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Google Home Mini drops to $29 shipped ahead of Black Friday (Reg. $49)

Lowe’s offers the Google Home Mini for <b>$29 shipped</b>. That’s good for $20 off the regular price and easily the best we’ve ever seen. Now, we are expecting this same price bundled with a $10 gift card at multiple retailers later this week. However, if the credit isn’t a must-have, you’re looking at a …

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Sonos’ Spotify Alexa support arrives ahead of schedule

Sonos, Spotify, and Amazon Alexa are finally best friends, with support being added to control playback by voice on the multi-room speakers. Sonos …

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[Update: Going live "over the coming weeks"] Lens is now rolling out to Google Assistant

• Update 1: 2017/11/21 4:37pm PST A new blog post from Google reveals that Lens will come to all Pixel phones (set to English) in the US, UK, …

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Google brings Lens AI to Google Assistant on Pixel smartphones

Google today announced that its Lens AI is being rolled out for Google Assistant in Pixel and Pixel 2 smartphones. Lens uses computer vision to do things like detect landmarks or extract phone numbers, email addresses, and text from real-world objects like billboards or marquees. Lens can also scan …

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"Google, how's my commute?" Now you can get train info without even typing as Trainline adds Google Assistant voice support

Travellers can now get information about their commute just by asking their phone or smart speaker, saving valuable time from typing on screen and …

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Love Bixby or hate it, the Galaxy S9 will make AI inescapable

Samsung has just teased the existence of an AI-centric software for its flagship smartphones called the Samsung Galaxy AI UX. This may be a …

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Google Assistant has a huge advantage in the voice assistant market

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>By 2022, devices running Google Assistant are going to be much more prevalent in the smartphone market than those running competing native voice assistants like …

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Google Assistant adds setting to manage calendars, default accounts on Google Home

For the past few teardowns of the Google app, we’ve spotted a Calendar setting among Google Assistant’s list of services. This control is now beginning to rollout and allows users to manage Google Calendar, but only on Google Home speakers.<p>This new option is available by heading to Google Assistant …

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GE’s C-Reach hub adds Google Assistant and Alexa support to its budget smart lights

Buying a set of budget smart lights is one of the simplest and cheapest ways to smarten up your dumb home. IKEA recently jumped into the market with its TRÅDFRI range, but GE’s C-series bulbs have been around for much longer.<p>Now, GE is upgrading its low-cost smart lighting range with the release of …

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Affordable Smart Homes: GE Bulbs Now Work With Alexa, Google Assistant

General Electronics Corporation on Monday launched voice capabilities for its smart bulbs. The smart bulbs made by the company will now be compatible …

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Google Lens is quietly slipping into Google Assistant on Pixel 2 and original Pixel phones | Trusted Reviews

<b>Google is slowly rolling out its machine learning Lens Google Assistant and camera feature to Pixel 2 and original Pixel handsets across the …

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GE’s connected bulbs get Alexa and Google Assistant bridge

GE is adding voice control to its C by GE Lighting smart bulb range, with a new bridge that will open the door to Amazon Alexa and the Google …

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Google Lens is now available right in Google Assistant with Pixel devices.

It looks like you no longer need to open up Google Photos to use Lens.<p>Users have reported that Lens is now available in Google Assistant on both the …

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GE launches $50 hub to connect its Bluetooth smart lights to Alexa and Google Assistant

GE’s been making some really simple and accessible smart lights called C by GE for the past two years, and today, the company is announcing its first big upgrade to the system. It’s a hub, called the C-Reach, that connects C by GE lights to Wi-Fi so that they can be controlled by Alexa or the …

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Google Tests Troubleshooting 'Assistant' for Pixel 2

Google is sending in Google Assistant to help troubleshoot smartphone issues for some Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL owners.<p>PCMag reviews products …

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Google Assistant rolls out new features to win over developers

<i>This story was delivered to BI Intelligence Apps and Platforms Briefing subscribers. To learn more and subscribe, please click here.</i><p>Google is aiming to make its Google Assistant voice platform more appealing to developers with a slew of new features announced in a post Wednesday.<p>The new features …

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Question of the Day: What's Your Favorite Google Assistant Feature? | Droid Life

I’ve found in recent months that I use the Google Assistant more and more. That could be because I’ve tried to add more Google Home units around the …

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This Mirror Has Built-In Support For Google Assistant And Siri

Smart home devices have come a long way over the past few years. Big tech companies like Amazon, Apple and Google are investing big in smart home …

Gear & Gadgets

Google updates Assistant with feature that will enable developers to create apps in Indian English

It will help the company provide users with a customised experience, said Brad Abrams, the group product manager for Google Assistant.<p>Technology …

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Emberlight joins IoT dead pool as its smart lighting goes dark

The Internet of Things dead pool claims another victim, with Emberlight announcing that it’s out of cash and shutting down, with bad news for owners …

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How the Google Pixel 2 XL compares to the Samsung Galaxy S8+ smartphone

Google's much anticipated Pixel 2 smartphone and Samsung's flagship Galaxy S8+ are both excellent phones. Here's how their features compare.

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Google Pixel 2 Problems: Google Assistant to the rescue? | Trusted Reviews

<b>The Google Assistant is taking on a new role as a smartphone troubleshooter, it has emerged.</b><p>According to an AndroidPolice report, Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 …

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How to turn Google Assistant into a powerful list-making machine

If there's one thing I've learned about Google Assistant since its debut, it's that some of the service's most useful features are the ones that …

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Google Assistant is able to troubleshoot problems on your phone (Pixel 2 only, for now)

The Google Assistant on the Pixel 2 and 2 XL is more powerful than ever before, and it can help you do a bunch of things with your phone like change …

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Google Assistant can help troubleshoot your Pixel 2 phone

Plenty of companies offer chat support to troubleshoot problems with your phone. But do you really want to talk to another human for what could be a simple fix? You don't have to... if you have a Pixel 2. <i>Android Police</i> has discovered that you can ask Google Assistant for help with battery issues. …

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Google Assistant now supports apps for Canadian users

Apps for the Assistant are available in both English and French.<p>There are many different levels and layers to the Google Assistant, and while it's …

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Google Assistant gains a load of new features and supports more languages

The Assistant can send content from Google home to your phone, send out push notifications, help you find new apps, and much more.<p>Google is …

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Google Assistant redesigning ‘Explore’ w/ subcategories, adding speaker to phone transfers, daily updates, more

With last week’s redesign, the Google Assistant gained an updated interface on Android. Today, a refreshed look that we previously activated is also coming to the Explore tab, along with a number of other changes to improve both Assistant app discovery and functionality.<p>Improved app …

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Google Earbuds With Real-Time Translation Aren't Much More Than a Gimmick

When Google first showed off its Google Pixel Buds product with real-time translation functionality, it seemed like the device could be a powerful …

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Google Assistant getting new features and language support

Google Assistant already has plenty of powerful use case scenarios, but there’s always room to grow.<p>Google has just announced several new changes …

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