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Soon, Google Assistant will confirm purchases with your voice

27 May 2020

Soon, Google Assistant will confirm purchases with your voice

In a bid to enable a hands-free shopping experience, Google is working to add a new capability into Assistant, a feature that verifies your voice to authorize a purchase.

Google launches feature to adjust 'Hey Google' detection sensitivity

22 Apr 2020

Google launches feature to adjust 'Hey Google' detection sensitivity

Finally, Google is offering the long-awaited ability to adjust 'Hey Google' wake word detection sensitivity on Assistant-powered smart speakers and displays.

Now, ICICI Bank customers can ask Alexa for bank balance

20 Apr 2020

Now, ICICI Bank customers can ask Alexa for bank balance

In a push towards smarter user experiences, ICICI Bank has enabled AI-backed voice banking capabilities.

How this guy turned a rotary phone into Google Assistant

04 Mar 2020

How this guy turned a rotary phone into Google Assistant

Thanks to Amazon and Google's smart home devices, digital assistants run our homes today.

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: UN hacked, Avast selling data, HomePod, Instagram leak, more

02 Feb 2020

#NewsBytesWeeklyRecap: UN hacked, Avast selling data, HomePod, Instagram leak, more

This week, we witnessed some major developments and hardware launches, including that of Apple's Homepod in India.

#BugAlert: Google Home smart speaker breaking after update

29 Jan 2020

#BugAlert: Google Home smart speaker breaking after update

Once again, Google Home smart speakers are breaking - due to an update pushed by the company itself.

Android Auto crosses 100 million downloads on Google Play Store

15 Jan 2020

Android Auto crosses 100 million downloads on Google Play Store

Android Auto, Google's dedicated client for offering Android experience within automobiles, has hit 100 million downloads on the Play Store.

Sonos claims Google stole its speaker tech, files lawsuit

08 Jan 2020

Sonos claims Google stole its speaker tech, files lawsuit

Sonos has filed a couple of lawsuits against Google, claiming that the company has stolen its speaker technology.

How Alexa, Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers/flashlight

09 Nov 2019

How Alexa, Google Assistant can be hacked using lasers/flashlight

Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, Apple's Siri have long drawn flak, primarily due to concerns around how they store/use our intimate user conversations.

Now, Apple's update is breaking HomePods: Details here

31 Oct 2019

Now, Apple's update is breaking HomePods: Details here

Just a few days after the infamous Google Home issue, Apple has rendered its HomePod smart speakers unresponsive.

Firmware update breaks Google Home, Home Mini smart speakers

23 Oct 2019

Firmware update breaks Google Home, Home Mini smart speakers

If you own a Google Home or Home Mini smart speaker, better refrain from installing any new update.

Hackers can spy on you via Alexa, Google Assistant

22 Oct 2019

Hackers can spy on you via Alexa, Google Assistant

Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa dominate as two incredibly impressive AI-powered voice assistants.

This bug lets Google Assistant listen in on your conversations

16 Oct 2019

This bug lets Google Assistant listen in on your conversations

Google Assistant, the famous voice-activated AI made by Google, carries a critical security issue.

Pixel 4's launch on October 15: What all to expect

12 Oct 2019

Pixel 4's launch on October 15: What all to expect

Google is all set to unveil a host of new hardware including the latest Pixel 4 smartphones, a new Pixelbook Go, and possibly a new Pixel smartwatch at the upcoming Made by Google event.

You can ask Google Assistant to move music between speakers

10 Oct 2019

You can ask Google Assistant to move music between speakers

Google is adding a handy new capability into Assistant, a feature that would let you take your music, be it an audio or video, to every room in your home.

Now, Google Home can make mobile calls for you

19 Sep 2019

Now, Google Home can make mobile calls for you

Google's Home and Nest devices have long had the ability to make VoIP calls, pretty much like WhatsApp.

Google to launch Pixel 4, 4 XL on October 15

17 Sep 2019

Google to launch Pixel 4, 4 XL on October 15

Google will unveil its latest flagship phones, the Pixel 4 and Pixel 4 XL, at an event on October 15 in New York, according to media invites sent by the company.

Google Pixel 4 specifications leaked: 90Hz display, 6GB RAM, more

08 Aug 2019

Google Pixel 4 specifications leaked: 90Hz display, 6GB RAM, more

We know Google is packing its forthcoming flagships with upgraded cameras and game-changing features to take on premium offerings like the Note 10 duo and iPhone 11 series.

Here's how to turn your normal TV into smart TV

04 Aug 2019

Here's how to turn your normal TV into smart TV

For some reason, if you haven't been able to upgrade from your old, boring, normal TV to a feature-rich smart TV, you're not alone.

This 'smart-bed' can sense your snoring and make it stop

02 Aug 2019

This 'smart-bed' can sense your snoring and make it stop

About 50% of people have had a snoring problem at some point in their lives. Given how greatly sleep impacts your health, it's imperative to get a good night's sleep.

Flipkart Big Shopping Days: Top deals on mobiles, laptops

15 Jul 2019

Flipkart Big Shopping Days: Top deals on mobiles, laptops

Taking on Amazon's Prime Days sale, Flipkart is hosting its own Big Shopping Days sale.

Baby thinks her name is 'Alexa', thanks to Amazon Echo

16 Jun 2019

Baby thinks her name is 'Alexa', thanks to Amazon Echo

Smart assistants, like Amazon Alexa, have become a part of our daily lives.

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

06 Jun 2019

Feminist chatbot F'xa to teach you about AI gender bias

If you have ever come across an AI voice assistant, you probably would have tried cussing at it.

Soon, Facebook could offer products with its own AI assistant

31 May 2019

Soon, Facebook could offer products with its own AI assistant

After Google, Apple, and Amazon, Facebook could be the next big technology giant to jump on the bandwagon of voice-activated products.

You can spy back on your smart devices like Echo

28 Apr 2019

You can spy back on your smart devices like Echo

Smart home devices are known to collect/share information with third-parties to improve your experience as well as to serve adverts.

Now, Google Assistant can talk like John Legend: Here's how

04 Apr 2019

Now, Google Assistant can talk like John Legend: Here's how

Google's AI-powered digital helper can now talk in the silky smooth voice of singer and songwriter John Legend.

CBSE to introduce AI as sixth-subject in upcoming academic year

16 Mar 2019

CBSE to introduce AI as sixth-subject in upcoming academic year

The Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to introduce new subjects as a part of the curriculum for the upcoming academic year, to keep up with the growing importance of technology and health.

Shocking! Android TV exposes strangers' private Google Photos as screensavers

05 Mar 2019

Shocking! Android TV exposes strangers' private Google Photos as screensavers

Today, even if you keep your accounts fully-secured, there's no way to dodge privacy-compromising bugs.

Google to launch affordable Pixel smartphone this year: Report

14 Feb 2019

Google to launch affordable Pixel smartphone this year: Report

With the ever increasing demand in emerging markets, Google is working to launch its first low-cost smartphone in 2019, according to a report.

Soon, Google Assistant will serve as your interpreter: Here's how

09 Jan 2019

Soon, Google Assistant will serve as your interpreter: Here's how

After introducing Google Assistant into Maps and several smart gadgets, Google is turning its digital assistant into a real-world interpreter.

Amazing Google Assistant-backed devices coming to CES 2019: Details here

07 Jan 2019

Amazing Google Assistant-backed devices coming to CES 2019: Details here

The stage is set for this year's Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas.

Soon, Samsung could launch an affordable Google Home competitor

29 Dec 2018

Soon, Samsung could launch an affordable Google Home competitor

In the game of smart home speakers, Google Home and Amazon Echo are the most preferred choices.

Google Assistant will reward if you are polite with it

30 Nov 2018

Google Assistant will reward if you are polite with it

Amid worries of smart assistants teaching kids to sound officious or even rude at times, Google has introduced a new functionality to encourage polite behavior - 'Pretty Please'.

Now, talk to Google Home in Hindi: Here's how

01 Nov 2018

Now, talk to Google Home in Hindi: Here's how

Google's Assistant-powered smart speakers are finally getting the ability to take commands from you in Hindi.

Now, tell Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TV

16 Oct 2018

Now, tell Google Assistant to play Netflix on Android TV

After a long wait, Android TV users have gotten the option to command their Google Assistant-enabled devices, like Google Home, to play Netflix.

Meet Google Home Hub: A 'camera-less' smart display

10 Oct 2018

Meet Google Home Hub: A 'camera-less' smart display

Yes, the new Pixel devices are here. They're pretty colorful and interesting, but what drew most of our attention at the recent #MadeByGoogle event is the company's new smart display - Google Home Hub.

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launched at Rs. 71,000

09 Oct 2018

Google Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL launched at Rs. 71,000

Google has finally unveiled its latest flagship smartphones - the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL.

You can bargain during Flipkart's Big Billion Sale: See how

09 Oct 2018

You can bargain during Flipkart's Big Billion Sale: See how

Indians love to bargain and Flipkart knows it. Hence, it has partnered with Google to let us negotiate prices, rather smartly, during its upcoming Big Billion Days Sale.

Here's everything Google is expected to announce on October 9

06 Oct 2018

Here's everything Google is expected to announce on October 9

In just days from now, Google will unveil its 2018 flagship smartphones - Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL - along with a host of new hardware including Pixel Stand wireless charger, two new Pixelbooks, and other accessories.

#TechBytes: Top 5 Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 10,000

14 Sep 2018

#TechBytes: Top 5 Bluetooth speakers under Rs. 10,000

Having eradicated orthodox, wired modes of connectivity like Aux cables, Bluetooth speakers have almost become a necessity for music lovers these days.