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Google Assistant interpreter mode just went live on smart speakers

Google Assistant interpreter mode just went live on smart speakers

Google has quietly enabled Interpreter Mode for smart speakers and smart displays like the Google Home and Google Home Hub. Announced back at CES 2019, the new feature brings Google Translate functionality to the smart home devices, with real-time translations between a number of different languages.

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Nest Secure Google Assistant update makes Guard a smart speaker

Nest Secure Google Assistant update makes Guard a smart speaker

Nest Secure is gaining Google Assistant support, turning the Nest Guard base station for the home security system into Google Home-style AI interface. The update to the keypad-topped Nest Guard will see the security tech expand its Assistant integration, which until now has been used primarily to arm the system.

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Google Call Screen lets you eavesdrop on the conversation

Google Call Screen lets you eavesdrop on the conversation

Last October at its Pixel event, Google announced an exclusive feature that was both useful and, to some extent, mildly entertaining. Call Screen put Google Assistant’s intelligence at your service to intercept incoming calls and help determine whether they’re even worth your attention. That conversation between the caller and Google Assistant all happens in the background but, apparently, there’s a way for you to secretly listen in on what could be an amusing exchange.

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Nokia N9 reboot tipped, teased by Google

Nokia N9 reboot tipped, teased by Google

Google had a Nokia N9 up in the middle of their booth at CES 2019, and we only noticed it just now. What on earth was it doing there, and why did Google make no mention of its return in any press materials or announcements? As it turns out, we can make a few assumptions about the future of the device based on the phones around it. To the left and to the right are smartphones that run an operating system called KaiOS.

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Report: As Social Media distrust grows, forums return to vogue

Report: As Social Media distrust grows, forums return to vogue

A recent survey with Tapatalk suggested that the end of social networking may be near - or at least it may be the end of trust in said networks. Before you drop too deep into the findings, remember here that Tapatalk is a Forum-centric business - because of this, they've got a pretty good reason to suggest forums are on the uptake. Assuming they're completely on-the-level, the survey's results are pretty gosh-darned interesting, and unexpected.

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Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

Google Assistant Interpreter Mode offers real-time spoken translations

Google Home speakers and Smart Displays will soon have access to a new Google Assistant ability called Interpreter Mode. The feature is exactly what it sounds like -- a way to get Google Assistant to translate a different language, making it easier to have a conversation with someone who may otherwise be impacted by the language barrier. The feature will be rolling out in the next few weeks.

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Anker Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to any vehicle

Anker Roav Bolt brings Google Assistant to any vehicle

Anker is bringing Google Assistant to any car via its new Roav Bolt, a small dongle that plugs into a car's charging port and connects to the vehicle's stereo system. The smart car charger works with both wired auxiliary systems and over Bluetooth, making it compatible with just about every car on the market.

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Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant to your bedside

Lenovo Smart Clock brings Google Assistant to your bedside

Smart speakers have gone beyond simply being speakers. It was really only a matter of time before many realized they actually also wanted to see what’s going on rather than just hear about it. But not everyone may want a large display that may or may not be watching them all the time. That’s where a new class of “smart clocks” come in. Like the new Lenovo Smart Clock with Google Assistant, a smart touch screen device you keep by your bed to somewhat ironically help you get better sleep.

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Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker gets Google Assistant

Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker gets Google Assistant

Instant Pot has announced Google Assistant support for its Instant Pot Smart WiFi pressure cooker. The model is a multi-feature cooking appliance that includes slow cooking and pressure cooking abilities. With this new support, users can control the device using voice commands and a Google Assistant devices, such as a Google Home smart speaker.

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Google Assistant closes in on a massive milestone

Google Assistant closes in on a massive milestone

Today, Google has decided to celebrate a big milestone a little early. According to the big G, Google Assistant will soon be on one billion devices around the world. It isn't there quite yet, but Google anticipates that it will be by the end of this month.

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GE Lighting new smart bulbs get Google Home support to take on Hue

GE Lighting new smart bulbs get Google Home support to take on Hue

Your smart lighting options are about to get a lot brighter, with GE Lighting adding a new range of full color connected LED bulbs along with connected switches and Google Home integration to its range. The C by GE collection is ramping up to take on Philips Hue on its own turf, with the new products making their debut at CES 2019.

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Klipsch has a load of new wireless speakers for CES 2019

Klipsch has a load of new wireless speakers for CES 2019

It’s that time of year again when the who’s who of the consumer electronics industry (except maybe Apple and Microsoft) gather at Las Vegas for one of the biggest tech shows of the year. CES is always an auspicious time to tease both attendees and remote observers on what’s coming soon, hopefully with a few months. Famed speaker maker Klipsch isn’t one to sit the opportunity out and it has no less than ten products to show off on the CES 2019 floor.

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