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Google Assistant is rolling out on Samsung’s 2020 TVs in the US

Samsung After years of trying to make Bixby happen, Samsung is coming around and enabling support for better AI helpers like Alexa and Google Assistant. The company announced at CES this year that you can choose to use these assistants on its QLED 8K TV, but Google Assistant only just became available. It’ll work on …

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Google’s ‘Search On’ event will reveal new AI-powered features on Thursday

Google If you’re not done with presentations after Apple’s iPhone 12 launch earlier, set some time aside on Thursday afternoon to find out what’s new in search. Google just sent out invites for a live stream event on October 15th at 12 PM PT / 3 PM ET where “you’ll hear about the latest ways …

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Google has added more natural-sounding voices to Assistant

Steve Marcus / reuters Google is adding two more English-speaking voices to Assistant. It used an updated prosody model to make them sound more natural than other Assistant voices. Developers can now start using them in their existing Actions. Here’s a quick example of one of them sounds: Meanwhile, in early 2021, Google will roll …

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Google apps will add notifications for ‘critical’ security issues

Google Google’s latest effort to protect the safety and privacy of its users involves more prominent security alerts. Moving forward, when the company detects a potentially serious issue with your account, it will notify you directly through the Google app you’re using at the moment.     There’s a good reason for Google to make its already …

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Google’s ‘Hold for Me’ Assistant feature appears first on new Pixel phones

When the Pixel 5 and Pixel 4a 5G arrive, they’ll include an early preview of Google’s new feature for the Phone app, the Duplex-powered “Hold for Me.” Mentioned during the Launch Night presentation and explained in a blog post, it lets Google Assistant wait around and wait for someone to pick up when a business …

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Google Assistant Snapshot can now be summoned with a voice command

You can now summon Google Assistant’s Snapshot by saying “Hey Google, show me my day.” The tech giant introduced the feature as a way to view your tasks for the day in one place back in 2018, and up until recently, you can only access it by tapping on the icon in the Assistant window’s …

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Google reveals its new Nest smart speaker

The folks at Nest couldn’t have been happy to see their next project revealed through grubby photos used for technical certification, so tonight they sent out a proper image and teaser video of the new device. If you’re looking for more information about exactly what it can do, they didn’t say, but based on the …

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Android TV may soon recognize your exact voice

Panos Sakalakis, Unsplash Google said that Assistant’s Voice Match feature was coming to many more speakers and smart displays in the near future, but it now appears that this includes your television, too. The 9to5Google team has discovered code indicating that Voice Match is in the works for Android TV. While it’s not certain just …

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Lenovo’s 7-inch Google smart display is on sale for $80 at Best Buy

Sponsored Links Lenovo You’re in luck if you want an affordable, Google-powered smart screen but feel the Nest Hub is too basic for your tastes. Best Buy has discounted Lenovo’s Smart Display 7 to $80, or a good $20 off the usual price. That’s lower than Best Buy’s recent sale price for the Nest Hub, …

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Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant

Sponsored Links Arlo You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands. If you’re worried about the ruckus outside, you can ask Google to “show me the front door” and get a video …

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