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How to Use Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant From a Computer

Digital assistant apps of all kinds are on the rise, but you don’t necessarily need to invest in a smart speaker to start chatting to one: with a little know-how you can get Amazon Alexa or Google Assistant up and running on your computer. Here’s what you need to do. Read More >>

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5 Things Google Assistant Does Better Than Siri

Good news for anyone with an Android phone that isn’t a Pixel: Google Assistant is rolling out to more phones, new and old. That means many more of us will be able to take advantage of Google’s latest and smartest AI. There are some things both the Google Assistant and Siri are excellent at—like pulling up emails or showing photos you’ve taken in the last week in a specific city (Apple really seems to be catching up to Google in the image analysis department). Read More >>

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Yes, You Can Reprogram The S8’s Bixby Button

It's unusual to see a dedicated hardware key for anything on smartphones these days, so when the S8 was announced with a key just for its virtual assistant Bixby, everyone wanted to know if its function could be changed. Read More >>

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Google Home and Google WiFi Go On Sale Today

If you've been eagerly awaiting the UK launch of Google Home – and fancypants mesh router Google WiFi – in the UK, today is the day you can finally get your hands on one. Read More >>

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Google Assistant is Coming to Every Device Running Android 6.0 or Above

Google Assistant launched last year as a Pixel exclusive, leaving the rest of use to wallow in the depths of peasantry with Google Now. Now, though, Google has announced it's coming to all Android devices running Marshmallow or above. Read More >>

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How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of these AI-powered hubs and get them to do your bidding. Here’s how to set up your own custom voice commands on Google Home or the Amazon Echo. Read More >>

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How to Put the Google Pixel’s Best Features on Your Phone

The Google Pixel and Pixel XL have set the bar high for the Android, but you don’t necessarily have to shill out hundreds of pounds to get a Pixel-esque feel on your handset. Quite a few of the Pixel’s features can be added to any Android phone, and here’s how it’s done. Read More >>

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Nvidia’s New Shield TV Supports Google Assistant

Nvidia just showed off its new Shield TV set-top box. The successor to the “world’s most powerful streamer” adds expanded support for 4K HDR, as well as Google Assistant. Read More >>

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14 Useful Commands for Google Assistant You Can Try Right Now

Google Assistant is coming to take over your gadgets. The new AI-powered chatbot is built into Allo and Google Home, and is likely to appear in pretty much every Google product from this point forward. But what exactly does it do? Here are 14 commands you can try now if you install Allo for Android or iOS. Read More >>

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Google Home is a Voice-Activated Google Search Smart Hub

Sorry Amazon, Echo's got company. At it's 2016 Google I/O conference, Google showed off the Chromecast team's latest gadget – Google Home, a voice activated smart hub that can do, well, basically anything Google wants it to. Read More >>

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Google Assistant is Essentially a Bodiless Butler You Can Chat With

And the first rabbit out of the hat is.... Google Assistant, a virtual helper that looks like a much more advanced version of Google Now. Read More >>