Not everyone can be a part of PC Master Race, so for anyone rocking a MacBook or any other type of Mac with MacOS, this news concerns you very much. Thanks to the release of the Google Assistant SDK, a 3rd-party developer has created Google Assistant for Macs, calling it MacAssistant. (more…)
Google announced a whole bunch of new Google Assistant features at I/O this week and many are already rolling out through a Google App update. Thanks to this update, you’ll now be able to type out entries to the Assistant, plus there is a new screen that features “Explore” and “Your Stuff” tabs. (more…)
During yesterday’s Google I/O keynote, Google shared some of the new things they are working on the Android Pay realm. They talked about the new Google Payment API that will allow developers to include easy access to payment methods attached to Google accounts. The idea there is to make buying stuff online or in apps easier than ever. But the new feature that really caught my eye involves making payments by voice and the Google Assistant. (more…)
Along with Google Home, Google Assistant will soon get some new features worth talking about. During the I/O keynote, Google introduced Google Lens to Assistant, as well as the option to type. They are also bringing Assistant to the iPhone.
With Google Lens, Google is essentially doing what Samsung tried to do with Bixby, except Google will probably get it right. Lens uses your phone’s camera and looks at images to help you get things done. So you could use Lens to help get you concert tickets just by pointing your camera at a concert billboard or find reviews about a book you are holding. It even works in Google Photos, should you forget about monuments or other locations and want Google Lens to help you remember them. (more…)
Google Home had a huge role at today’s Google I/O opening keynote. Not only did it star in its own segment, but Google announced numerous new features coming soon to the device. Features like hands-free calling, Bluetooth music streaming, visual notifications, and reminder and calendar management are all coming soon. (more…)
Starting today, iRobot says that all of its connected Roomba robots are now compatible and controllable with Google Home and the Google Assistant. That interaction can happen on the Roomba 980, 960, 690, and soon-to-be-release 890. (more…)