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Google Assistant routines are now supported in French, Spanish, German, and more languages

The Google Assistant comes preloaded on most Android smartphones and is the driving force behind products like the Google Home. It's pretty great if you live in an English-speaking country, but it could be considered lacking in some aspects if you don't speak English or would rather it speak your native tongue. Routines were such...

Google Home’s note-taking feature rolls out as the app adds previous/next media controls

Smart home devices are getting more popular as digital assistants are getting better. Not a day passes when I don't use my Google Home Mini. It wakes me up, helps me catch up with the latest news, tells me when I should leave home to arrive at school on time, and more. To put it...

Google Assistant UI with redesigned bottom bar in testing

It looks as if Google is testing a new bottom bar user interface for Google Assistant on smartphones. Bottom bar navigation has become more popular with tall displays, but Google Assistant has had a few actions in the bottom bar for a while already. However, a server-side update from at least one person shows that...

Google Assistant gets better list management, lyrics on Smart Displays, and Pretty Please

Google wants you to know that your personal virtual assistant is there for you this holiday season. The Mountain View tech giant just published a blog post detailing a number of Google Assistant features that they've been working on which can enhance your holiday mood while also making things a bit more convenient as well....

Some Google Pixel 3 & Pixel 2 users are now able to save Call Screen transcripts

Call screening has been one of the most talked about features of the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL. The feature allows you to have Google Assistant answer calls and interact with the caller on your behalf. Call Screening recently rolled out to Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL users. Now, Google is adding a...

Google Duplex is rolling out for some Google Pixel owners

Time has proven that artificial intelligence powered applications and services are not just another over-hyped trend which will eventually die. Google has put a lot of effort in developing machine learning and neural network capabilities. They even use Tensor Processing Units (TPUs) to process data for ML-powered services like Google Photos. Another actually useful AL-powered feature...

LG launches a Google Assistant Smart Display with 20W stereo speakers

Smart Displays are the latest frontier for Google Assistant. Back in January, a few companies were announced to release Google Assistant devices with touchscreens. Lenovo and JBL were the first to market, followed by Google releasing their own device last month. LG was also mentioned at the time and they have finally announced their device, the...

Here are all the new languages coming soon to the Google Assistant

We've watched as Google Assistant has grown from its early days in Google Allo (RIP) to a digital assistant that's now available on not only most Android smartphones and tablets, but also Google Home smart speakers, select Chromebooks, smartwatches, IoT devices, televisions, cars, and more. As with many Google products, Google Assistant was initially released...

Call Screening rolling out for some Google Pixel 2 users

You may think of AI as yet another buzzword of 2018, but it can really come in handy sometimes. One of these occasions is Call Screening - a feature built into the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL that helps users avoid spam and answer calls with Google Assistant. Since its initial release on October 9th,...

Huawei is working on a voice assistant to challenge Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa in the West

At IFA 2018, Huawei showed they were dipping their toe in the smart speaker market when they showed off a product the company called the Huawei AI Cube. The speaker uses their own personal virtual assistant called "Xiaoyi" which is both available on their smartphones and this AI Cube device. The thing is, this has only...

Google Assistant adds Clock routines, Broadcast replies, and more new stuff

Google continues to put time and resources into their virtual personal assistant and today the company announced a number of new features. These new features seemed to be focused around the holiday season, but they can also be used all year-long in various ways depending on the situation. There's a lot being added here but...

Google Assistant is now available on Roku devices

Google is battling against multiple other major tech companies to see who can dominate the virtual personal assistant market. Some of this has spilled over into a new product category entirely (smart speakers, smart displays, etc.) while other times it's been an attempt to see how many 3rd-party companies they can partner up with. Amazon...