30 time-saving tricks to try with the new Google Assistant

Google’s new and improved Assistant may not be a full-fledged revolution quite yet, but it sure is a substantial upgrade over the traditional Assistant experience. The new Assistant, if you haven’t heard, is currently something you can experience only on the new Pixel 4 phone. But rest assured, that’ll change …

There’s method to Amazon’s hardware madness

Wait, smart glasses? Smart night light? Smart ring? Sounds dumb. Amazon seemed to go nuts with its announcement of new hardware products on Wednesday. The company also announced a high-end smart speaker, earbuds, a smart oven, an updated Echo Dot with a clock, a new regular Echo, a lower-priced Echo …

There’s method in Amazon’s hardware madness

Wait, smart glasses? Smart night light? Smart ring? Sounds dumb. Amazon seemed to go nuts with its announcement of new hardware products on Wednesday. The company also announced a high-end smart speaker, earbuds, a smart oven, an updated Echo Dot with a clock, a new regular Echo, a lower-priced Echo …

4 Google Assistant additions worth watching

Google Assistant may not be perfect, but goodness gracious, is it ever growing. Seems rarely a month goes by these days where Google doesn’t announce some new capability for its platform-defying (and, some would argue, platform-creating) virtual assistant. But Assistant’s most significant growth spurt may still be ahead of us. …

7 ways Google’s Smart Displays could get smarter

We’re living in the age of the virtual assistant. The only problem? The virtual assistant isn’t always as helpful as it could be. General dependability aside, the gadgets we’ve been given for interacting with Google Assistant still feel far more limiting than they need to be — particularly when you …

How Apple is improving Siri Shortcuts in iOS, iPadOS

Apple understands that the greatest benefits technology provides can only be realized when technology becomes accessible and easy-to-use. That’s why the company has taken giant steps to improve Siri Shortcuts in iOS 13. Automation for the people Workflow begat an Apple acquisition which itself begat Siri Shortcuts, and while the …