Google I/O 2020 Just Went From Being Online-Only to Totally Cancelled

When info regarding the spread of covid-19 began circulating, Google decided to reformat its annual developer conference – Google I/O – into an online-only event. But now, due to the increased severity of covid-19 and resulting US government guidelines, Google has decided to cancel Google I/O entirely. Read More >>

Google Assistant’s Text-to-Speech Feature Goes Live Today on Android

Back at CES, Google teased a new feature that allows the Google Assistant to read web pages aloud in more than 42 languages with just a simple voice command. Now Google’s Read It feature is finally ready to roll out. Read More >>

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The Shows On Netflix That Could Be Triggering Your Smart Speaker

As smart speakers have become a ubiquitous part of our day-to-day lives, so too has it become clear these devices may not be as private as they appear at first glance—that they may be listening in even when they shouldn’t be, that recordings may contain sensitive information that we didn’t realise was being uploaded to the cloud, and that those recordings may be accessible by human workers. Read More >>

Google Teases Feature That Allows Assistant to Read Webpages to You in Dozens of Languages

Google has unveiled a potentially helpful new feature that will allow Google Assistant to read websites back to the user as well as translate them to more than three dozen languages. Read More >>

CES 2020: Google Assistant: Now More Helpful Around the House and More Respectful of Privacy

After three years of learning new tricks at CES, in 2020 Google is giving the Google Assistant some seriously useful smart home upgrades while also teaching it how to better respect your privacy. Read More >>

Google Assistant Update Adds More Ways to Control Apps With Your Voice

The latest Assistant update for Google Pixel 4 has been redesigned for better multitasking with other apps. Read More >>

Google’s Interpreter Mode Comes to Phones and Will Make Travelling a Hell of a Lot Easier

Just in time for the busy holiday travel season, the Google Assistant’s real-time Interpreter Mode is getting a critical upgrade as Google begins pushing the feature out to phones worldwide. Read More >>

Numerous People Pretend Google Assistant Can Help Fix a Boiler

British Gas would like everyone to put aside their laughable experiences with stupid-as-trousers voice assistants thus far, and to imagine that there's been some sort of behind-the-scenes quantum leap in their capability, to such an extent that it claims Google Assistant may now competently troubleshoot the most bewildering of household appliance: The Boiler. Read More >>

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How to Find and Delete Everything You’ve Ever Said to Your Digital Assistants

Most of us are comfortable using digital assistants to ask about the weather, or the traffic on the way to work, or just how many years it’s been since our favourite sports team actually won anything – but what’s happening to all of our voice commands and queries? And just how many human beings are listening in to them? Here’s how to see what’s on file, and how to delete it. Read More >>

Your Google Home and Alexa Can Be Used to Eavesdrop and Phish For Your Passwords

It’s no secret that smart speakers are listening in on you despite the excuses that manufacturers make. But while you may have thought it was just Google and Amazon listening in, security researchers have found Alexa and Google Assistant speakers can be manipulated by hackers to eavesdrop and phish for your passwords. Read More >>

Every Exciting Google Assistant Feature Announced Today

Made by Google 2019 is finally underway. And thanks to the Pixel 4 getting leaked to the point of exhaustion, we had a pretty good idea of what to expect heading in. But the tech titan still managed to unveil some surprises on the Google Assistant front, with new applications and integrations across Google’s devices. Read More >>

Everything You Can Do With Google Assistant on a Chromebook

Google Assistant is spreading into more and more devices – you might be familiar with it from your smartphone, or your smart speaker, or your smart display, but it’s also arriving on more and more chromebooks, too. Read More >>

Google Changing Privacy Protections for Assistant, Plans to Auto-Delete More of Your Audio Data

In recent months, it became clear that Google, Apple, and Amazon were all guilty of having humans review audio recordings collected by digital assistants. Today, Google’s trying to mitigate some of the backlash by updating and clarifying its policies on what it does with your audio data. Read More >>

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Google Assistant Now Has New Voices and Here’s How to Change It on Your Phone

Google launched some additional voice options for its Assistant last week, but it turns out no bugger knows how to switch between them. Read More >>

Google Assistant is Getting New Voices in Nine Countries

Google Assistant is getting a new batch of voices to give you a bit of variety when you're shouting obscenities at it for its continued and unrelenting insolence. Read More >>