googleassistant News of 01/18/20
GE Adds A Bunch Of Google Assistant-Friendly Smart Home Products
This year’s CES is already shaping up to be another big show for smart home devices, with the Amazon Alexa/Google Assistant show down in the center ring. GE bought into the Alexa ecosystem fairly early on and got on-board with Google Assistant more ...
The Google Assistant Can Now Alert You Of Potential Flight Delays
If you’re an experienced traveler, you know that plenty of your delays are due to your plane being stuck somewhere else or because the weather at your local or arrival airport isn’t ideal (I’m looking at you, fogged-in SFO in the ...
Google Assistant Can Now Do British And Australian Accents In The US
Even the old smart assistant needs a fresh coat of paint, from time to time. For those looking to switch things up a touch, Google announced today that Assistant is now capable of speaking in a couple of additional accents for U.S.-based users. ...
Google Partners With Media Outlets To Provide On-Demand News Audio
Getting news in the morning has long been my most used feature on Google Assistant. Asking Home “what’s in the news” brings up a quick flash briefing from a handful of selected outlets. It’s quick, it’s easy and it helps fill me in on the ...
Google Assistant IOS Update Lets You Say ’Hey Siri, OK Google’
Apple probably didn’t intend to let competitors take advantage of Siri Shortcuts this way, but you can now launch Google Assistant on your iPhone by saying “Hey Siri, OK Google .” But don’t expect a flawless experience — it takes ...
Google Assistant Picks Up A Few New Tricks
Google Assistant, the voice-driven AI that sits inside Google Home (plus Android phones, newer Nest cameras, and a bunch of other devices) and awaits your “Hey, Google” commands, is already pretty clever. That doesn’t mean it ...
Facebook Portal Needs More. At Least It Just Added YouTube
To offset the creepiness of having Facebook’s camera and microphone in your house, its new Portal video chat gadget needs best-in-class software. Its hardware is remarkably well done, plus Messenger and the photo frame feature work great. But ...
Google And Disney Launch Interactive Little Golden Books That Work With Google Home
Today’s kids are too young to remember Disney’s read-along books and records , which combined narration and sounds with physical books to make reading more entertaining. But they may have laid their hands on more modern sound books that ...
Google’S Home Hub Is Missing A Camera. Here’S Why That’S A Smart Idea
At Tuesday’s Google event , the company unveiled the extensively leaked Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones, in addition to both a new ChromeOS tablet, the Pixel Slate, and a new smart home assistant in the form of Google Home Hub. While ...