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Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with wireless charging dock launches in India

Lenovo makes some pretty good smart clocks that combine the functionality of a smart speaker and smart display in an affordable package. In September last year, the company unveiled an updated model called the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 and it’s now finally making its way to India. Lenovo Smart Clock 2 Review: Lovely design, Questionable utility Lenovo...

Google Assistant will soon be able to control your car functions

At I/O 2021, Google first showcased Android 12's Digital car key feature and said that it would make its way to select Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones later in the year. As promised, the feature started rolling out to the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Galaxy S21 series early last month, and you can...

How to delete voice history from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri

Over the past few years, voice assistants have become quite common in households. Of course, all modern phones come with one in-built, plus smart speakers too have gained popularity. A Nest speaker, an Amazon Echo, or an Apple Homepod can be found in quite a lot of households these days. While it's extremely convenient to...

Google Assistant’s Family Bell feature is now available on mobile

In August last year, Google rolled out a new Assistant feature called Family Bell. The feature mimicked what kids would experience at school, as it allowed users to set up bell reminders throughout the day for activities like online classes, breaks, and more. The feature was previously only available on Google Assistant on home devices,...

Google has fixed the Pixel 6 ghost-dialing problem

The Google Pixel 6 series was launched last month, and it features a refreshed design, upgraded camera hardware, Google’s in-house Tensor SoC, the latest version of Android, and much more. It’s likely the best Pixel device in a long, long time, but it’s also been plagued with issues. There are a number of Material You problems, along...

Air Quality Index begins showing up on non-Nest smart displays

With air pollution becoming more and more of an issue, it's important to know about the air quality in your area on any given day. In the U.S., Google started showing Air Quality Index (AQI) indicators on its Nest smart displays in some areas, though it wasn't clear if it would roll out to non-Nest...

The new Assistant weather widget now shows additional weather details

Last week, Google started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget to some users. While it’s not widely available yet, Google is already giving it a visual refresh which makes the widget even more useful. As first spotted by Mishaal Rahmaan, the latest Google App update introduces an updated Assistant weather widget that provides more weather...

Google Assistant’s Quick Phrases debut on the Pixel 6 series

Yesterday, Google finally unveiled the Pixel 6 series. Google's latest Pixel lineup feature a brand new design, in-house Tensor SoC, upgraded camera hardware, and run Android 12 out-of-the-box. Besides the new hardware, the latest Pixel phones also come with a few exclusive software features, and one of them is Quick Phrases for Google Assistant. We know...

The new Assistant weather widget has started rolling out to some users

Google seems to have started rolling out the new Assistant weather widget that we spotted in a teardown last month. The widget is reportedly available on Pixel devices running Android 12 beta 5, and it should roll out more widely following the Pixel 6 launch later today. In case you missed our previous coverage, the new...

Here’s a look at Gboard’s Assistant-powered voice typing feature for the Pixel 6

Way back in 2019 at its I/O developer conference, Google unveiled the "new" Google Assistant, a much faster and smarter version of the voice assistant that's exclusive to Google's own Pixel phones. While Google did roll out the new Assistant as promised, some of the features they showed off have yet to become available. For...

Google Assistant rolling out “Quick Phrases” that let you skip “Hey Google” for dismissing alarms and calls

Your Google Assistant is about to get smarter with a new feature called "Quick Phrases." This feature, once enabled, puts the Assistant on standby whenever you receive an incoming phone call or an alarm/timer has gone off on your phone. If you can't reach your phone at the moment you receive a phone call, the Assistant...

YouTube tests Google Assistant integration for relevant topic suggestions

YouTube has been testing a lot of new features as of late. From picture-in-picture on iOS to video downloading on the web for Premium members, there are a few different experiments you can take part in on YouTube at the moment. One feature the company is now testing is the introduction of Google Assistant integration...