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BBC podcasts are no longer available via Google Podcasts or Google Assistant

Google Podcasts has been something the Mountain View tech giant has been working on for a couple of years now. What started as its own section in the Google Play Music application ended up getting its own dedicated application. Not only that, but we recently discovered that they are working on a desktop player for...

Continued Conversation begins rolling out for non-Google Home smart speakers and smart displays

Most people will agree that Google Home devices are generally smarter than Amazon Echo devices, but the "Hey Google" command is not as nice as "Alexa." One way Google has tried to make the command less cumbersome is a feature called "Continued Conversations." The feature has been available for a while, but now it's rolling...

How to remap Bixby to Google Assistant on the Samsung Galaxy S10, Note 9, and other One UI devices

At Samsung Unpacked, Samsung announced their new Samsung Galaxy S10 series and Galaxy Fold. After the press discovered a new option in Bixby, Samsung confirmed that the button would be natively remappable. With an update released to the Bixby app on older One UI devices today, this is finally possible. However, it wasn't all good...

Samsung won’t let you remap the Bixby button to Google Assistant, but there’s a workaround

The Samsung Galaxy S10 line of devices haven't even been released yet, but they are already receiving updates. Actually, the first update was released just yesterday. It adds the option to remap the Bixby button on the Samsung Galaxy S10+. We already knew this feature was coming, as it was widely noticed on the pre-release...

Google Assistant adds Messages integration, Actions for Android Go, and better language support for Google Maps, Indic languages, and multilingual commands

Google Assistant is Google's AI-powered virtual assistant that improved upon every aspect of Google's previous assistant, Google Now. Ever since its launch, Google has been pushing really hard on the adoption for Assistant by engaging in new partnerships and integrations as well as by introducing new features that add to the overall utility of Google...

Google announces new smartphones will have Google Assistant buttons, Digital Wellbeing expanding to the Moto G7, and Google Lens suggestions availability on the LG G8

Mobile World Congress officially starts tomorrow in Barcelona, but today we've already seen Xiaomi unveil the 5G Mi Mix 3 and global Mi 9, Huawei unveil the Mate X and new MateBooks, HMD Global announce the Nokia 9 and new mid-range devices, and LG announce the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ. MWC isn't only about...

Assistant key remapping may be coming to the Google Pixelbook and Pixel Slate

The Google Pixel Slate and Google Pixelbook feature a dedicated button that triggers Google Assistant functionality. The virtual assistant by Google is one of the best digital assistants available in the market right now, allowing for features like two-way conversations using Google's natural language processing algorithms. With its wide availability across Android, Chrome OS, and...

MIUI 10.2.1 adds a Google Assistant gesture shortcut for Xiaomi devices

Xiaomi's MIUI UX "skin" sees frequent updates from the Chinese company, to the point that it becomes difficult to keep up with what is new on the large number of devices that it supports. Xiaomi tends to add and also remove features from the base Android version, so there often is a sense of dissonance...

Pressing a volume button lets you hear the other party in Google Pixel’s Call Screen

One of the features that got a lot of attention with the launch of the Pixel 3 was Call Screen. This crazy feature allows you to make Google Assistant take calls for you. All you have to do is sit back and choose questions for Assistant to ask. The feature has now rolled out to...

Poweramp gets Android Auto support and improved Google Assistant integration

Poweramp is arguably one of the most popular audio players for Android. While it's user interface never turned any heads, it was the functionality that had users loving the app. Some of the unique features are powerful bass and treble controls, Hi-Res output support, DVC, lyrics support and so much more. To put it in...

[Update: Available in US] LG launches truly wireless earbuds with Google Assistant and fast charging

Companies are removing the 3.5mm headphone port from smartphones left and right these days. It's hard to find a flagship that has one and there's a reason to believe this will happen to the low-end and mid-range devices in the future too. This has increased the sales of Bluetooth headphones and earbuds with the latter...

Google Assistant gets a ton of new features: flight check-ins, Interpreter Mode, Google Maps integration, and more

Google Assistant is constantly evolving and gaining new abilities. While the tech world is hunkered down in Las Vegas for CES 2019, Google has joined the party with some big Assistant announcements. Google Assistant is gaining several new features and integrations, many of which have been requested for a while. Let's dive right in.Flight Check-insPeople...