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Google testing out Assistant voice confirmation for selected purchases

When you’ve made some purchases through your Google account, you will have to confirm it either through your fingerprint sensor, your password, or your face. But now Google seems to be testing out another way to confirm that you are indeed buying something: through Google Assistant voice confirmation. This seems to be available only for […]

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Google Assistant adds weather and traffic manual check for “Your Places”

If there are places that you frequent on an almost daily basis, like your home and your work (well, under normal non-pandemic circumstances), you’ve probably saved them on your Google Assistant settings. This makes it easier to use the location-based actions across various Google apps and services. But there are still some things that need […]

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Google officially brings sensitivity adjustments to Google Assistant

Just a couple of days ago, we told you about an upcoming update to Google Assistantupcoming update to Google Assistant devices that would let you adjust the sensitivity options. It’s important for those that don’t want their always-on speakers mishearing something from normal conversations. Now the official announcement from Google is here and not only […]

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Google adding “sensitivity options” for Google Assistant devices

While voice-enabled devices have made our lives a bit more convenient, there are also times when they’re a pain and maybe even a security risk. The “always listening” smart speakers particularly are pretty controversial as they sometimes get triggered for the littlest thing and record conversations that don’t really concern them. Google will soon be […]

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AT&T TV combines live TV, on-demand streaming, and Android TV

Various companies have tried different devices and products to make things easier for cord-cutting users to access everything in just one place. AT&T is trying to bring back the video customers that they lost from last year by bringing a new product called AT&T TV. It brings together your traditional pay-TV/live TV service, streaming services […]

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Google Assistant, Nest devices can now make Sonos their default speaker

While Sonos may be involved in an uphill legal battle against Google, the two previously worked to bring Google Assistant and devices that have the digital assistant to Sonos devices. That project is now paying off as you will now be able to set Sonos devices as the default speakers for your Nest Hub, Google […]

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Google rolling out granular notification settings for Assistant

While Google Assistant can do a lot of things for you, controlling the notifications you receive from it can sometimes be tedious and actually not that helpful. Fixing and personalizing it is not as intuitive as we would like and more importantly, we have pretty limited options from when you to to the Google app’s […]

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Best headphones with Google Assistant integration

As Amazon continues to push Alexa, and Apple’s Siri keeps chugging along, the race for the best virtual assistant rages on. Google, of course, is no stranger to this and has teamed up with a handful of brands for direct Google Assistant integration. If you want to receive notifications and take full control of your […]

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Google Assistant Interpreter Mode expands to more airports, banks

One of the more interesting things that Google Assistant has added to its “talents” is the interpreter mode. It’s a real-time translation feature that can be used in places like hotels, airports, banks, etc where people pass through every day that may not speak the same language. It can be accessed through smart speakers, smart […]

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Google Assistant updates, improvements announced at CES 2020

Google usually makes major announcements during the Google I/O which happens May of each year but it’s taking advantage of this year’s biggest tech event. Google has taken the CES floor captive with some important information regarding one of its biggest services–the Google Assistant. The digital assistant has since grown into an effective artificial intelligence-powered […]

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Google temporarily revokes Assistant, Home access to Xiaomi devices

The arrival of more affordable smart security cameras should be a source of, well, security for users. But it looks like the various OEMs and brands need to fix some bugs within their systems as there have been some disturbing lapses of late. The latest one involves a Xiaomi camera connected to a Google Nest […]

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Best Google Assistant smart speakers

If you’re shopping around for a Google Assistant speaker, you’ve come to the right place. While nearly every wireless speaker grants access to your phone’s Google Assistant, these speakers actually integrate the software into it, meaning it directly contacts Google without needing an external device. Read on if you’re revving up to make your audio […]

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Google Assistant has one important command you need to memorize

Have you ever had a conversation with a real person and then suddenly, your Google Assistant butts in because it thinks you were talking to it? Unfortunately and sometimes hilariously, this often happens to those who have turned on their digital assistants but particularly, Google’s own. And it can be inconvenient and disruptive at times. […]

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Hulu gets voice support for Chromecast, Google Home smart displays

Nothing gives couch potatoes more pleasure (well aside from actually sitting on the couch) than being able to start streaming your favorite movies or TV shows through the power of voice commands. Google Assistant voice support has previously been available for several content providers on Chromecast and Google Home smart displays and now they’re adding […]

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Pixel 4 owners can soon use Google Assistant to control Chrome

The new Google Assistant has been promised to not just open apps but to actually directly integrate and interact with some of the apps on your phone. We’ve seen the digital assistant slightly interact before in apps like Photos, Messages, WhatsApp, YouTube, Gmail, Maps, etc. One of the apps that you probably use often is […]

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