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ScoopFree Original Self Cleaning Litter Box

Kindle Oasis (2017) - The Perfect eBook reader

Azio's Retro Classic Mechanical Keyboard

Google Pixel Buds

Jaybird Run wireless bluetooth headphones

BlackBerry Motion

Apple iPhone X

Microsoft Xbox One X

Miele Blizzard CX1 Hardfloor PowerLine

Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL

Sonos One Smart Speaker

Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

Anki Overdrive - Fast and Furious Edition

Apple TV 4K

Google Home Mini

Fitbit Flyer

Fitbit Ionic

Huawei P10

Apple Watch Series 3 GPS + Cellular

2018 Toyota C-HR

Apple iPhone 8 Plus

Nomad leather case for iPhone 8 Plus

Alcatel A50

Tile Pro Sport smart tracker

27-inch Apple iMac with Retina 5K Display

Anki Cozmo programmable robot

Microsoft Surface Laptop

Motorola Moto Z2 Play

Google Home

Sennheiser HD-1 in ear wireless headphones

Motorola Moto E4

Apple iPad Pro 10.5-inch

BlackBerry KEYone

Philips Hue Smart Lighting System

insta360 nano 360 camera for iPhone

2017 Cadillac CT6 Luxury

UAG Rugged Case for Surface Book

Motorola Moto G5

Samsung Galaxy S8 and S8+

2017 Chrysler Pacifica

2017 Cadillac XT5 Platinum

2017 Jaguar F-Pace

Linksys VELOP Whole Home Mesh Network

Fitbit Alta HR

2016 Range Rover

2016 Ford Flex Limited

Timex IQ+ Move fitness tracking watch

2016 Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

2017 Mazda CX-9 Signature

2016 Mazda MX-5

Sennheiser PXC-550 Bluetooth headphones

2017 Mercedes-Benz C-Class 4MATIC Sedan

Sudio Regent Bluetooth headphones

Samsung Gear S3 Frontier

VisionTek SoundTube PRO Bluetooth speaker

Fitbit Charge 2

2017 GMC Acadia Denali

Apple AirPods

Apple MacBook Pro (Late 2016)

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Game of Thrones Season Six Blu-Ray

Entries in Google Assistant (31)

Wednesday
Feb212018

Indoor Nest Cam IQ gets support for Google Assistant

Nest just updated its indoor Cam IQ security camera to add support for Google Assistant. The move seems in line with Nest being merged into Google’s hardware division fairly recently. However, Nest made the announcement about this feature back in September but thankfully it’s finally here. When you use the usual “OK Google” commands, the Cam IQ’s blue light will shine to let you know it’s listening. It’ll let you do basic web searches, create shopping lists, set reminders, dim the lights, and change the temperature. But you can’t use it to control the Cam IQ itself. You can’t use your voice to turn it on and off just yet. But who knows if Google plans to add this in the future. It must also be noted that this update won’t be coming to the outdoor version of the Cam IQ.

Source: Engadget

Sunday
Feb042018

Google Assistant update brings music alarms, the ability to look up TV schedules

Google Assistant adds a couple of handy new features into its arsenal. One is the ability to set alarms to music. So if you want some Beyoncé to wake you up in the morning, you can just say “Set an alarm for 6 a.m. that plays Beyoncé” and it’ll play you just that. It’ll work for whatever music service you’ve set Assistant to use as default, so whether that be Spotify, Pandora, or the songs you’ve uploaded to your Google Play Music library. Another is it can now look up TV schedules for you. So you can ask it things like “When is Big Bang Theory on next?” or like which channel airs a particular show.

Source: The Verge

Wednesday
Jan312018

Google might soon let you use custom hotwords to launch Google Assistant

Maurizio Pesce/Flickr

If you don’t quite feel like saying “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” to activate Google Assistant, you might not need to do so in the future. 9to5Google found some code in the latest Google app update that seem to be laying groundwork for being able to use custom hotwords to activate the AI assistant. The code shows how you can create a new custom hotword and teach Google Assistant to recognize it. The original two hotwords will still work even with the new addition. The feature hits Google’s mobile app first it seems but there is no word when it’ll come to Google products like the Home speaker. We’re confident we’ll hear more from Google when this gets official.

Source: Lifehacker

Wednesday
Jan102018

CES 2018: Google Assistant starts rolling out to Android Auto users in the US this week

Feeling a bit confused? You aren’t alone. Apparently, the voice assistant on Android Auto only makes use of Google Voice search and not Google Assistant, which we’ve been using in our phones and other smart devices. It’s only this week that Google has begun rolling out the smart assistant to its Android Auto platform in the U.S first. What this means is you could get a more consistent experience using Assistant no matter what device or Android platform you’re using. It should also make it easier to do things like check the status of your car as well as control certain things like, say, locking doors. It’s already available for vehicles from BMW, Mercedes-Benz, and Hyundai and coming soon to Kia and Fiat Chrysler.

Some of the upcoming features users can expect include “able to reserve a parking space with SpotHero or order your favorite handcrafted drink or food from Starbucks—all from the road.” But as Google says, these Actions are limited to voice-only features and should be kept as “voice interaction and sounds simple and not too jarring or distracting.”

Source: 9to5Google