Google Assistant can now help order takeout from restaurants online

The pandemic has made ordering restaurant takeout a little less of a guilty pleasure, both because it’s safer and it helps support local businesses. via Technology and News Today

The BBC’s Beeb voice assistant is ready for testing on PC

The BBC’s Beeb voice assistant is ready for testing on PC
Last year the BBC announced it was working on its own voice assistant, called “Beeb,” designed to help customers take advantage of voice assistant technology regardless of their accent.
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Google Assistant update rolling out to Sonos One, Beam

As confirmed last week, Google Assistant is finally coming to Sonos speakers after being delayed last year. A software update rolling out today will allow users to say “Hey Google” to issue commands, ask questions, and control their Assistant smart home on the Sonos One and Sonos Beam.

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Google Assistant rolls out to several Bose speakers and soundbars

With help from the Google Assistant, you can customize your entertainment at home with just your voice: ask the Assistant to play your favorite part of a song, pause the game on your Chromecast-enabled TV to grab some snacks or dim the lights before the movie starts.

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Google puts Assistant into its Android texting app, and it’s pretty cool

Google Assistant lives in your home and might have its own button on your phone. Now it’s in your Android Messages texting app, too. I got a hands-on demo of how exactly it works, here at MWC 2019 in Barcelona. 

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Android Messages gets Google Assistant suggestions

Google Assistant is coming to Android Messages, one in a series of major updates introduced today at the start of Mobile World Congress Barcelona. Contextual integration of Google Assistant will be made available in Android Messages over the course of the coming months.

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