+ Saturday May 25th, 2019

Assistant and Artificial Intelligence

Don’t stop the music – smart displays can group speakers on the fly

Google Assistant powered smart displays like the Nest Hub have seen a number of recent feature updates, including new clock faces and voice commands. A more intuitive way to group smart speakers together is perhaps the best new feature, though. Google Assistant can show you which speakers are connected and …

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Google announces the official launch of Assistant integration on Sonos speakers

It’s here, the day long promised to Sonos users by Google and Sonos alike, official support for the Google Assistant. Users with a Sonos One or Sonos Beam will have direct access to the Google Assistant and all other Sonos products can be controlled from a Google Assistant-enabled device, such …

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Sonos is finally ready to say hello to the Google Assistant

After a few false starts and missed deadlines, Sonos finally appears to be ready to roll out Google Assistant on their smart speakers. Shipping initially with Amazon’s Alexa voice assistant, Sonos One and Sonos Beam will be able to enable Google Assistant starting this week. In a letter to shareholders …

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Google wants to put Voice Assistant buttons on your keyboards and accessories

With Voice Assistants becoming more prevalent in both numbers and interfaces that they support, we’re filing this under the ‘oh I can’t believe it wasn’t already a thing’ category. According to some code commits found in Chromium there will soon be a standards-based approach to hardware assistant keys on USB …

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