While Amazon Alexa came first, Google has been adding features to Assistant at a rapid pace. Google Assistant has long been able to differentiate between different people’s voices on the Google Home. This means that your whole family can use the Home with their own suggestions, accounts, ... Read More »
The latest update to Waze for Android takes the custom voices one step further. Previously, you could download celebrity voices to guide you to your destination, but now you can record your own.
Waze will let you record all the generic voice prompts so you can let yourself guide you. ... Read More »
Vizio has announced that its line of SmartCast devices are now compatible with the Google Home. You can now use your voice to control the devices.
You’ll be able to play music through SmartCast speakers and sound bars, turn on movies on SmartCast TVs, and even turn on the devices ... Read More »
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Hyundai took to CES 2017 to announce a new feature for the Blue Link service that allows you to use an app to control a supported car, like start it and lock the doors.
The new feature is support for Google Home. While you can’t just tell Google Home to start your ... Read More »
“OK Google” hotword detection is a staple of many people’s driving routine. Not having to touch your phone to perform actions is a great way to use your phone (in a strictly responsible fashion, preferably) in a safer way.
Google Maps has long had a microphone button so you could give voice commands, but the “OK Google” hotword would trigger the standard Google overlay. Now Google has announced that the “OK Google” hotword triggers hands-free voice commands in Maps itself.
If you want to give it a shot, make sure you’re on the latest ... Read More »
Google is aiming for its products to be accessible to anyone, even those with disabilities. The company posted a blog post about its current improvements in accessibility, including putting display accessibility settings in the first boot set up screen of Android devices running Android N.
Another huge improvement its Google’s new release of Voice Access ... Read More »
Google’s services are constantly being worked upon. From a company with an advanced search engine that works better than any other, this is expected. Google has been working hard at making voice searching an everyday thing for most people, integrating it into every device and even on the webpage. And it just got a whole ... Read More »
Recently, Google announced that it had partnered with nearly 100 North American carriers to enable sending MMS to Google Voice numbers. It used to be thatMMS messages sent to Google Voice numbers would disappear without even a warning that they were not ... Read More »
Touchless Control is an amazing, innovative feature on modern X8-powred Motorola devices like the Moto X and some of Droids. It allows you to speak to your phone without touching it, eliminating the need to turn on the screen first. This always-listening ability is powered by a special core in the X8 chip that helps ... Read More »