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Pixel 6 Preview: Here's What Google's First Smartphone Chip Can Do

Apple’s iPhone and Samsung’s Galaxy lineup took about five years to really hit their stride. Now with five smartphones of its own in the books, Google is gearing up for some major changes that could propel the Pixel lineup to mainstream success. Ahead of the Pixel 6's official launch later this fall—yes, it’s …Read more...
Tags: Iphone, Apple, Google, Science, Samsung, Smartphones, Iphone 6, Mobile Phones, Pixel, Rick Osterloh, Google Pixel, Google Assistant, Pixel 2, Pixel Visual Core, Pixel 4a, Samsung Galaxy S21


Netflix Has a Funny Idea of How Digital Assistants Should Work

In the first episode of season two of Netflix’s Too Hot to Handle, ten horny singles are partying on a beach until, up from the depths, shrouded in fog, emerges what looks like a fancy RGB aromatherapy diffuser. Cue flailing and anguished cries. This is no ordinary gadget. This is Lana, Netflix’s fake-as-hell voice…Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Science, Smartwatch, Siri, Customer Service, Artificial Intelligence, Netflix, Iron Man, James Bond, Google Now, Alexa, Jibo, Jarvis, Virtual Assistant, Kuri


The Android Google App Is Crashing, Here Are Some Ways to Fix It

If you’ve been running into an error message that says “Google keeps stopping,” you’re not alone as numerous reports have popped up saying the Google app on Android is suffering from instability. And while it seems Google is aware of the issue, there are some things you can do to address the problem in the meantime. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Google Play, Google Drive, Science, Google Search, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Huawei, Operating Systems, Alphabet Inc, Google Assistant, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Technology Internet


The Best Android 12 Features We've Found So Far

The second build of the Android 12 Beta is out, and it’s jam-packed with features. We were already expecting a major visual overhaul with what Google has called Material You, but now you can actually get a glimpse of the new theming engine in this latest release. The Privacy Dashboard is also available to try, plus a…Read more...
Tags: Ios, Google, Android, Science, Smartphones, Software, Computing, Operating Systems, Beta, Google Assistant, Mobile Linux, Cloud Clients, Mobile Operating Systems, Technology Internet, Android Version History, Android 12


Android announces six new features, emphasizing safety and accessibility

Android shared information today about six features that will roll out this summer. Some of these are just quality of life upgrades, like starring text messages to easily find them later, or getting contextual Emoji Kitchen suggestions depending on what you’re typing. But other aspects of this update emphasize security, safety, and accessibility. Last summer, Google added a feature on Android that basically uses your phone as a seismometer to create “the world’s largest earthquake detection netw...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Google Play, Apps, Spotify, Greece, Yahoo, Etsy, California, Ebay, Siri, Tech, Nike, Walmart, Turkey


6 new features on Android this summer

From keeping your account password safe to scheduling text messages to send at the right moment, we’re constantly rolling out new updates to the 3 billion active Android devices around the world. Today, we’re welcoming summer with six updates for your Android that focus on safety  — so you’re protected at every turn. 1. Android Earthquake Alerts System is rolling out globally Last year, we embarked on a mission to build the world’s largest earthquake detection network, based on techn...
Tags: Google, Android, Greece, New Zealand, Messages, Uzbekistan, Voice Access, Google Assistant, Safety & Security, Gboard, Fiona Lee, Emoji Kitchen, Android Auto Plus


10 Tips to Get the Most Out of Android Auto

Google’s Android Auto is more than six years old now, and it’s changed a fair bit in that time. The latest version is baked into Android, if you’re running Android 10 or later, but you can download the stand-alone app if you don’t already have it. More and more automobiles and car stereos now support Android Auto (as…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Software, Computing, Dashboard, Carplay, Operating Systems, Android Auto, Google Assistant, Samsung Experience, Your Phone, Technology Internet, Android Version History


Smart home fragmentation may become thing of the past thanks to Matter protocol

Tired of having to use multiple device apps to run your smart home? Google and a handful of other smart tech developers have big plans for unifying smart gear.
Tags: Google, Trends, Smart Home, Matter, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Apple HomeKit, Google I/O 2021


16 updates from Google I/O that’ll make your life easier

Part of our mission is to help make your daily life easier. At I/O this year, we shared news about a wide range of products and services that’ll do just that, from starting your car with your phone to searching your screenshots using Google Lens. Here are just a few of the features you should keep an eye out for.  Quickly view your notifications, invoke Google Assistant on Android. Android 12 includes the biggest design change since 2014. We rethought the entire experience, from the colors t...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Android, Photos, Maps, Google Shopping, Sephora, Lens, Google Assistant, Google Lens, Keyword Team, Google Workspace, Google Lens Here


4 Google smart home updates that Matter

Today, there are nine smart devices in the average smart home — in 2016, there were only three. While this is explosive growth, the industry is still evolving. Selecting the right devices or connecting them with the ones you already have can be frustrating. It’s up to us to simplify the smart home, and to start we must change the way device makers build products. There should be one standard that simplifies selection, setup and control, and makes it easy for our partners to create products and e...
Tags: Google, Android, Max, Control, Android Google, Google Nest, Michele Turner, Google Assistant, Google Home, Nest Hub, Philips Hue Nanoleaf Samsung, Dyson Netatmo Wyze, Arlo Logitech Netatmo


Four Google smart home updates that Matter

Today, there are nine smart devices in the average smart home — in 2016, there were only three. While this is explosive growth, the industry is still evolving. Selecting the right devices or connecting them with the ones you already have can be frustrating. It’s up to us to simplify the smart home, and to start we must change the way device makers build products. There should be one standard that simplifies selection, setup and control, and makes it easy for our partners to create products and e...
Tags: Google, Android, Max, Control, Google Nest, Michele Turner, Google Assistant, Google Home, Nest Hub, Philips Hue Nanoleaf Samsung, Dyson Netatmo Wyze, Arlo Logitech Netatmo


Smart Home at Google I/O 2021: Everything new

Google announced a handful of new smart home innovations at the return of the company's annual I/O event. Here's a breakdown of the latest innovations.
Tags: Google, Android, Mobile, Samsung, Trends, Smart Home, Google Assistant, Google I/O 2021


Android now powers 3B devices

Google’s Android operating system is now running on 3 billion active devices, Google announced at its (virtual) I/O developer conference today. In a briefing before today’s event, the company also noted that there were 250 million active tablets running Android last year, which is likely a larger number than some expected, but which explains Google’s increased focus on these large-screen devices at I/O this year. Traditionally, Google shares new device stats at I/O, but since it canceled the eve...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, TC, Technology, Google Search, Tech, Smartphones, Operating System, Tablet Computer, Google Assistant, Google I/O 2021


The battle for voice recognition inside vehicles is heating up

Once a fringe feature found only in luxury vehicles, voice recognition has moved into the mainstream as more automakers promise a seamless connection between your car, home and all the devices in between. The opportunity to reach consumers in their vehicles — and collect all that data — has automakers, tech giants like Amazon and Google, as well as investors scrambling for a share of the connected cars market. But this is just the beginning. Voice recognition is expected to be an essential featu...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Transportation, Tech, Artificial Intelligence, Automotive, Speech Recognition, Mobility, Starbucks, Bmw, Connected Car, Voice Recognition, Alexa, Strategy Analytics, Voice Assistant, Virtual Assistant


Here's What to Expect From Google I/O

Google canceled last year’s annual Google I/O developers conference due to the pandemic, but this year, it’s back—virtually.Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Smartphones, Chrome Os, Computing, Tablet Computers, Fitbit, Sundar Pichai, Operating Systems, Pixel, Adt, Google Io, Alphabet Inc, Tizen OS


How to set up Google Assistant on iOS or Android so it responds to 'OK Google'

Once you've set it up, you can say "OK Google" to use Google Assistant. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider "OK Google" is a phrase you can say to turn on and use Google Assistant. Google Assistant is a voice assistant - like Siri and Alexa - that comes with Android phones, and can be added to iPhones and iPads. To turn on "OK Google," you'll need to enable Voice Match on your Android device. Visit Insider's Tech Reference library for more stories. Google's AI personal voice as...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Trends, Siri, Ok Google, Alexa, Siri Google, Hollis Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Voice Match, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To, BI Photo


How to Use 'Family Broadcast' With Google Assistant

You can now use Google Assistant’s Family Broadcast feature to send messages to Android devices and iPhones using the Google Assistant app. Your family can then reply from their devices, creating a fun little back-and-forth that’s a lot more convenient than calling someone (for small requests, at least).Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Technology, Software, Computing, Messages, Lifehacks, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Google Nest, Instant Messaging Clients, Google Assistant, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Google Assistant Is Getting a New Family Broadcast Feature Just in Time for Mother's Day

Mother’s Day is coming up this weekend, so to help make it just a bit easier to organize the family for a celebration, Google is giving the Google Assistant a handful of new features including Family Broadcast. Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Science, Technology, Companies, Computing, David Bowie, Harry Potter, Rupaul, Alphabet Inc, Google Assistant, Technology Internet


Plan a perfect weekend with new Google Assistant features

Moms everywhere can likely agree that this year (and then some) has had us working overtime. As a mom of two who's working at home, I know that's how I've felt. Maybe that's why I'm extra excited for Mother's Day this year. And just in time, there are a few new Google Assistant features my family and I will be using to schedule the perfect weekend.  First, I’ll Broadcast from my morning run We’re extending one of our most popular Assistant features, Broadcast, so you can reach your family wherev...
Tags: Google, Harry Potter, Penguin Random House, Lilian Rincon, Google Assistant, Google Family Group, Family Bell, Ida B Wells Ruth Bader Ginsburg


Loud and clear: AI is improving Assistant conversations

To get things done with the Google Assistant, it needs to understand you – it has to both recognize the words you’re saying, and also know what you mean. It should adapt to your way of talking, not require you to say exactly the right words in the right order.Understanding spoken language is difficult because it’s so contextual, and varies so much from person to person. And names can bring up other language hiccups — for instance, some names that are spelled the same are pronounced differently. ...
Tags: Google, Miami, Bert, Google Assistant, Yury Pinsky, Teach Google


Soon You May Not Have to Say 'Hey Google' to Get Your Phone's Google Assistant to Listen to You

If you’ve ever wanted your Google Assistant to get moving without having to say, “hey Google,” all the time, you may be getting your wish in the near future.Read more...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Android, Science, Technology, Google Search, Smartphones, Computing, Operating Systems, Mobile Software, Alphabet Inc, Google Assistant, Google Workspace, Technology Internet


Get ready for Hollywood’s big night with Google

Sure, spring is nice, and there’s so much to celebrate in the winter but my favorite season is easily awards season! 2021 marks 93 years of Hollywood’s annual film celebration, and this year’s Academy Awards will be a combination of in-person and virtual.Ahead of the big night every year, my friends and I try to watch all of the new nominees, along with some of our favorite past winners. With the help of Google Search, we’re able to keep track of everything we want to watch, as well as check tit...
Tags: Google, Hollywood, Abc, Google Search, Search, Atlantic, Leonardo Dicaprio, Lady Gaga, Google Trends, Google Assistant, Google TV, Matthew Bresler, Bradley CooperJustin Bieber, Selena GomezLeonardo DiCaprio, Kate WinsletBen Affleck, Jennifer GarnerAngelina Jolie


The best Google Assistant-enabled products

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Hundreds of smart home devices are compatible with Google's voice assistant, Google Assistant. You can control these devices with voice commands or automated routines in the Google Home app. Look for the "Works with Google Assistant" logo to find devices certified by Google. A voice-controlled smart home lets you turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, and more with a few simple commands. Google Assistant has consistently led the smart-home field in terms o...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ge, Trends, Tech, Features, Netflix, Buying Guide, Smart Home, Philips, Philips Hue, Hdr, Google Photos, Belkin


The 10 best Google Assistant-enabled products of 2021

Table of Contents: Masthead Sticky Hundreds of smart home devices are compatible with Google's voice assistant, Google Assistant. You can control these devices with voice commands or automated routines in the Google Home app. Look for the "Works with Google Assistant" logo to find devices certified by Google. A voice-controlled smart home lets you turn on lights, adjust the thermostat, and more with a few simple commands. Google Assistant has consistently led the smart-home field in terms o...
Tags: Reviews, Apple, Google, Amazon, Ge, Trends, Tech, Features, Netflix, Buying Guide, Smart Home, Philips, Philips Hue, Hdr, Google Photos, Belkin


Google Assistant Can Now Help You Find Your Lost iPhone

Google today announced new automation and web features coming to Google Assistant for Android and iOS, with the most notable feature for Apple users being the ability to locate a lost iPhone using the digital assistant. Android users have long been able to use the Google Assistant to trigger a sound for their smartphone if it got lost. That same ability, much like Apple's own Find My system, is coming to the ‌iPhone‌. The feature will let users who have a Google Assistant-enabled smart speak...
Tags: Apple, Google, Google Assistant, Google Home


5 new ways Google Assistant can make the day a little easier

Spring is here, and with it, a helping hand from Google Assistant. Today we're introducing five new features that help you tackle small things around the house (and from the car).  1) Can’t remember where you put down your phone?Don’t sweat it. Already one of the most popular features for Google Assistant, you can tell your Nest smart speaker or smart display, “Hey Google, find my phone,” for all devices, now including iPhones. For iPhones, once you opt in to receiving notifications and critical...
Tags: Google, Google Shopping, Google Nest, Lilian Rincon, Google Assistant, Google Home


Sonos Roam review: the portable speaker you’ll want to use at home too

Cheaper wifi speaker has Bluetooth plus Google or Alexa for great indoor and outdoor musicSonos’s new smaller and cheaper Roam portable speaker is one that won’t end up relegated to a drawer collecting dust as it sounds great at home too.The £159 Roam joins the much bigger and heavier £399 Move as the second of firm’s battery-powered models and proves itself as one of the best options in a saturated market. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Technology, Bluetooth, Wifi, Alexa, Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers


Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review: wearable-free sleep tracking smart display

Radar-based gesture and sleep tracking turns top smart assistant into a great alarm clock tooGoogle’s second-generation Nest Hub smart display now comes with radar-based sleep tracking as it attempts to keep Amazon’s Alexa at bay.The new Nest Hub costs £89.99 on launch, which makes it cheaper than its predecessor and slightly undercuts competitors of a similar size. Continue reading...
Tags: Google, Amazon, Gadgets, Technology, Alexa, Alphabet, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Google Nest Hub


Soon, Siri Won't Be a Feminine Voice by Default

The latest update to the iOS 14.5 beta won’t fix all of our gripes with Siri, but it does introduce a few major changes for Apple’s digital assistant. For starters, Siri will no longer be feminine by default for English speakers. Instead, once iOS 14.5 is officially pushed out, iOS users will be prompted to pick their…Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Science, Microsoft, Samsung, Siri, Artificial Intelligence, Software, Computing, Messages, Google Now, Alexa, Apple Inc, Siri Won, Bixby


Say "Hey Google..." to the new Fiat 500 Family

For me, having a car has always been about more than driving. I like the way a car can reflect my style, and make my life easier. That’s why I was personally very intrigued when the Fiat team approached us. They wanted to see if we could work together to make the iconic Fiat 500 respond to people’s needs even better, even when they aren’t behind the wheel. The result of that work is the new Fiat 500 Family Hey Google, a special edition of the historic, yet very modern Fiat 500. Anyone...
Tags: Google, Italy, Netherlands, Poland, Fiat, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Google in Europe, Vincenzo Riili, Fiat Action, Fiat Action for Google, France Spain Germany Austria Switzerland Belgium