Google Assistant has received a slew of updates and new features in the recent past. The company is working on replacing Google Voice search with Google Assistant. In fact, Google is working on replacing the voice search function entirely.
CES is not just about new technologies and hardware. Google has pulled off the wraps from some new features for Assistant. Now you can schedule actions and also use the “Read It” command which reads out the news. The new features are expected to arrive later this year and will be available for public testing.
Smart Cameras have become a rage, they are inexpensive, offer live streams on your phone and also let you do many other things. Well, Smart Security cameras may not be as smart as you think them to be. A security bug in the Xiaomi camera shows other homes. The issue is so creepy that it can potentially shape up as a great plot for Netflix’s Black Mirror.
It has been a while since all the photo viewers offer pinch to zoom functionality for videos. Google Photos offers pinch to zoom for pictures but the same was not available for videos. Now Google Photos is likely to offer a feature that will allow you to zoom in on videos.
Google Assistant has evolved with every update and the latest one adds yet another useful feature. Starting now, you will be able to delete accidental commands given to Google Assistant.
Google was fined $17.4 million in September last year by the Turkish authority. The authorities found that Google had violated competition law and had given six months to make the changes. Interestingly Google has now informed its Turkish partners that they will not be able to work with them.
Google Pixel is known for timely updates and unique features. This time around Google has announced a bunch of new features that will soon be available on Pixel devices. The company calls it “Feature Drop” and the list includes, automatic Call Screen, Portrait Blur, improvised memory management, more.
It is not unusual for Google to restrict new features to the latest Pixel phone before making it available on older Pixels. They did the same with Google Lens and many other apps. One of the biggest highlights of the Pixel 4 was the audio recorder which not only recorded audio but also transcribed the same. Now Pixel 4’s audio recorded is available on older devices including Pixel 2 and 3.