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Google Pixel 4 event 2019 | News and live coverage

Google's next smartphones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, have been leaked so much -- sometimes from Google itself -- that we're not sure what's left for Google to show off. Nevertheless, we have a date: October 15 in New York City. Expect to see plenty of software features baked into the Pixel 4 […]
Tags: Google Assistant, Google Pixel 2019 event, Google Pixel 4, Google Pixel Buds 2, Made by Google, Nest Hub Mini, Pixel 4, Pixel 4 XL, Pixel Buds 2, Pixelbook 2

Google is giving away free Home Mini ahead of its Pixel event next week

Google is giving away free Home Minis to YouTube Premium and Google Assistant users in the United States. Lucky customers will have to only pay for the shipping costs.
Tags: Smart Home, Google, Google Assistant, Home Mini, Youtube Premium

Issa Rae Has Lent Her Voice to Google Assistant. Yes, You Can Ask Her About Lawrence

Siri has an awkward black counterpart.
Tags: Google, Science, Siri, Insecure, Daniel, Lawrence, Issa Rae, Google Assistant, Awkward Black Google

Hey Google, talk like Issa

Here's a trivia question for you. Which actress is also a writer and producer, started a web series on YouTube, translated common insecurities into a hit show, gives a great pep talk and makes a cameo as a voice on the Google Assistant? It's Issa Rae! Starting today, Issa Rae’s voice is available as a cameo on the Google Assistant, in English for a limited time in the U.S. To switch to Issa’s voice, simply say “Hey Google, talk like Issa," or go to your “Assistant voice” in Assistant Settings. Y...
Tags: Google, Youtube, John Legend, Pixel, Daniel, Lawrence, Issa, Issa Rae, Google Nest, Manuel Bronstein, Google Assistant, Google Home, Issa Rae Starting

The voice of Insecure’s Issa Rae is coming to Google Assistant

Google's added another celebrity voice to its lineup. Now you can also make actress and director Issa Rae your new Google Assistant voice.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Smart Home, Issa Rae, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Assistant Voices

Issa Rae’s Voice Lands on Google Assistant

Now you can make Google Assistant talk — and sing — like Issa Rae, star and co-creator of HBO’s “Insecure.” The actress-writer-producer is the latest celebrity to bring her voice to a digital virtual assistant. Rae is the second celeb cameo for Google Assistant, after singer John Legend’s mellifluous vocalizations came to the platform earlier […]
Tags: Google, Hbo, News, John Legend, Rae, Issa Rae, Google Assistant

'Alexa, are you invading my privacy?' – the dark side of our voice assistants

There are more than 100m Alexa-enabled devices in our homes. But are they fun time-savers or the beginning of an Orwellian nightmareOne day in 2017, Alexa went rogue. When Martin Josephson, who lives in London, came home from work, he heard his Amazon Echo Dot voice assistant spitting out fragmentary commands, seemingly based on his previous interactions with the device. It appeared to be regurgitating requests to book train tickets for journeys he had already taken and to record TV shows that h...
Tags: Google, Amazon, London, US, Surveillance, Smart Homes, Alexa, Josephson, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Martin Josephson

Google makes moving music and videos between speakers and screens easier

Google today announced a small but nifty feature for the Google Assistant and its smart home devices that makes it easier for you to take your music and videos with you as you wander about the different rooms in your home. ‘Stream transfer’ as Google prosaically calls it, allows you to simply ask the Assistant to move your music to a different speaker, or — if you have the right speaker group set up — to all speakers and TVs in your home. All you have to say is “Hey Google, move the music to ...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Tech, Companies, Chromecast, Artificial Intelligence, Speaker, Assistant, Google Cast, Google Assistant, Google Home, Smart Speakers, Google Nest Home Hub

Everything You Can Do With Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is spreading into more and more devices—you might be familiar with it from your smartphone, or your smart speaker, or your smart display, but it’s also arriving on more and more chromebooks, too.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Chrome Os, Google Assistant, Google Assistant On Chrome Os

Purported Leaked Pixel 4 Demos Show Off Improved Google Assistant

As the self-appointed “friend who looks everything up,” I’m open to any app or update that might make my constant fact-checking less of a production. With the “new Google Assistant” on the Pixel 4, issuing a command or query may become as simple as raising your phone and asking away.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Face Recognition, Google Assistant, Pixel 4

How to watch the Made by Google Pixel 4 event on October 15

The Pixel 4 is getting quite the party when it launches on October 15. Here's how you can tune in and watch the Made by Google October 2019 event live.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Wearables, Photography, Music, Trends, Computing, Smart Home, Google Pixel, Google Assistant, Made by Google, Pixel 4, Google Pixel 2019 event

Action Blocks: one tap to make technology more accessible

Think about the last time you did something seemingly simple on your phone, like booking a rideshare. To do this, you had to unlock your phone, find the right app, and type in your pickup location. The process required you to read and write, remember your selections, and focus for several minutes at a time. For the 630 million people in the world with some form of cognitive disability, it’s not that easy. So we’ve been experimenting with how the Assistant and Android can work together to reduce ...
Tags: Google, Android, Accessibility, Giovanni, Google Assistant, Lorenzo Caggioni

'A white-collar sweatshop': Google Assistant contractors allege wage theft

Interpreting a spoken request isn’t magic, rather it has taken a team of underpaid, subcontracted linguists to make the technology possible“Do you believe in magic?” Google asked attendees of its annual developer conference this May, playing the seminal Lovin’ Spoonful tune as an introduction. Throughout the three-day event, company executives repeatedly answered yes while touting new features of the Google Assistant, the company’s version of Alexa or Siri, that can indeed feel magical. The tool...
Tags: Google, Technology, Siri, US news, Alexa, Google Assistant

What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV software fully explained

Google's Android TV might not be a household name yet, but with growing support from brands like Sony, it will be soon. But what exactly is Android TV, how do you get it, and what are the benefits? We explain it all. The post What is Android TV? Google’s smart TV software fully explained appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android TV, Trends, Apple TV, Chromecast, Home Theater, Smart TV, Google Assistant

Google Duplex sounds a lot like a human — and sometimes it is one

Google Duplex was originally launched as a way to make bookings at restaurants and other locations. The service was hailed for sounding like a human, but according to a new report, the reason for that might be that sometimes it is a human. The post Google Duplex sounds a lot like a human — and sometimes it is one appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, News, Trends, Google Assistant, Duplex, Google Duplex

Hey Google, let’s order out: Food delivery comes to Search, Maps, and Assistant

If you love your takeout, then Google's new online food ordering system is sure to bring a smile to your lips. You can now order takeout from Google Search results, Google Maps, or by using Google Assistant and pick your delivery service. The post Hey Google, let’s order out: Food delivery comes to Search, Maps, and Assistant appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Android, Food, Mobile, News, Trends, Google Search, Web, Google Maps, Google Assistant

What’s for dinner? Order it with Google

French fries, lettuce wraps, massaman curry, chicken wings, cupcakes—I could go on. When I was pregnant with my son last year, my cravings were completely overpowering. Lucky for me, I didn’t have to jump into the car and go to my favorite restaurants to get my fill—food delivery services saved my bacon on more occasions than I’d be comfortable admitting to the world.Ever since then, I’ve counted myself as one of the millions of people who regularly order food for home delivery. Starting today, ...
Tags: Google, Maps, US, Search, Google Assistant, Zuppler

LG’s 2019 TVs slide Alexa next to Google Assistant, with Siri on the way

LG has announced that Alexa will be coming to its 2019 lineup of ThinQ A.I. TVs, joining Google Assistant. Users will be able to control their TVs and smart home devices with their remote, no extra speaker required. The post LG’s 2019 TVs slide Alexa next to Google Assistant, with Siri on the way appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Siri, Home Theater, Lg, Alexa, Google Assistant, LG TVs

FCC filing leaks smaller Samsung Galaxy Home before the first one even launches

Samsung's promised entry into the A.I.-powered smart speaker race, the Galaxy Home, is still nowhere to be seen. But that isn't stopping the company from planning a follow-up device, which will be smaller, and likely cheaper. The post FCC filing leaks smaller Samsung Galaxy Home before the first one even launches appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: News, Fcc, Samsung, Trends, Home Theater, Smart Home, Voice Assistants, Bixby, Google Assistant, Google Home, Smart Speakers, Galaxy Home, Samsung Galaxy Home

Bose speakers are getting smarter with Google Assistant

More and more speakers are getting voice control AI as music tech gets interactive and Bose are the latest to get in on the trend. Google and Bose have announced that they are joining forces to bring voice-control power to more home speakers. Starting this week Bose are bringing Google Assistant to their line of smart speakers and soundbars to make them smarter and more interactive. Bose speakers getting the voice-controlled artificial intelligence will be able to tell it to play music,...
Tags: Google, Music, Speakers, Tech, Ai, Voice Control, Bose, Assistant, Soundbar, Smart Speaker, Google Assistant, Bose Home, Google Bose

Select Bose smart speakers get Google Assistant

A week after Sonos added long-promised Google Assistant integration to a pair of speakers, Bose is following suit. The company’s bringing the popular smart home AI to a trio of existing models, the Home Speaker 500 and Soundbar 500 and 700. The forthcoming, pint-sized Home Speaker 300 will be hitting the market with the feature built in. Like Sonos, you’ll get your standard array of Assistant queries, including music playback, Chromecast TV control and the ability to control connected home featu...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Hardware, Tech, Sonos, Bose, Alexa, Google Assistant

Oh, hey, Google! Bose brings Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars

Bose announced a new partnership with Google Assistant that will see the digital helper being added to all of its current smart speakers and soundbars, bringing listeners a ton of added functionality. The post Oh, hey, Google! Bose brings Google Assistant to smart speakers and soundbars appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, Music, News, Trends, Home Theater, Bose, Smart Speaker, Google Assistant, Google Bose

Bose speakers get smarter with the Google Assistant

With help from the Google Assistant, you can customize your entertainment at home with just your voice: ask the Assistant to play your favorite part of a song, pause a favorite show on your Chromecast-enabled TV to grab some snacks or dim the lights before the movie starts. And when you have great hardware that integrates with the Assistant, there's even more you can do.Starting today, Bose is bringing the Google Assistant to its line of smart speakers and soundbars. This includes the Bose Home ...
Tags: Google, Chromecast, Bose, Google Assistant

How to Choose the Right Platform to Run Your Smart Home

Maybe you’re taking your first tentative steps into the smart home market, or maybe you’re expanding what you’ve already got, but at some point you’re going to want to get everything working together—or else be faced with using dozens of different apps every day to get your smart gadgets doing your bidding.Read more...
Tags: Science, Smart Home, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit

Here's What You Should Know About the Upcoming Nest/Google Account Migration

At Google I/O 2019, Google announced it was renaming the Google Home Hub smart display to be the Google Nest Hub while also combining the two brands into a presumably more harmonious single entity. Now Google wants Nest users to better understand what’s happening.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Nest, Smart Home, Works With Nest, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant, Google Home Hub, Google Nest Hub, Nest Hub, Works with Google Assistant, The Big Nest Account Migragration

Make your smart home more accessible with new tutorials

I’m legally blind, so from the moment I pop out of bed each morning, I use technology to help me go about my day. When I wake up, I ask my Google Assistant for my custom-made morning Routine which turns on my lights, reads my calendar and plays the news. I use other products as well, like screen readers and a refreshable braille display, to help me be as productive as possible.I bring my understanding of what it's like to have a disability to work with me, where I lead accessibility for Google S...
Tags: Google, Accessibility, Stephanie Wilson, Google Assistant, Google Home

We hear you: updates to Works with Nest

Last week we announced that we would stop supporting the Works with Nest (WWN) program on August 31, 2019 and transition to the Works with Google Assistant platform (WWGA). The decision to retire WWN was made to unify our efforts around third-party connected home devices under a single platform for developers to build features for a more helpful home. The goal is to simplify the experience for developers and to give you more control over how your data is shared. Since the announcement, we’ve rec...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Google Home, WWN, Amazon Alexa Additionally

Cathy Pearl has learned the art and science of conversation

Conversations can be tough. Whether you’re chit-chatting with a coworker or having an important talk with your partner, it’s easy to misinterpret, say the wrong thing, or accidentally offend someone. Now imagine teaching a computer how to avoid those minefields. That’s even tougher—and Googler Cathy Pearl knows exactly how difficult it is.Cathy has made a career out of teaching computers how to talk to humans. She’s worked in the field of conversation design for decades, and now works in outreac...
Tags: Google, Bell Labs, Googlers, Cathy, Google Assistant, Cathy Pearl, The She Word

Sonos is now compatible with Google Assistant, but Apple Music must wait

Sonos is rolling out a free update to its software that makes its full range of Wi-Fi speakers and components compatible with Google Assistant and gives Sonos One and Beam owners a new voice assistant option. The post Sonos is now compatible with Google Assistant, but Apple Music must wait appeared first on Digital Trends.
Tags: Google, News, Trends, Home Theater, Smart Home, Sonos, Google Assistant

Sonos Launches Google Assistant Support for Its Entire Speaker Line-Up

Sonos began rolling out Google Assistant support to its entire speaker line-up in the United States Tuesday. The company plans to bring the same feature to the UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, France, and the Netherlands in July, and follow up in other countries in subsequent months. Sonos speakers are gaining support for Google’s voice assistant […]
Tags: Google, UK, News, United States, Netherlands, Sonos, Google Assistant, Germany Canada Australia France, Sonos Launches Google