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Google Assistant ‘Personalized speech recognition’ in the works

Sometimes, having a digital assistant can be life-saving, but at other times, it can be a complete nightmare. While things have come a long way in that regard since their inception on smartphones, Google is hoping to accelerate things further by introducing a new feature called “personalized speech recognition”, according to a report from 9to5Google....

Bye bye Bixby! The Galaxy Watch 4 finally gets Google Assistant

The Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic are two of the best Wear OS smartwatches out there. They also happen to be the only watches that run Wear OS 3 out of the box. However, despite running Wear OS, the Galaxy Watch 4 series has missed out on one of the best Wear...

Google I/O 2022 Recap: Everything you need to know from Google’s big tech event

Google I/O 2022 is done and dusted, and boy is there so much exciting stuff to talk about. While Google I/O has traditionally remained a software-focused event, the story was a bit different this year. The new Pixel hardware stole the show this time around, as Google not only announced the Pixel 6a and Pixel...

‘Hey Google’ is no longer the only way to talk to Google Assistant

At Google I/O today, big changes have been revealed as to how we're going to be able to interact with Google Assistant going forward. Perhaps the biggest change for most is that you'll no longer be required to say "Hey Google" in order to trigger the Assistant. This was previously rumored but Google has now...

Google Assistant in Chrome for Android now offers to change compromised passwords automatically

At its I/O developer conference last year, Google announced a new Assistant-powered feature for Chrome to help users easily change compromised passwords. The feature is now finally rolling out to users in Chrome for Android. The new Assistant-powered feature displays a pop-up notification as soon as you log in with a password found in a data...

Which music services are supported on Google Assistant and the Google Nest speakers?

One of the most common uses for all the best smart speakers, like the Google Nest Audio, is as a music device. The Nest speakers are more than just a fancy music device, but it's definitely one of the most used features. For music, you need a service to supply the tunes. You could always send...

Samsung ad highlights Google Assistant support on the Galaxy Watch 4 ahead of the official rollout

In February this year, Samsung rolled out a major software update for the Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic. In its official announcement post for the update, the company revealed that it would soon roll out streaming support on the YouTube Music app for Wear OS smartwatches with a future update. Furthermore, the...

The Google Nest Hub still remains a fantastic addition to any smart home

I've been using the Google Nest Hub (2nd Generation) since it was released. While I was a fan of it when I received it, I've only grown to love it even more. There's a lot that it can do that I'm surprised by, and it has surprisingly become one of the most used pieces of...

These are the Best Smart Speakers to buy in 2022

The world of connected smart home products is incredibly exciting and constantly growing. But for many, their introduction into the space comes through a smart speaker. And there are good reasons for that, not least that today's best smart speakers are the most easily accessible and user-friendly pieces of smart home equipment. They're designed to...

You might soon be able to summon Assistant on your Nest Hub Max by just looking at it

The easiest and most convenient way to trigger Google Assistant on your phone and smart speaker is the "Hey Google" hotword. But it looks like Google is working on an even better way to activate Assistant. Our friends over at 9to5Google have discovered a string of code in the latest Google app beta that hints at...

[Update: Fixed] Several Google Home users are facing issues with light controls

If you've been facing issues with light control commands on your Assistant-powered smart home setup, you're not alone. As per recent reports, several Google Home users are not able to control their smart lights using Assistant voice commands for the last few days. Google is reportedly investigating the issue, but the company is yet to...

Speed up Google Assistant by removing unused devices

Do you feel that Google Assistant on your device has become a bit slower over time? The speed at which Google Assistant picks up your command and responds depends on multiple factors, including your phone's hardware and network speed. It turns out there's another factor that may impact the Assistant's speed: having Google Assistant set...