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We discuss that aspect as well as our review process for lacking coverage in that specific aspect and, of course, Burger King. All in this week's show!
The circus surrounding Burger King's ingenious, if troubling advertisement has settled down, but we don't know if the fast food chain will pull the plug.
You can trigger the on-board Emy or Amazon Alexa assistant, but you can't call out "OK Google" and expect Google search to pop up unless you hack it.
The app got an update a couple of days ago that let users control their Android Auto-enabled head unit without touching a microphone button.
No need to stab at your phone, get out of navigation mode and figure where the gas is in this g--d--- town. Hey, roll down your window and ask that person.
Need help remembering what Google Now can do on your Android phone? Here's an interactive way to learn OK Google commands!
Talking to my phone is probably one of my favorite things to do with it. Asking my phone’s voice assistant to perform tasks such as giving me the weather, texting my wife, or looking up information is pretty cool, and so much more convenient than doing it “the old fashioned way.” What I mean is, launching an app from the app drawer, or typing I-L-L-B-E-H-O-M-E-I-N-2-0-M-I-N-U-T-E-S. People do crazy stuff on phones these days, and talking makes everything so much easier. So why don’t more people talk to their phones? I’ve asked that question and decided to [...]
This is the place where you and only you can listen to every single request you made. Well, supposedly. And if supposedly is what you’re worried about, read on to find out how to protect yourself.
Each utterance of “OK Google,” every tap of that red mic icon, your phone records a clip of you saying whatever you’re saying (savory or not). It then sends it off to Google’s servers to process your command and deliver your results (desired or not). It also keeps that clip in your Google Voice & Audio Activity log.
Of course, Google would like [...]
Learn more about some of the new functionality options that the "Ok Google" command gets, now allowing third party developers to provide options
We're hearing word of a pretty bad Nexus 9 OK Google bug that's supposedly breaking the tablet's ability to take voice commands from anywhere in the OS.
On this week's show: our OnePlus One review spurs a giveaway! Plus, bad news out of Microsoft/weird news from Apple, and hands-on with Amazon's Fire Phone!
Being able to search by saying OK Google is cool, but limited to the homescreen. Here's how to unlock OK Google everywhere.
One of the coolest features we find in Google Now is the ability to activate a voice search by simply using the hot word “Ok Google”. Those of you lucky enough to be using the Google Now launcher have an even better experience, since this works from any area in the Home Screen, and those of you using a Moto X make us all envious. Up to just a couple of hours ago, this feature was only exclusive to those using your device in English US and UK modes, though we did know that Google was working on expanding this feature to other languages.
Google is currently rolling out [...]
Most of you already know that I began my digital life as a Newton guy. To this day my MessagePad 2000U could do things that even the latest smartphones running the most customized ROM still can’t do. When it was later rolled back into Apple then killed off, I switched to Pocket PC. It was hobbled together and didn’t come close to how well integrated Newton was. Not until Voice Command came along. Instead of a feature, MS Voice Command was a purchased app that you could install on your PDA. This had advantages and disadvantages, but brought with it a whole new way of [...]