Google Assistant launches new voices in nine new countries

English users of Google Assistant already have several voices to choose from (11 to be exact, including John Legend). But of course, we would want the rest of the world to also have choices in their own, native languages. It’s not an easy task of course but the tech giant …

Google Assistant Routines starts implementing Material Design

The Google Assistant app is getting a bit of a redesign. The Routines page now implements the Material Theme. Some users may already see the changes on their app so feel free to check yourselves if the updates are available. The Routines interface has been enhanced with a more user-friendly …

Google Home app update lets you call smart displays

There is no announcement from Google, at least, nothing major but the Google Home app has received an important change. A new button is found on the app that allows users to call their smart display. Inside the Google Home mobile app, you will see a new button for video …

Google Assistant-powered Nest Hub Max finally available for $229

The old adage that bigger is better doesn’t always apply to gadgets. But when it comes to the bigger version of the Nest Hub called the Nest Hub Max, this might actually be true. The 10-inch smart display obviously looks better and bigger and Google has brought much improvement into …

Google Assistant and Tile will help you find lost items more easily

If you’re the kind of person who forgets things a lot, having products like Tile has probably helped you somewhat. And it looks like things may become even easier for you if you depend a lot on your Google Assistant. Tile has announced they’re teaming up with Google and integrating …

Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode now available on select devices

If you don’t feel the need to buy a smart display anytime soon, you might have another option to still experience some of its features on your Android tablet or smartphone. Google announced at the IFA 2019 in Berlin that they are now bringing Ambient Mode for Google Assistant to …

Lenovo Smart Clock update turns it into digital photo frame

When the Lenovo Smart Clock first came out in the market a couple of months ago, there wasn’t much you could do with it aside from the basic Google Assistant and smart speaker things. But that’s probably what you expected from a small and budget-friendly device. An update to its …

De nouveaux types d’arnaques émergent sur les assistants connectés

Crédits Amazon Alors que les assistants vocaux sont régulièrement pointés du doigt pour leurs manquements en termes de vie privée, un récent rapport publié par l’association américaine Business Better Bureau (BBB), repéré par Phonandroid, a dévoilé un nouveau type d’arnaque lié à l’utilisation des commandes vocales. Ces fraudes nouvelle génération …

Asking digital assistants to auto dial may lead you to be scammed

While a lot of us are dependent on our digital assistants and smart speakers to do things for us or answer our queries, there are also opportunistic entities out there that will try to scam us out of our hard-earned money. One “weapon” that they’re using now is the search …

Digital Assistants getting better says latest “IQ test”

While Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri are still not perfect, it looks like these digital assistants are getting better every year. At least that’s what the annual IQ test of Loup Ventures is showing. Google Assistant is still the best among the pack but Amazon’s Alex is catching up and …