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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Arlo Video Doorbell now takes commands from Google Assistant
You no longer have to live in an Amazon-focused household for Arlo’s Video Doorbell to make the most sense. Arlo has introduced Google Assistant support to deliver notifications and send commands.
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Google is working on voice confirmation for purchases with Assistant
Soon you’ll be able to make purchases through Google Assistant using just your voice.
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Google tests voice matching to secure Google Assistant purchases
Google Assistant’s Voice Match feature can now secure purchases made through its voice assistant as part of a limited pilot program.
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Google Assistant tweak boosts its ability to recognize your voice
Google’s Voice Match boost comes hot on the heels of another rollout meant to fine tune the voice assistant.
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‘Hey Google’ sensitivity option for Assistant devices starts rolling out
It’s pretty easy to trigger Google Assistant by accident either by pressing a button or saying anything that it mistakenly hears as a wake word.
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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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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.
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.