Tag: Google Assistant

Siri in iOS 14 vs. The New Google Assistant: Find Out Which One is the Best

When Apple announced iOS 14 at WWDC 2020 last month, it boasted about some notable improvements to Siri including being more aware of the on-screen content thereby making it smarter than before. Despite the improvements though, Siri is still nowhere near as good as Google Assistant. A video by In-Depth Tech Reviews has compared Siri […]

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Google Assistant actions can now continuously listen for specific words

Google today detailed new tools for partners developing on Google Assistant, its voice platform used by over 500 million people monthly in 30 languages across 90 countries. Actions Builder, a web-based integrated development environment (IDE), provides a graphical interface to show conversation flows and support debugging and training data orchestration. Continuous Match Mode allows Google […]

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Google Reportedly Looking To Launch A New Nest-Branded Smart Speaker

Ever since Google acquired Nest, the company has been slowly rebranding some of its products with the Nest brand. For example, we’ve seen the company launch the Nest WiFi which effectively replaces the Google WiFi mesh router system, and we’ve also seen Google rebrand some of their Google Home lineup. Advertising However, there is still […]

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Apple and Google tweak maps, AI assistants to back Black Lives Matter

As largely peaceful protests against police brutality and racial bias continue across the United States, Apple and Google have updated some of their key services to support the Black Lives Matter movement, most notably including their maps and AI assistants. The tweaks offer users up-to-date information on road changes resulting from the protests, as well […]

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Google Testing Out New User Interface To Make Smart Displays Easier To Use

In recent years, we’ve seen companies start to transition from creating smart speakers to smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers that comes with a built-in display to allow for users to make video calls, watch videos, use it to see who’s at the door if you have a smart doorbell, and so on. Advertising […]

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Pixel Buds with hands-free Google Assistant go on sale for $179

Google’s second-generation Pixel Buds go on sale today in the U.S. for $179. Second-generation Pixel Buds were announced by the Made by Google team last fall and come with improvements in sound quality, hands-free access to Google Assistant, and touchpad gestures for playback and call control. The earbuds promise 5 hours of listening time and up […]

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Google Home Will Now Let Users Adjust ‘OK Google’ Listening Sensitivity

We’re sure that many of us have accidentally triggered our digital assistants by saying phrases that sound similar to its trigger phrase. However, the good news for Google Home owner is that it appears that Google has made some adjustments on that front and in an update that is rolling out to users, Google has […]

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Huawei to launch multilingual voice assistant Celia, starting on the P40 flagship in 6 countries

Huawei has officially announced a new voice-activated virtual assistant that will be made available outside of China, as the Chinese technology titan continues to build out its own versions of Google’s services. While Huawei has offered its own version (called “Xiaoyi”) of Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant in China for a while, it has long […]

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How Alexa and Google Assistant can do a better job talking about coronavirus

Though Alexa and Google Assistant can answer some questions related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, both AI assistants are currently incapable of delivering responses to many common questions from Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and World Health Organization (WHO). Both assistants failed to correct a number of falsehoods or unknowns related to the spread of coronavirus, […]

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Google Assistant can now read or translate websites and Android app content

Google Assistant is able to read web pages and news articles on Android devices worldwide today, a company spokesperson told VentureBeat. You can trigger the feature by simply saying “Hey Google, read it” or “Hey Google, read this page.” If you land on a webpage in a language you don’t understand, Google Assistant is also […]

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DeltaDNA and Earplay bring analytics to Amazon and Google voice-based apps and games

DeltaDNA and Earplay are bringing advanced analytics to Amazon and Google voice-based games and apps. The integration of DeltaDNA’s analytics enables Earplay users to better optimize the player experience, boost engagement and drive in-content spending, with more tools and services set to roll out in the coming months. The idea is to enable a new […]

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Amazon Leads The Smart Speaker Market, And Google Isn’t Even Close

Smart speakers have been around for a few years now, and we have to give Amazon credit for kind of kicking it off. While digital assistants aren’t new, Amazon made a very smart move early on by opening up Alexa to third-party developers, thus allowing them to flood the market with smart speakers. Advertising As […]

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Put Alexa and Siri to Work

Apple added its Siri assistant to the iPhone 4S model in 2011, giving users a hand-free way to schedule appointments, play music, look up information and perform other basic tasks. Less than a decade later, digital assistants are in a plethora of digital devices, including computers, smart speakers, dashboards and watches, and they can help […]

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