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Acer’s first Chromebooks with Snapdragon 7c offer low-cost LTE

By acer, Chrome OS, chromebook, chromebook spin 513, computer, engadget, gear, google assistant, laptop, laptops, News, personal computing, smart speaker, snapdragon 7c

Acer is still finding ways to produce stand-out Chromebooks. The PC maker has unveiled its first Chrome OS laptops with Qualcomm’s Snapdragon 7c, the Chromebook Spin 513 and its Enterprise Spin 513 counterpart, and both promise to keep you goi…

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Google Assistant’s driving mode for Android is nearly ready, one year later

By android, apps, driving, driving mode, engadget, gear, google, google assistant, Google: Maps, Internet, Mobile, News, voice assistant

Google promised an Assistant driving mode for phones would arrive in mid-2019, but that clearly didn’t happen — over a year passed without any sign of it. It appears to be ready, though. XDA-Developers has discovered (via Android Police) that …

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Google’s ‘Search On’ event will reveal new AI-powered features on Thursday

By AI, artificial intelligence, engadget, gear, google, google assistant, google i/o, Google: Maps, machine learning, News, search, search on 2020

If you’re not done with presentations after Apple’s iPhone 12 launch earlier, set some time aside on Thursday afternoon to find out what’s new in search. Google just sent out invites for a live stream event on October 15th at 12 PM PT / 3 PM E…

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Google Assistant can control Disney+ on Google smart displays

By disney, disney-plus, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, google assistant, nest hub, nest hub max, News, smart displays, Streaming, voice controls

You can now use Google Assistant voice controls to navigate Disney+ content on smart displays like Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max. To use the feature, you’ll have to link your Disney+ subscription to your Google Home or Assistant app. Then, just sa…

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Google makes it easier to find local news through Podcasts and Assistant

By audio, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, google assistant, google podcasts, local news, nest, News, podcasts, reporting, text-to-speech, your news update

While news podcasts are increasingly popular, most focus on national and global news. It tends to be harder to find local news, especially in an on-demand, audio format. Google wants to change this. Today, it announced plans to bring Your News…

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Google’s Nest Hub could be your next hotel concierge

By engadget, gear, google, google assistant, google nest hub, googleassistant, googlenesthub, hospitality, hotel, News, Smart Display, smartdisplay, Travel

The next time you’re wrapping up a trip (whenever that might be amid the COVID-19 pandemic), you might find yourself asking Google Assistant to check you out of a hotel. Google is bringing hands-free hospitality to hotel rooms through its Nest…

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Google promises better search results for recipes, jobs and shopping

By activity cards, activitycards, android, assistant, audio message, audiomessage, engadget, gear, google, google assistant, Google: Search, googleassistant, googlesearch, ios, Mobile, News, search

Google is making its activity cards feature — which helps you pick up where you left off in Search on mobile — more useful. Let’s say you’re looking for iPad accessories. The shopping card will display products that you’ve been researching, an…

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Google’s Family Bell brings a familiar feature of school back home

By coronavirus, engadget, gear, google, google assistant, google home, google nest, google nest hub, nest, News, Smart Display, smart speaker

If you’re a parent who’s missed being able to give your kids a semblance of school-like schedule while they’ve been holed up at home, Google’s latest features may be able to help. The company today announced a new tool called Family Bell that …

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Google Assistant’s latest games are built for your smart display

By assistant, engadget, games, gaming, gear, google, google assistant, guess the drawing, jeopardy, News, smart displays, Trivia, who wants to be a millionaire

Google wants to make its smart displays more fun. Today, it’s adding a handful of new games that you can play with Google Assistant on smart displays like the Nest Hub Max. If you’re a trivia fan, you might choose to play Jeopardy! hosted by A…

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Lenovo’s Google-powered Smart Clock drops to $40 at Best Buy

By alarm clock, commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, google, google assistant, lenovo, News, Smart Clock, smart home, smart speaker, thebuyersguide

Best Buy dropped the price of Lenovo’s Smart Clock with Google Assistant to $40 today. This brings the price closer to that of a “regular” alarm clock, but the Smart Clock offers so much more. For $40, you get features like a sunrise alarm, an…

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Lenovo’s 7-inch Google smart display is on sale for $80 at Best Buy

By Best Buy, commerce, engadget, engadgetdeals, gear, google assistant, lenovo, News, Smart Display, smart display 7, smart speaker, thebuyersguide, voice assistant

You’re in luck if you want an affordable, Google-powered smart screen but feel the Nest Hub is too basic for your tastes. Best Buy has discounted Lenovo’s Smart Display 7 to $80, or a good $20 off the usual price. That’s lower than Best Buy’s …

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Google releases Action Blocks to aid people with cognitive disabilities

By accessibility, action blocks, android, disability, engadget, gear, google, google assistant, live transcribe, Mobile, News, smartphone

Google’s flurry of accessibility updates goes well beyond improvements to Maps. It’s releasing its long-promised Action Blocks feature (above) as an Android app, greatly simplifying Google Assistant tasks for people with cognitive and motion d…

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Marshall’s latest Monitor over-ear headphones are equipped with ANC

By active noise cancellation, engadget, gadgetry, Gadgets, gear, google assistant, Headphones, marshall, monitor ii anc, noise cancelling, over-ear

Marshall first introduced its Monitor over-ear headphones in 2013 with a wired model. Since then, the company has added a wireless option, but there still wasn’t a version with active noise cancellation (ANC). That is, until now. The new Monitor II A…

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Google dresses up search for the Oscars with a dedicated hub

By Academy Awards, academyawards, assistant, engadget, entertainment, gear, google, google assistant, Google: Search, googleassistant, googlesearch, oscars, parasite, services

This year’s Academy Awards ceremony is only a few days away and Google’s getting ready for the big night with Oscar-focused updates to Search and Assistant. Search for “Oscars 2020” on your phone starting today and you’ll see a dedicated hub for the…

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