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Google brings back the automatic parking location card in Google Assistant

It has happened to everyone. You're walking out to the parking lot or ramp and the thought hits you: "where did I park?" There are a bunch of ways that technology can help with this problem. You can simply take a photo of the street signs, type the ramp level in your notes app, or...

Google Assistant is now built into Waze

The integration of Google Assistant within Waze has been anticipated by many. If you need a refresher of mind, Waze is a navigation application which focuses on traffic reporting. It was acquired by Google in 2013 and has been gaining more data ever since. Google Maps has been getting Waze features, but the sharing hasn't...

Google Assistant gets new alarm clock features, Lenovo Smart Clock now available

Smart Display devices work really well in two rooms of your house: the kitchen and bedroom. Having a small display that can be controlled with your voice is perfect for cooking and laying in bed. Today, the bedside functionality is getting even better with the Lenovo Smart Clock. Google and Lenovo have worked together to...

Messages 4.4 brings Google Assistant suggestions in chat for some

Google I/O 2019 brought many announcements with regard to Assistant. As the gateway to many of Google's services, it's important that Assistant offers as many functionalities as possible. Particularly in relation to Android, we've seen Google Assistant become more and more prevalent in recent months. Google continued this push at I/O, where we learned that...

bxActions 6.0 adds per-app Bixby button remapping, camera shutter action, and more

Two years ago, Samsung introduced us to Bixby, their take on a personal virtual assistant for all Samsung Experience users. Most of the discussions surrounding the topic of Bixby on the Samsung Galaxy S8 was about it having a dedicated Bixby button, which (initially) couldn't be remapped drifted slightly towards the negative. Back to the present,...

[Update 1: 5 More States] Google Duplex is now available for all Pixel phones in 43 U.S. states

Google Duplex was one of the most exciting things announced at Google I/O last year. It caught a lot of headlines for being "magical" and extremely cool. Not to be confused with Call Screening, Duplex can do things like call a barber and make a haircut appointment. It began rolling out to Google Pixel owners...

[Update 2: Assistant support rolling out] Sonos One Speaker Announced with Alexa Support at Launch and Assistant Support in 2018

Sonos, a small company dedicated to sound and multimedia that has been making waves recently, is the latest big player looking to get into the smart speaker game with their Sonos One smart speaker. This market is currently dominated by Amazon and their Echo line (powered by Amazon Alexa) and Google with their Home line...

Google tests a new, more minimalist Google Assistant UI

The Google Assistant is one of the biggest breakthrough developments by Google in recent years. What was once introduced with the original Google Pixel smartphones as your friendly device assistant has now greatly evolved with features and general improvements, and it's shaping up to become a key part of Google's ecosystem. Nowadays, you can find...

Google Assistant and Fast Pair coming to more Bluetooth headsets thanks to Google and Qualcomm

Google announced that its Assistant is now on over 1 billion devices around the world. That kind of widespread usage for a virtual assistant is great for the Mountain View tech giant but they aren't stopping anytime soon. It's almost been two years since be started seeing Bluetooth headsets equipped with Google's virtual assistant and...

First look at the new Google Assistant and Android Auto’s redesign

Nearly every Google product received attention at Google I/O this year. Surprisingly, Android Auto was the subject of several big announcements. The platform is getting a big redesign later this Summer and Google Assistant is playing a much bigger role on Android Auto for phones. Google also demoed a car with Android Automotive, which is...

The Google Pixel 4 will get with the new, much-faster Google Assistant

The 2019 Google I/O keynote just started an hour ago, but we've already seen so many interesting announcements. One of the most important ones by far is the introduction of the next generation Google Assitant. The Google-made digital assistant was released almost exactly three years ago at Google I/O 2016. It aimed to execute commands...

Google Assistant is coming to Waze and getting a new driving mode

Google I/O 2019 is running at top speed as announcements are coming in hot. The Google Assistant portion of the event just wrapped up and there were a number of very exciting features show off. One area that is getting some love is driving and Waze. Assistant is getting a new Driving Mode and integration...