voice assistant

Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

Google Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that Google Assistant’s driving mode is at least partially enabled for Android users. The interface …

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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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Apple buys an AI startup to improve Siri’s data

Sponsored Links Chris Schodt/Engadget Apple is continuing its string of AI startup acquisitions, this time to improve Siri’s performance. The company has confirmed to Bloomberg that it recently acquired Inductiv, a Waterloo, Ontario, Canada-based company that uses AI to correct data — which, in turn, improves machine learning. The company didn’t elaborate on its plans …

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