, Alexa, Smart Speaker, Google Assistant, Sonos One, Bluetooth Speaker Reviews


How to use and customize Google Assistant on your phone or Google Home

Google Assistant is a smart assistant designed to help you answer questions and perform numerous tasks. Google Assistant comes pre-installed on most Android phones and Google Homes, but can be installed on other systems as well, such as the iPhone. You can go into your device's settings to customize your Google Assistant, allowing it to automate even more tedious tasks. Visit BusinessInsider.com for more stories. It's safe to say that we're in the midst of a smart assistant revolution....
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Trends, Siri, Spain, Google Voice, Android Auto, Alexa, Pixel, Microsoft Amazon, Google Now Google, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Homes


YouTube Music is now free with ads on Google Home devices

Following reports that Amazon is preparing to launch a free, streaming music service for Echo owners, Google today announced YouTube Music will be free on its Google Home smart speakers and other Google Assistant-powered speakers — like those from JBL, Panasonic, Sony and others. The free service will be ad-supported, and available in select markets, including the U.S., Canada, Mexico, parts of Europe and elsewhere. The move appears to be a preemptive strike in light of Amazon’s plans. Bloomberg...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Europe, Media, Youtube, Tech, Bloomberg, Speaker, Streaming, Streaming Music, Streaming Service, Youtube Music, U S Canada Mexico, Google Assistant, Google Home


There will be 200 million smart speakers by year’s end, analysts say

A new report by the research and analysis firm Canalys predicts that more than 200 million smart speakers will be engaged by users by the end of 2019, which is a growth of over 82% from last year. The post There will be 200 million smart speakers by year’s end, analysts say appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Trends, Siri, Smart Home, Alexa, Digital Assistant, Canalys, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers


Analysts say there will be 200 million household smart speakers by year’s end

A new report by the research and analysis firm Canalys predicts that more than 200 million smart speakers will be engaged by users by the end of 2019, which is a growth of over 82% from last year. The post Analysts say there will be 200 million household smart speakers by year’s end appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Facebook, Business, News, Trends, Siri, Smart Home, Alexa, Digital Assistant, Canalys, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers


Spring into healthy habits with help from Google Home

Spring is (finally) here. Not only am I using the warmer weather and longer days as a reason to clean out my closet, but I'm also taking the opportunity to clean up my routine and stick to my wellness goals. I'd like to read one book per week, cook more healthy recipes for my family and get at least seven hours of sleep per night… with a full time job and two toddlers. Life is a lot to manage, so I use my Google Home products to keep track of everything I want to accomplish.Here are a few ways t...
Tags: Google, Cook, Youtube, India, Philips, Philips Hue, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Home Hub, U S U K Canada Australia Singapore, Google Home Say, Google Home Hub Mini


Anker introduces Roav Bolt car accessory with built-in Google Assistant

Google brought the Google Assistant functionality to cars through Android Auto and also baked into all modern day android smartphone. But, not all cars that are available in the market support Android Auto. Google aims to change that as it collaborates with Anker and launches a new product today named Roav Bolt which can add Google Assistant mic to any car. Anker Roav Bolt is a car accessory that plugs into one's car cigarette lighter. The Roav Bolt sports a minimal profile and has as a r...
Tags: Google, Android, Accessories, News, Blogging, Anker, Android Auto, Android Auto Google, Google Assistant, Anker Roav Bolt, Roav Bolt, Navigation Communication Entertainment


With the Roav Bolt, use your Google Assistant safely when driving

I spend so much time on the road every day, whether I’m hustling to the office or picking up the kids at school. While I’m driving, it can be very tempting to pull out my phone to check text messages, make phone calls or fumble around to find my favorite podcast.  One way to safely stay connected and use your phone hands-free while on the road is by using the Roav Bolt, an affordable aftermarket device by Anker Innovations. The Roav Bolt is built to work with Android devices, and brings ...
Tags: Google, Los Angeles, Anker, Eta, Evelyn, Google Assistant, Roav Bolt


Illinois almost passed a bill that banned devices that record you without your consent -- and then Big Tech stepped in

This week, Keep Internet Devices Safe Act was gutted by the Illinois senate: it would have allowed people sue manufacturers if they determined that a device had engaged in remote recording without notifying its owner. The Senate was heavily lobbied by trade groups led by the Internet Association, groups that represented Microsoft, Google and Amazon (all of whom make creepy, surveillance "smart speakers" that sport networked, always-on microphones that the manufacturers claim are under user ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Post, Business, Corruption, News, Microsoft, Law, Senate, Cortana, Surveillance, Internet Association, Illinois, Alexa, Microsoft Google, Big Tech


The Google Assistant can now finally manage your G Suite Calendar

As part of its Cloud Next conference, Google today announced a small but welcome new Google Assistant feature that allows Google’s virtual assistant to finally help you manage your work calendar in G Suite. Traditionally, as Google rightly notes, the Assistant has mostly been about helping you keep track of your personal life. Now, however, you’ll also be able to sign in with your G Suite account and ask the Assistant for information about your work day. This integration should work across al...
Tags: Google, TC, Tech, Calendar, Home Hub, Google-calendar, Google Assistant, Google Home, G Suite, Google Cloud Next 2019, Google Home Hub Right


The Surprising Best Feature of Google Home

Despite the fact that there are now somewhere around lurking in kitchens, living rooms, and bedrooms around the United States, most people do not need Google’s Assistant or Amazon’s Alexa in their lives. In fact, I thought I’d never own one of these devices, out of principle. Why, after all,…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, United States, Alexa, Google Assistant, Google Home, Smart Speakers, Saturday Riff, Google Home Max, Google Home Hub, Logging Off


Google Assistant may not be disclosing search results as paid ads

When you ask Google Assistant a question, it might be responding with an ad. A recent report found that Google's voice assistant was delivering results from paid partners without clearly disclosing financial interests. The post Google Assistant may not be disclosing search results as paid ads appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, News, Trends, Advertisements, Smart Home, Search Results, Voice Assistant, Google Assistant


New types of rich results from your Google Assistant on Android

We’ve been working to make the Assistant even better on the device that’s with you wherever you go: your phone. Last fall, we launched a visual refresh to the Assistant on phones, and today, we’re bringing a new update to Android phones that will provide better visual responses and more complete information at a glance.This update includes responses with cards that clearly present the key information you’re looking for. In addition to a new interface for categories like events, you’ll also get a...
Tags: Google, Google Assistant


New types of answers from your Google Assistant on Android

We’ve been working to make the Assistant even better on the device that’s with you wherever you go: your phone. Last fall, we launched a visual refresh to the Assistant on phones, and today, we’re bringing a new update to Android phones that will provide better visual responses and more complete information at a glance.This update includes answers with cards that clearly present the key information you’re looking for. In addition to a new interface for categories like events, you’ll also get acc...
Tags: Google Assistant


The Google Assistant on Android gets more visual responses

About half a year ago, Google gave the Assistant on phones a major visual refresh. Today, the company is following up with a couple of small but welcome tweaks that’ll see the Assistant on Android provide more and better visual responses that are more aligned with what users already expect to see from other Google services. That means when you ask for events now, for example, the response will look exactly like what you’d see if you tried the same query from your mobile browser. Until now, Go...
Tags: Google, Android, TC, Mobile, Google Search, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Google Now, Assistant, Google Assistant


How to change your Google Home voice to John Legend

At last, after we anxiously waited to hear the smooth voice of John Legend coming through our Google Assistant-compatible devices, the time has finally come. Here's how to get the Legend voice. The post How to change your Google Home voice to John Legend appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, Trends, Smart Home, John Legend, Google Assistant, Google Home


'Hey Google, Talk Like Johnny Legend'

Google is rolling John Legend’s silky voice as a cameo on Google Assistant, available for a limited time in the U.S.  Want to experience it yourself? Just say, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend," and you’ll hear Legend's voice for select content when you ask Assistant for jokes or for answers to questions like “What’s the temperature outside?” or “Why is the sky blue?” You’ll also hear John’s voice when you ask about his personality and affinity for music with questions like: "...
Tags: Google, Music, John, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Music Business, Music Tech, Bruce Houghton, Google Assistant, Google Home, Johnny Legend


Google Assistant can now talk like John Legend

It’s pretty clear why Google opted not to announce this news on Monday, along with those new Gmail additions. When the company first mentioned at I/O that musician John Legend’s voice would be coming to Assistant, honestly, we weren’t sure if the company was joking. Today, however, that feature becomes as reality — if you want it. If you say “Hey Google, talk like a Legend,” or go into Assistant’s setting, you can swap out your default voice for him. The singer went into the studio to reco...
Tags: Google, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Google Assistant


Google Assistant can now finally talk like a (John) Legend

Google Assistant's voice is about to get a whole lot smoother. After months of delays, Google has finally announced that John Legend's voice is coming to Assistant, meaning you'll be able to get the R&B singer to tell you the weather. The post Google Assistant can now finally talk like a (John) Legend appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Mobile, News, Trends, Smart Home, John Legend, Google Assistant


Hey Google, talk like a Legend

Imagine hearing the silky smooth voice of John Legend answering your pressing questions everyday. Or narrating your local weather forecast. Or singing you happy birthday. Well, that dream can now be a reality.Starting to roll out today, John Legend’s voice is available as a cameo on the Google Assistant, available in English for a limited time in the U.S.Want to experience it yourself? Just say, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend," and you’ll hear John’s voice for select content when you ask the As...
Tags: Google, John, John Legend, Chrissy Teigen, Google Assistant, Google Home


Walmart partners with Google on voice-enabled grocery shopping

Following the latest wave of price cuts at Amazon’s Whole Foods announced Monday evening, Walmart today introduced its own plans to challenge Amazon on grocery shopping through a partnership with Google. The company is rolling out a new voice ordering capability, Walmart Voice Order, which works across Google Assistant-powered platforms, including Google’s smart speakers and displays, smartphones, smartwatches, and more. The news follows several efforts by Walmart to enter voice-based commerce, ...
Tags: Google, Amazon, TC, Ecommerce, Tech, Walmart, E-commerce, Online Shopping, Retailers, Lenovo, Alexa, Assistant, Grocery Store, Jbl, Grocery Shopping, Google Express


Listen to All March Madness Games Live With Google Home and Google Assistant 

March Madness 2019 might be nearing its final stretch of games, but Google Assistant can help you keep up with the remainder of the tournament through various voice commands, and will even let you listen to every NCAA game Westwood One broadcast for free—provided you have the right device.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Ncaa, Lifehacks, March Madness, Google Assistant, Google Home


Tune in to March Madness for free with your Google Assistant

March Madness is in full swing. Did your team advance to the Sweet 16? As the 2019 NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament goes into its final rounds, you can listen in to all of the action for free with the Google Assistant.   Just ask any smart speaker or Smart Display, like Google Home, “Hey Google, play NCAA March Madness on Westwood One.” You'll immediately get a live audio stream of the games from the largest audio broadcast network in America—plus analysis from Westwood One’s basketba...
Tags: Google, America, Nba, Ncaa, University of Kentucky, John Thompson, Google Assistant, Google Home, Westwood One


Smart talking: are our devices threatening our privacy?

Millions of us now have virtual assistants, in our homes and our pockets. Even children’s toys are getting smart. But when we talk to them, who is listening? By James VlahosOn 21 November 2015, James Bates had three friends over to watch the Arkansas Razorbacks play the Mississippi State Bulldogs. Bates, who lived in Bentonville, Arkansas, and his friends drank beer and did vodka shots as a tight football game unfolded. After the Razorbacks lost 51–50, one of the men went home; the others went o...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Technology, Mississippi, Collins, Bates, BENTONVILLE, Bentonville Arkansas, James Bates, Amazon Alexa, Razorbacks, Arkansas Razorbacks, Google Assistant, Google Home, Victor Collins


Hey Google, Nobody Asked For Google Assistant In Their Games

So, Google’s Stadia game streaming service is here. Along with it comes the all-new Stadia-specific controllers. And on that nifty controller is a button that allows you to launch Google Assistant. What?Read more...
Tags: Google, Gaming, Science, Stadia, Google Assistant, GDC 2019


Okay Google, Let's Maim the Wet Bandits for $124

Skip the “Should AI Have Human Rights?” debate until next year and welcome a Google Home Hub into your home for just $125 and make the sadist and noted domestic terrorist, Kevin McCallister proud.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smarthome, Kevin McCallister, Google Assistant, Google Home Hub, Google Home Deals