Google Assistant

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    Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off

    Our favorite budget smart lock is at its lowest price of the year. Killer Deal: August Smart Lock Now $50 Off : Read more
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    Question Voice control

    Recently my son (fully disabled and bed bound) has discovered Alexa, and enjoys the freedom it gives him, and wishes to extend that freedom to TV. He mainly uses Netflix and Vudu. We have tried using a fire cube, but that doesn't support vudu. Tried a Google home which just wants to cast from...
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    Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On

    Cortana is dead, but Microsoft doesn't want to admit it yet. Cortana Is Dead: Why Microsoft Needs to Move On : Read more
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    Google I/0 2019 Dates Set: Android Q, Pixel Watch and More

    Google’s annual developers conference will kick off on May 7. Expect to hear a lot about the next version of Android, Google Assistant improvements and more. Google I/0 2019 Dates Set: Android Q, Pixel Watch and More : Read more
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    Lenovo Smart Clock Reinvents the Alarm Clock with Google Assistant

    The Lenovo Smart Clock helps you fall asleep and wake up better than a smartphone while allowing you to control other smart home gadgets with routines. Lenovo Smart Clock Reinvents the Alarm Clock with Google Assistant : Read more
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    Huawei's Next Target? Amazon's Alexa

    Huawei's CEO has teased a new Alexa killer. Huawei's Next Target? Amazon's Alexa : Read more
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    Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini: Why Amazon Wins

    The Echo Dot and Google Home Mini are both formidable smart speakers under $50, but Amazon’s comes out on top. Echo Dot vs. Google Home Mini: Why Amazon Wins : Read more
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    Google Home Hub vs Echo Show: What Should You Buy?

    The Google Home Hub and Echo Show are both formidable smart displays, but they are very different in terms of price, size and features. Google Home Hub vs Echo Show: What Should You Buy? : Read more
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    Leaked! This Is the Google Home Hub Smart Display

    Along with the new Pixel 3, Google may introduce a 7-inch smart screen assistant with speaker like the Lenovo Smart Display. Leaked! This Is the Google Home Hub Smart Display : Read more
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    TP-Link's Alexa-Friendly Smart Plug Hits Lowest Price Ever

    A must-buy for any smart home. TP-Link's Alexa-Friendly Smart Plug Hits Lowest Price Ever : Read more
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    Help Me, Tom's Guide: What to Do with Google Routines

    Your guide to designing the perfect Google Routine. Help Me, Tom's Guide: What to Do with Google Routines : Read more
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    Routines (Google Assistant) for the Lenovo Smart Display

    I've been using the Good Morning routine daily - definitely a favorite especially when there's a busy day ahead. It's fantastic how it adjusts my lights accordingly and then automatically displays the weather and news updates on the screen. But I'm currently thinking of customizing new...
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    What else can my Lenovo Smart Display do?

    I mainly use mine in the kitchen nowadays because I can watch recipe videos on the screen and also get recipes read aloud to me. It's also been very useful when I'm getting directions and making dinner reservations. I know it's powered using Google Assistant but I haven't used smart devices for...
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    Report: Google Releasing Own Smart Display to Fight Echo Show

    Google's newest secret weapon against Amazon has a screen. Report: Google Releasing Own Smart Display to Fight Echo Show : Read more
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    14 Smart Alarm Clocks with Alexa or Google Assistant

    Alexa or Google Assistant could make you a morning person. 14 Smart Alarm Clocks with Alexa or Google Assistant : Read more
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    7 Ways Lenovo's Smart Display Beats Echo Show (And 3 Ways It Doesn't)

    The Google Assistant-powered Smart Display beats the Alexa-enabled Echo Show in a number of ways, but Amazon's device does a few things better. 7 Ways Lenovo's Smart Display Beats Echo Show (And 3 Ways It Doesn't) : Read more
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    Should You Buy Your Child an Echo or a Google Home?

    Kids love talking to digital assistants. But is it a good idea? Here's what the experts say. Should You Buy Your Child an Echo or a Google Home? : Read more
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    5 Reasons to Buy the Google Home Mini (and 3 Reasons to Skip It)

    The Google Home Mini is a worthwhile purchase, but it's not for everyone. Here are the pros and cons. 5 Reasons to Buy the Google Home Mini (and 3 Reasons to Skip It) : Read more
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    How to Tell Google Home to Do Three Things with a Single Command

    Want Google Assistant to turn on three smart home devices at once or perform other multitasking tricks? Follow these steps. How to Tell Google Home to Do Three Things with a Single Command : Read more
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    10 google assistant commands for netflix

    Since its release, Google Assistant has only grown in popularity and usefulness. Many people use it to better organize their everyday agenda or just to have plain fun. While probably not the primary use of some users, you can also link your Google Assistant with Netflix. When you do that, you...
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    Zolo Mojo Review: A Meh Google Home Mini Alternative

    The Zolo Mojo delivers decent sound for a small speaker but costs nearly twice as much as a Google Home Mini without offering any advantages. Zolo Mojo Review: A Meh Google Home Mini Alternative : Read more
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    How to Play Music with Any Service Using Google Assistant

    As you may already know there are countless commands you can give to Google Assistant and playing music is one of those commands. While you might not primarily use Google Assistant to listen to music, you should give it a try since it’s quite easy and effective. You’ll need to tweak a few...
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    How to Learn a Language with Google Assistant

    As you already may know Google Assistant has many functions. You probably use a bunch of them but one of the more interesting ones is the ability to translate English to other languages and vice versa. You can actually learn a new language in its basic form. Don’t expect to learn a language on...
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    How to Manage Your Calendar with Google Assistant

    Managing the user’s everyday agenda is probably one of the most used functions of Google Assistant. While it can set reminders and remember various things you ask it, it can also create events on your calendar. It’s a neat way to organize your schedule with a little effort. The whole process...
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    Use Google Assistant to Answer Anything

    Over the two years since it launched, Google Assistant has become a really powerful tool for every Android user. It can do a huge number of things and can really make your everyday chores easier. From setting reminders, remembering things, to telling you directions to places and finding tv...
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    How to Find TV Shows with Google Assistant

    Out of multitude tasks that your Google Assistant can do, maybe a not so known one is the ability to find TV shows. You can find out when does a specific TV show air and on what channel. You can also get the information about new shows on some of the channels (not all are supported currently)...
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    Set Reminders and Manage Tasks with Google Assistant

    One of the most useful abilities of the Google’s AI is to set reminders, manage your tasks/schedule, and anything related to your everyday agenda. This is something that anyone can find a use of and it doesn’t take too much to learn how to do it. In fact, it’s really easy. You might need to...
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    Find Photos with Google Assistant

    While you can and probably use Google Assistant for everyday agenda like setting reminders, maintaining your schedule and anything related to that, you can also use Google’s AI for a lot of different purposes. One of those purposes is to find photos and do cool stuff with them. You can manage...
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    How to Check Local News with Google Assistant

    As you may already know, Google Assistant has many uses and several of them are really great. Having the ability to tell you the latest news, sports news or any other kind of news is one of those cool features. While the exact ability to tell you the local news isn’t implemented properly, you...
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    How To Fix Google Assistant Voice Issues

    For all Android users, the Google Assistant is an extremely useful tool. It can do many things just by giving it proper commands, via text or voice. Undoubtedly, using voice commands is faster and easier (cooler too), but sometimes there are issues with this type of commands. For some reason...
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    Google Assistant Cannot Authenticate My Account

    Two years ago, after launching their counterpart of Apple’s Siri, Amazon’s Alexa or Microsoft’s Cortana, Google’s AI (aptly named Google Assistant) has gained a lot of praise and popularity in the course of those two years. It’s not without its faults though, but it’s a great feature for any...
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    Google Assistant Can’t Make Calls?

    Probably the main use of Google Assistant for many people is to organize their day. Setting reminders, appointments, remembering stuff and anything similar to those commands, is probably something many people use. But that doesn’t mean it’s only limited to that. You can also make phone calls...
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    Google Assistant Can’t Send Text?

    Among many useful features and commands Google Assistant can do, sending text messages is one of them. With a simple “Hey Google, send message” you can send text messages to people from your contact list, without basically lifting a finger. While that sounds very useful, some users encounter...
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    Google Assistant Can’t Hear Me?

    A counterpart to other AI-s out there (Siri, Alexa, Cortana etc.), Google Assistant is a cool feature for Android phones. It can do a lot of things like organizing your day, giving you directions to places, telling you the latest news and many more. All of those great features don’t matter if...
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    Google Assistant Can’t Set Reminders?

    While undeniably, the Google Assistant is an extremely helpful tool, it does have its share of problems. One of those problems is that sometimes users can’t set reminders via the assistant. Why this happens, we’re not sure but there is a solution that works. Naturally, you’ll need your phone...
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    10 Funny Google Assistant Commands

    There are many commands that you can give to your Google Assistant. It’s an extremely useful tool that can organize your schedule, inform you of the weather, tell you directions to places and do many more things. Still, this doesn’t mean all of those commands have to be “serious”, you can also...
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    10 Google Assistant Commands to Plan Your Day

    There is no denying that the Google Assistant is a very helpful tool and that it can help you in your everyday endeavors. It has the ability to execute many various commands, even some ridiculous ones. That being said, your primary use of Google Assistant’s capabilities will probably be...
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    How To Check Your Google Assistant Permissions

    The virtual assistant developed by Google is a useful tool to for your devices. It can execute many commands, simply by telling it in plain English what you want. As with everything Google related, you’ll want to check its permission and see what it can and can’t do. Several of the options...
  39. Mark Spoonauer

    Google's AI Calls Are Bad for Humanity, and This Ethicist Explains Why

    The ability to outsource phone calls we'd rather not make to an AI bot sounds convenient, but it could undermine our ability to communicate — and our very humanity. Google's AI Calls Are Bad for Humanity, and This Ethicist Explains Why : Read more
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    How to Pick a New Voice in Google Assistant

    Google is adding new voice options to Google Assistant, and you can make the change right now on any Android phone. How to Pick a New Voice in Google Assistant : Read more
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    Sony LF-S50G Review: A Great Google Home Alternative

    The Sony LF-S50G brings Google Assistant to your home with an elegant style and includes some useful features. Sony LF-S50G Review: A Great Google Home Alternative : Read more