Google has spent several years working on virtual assistant technology, trying a variety of approaches. In 2016, Google announced the Google Assistant, the start of a project that would encompass what it had learned from previous attempts. Designed to work across a variety of devices with natural language skills, Assistant has quickly proven ... Read More »
Google Home has proven to be a capable assistant, but the search giant is intent on constantly improving it. A key part of that improvement is utilizing relationships and partnerships to add new, unique functions. Partnerships have certainly enabled the latest feature on the Google Home, which is the ability to give step-by-step ... Read More »
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Google has announced that Google Assistant now supports a few more home automation devices alongside all the products it already supports. Those devices are the Best Buy Insignia WiFi plug, LIFX bulbs, Wink, and TP-Link devices.
On top of that, there are a bunch more brand and devices now supported. The ... Read More »
Cortana is Microsoft’s personal assistant. When you have the option of using Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9, and soon Samsung Bixby on the upcoming Galaxy S8, it’s hard to find room for yet another assistant. ... Read More »
One of the features of the Google Home smart speaker is the ability to ask the digital personal assistant inside how their schedule for the day looks. From there, Assistant will provide details, including news headlines. But recently some Home owners are noticing a new addition: an advertisement for the upcoming Disney film, Beauty ... Read More »
Some Google Home users have noticed that the device will stop playing music all of a sudden. Playback of music never lasts long, sometimes cutting out in just a few songs. Unfortunately, this bug has bitten me, too.
Quite a few people are affected and Google has acknowledged the issue. Sadly, there ... Read More »
Honor is a brand that caters towards younger, more tech savvy people with great devices at low prices, giving up marketing for lower prices. The brand is celebrating its three-year anniversary with a device announcement.
Honor has announced the Honor Magic, a device that focuses more on software than hardware. It features a 5.09-inch 2560×1440 ... Read More »
Our current crop of assistants like Google Now, Apple’s Siri, and Microsoft’s Cortana try to act like humans. They have personalities, they tell jokes, and they generally try not to act like robots. Google Now is likely the worst at this though, as Siri and Cortana’s characters are quite obvious.
Google wants to achieve something ... Read More »
Microsoft’s virtual assistant may be coming to Android very soon, at least in public beta form. Cortana was supposed to launch in beta for Android in June, but it was sadly delayed. Now we finally know that Microsoft is planning to launch the public beta “in the next few weeks.”
Much like Siri, and ... Read More »