Google-powered smart displays will support multi-room audio

Google is shifting its focus from a smorgasbord of new hardware to a slew of Assistant- and software- based features......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralOct 11th, 2018

Google is reportedly building Assistant-powered smart display

After letting third-party hardware brands take a crack at building smart displays powered by Google Assistant, the search giant is said to be working on one with its own label on the tin this year, reports Nikkei Asian Review......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralAug 17th, 2018

Apple HomePods will now pair in stereo — but you'll have to buy two

Through iOS 11.4, Apple adds two missing features to its HomePod smart speakers, stereo pairing and multi-room audio. But is.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayMay 29th, 2018

LG"s first Google Assistant-powered smart display is rolling out

Need another smart speaker to consider for your holiday gift-giving? The LG smart display we spotted at CES is finally ready to go on sale......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralNov 21st, 2018

Google Home updates may help you wind down at night

While Google has yet to launch its digital wellbeing features on Android phones, it's already thinking of how to bring them to the smart speaker in your living room. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralSep 10th, 2018

Third-Party Integrations Will Expand Amazon and Google"s Smart Speaker Lead Over Apple

The list of high-end audio players integrating Alexa and Google Assistant grows every day......»»

Category: topSource: foxnewsAug 28th, 2018

Google is gaining major ground on Amazon in the smart speaker market (AMZN, GOOG, GOOGL, AAPL)

Since snagging an early lead in the smart speaker market with the Echo product lineup, Amazon has maintained its dominance through the second quarter of this year — but it has less breathing room than ever.  As this c.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderAug 20th, 2018

Google Joins Forces With GN Hearing, Gains Competitive Edge

Alphabet's (GOOGL) Google introduces specification of audio streaming support for hearing aid users on android operating system. Alphabet’s GOOGL div.....»»

Category: smallbizSource: nytAug 20th, 2018

New Google smart display even better than Amazon Echo Show

Google's partners are now selling smart displays. CNBC's Todd Haselton reviews one of them, the Lenovo Smart Display......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 28th, 2018

Lenovo Starts Shipping Google Assistant-Powered Smart Display

Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Show is finally here: Lenovo starts shipping its Smart Display, which combines voice control with a screen for video viewing, to consumers this coming Friday. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 26th, 2018

A Google-powered Lenovo Smart Display tries to rival Amazon's Echo Show. It needs work

Lenovo and Google have an answer for the Echo Show. But they still.....»»

Category: topSource: usatodayJul 26th, 2018

Alphabet removes Nest CEO, says report

Nest Labs Chief Executive Marwan Fawaz has been removed from his post and the smart device unit of Google will be combined with Google's home and living room products team, according to a report in Cnet. Google and Nest are subsidiaries of Alph.....»»

Category: topSource: marketwatchJul 17th, 2018

Now Google Duo can stay signed in on more than one phone

The latest build of Google Duo revealed multi-device support was on the cards, and while the feature hasn't been officially announced, it is rolling out to users now, according to 9to5Google. .....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralJul 4th, 2018

This new $399 Sonos soundbar has me interested in fancy speakers for the first time — but it may be too much for most people (AMZN, AAPL, GOOGL)

Sonos The Sonos Beam is the newest home theater soundbar to come on the smart speaker scene, and it's powered by Amazon's Alexa and, later, Apple's Siri. Sonos says that Google Assistant will also be come to the device later. The Sonos .....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderJun 6th, 2018

iOS 11.4 will add multi-room and stereo audio to the HomePod today

Apple will release iOS 11.4 today, which, with the inclusion of AirPlay 2, will bring more functionality to the HomePod......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralMay 29th, 2018

Google is ending Play Service support for Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich

Pour one out for An.....»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 7th, 2018

Google wants to replace your radio as an audio news source

You’ll soon be able to listen to an audio news playlist curated by Google Assistant to inform you on the topics you’re interested in......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 7th, 2018

A New Google Chrome Browser — From Microsoft

Microsoft is reportedly working on a new browser based on open-source Chromium code from Google. That's probably a smart, if somewhat counter-intuitive, move......»»

Category: blogSource: 247wallstDec 4th, 2018

Get a Google Chromecast Audio for $15

I'm not sure the Chromecast Audio is long for the world, which may explain today's significant discount, but let's come back to that. For now, the deal......»»

Category: topSource: moneycentralDec 3rd, 2018

Here’s how to use Duplex, Google’s crazy new service that impersonates a human voice to make appointments on your behalf (GOOG, GOOGL)

Hollis Johnson/Business Insider Google has started to roll out its artificial intelligence-powered reservation booking service, called Google Duplex, to some Pixel users. The feature debuted.....»»

Category: topSource: businessinsiderDec 2nd, 2018

Marketing Through Smart Speakers? Brands Don’t Need to Be Asked Twice

Google Home and Amazon Echo don’t carry paid advertising, so companies are trying more creative ways of using them to reach consumers......»»

Category: mediaSource: nytDec 2nd, 2018