GOVT PLANS CHATBOT LIKE ALEXA, GOOGLE ASSISTANT TO DELIVER PUBLIC SERVICES

The Indian government could be working on platforms similar to Alexa and Google Assistant to deliver e-governance services.  The government has invited bids to develop a chatbot or voice assistance application like Amazon’s Alexa or Google Assistant to deliver e-governance services…

GOOGLE ASSISTANT CAN READ OUT YOUR NOTIFICATIONS WHEN USING ANY WIRED HEADPHONE

Google Assistant has received a new functionality that lets incoming notifications to be read aloud while using wired headphones. This feature will work on all wired headphones, regardless of their USB Type-C or standard 3.5mm connection. On plugging in your wired…

NOW YOU CAN COMMAND GOOGLE ASSISTANT TO TURN THE LIGHTS ON 

One of the smartest virtual assistant — Google Assistant is capable of performing a wide variety of tasks. Now, Google Assistant has been able to turn lights on and off for a while, but until now, it could only do…

FITBIT GETS GOOGLE ASSISTANT, VOICE-TO-TEXT, PHONE CALLS AND AUTO-SpO2

Fitbit shipped its latest smartwatches with a lot of hardware but without the software that would let users take full advantage of those. But that’s about to change because Fitbit is rolling out new software updates for Sense and Versa…

NOW, YOU CAN PLAY, CONTROL SPOTIFY PODCASTS THROUGH GOOGLE ASSISTANT

Spotify allows users to play and control podcasts through Google Assistant. The support has been rolled out to users globally. It currently supports only the English language. To control Spotify through Google Assistant, users need to activate the assistant by saying…

GOOGLE ASSISTANT EXTENDS VOICE COMMANDS TO PERFORM TASKS: REPORT

Google, last month, rolled out Android 11 on to millions of Android smartphones across the globe. Now, the company has started rolling out a bunch of new features to its AI-powered virtual assistant, that is, Google Assistant. One of those…

GOOGLE ASSISTANT GETS A NEW ROUTINE TO HELP YOU WORK FROM HOME: HERE’S HOW TO USE IT

Google earlier this week announced new features for Assistant that are optimised for your work from home life. The new features designed to help you while working from home and are available in English globally. It’s a new workday routine…

XIAOMI MI SMART SPEAKER WITH BUIT-IN 12W DRIVER, GOOGLE ASSISTANT SUPPORT LAUNCHED IN INDIA

Xiaomi launched several new home appliance products in India and one of them was the new Mi Smart Speaker. Mi Smart Speaker has been launched as Xiaomi’s first smart speaker in India. The new offering comes with Google Assistant support…

GOOGLE IS READYING A LONG-AWAITED FEATURE FOR MILLIONS OF ANDROID USERS 

Google showcased speech transcription feature in Pixel smartphones, last year in Google’s IO developer’s conference. This feature found in the Gboard app is now getting an upgrade. The firm is now said to be working on ‘hands-free’ voice typing that…

GOOGLE WILL NO LONGER STORE AUDIO DEFAULT FOR ALL USERS OF ASSISTANT

Starting today, Google has opted out all users from having their audio stored by the company. The move is the result of Google reimplementing a program that will use humans to analyze and rate audio snippets. If you do want…