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You can finally stop timers and alarms from Google Nest speakers in other rooms

Here’s a scenario for you: You set an alarm on the Google Nest Mini in your bedroom, but before it goes off, you go downstairs. The alarm then goes off, and it refuses to stop chirping until you hoof it back upstairs and tell that specific Nest Mini to shut up. That's how Google’s smart speakers...

Google Assistant is rolling out limited, Siri-like Shortcut support

Google is finally starting to roll out Shortcuts functionality in Assistant once again after axing a similar feature a few years back. In 2017, Google toyed around with a shortcuts feature that made it easy for users to “create faster, easier ways to do your favorite things.” You could send a text to a friend with...

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a $49 multipurpose clock with Google Assistant

If you’re having trouble waking up for work or the new school year, then Lenovo’s new Smart Clock Essential can help. The company on Monday introduced the new Google Assistant-powered digital alarm clock, which is a cheaper version of the Lenovo Smart Clock from 2019. The Lenovo Smart Clock Essential introduces a handful of new...

Google Assistant’s Snapshot feature now shows more reminders and recommendations

Google Assistant’s helpful Snapshot feature is expanding to add new reminders and recommendations to keep you on task, according to a new blog post by Google. When the Google Assistant Snapshot feature launched a few years ago, it featured information cards for your upcoming schedule, your daily commute time, and your recent online orders, among other...

Google Maps v10.49 prepares to show admission ticket prices

Google Maps is one of the most useful Google services out there. While the current COVID-19 pandemic may have reduced our dependence on Maps as our daily commutes have gone down, the app still boasts of a number of features that allow it to retain relevancy outside the scope of a simple "map" (along with...

You can now send audio messages to your contacts through Google Assistant

If you can't pick up your phone with your hands or you’re feeling too lazy to type out a message to your friends or family members, you can use your voice to dictate a message. Google is now making it even easier to send voice messages to your contacts. In a blog post, the company...

Google Assistant smart displays add support for multi-room audio control

Google’s suite of Nest devices makes for a great home audio system, with a nice feature that allows them to be grouped together in the Google Home app for multi-room listening. With a new update rolling out for Google Assistant-enabled smart displays like the Google Nest Hub, multi-room listening is about to get even better. Google...

Google Assistant with compact UI sees wider rollout in beta

Google has been testing a more compact Assistant UI for months, and it looks like the new UI is receiving a wider rollout — albeit for users with the Google App beta release. According to 9to5Google, the redesigned Assistant UI has a more compact appearance than the existing one. It, however, is not the same as...

Gboard rolls out smart completion and undo autocorrect on backspace, tests new Google Assistant dictation

In a recent teardown of Gboard v9.7, we discovered strings of code regarding a couple of new features making their way to the popular keyboard app. These included a new Ask Assistant button to trigger the Google Assistant, smart completion support, and a feature that would undo auto-correct on tapping backspace. Now, Google has started...

[Update 2: Pricing & Launch Date] Here’s our first look at the Nest successor to the original Google Home speaker

The Nest Mini (formerly known as "Google Home Mini") has become an incredibly popular little smart speaker. However, Google's ambitions with Assistant-enabled speakers started with the original Google Home 4 years ago. That device is long overdue for a successor and it appears one is on the way. A new Google device recently passed through the...

Gboard 9.7 prepares new Google Assistant support, smart completions, and undo auto-correct on backspace

Google’s Gboard is among the most popular keyboard apps and is constantly getting updates with new features. Over the past few weeks, we've seen Gboard prepare a Google Lens shortcut, system-abiding dark/light themes, and Google Assistant dictation support, add an emoji shortcut bar, image pasting, smart reply suggestions, and even add support for Android 11...

Google no longer stores audio recordings by default for all users of Assistant

Starting today, Google has opted out all users from having their audio stored by the company. The move is the result of Google reimplementing a program that will use humans to analyze and rate audio snippets. If you do want the search giant to store your audio recordings, you’ll actually have to opt in to the...