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Google Now Launcher Search Widget Adds Transparent Sub-Widget

Google Now Launcher Search Widget Adds Transparent Sub-Widget

Google loves its widgets, and for anyone using the Google Now Launcher on their Android device, there’s a new widget to take note of.

Frustrated with the Virtual Assistants? Experts Blame It on Lack of Improvement in Microphone Technology

Frustrated with the Virtual Assistants? Experts Blame It on Lack of Improvement in Microphone Technology

Poor Virtual Assistants performance is placing an increasing pressure on the quality of microphones used in devices. Peter Cooney, an analyst at SAR Insight & Consulting says that “there is an arms race” in the market for microelectromechanical systems (MEMS) microphones. Marwan Boustany, an analyst with research firm IHS Markit adds that “microphone performance has not really improved that much”.

Google Now on Tap Update Brings Word and Image Search Support

Google Now on Tap Update Brings Word and Image Search Support

Last year, Google had released Now on Tap, a quick search and information tool that was easily available at your fingertips; however, it has not been as big a success as Google would like it to be. With the latest update, Google has now added more features that would allow one to select a word or phrase and look it up as well as search by image.

You can send messages through WhatsApp, WeChat and other apps using ‘OK, Google’

You can send messages through WhatsApp, WeChat and other apps using ‘OK, Google’

“OK, Google” is a one-stop voice command for a wide assortment of options, and now the feature has just been extended even more thanks to new third-party functionality support.

Google Now is going to be even smarter with ‘Now on Tap’

Google Now is going to be even smarter with ‘Now on Tap’

Google has just unveiled ‘Now on Tap’ feature for Google Now. The feature will only be available to devices running Android M, which will be released later this year.