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Google Assistant makes ordering takeout much easier in latest update

Google Assistant is all about making our lives easier, and it’s continuing that mission in a new update. The search giant on Wednesday announced five new ways the technology can lend a helping hand, including the ability to make ordering takeout even easier. When ordering takeout and delivery on Google, Assistant will make the process easier...

Google Assistant’s new Driving Mode expands outside of the US

Google is expanding the long-awaited Assistant Driving Mode to more markets. The feature first started seeding to Android users in October last year. However, at the time, it was limited to the US market only. But that finally seems to be changing as Google is seemingly making the feature available in more countries. As spotted by...

Hands-on with Google Assistant’s in-development “Memory” feature for saving reminders

The Google Assistant is loaded with features to manage your digital life, and it's soon about to get another feature that'll make it even easier to remember things you need to do. Called "Memory," the new feature is billed as "an easy way to save and find your stuff." We detailed this feature in an...

Fiat 500 ‘Hey Google’ edition launched with Google Assistant built-in

Android Auto support has become increasingly popular among new car models, and Google's deeper OS integration in the form of Android Automotive OS is also starting to make its way into more vehicles. Today, the company is announcing a new partner for its smart automotive ventures. Italian carmaker Fiat has announced the brand new Fiat...

Google is using federated learning to improve Assistant’s “Hey Google” accuracy

Google is now using “federated learning” on Android in an effort to reduce “Hey Google” misactivations and misses. Federated learning is a privacy-enhancing technique that allows Google to improve machine learning models without sending any raw data to Google servers. Select users now have access (via 9to5Google) to a new setting in Google Assistant that allows...

Google Assistant prepares to add a “Memory” feature and earnings call alerts

Google is always working on expanding the Google Assistant's capabilities, and it routinely experiments with new features and skills for the virtual assistant. In October last year, we spotted strings related to one such feature called “Assistant Memory.” At the time, it wasn’t clear what this feature was supposed to do. But in the latest...

Google finally fixes “OK Google” hotword for Wear OS users

If your Wear OS smartwatch has suddenly stopped responding to the “OK Google” command, you’re not alone. It appears that the Google Assistant voice commands have been broken for the last few months. Reddit threads and Google Issue Tracker pages are filled with Wear OS users complaining about not being able to use the OK...

Remap the Google Assistant button on the Sony Xperia 5 II with this app

Sony is no longer the kingpin in the smartphone industry it used to be some five years ago. Despite much lower sales than brands like Samsung and Apple, it has been launching promising smartphones with impressive specifications. Last year's Sony Xperia 5 II is one such phone that comes with Snapdragon 865, a 120Hz OLED display,...

Google Assistant for enterprise Workspace users exits beta

Enterprise users usually have to wait to try out new features in Google products, and sometimes that wait can take months or years. Take, for example, Google Assistant voice commands: Google announced Assistant voice command support for Calendar back at Cloud Next 2019 but waited until late 2019 to roll out beta support. Over a...

Android update includes Password Checkup, scheduled Messages, and more

Google recently unveiled Android 12, the search giant’s next big mobile update coming later this year. Until that’s rolled out, Google has unveiled new features coming to Android that will be available in the coming days and weeks. Password Checkup comes to Android Up first is Password Checkup, which Google is integrating into Android 9 and above....

This app brings Google Assistant to your Windows, macOS, or Linux PC

Google Assistant lives on a lot of devices, from smartphones to displays to automobiles. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was a standalone app for your PC? Google has yet to release an Assistant app for desktop, but thanks to developer Melvin L. Abraham, we now have an unofficial desktop client. Available via GitHub, the app...

You can now run Tasker tasks straight from Google Assistant

For many of our readers, Tasker needs no introduction. It's the best app on Android for automation, and since the original developer passed the torch to João Dias nearly 3 years ago (!), it keeps getting even better. With the update to version 5.11.14, Tasker tasks can now be called right from Google Assistant. As the...