OnePlus phones start receiving Google Assistant-powered ‘Ambient Mode’

The Ambient Mode can also be used as an interface to control smart home devices, display photos from Google Photos, control music playback, and more.

Apple, Amazon and Google will now work together to improve smart homes

Google, Amazon, and Apple are joining forces with other brands to make a new and unified Connected Home platform for all smart home devices
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Pocketnow Daily: iPhone SE 2 Price and Dates Sound HOT!! (video)

On today’s Pocketnow Daily, we talk about the possible price and launch of the iPhone SE 2, Apple’s arrival to the 5G market and more

Alexa is dominating the smart speaker business, while Google Assistant takes a big hit

The latest report from Canalys shows who’s boss in the smart speaker market, with new competition coming from Chinese companies

Research: Alexa is dumber than Siri and Google Assistant

A recent research, taking a look at popular digital assistants Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Google Assistant reveals how they compete.
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You can now order food using Google Search, Maps or Assistant

When you search for a restaurant using Google Search or Maps, for select partners, Google has added an Order Online button for food delivery.

Google Assistant coming to Sonos speakers in the U.S. next week

Sonos is ready to launch Google Assistant to its smart speakers. The feature is arriving next week and it will initially only be available in the U.S.

Google introduces auto-delete Location History information

The topic of Google recording your Location History is an old one. Luckily, the Android-maker is now introducing new ways to limit its intrusion.

Facebook Assistant planned to compete with Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant

A couple of recent reports are suggesting that Facebook might be working on what could end up being the Facebook Assistant.

Google Assistant Voice Match won’t unlock Android phones anymore

Google Assistant won’t use a matching sample of your voice to authenticate and unlock your phone or tablet anymore. What’s more, there are new privacy measures.

Is Google preparing to scan your face to improve its Assistant?

A recent APK teardown reveals evidence that, in addition to Voice Match, Google might introduce an Assistant feature called Face Match.

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Jacklyn Dallas (aka NothingButTech88) joins us to talk about folding phone branding, Black Friday deals and news of future flagships!

The Google Assistant for iPhone just got better thanks to Siri

Siri shortcuts in iPhones are going to help the Google Assistant be more useful to its users after its latest software update

The Lenovo Smart Display is starting to get discounts at Best Buy

Discounts are starting to reach the Lenovo Smart Display at Best Buy in both the 8-inch and 10-inch versions in case you’re interested

Google Home Hub introduces a smart display without a camera

With privacy concerns abound as our homes smarten up, Google has decided against including a camera on its smart home hub.

Google Home Hub revealed, FCC may have looked over it

A whole bunch of images of the device along with plenty of text speaking about the smart display have been leaked out. Plus, FCC documents.

LG TONE Bluetooth headsets updated with Google Assistant

Google Assistant comes to this series of Bluetooth headsets while a more affordable version with external speakers is also on the way.

This holiday season might give us a Google smart display

Google may be working on a new smart display to compete directly with the Amazon Echo Show and other similar devices, and we might see it soon

Google says Lenovo Smart Display now in stores

Putting a screen on a Google Home is just like putting one on an Echo speaker. It’s now available on store shelves and online.

Samsung to launch its Bixby smart speaker in August, cheaper than the Google Home Max

Find out when we could see Samsung’s first smart speaker with Bixby 2.0 and its price that will directly take on Apple’s HomePod, and the Google Home Max

What the Feed? Google has rounder cards

This is all part of the Material Design revamp of Google’s applications and some of the changes have been controversial, at least in efficiency.

Google wants to help KaiOS ‘connect the next billion users’ with $22 million investment

The 2016-founded KaiOS Technologies has managed to secure a high-profile Google investment to accelerate the growth of the “smart feature phone” OS.

“Limited testing” of Google Duplex beginning in weeks

The public at-large wil not be able to participate in this testing of Google’s AI-powered concierge service, but we do get insight into what it does.

Google Assistant’s Continued Conversations launching

If you have a Google Home speaker, feel free to keep talking after Google Assistant’s done. It’ll listen to you and respond back.

Google Podcasts is all about suggesting new shows

Podcasters will have to adapt to Google’s new podcatching platform to optimize traffic for new show suggestions for users.