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ICYMI: Nest Speakers and Hubs have accessibility features for vision impaired users

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Over the past 12 months, we have seen a continual growth of accessibility features added to Android and Google Services. Live transcribe has brought users with hearing impairment better engagement in social settings....

Hey Google, Play Game of Thrones on Foxtel

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Foxtel Now and Foxtel Go users can now stream and control their favourite shows with just their voice, simply by using the Google Assistant and Chromecast.Users of Foxtel’s Go and Now apps can ask...

Wider support rolls out for Stereo Pairing on Google Assistant smart speakers

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After the launch of the new Nest Mini we saw that Google had extended support for Stereo pairing from the Google Home Max to the Nest Mini. We went "ears on" with the stereo...

Mobile calling on Google Assistant devices is now live in Australia for Telstra customers

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Google has quietly released its mobile calling feature for Australian Google Assistant devices, according to image shared on Twitter by Ausdroid alumnus Matt Booth. The feature - accessible from Google Smart Displays and Google Home...

Google drops to third place in worldwide smart speaker shipments, time for a refresh?

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Let's face it, Google Home was great in its time but has since been long surpassed by other manufacturers. While it is possible that Google just wanted to open up the space to...

Google brings a gentle sleep and wake feature to Google Home devices

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From today, Google Home users with Philips Hue lights will be able to use a new gentle sleep and wake feature designed to help you get more sleep and feel more rested. Using the new...

Google officially announce interpreter mode for Google Home devices and Smart Displays, showing how...

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Just over a week ago Google Support revealed a new feature for Google Assistant on Google Home devices and Smart Displays and it was tested out right here at Ausdroid. Today Google have...

Google Home will now add sound effects to a story while you read it...

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Google Home has some great interactions that can be used by kids and families alike. Google have now added to this with a new ability for the Google Assistant to add sound effects...

Hey Google & Alexa: Is it Raining Today?

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Some of the most popular questions asked of Google and Alexa voice assistants are about weather so let's see how they both let you know about rain. The photo above taken by my colleague Jason...
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Hey Google & Alexa: What’s The Air Quality?

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Residents of NSW have been watching the western sky for the last few days to see if an orange dust cloud like the famous one in 2009 was approaching. These few days in 2009 resulted in...

Hey Google, aside from Samsung, what’s the news?

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It may be difficult to believe but today is not all about Samsung and their new device. Google have announced a new update to Google Assistant rolling out soon to the US and...

JB Hifi is offering great pricing on Google products at the moment

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Fancy a hot price on some Google gear? JB Hi-Fi have you covered with some great prices on Google’s connected home gear. The Home Mini, a perfect way to get into the connected world without...

Google publishes local and global Google Home stats

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Alexa this, Echo that. That was yesterdays news with Amazon opening sales for a localised Echo to Australians. Today Google has hit back revealing some interesting stats for the Google Home. Prior to...

LG Electronics launch ThinQ brand to become more AI-centred

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Google has strongly signalled their push into AI and all that it involves with their product and software offerings this year. Huawei have manufactured a chipset with its own AI hardware onboard and...

[Great Deal] Google Home drops to $128 at Australian retailers

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If you were looking for a bargain this Christmas look no further than a full size Google Home which has dropped to an insane $128 at three Australian retailers. Officeworks, Harvey Norman and JB Hifi...

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