You can now find all "Ok Google" Now voice commands listed in one place, complete with categorization. Here's everything you need to know.
If you own one of Ultimate Ears UE BOOM 2 or UE MEGABOOM Bluetooth speakers, then you can now keep the party going in a more seamless fashion thanks to the integration of voice control via Apple's Siri and Google Now digital assistants.
Google has used the opening keynote of its I/O 2016 conference to announce two new offerings. The Alphabet-owned company has introduced its own Siri/Cortana/Alexa-like personal digital assistant called Google Assistant, as well as an Amazon Echo rival called Google Home. Google CEO Sundar Pichai described the underlying technology within Google Assistant as a "conversational assistant", whereas Mario Queiroz - VP of product management at Google - claims that the Home will come equipped with "strong bass and clear highs" that should eclipse the performance of the Amazon Echo from a musical enjoyment perspective.
It probably won't come as any great surprise to learn that Alphabet-owned Google is continuously working on internal projects of both the hardware and software variety. Like most companies of this size that invest heavily in research and development, a lot of those products and ideas won't ever make it to market or come to fruition, whereas others are given the green light to make it onto our physical and digital shelves. A resurfaced rumor has once again ignited the conversation around internal Google plans to go to market with a product named internally as 'Chirp', designed and engineered to rival the Alexa-powered Amazon Echo, Echo Dot, and Tap.
The Facebook app for iPhone and Android is getting a new Google Now-like personalized notifications section with a customizable card-based UI, starting today.
It seems that a day or two can't go by at the moment without another security researcher or research company finding vulnerabilities in the world's leading mobile platforms. Two security researchers who have been undertaking work on behalf of the French government have discovered a new clever way for hackers to gain control of an iOS or Android device by tapping into the platform's digital assistants, Siri and Google Now.
After grabbing the headlines earlier this week for undergoing a major company restructure Google is back again. The world's largest search engine, which now falls under the Alphabet umbrella, has updated its Google app for iOS for the first time in two months. Version 7.0 introduces an additional layer of power around voice search and integration, as well as enhancing the results displayed when searching locally. The free-of-charge upgrade should be visible right now for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch owners via the App Store.
Users of Google Now on Android will notice that the app has received an update, bringing with it an interesting new WhatsApp related feature as well as support for other third-party messaging services.
Google Now has been around for quite a while now and it has been quietly gaining some impressive abilities over the last couple of years. Having Google Now look at your emails and then surface important information like flight data or shipping notices from Amazon will never get old, and now according to a Google blog post, things are about to get a whole lot more interesting.
The concept of personal assistants has been around for a long, long time, and they indeed make one’s job a lot easier by sharing a hefty amount of your workload, maintaining schedules, prioritizing stuff, keeping track of projects and whatnot. With advancements in technology, a lot of that responsibility has shifted to our smartphones, further supported by the fact that not everyone can afford (or is entitled to) a personal assistant. Apple took the concept to the virtual world with its implementation of Siri, followed closely by Google Now and now, Microsoft’s Cortana for Windows Phone, with the latter being the highlight these days.