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Google Assistant could soon scan your face (as well as your voice) 1

Google Assistant could soon scan your face (as well as your voice)

Google Assistant could soon start using face recognition technology alongside voice recognition to better personalize your interactions and commands.  The latest beta version of the Google Assistant app for Android has been found to contain code that would enable a feature called ‘Face Match’, which would scan your face to provide tailored responses to your …

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Google Assistant Can Now Translate 27 Languages in Real-Time 3

Google Assistant Can Now Translate 27 Languages in Real-Time

Speaking My Language Google Assistant has learned a remarkable new skill. Google debuted a new “Interpreter Mode” for its AI-powered Assistant at the 2019 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) this week. The feature can translate a conversation between two people speaking different languages in real-time, and while demos reveal that the tech is far from flawless, it foreshadows a …

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We tried Google Assistant Interpreter Mode at CES 2019, and it’s a world-changing real-time translator 6

We tried Google Assistant Interpreter Mode at CES 2019, and it’s a world-changing real-time translator

For the first time today since graduating high school, I don’t feel guilty about forgetting the years’ worth of Spanish I learned. Better, I don’t expect to feel guilty about it ever again thanks to Google Assistant. That’s because Google Assistant is being upgraded to tackle one of the most intimidating things about traveling to …

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Google Assistant is insanely smarter at CES 2019. Here’s how it’s changing 8

Google Assistant is insanely smarter at CES 2019. Here’s how it’s changing

Google Assistant getting smarter in 2019, and we got a chance to demo its new powers at CES 2019, including the ability to translate to a foreign language between two people in real-time. Assistant, now two and a half years old and on nearly one billion devices, is being upgraded in three key ways: on …

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LG's new ThinQ TVs support Apple AirPlay, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa 15

LG’s new ThinQ TVs support Apple AirPlay, Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa

LG has taken CES 2019 to announce a wave of new partnerships with major US tech manufacturers, including announcing that Apple AirPlay is coming to its 2019 wave of TVs. Working with the Cupertino company, LG TV owners will be able to stream video from Apple’s library of iTunes TV and movie content, with support …

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McAfee and Google Assistant will let you secure your smart home with your voice 17

McAfee and Google Assistant will let you secure your smart home with your voice

You’ll soon be able to secure your smart home with your voice. At CES 2019, McAfee announced the launch of new Secure Home Platform voice commands for Google Assistant, which will enable you to keep track of your whole network without fiddling with software and app interfaces. Secure Home Platform will come built into routers …

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Philips TVs with Android TV and Google Assistant finally coming to the US 19

Philips TVs with Android TV and Google Assistant finally coming to the US

After years of using its proprietary NetTV platform and a small foray into Roku TV, two new 2019 Philips TVs will offer Android TV with Google Assistant, according to Funai, the owner of the Philips brand here in the US.  The two series, the 5704 and 5904, will be available in five screen sizes ranging …

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9 things Google Assistant can do that you may not know about 21

9 things Google Assistant can do that you may not know about

While Apple has Siri and Amazon has Alexa, there’s a third big player in the voice-assistant game: Google’s very own voice-activated effort, Google Assistant.  It might not have captured the public’s imagination in the same way as its counterparts, and Alexa in particular, but it’s no less useful. In fact, there are some things this …

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