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Google Duplex on mobile Chrome will soon let you buy movie tickets

Google Duplex on mobile Chrome will soon let you buy movie tickets

Duplex is one of Google's most interesting, and sometimes most worrying, products to be revealed in recent years. It combines a few key Google technologies, including Google Assistant, Search and Knowledge Graph, language processing, and, of course, machine learning. When it first came out, it was at the service of those trying to book restaurants or even services. Now Duplex is preparing to help smartphone users book movie tickets but, this time, without even saying a word.

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DISH bags J.D. Power customer satisfaction award for innovation and tech

DISH bags J.D. Power customer satisfaction award for innovation and tech

Cord-cutting has become a trend in the past years as more and more tech-savvy users flock to their mobile devices for content. In response to the growing number of streaming services, cable and TV providers have stepped up their game to match what the likes of Netflix and Hulu offer in terms of features and innovations. That strategy has worked well for DISH who has, for the second year in a row, won J.D. Power's top spot in Customer Satisfaction.

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Xbox One Google Assistant support joins Alexa and Cortana

Xbox One Google Assistant support joins Alexa and Cortana

Though Microsoft was at one point all-in with Cortana, lately it's been opening up its platforms - specifically Xbox - to more voice assistants. Last year, the company added Alexa compatibility to Xbox One, and soon, Google Assistant will be joining the fray as well. A beta is launching today for all Xbox users before rolling out on a broader scale later on down the road.

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Chrome OS rolls out Google Assistant to more Chromebooks

Chrome OS rolls out Google Assistant to more Chromebooks

There is no single Google OS, at least not yet, but if there is one platform that ties all of Google's products together, that would be Google Assistant. the smart assistant is available on almost all of Google's presences across all devices, providing access to Google's treasury of knowledge on the Web as well as its services like Gmail and Calendar. Now that convenience is rolling out to more Chromebooks outside of Google's Pixelbook and Pixel Slate.

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Alcatel’s new flip phone has 4G LTE and Google Assistant

Alcatel’s new flip phone has 4G LTE and Google Assistant

In this age of $1000+ flagship phones with three or four cameras and displays that can read your fingerprint, it isn't often we find ourselves talking about flip phones. Alcatel gave us reason to do just that today in launching Go Flip 3, which will also be known as the Smartflip depending on the carrier you buy it from. For the most part, the Go Flip 3 is a bog standard flip phone, but it has two features that elevate its otherwise basic capability.

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Vodafone-Idea Phone Line lets users literally call Google Assistant

Vodafone-Idea Phone Line lets users literally call Google Assistant

AI-powered smart assistants have become the fad in mobile tech these days but, for all their power, they are hampered by two practical considerations. They need to support spoken languages, which can take longer than usual, and almost all of them require users to be online. That may give these tools an almost elitist character instead of something that empowers everyone. That's why in its event at India, Google announced new features that make Assistant more accessible to even those without an active Internet connection.

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Google Assistant can now speak German and Japanese

Google Assistant can now speak German and Japanese

AI-powered voice assistants are quite useful, especially for hands-free use and control of smart assistant. The catch to all that is, because it's voice-driven, it's even more at the mercy of spoken language, which is admittedly harder to get right when it comes to speech recognition. Complicating matters is that the voices that give feedback might not be to everyone's taste or language for that matter. That's why Google is now rolling out nine new voices, seven of which are not even in English.

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Google Nest Wifi leaked for Pixel 4 event

Google Nest Wifi leaked for Pixel 4 event

The Google-made device called Nest Wifi was leaked this morning with a few details on expansion. Nest Wifi will require a single base router and at least one (and likely several) beacons. Nest Wifi will reportedly be like other mesh wifi systems, but with the added benefit of microphones and speakers on each beacon for use with Google Assistant.

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Google Home update makes it easier to call smart displays

Google Home update makes it easier to call smart displays

Google has quietly rolled out a new button in the Google Home app that enables users to call their smart display device, assuming they have one. The button appears in the Google Home app, though it seems to only show up for people who have a smart display with Google Assistant on their account. Tapping the button automatically triggers a video call with the display, making the process as simple as hitting a contact bubble.

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Google Nest Mini may soon expand smart home affordability

Google Nest Mini may soon expand smart home affordability

Today a new Google Nest Mini appeared at the FCC, and with it, confirmation of Google's continue expansion to every room in your home. Google has a plan with Google Assistant - that plan is to cover your entire world in Google-made natural voice smart assistant coverage, wall to wall, environment to environment. Google already has a first-gen Google Home Mini - the Google Nest Mini won't be particularly different in approach.

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Pixel 4’s Google Assistant could save us from on-hold hell

Pixel 4’s Google Assistant could save us from on-hold hell

The upcoming Google Pixel 4 will pack a useful feature for people who often find themselves waiting on hold, a new report claims. The alleged exclusive feature will allow Pixel 4 owners to notify Google Assistant when they're put on holding, enabling the personal assistant to take over the call. When a human returns to the line, Google Assistant will step in to make sure everything resumes smoothly.

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Tile makes it easier to find lost devices with Google Assistant

Tile makes it easier to find lost devices with Google Assistant

Ahead of Apple's anticipated launch of a new tracking device comes an announcement from Tile, the company that popularized tracking tags: it has updated its Google Assistant integration, enabling users of the assistant to directly find their lost Tile-tagged devices. The feature will be handy for those who are trying to find lost devices at home.

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