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Duplex is just the latest reminder to manage expectations at Google I/O

17 days ago   |   By The Next Web

The buzz in the room was palpable. For the first time in history, a company that already has devices in many of our homes teased a product that could, perhaps, pass the Turing test. That product was Duplex, Google's lifelike new AI capable of handling the type of grunt work you wish you could afford an assistant for. In front of over 7,000 people, Google demonstrated an artificially intelligent assistant making calls to local businesses on our behalf. In this case, it made a dinner reservation and scheduled a haircut. If the person on the other end...
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Google Home Max update coming soon to reduce line-in latency

Google Home Max update coming soon to reduce line-in latency

17 days ago   |   By PhoneDog

Google Home Max users, an update will be coming you way soon with a significant improvement to the performance of your smart speaker.
Google has confirmed that it plans to update to Google Home Max to reduce the line-in delay from 550 to 39 milliseconds. That's a huge decrease in latency that ought to make using a line-in source like record player, soundbar, or other source much better.
This update will roll out by the end of this month.
Here's what Chris Chan, Google Home Max Product Manager, said to The Next Web about the update:
"In launching Max, we knew that a vast majority of users...
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Yahoo's Squirrel Chat App Now Available By Invite Only

Yahoo's Squirrel Chat App Now Available By Invite Only

17 days ago   |   By Android Headlines

Yahoo is getting back into the chat software game with an invite-only chat app and service called Squirrel, which is now available for download on Google Play. Unlike other apps in the category, this one may be describable as trying to create a unique experience that leans more to a traditional chatroom experience than competing services. That experience, meanwhile, is completely controlled by the users instead of admins and brings several interesting features to the table. Before anybody rushes to download the app, however, it's worth pointing out that invites aren't obtained from within...
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Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant can hear silent commands that you can't

Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant can hear silent commands that you can't

17 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

You may start thinking about the music you play through your Echo or Google Home differently - researchers have proven it's possible to embed secret commands into your virtual assistants' media unbeknownst to you.
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Gmail's new confidential mode is finally rolling out. Here's how to use it

Gmail's new confidential mode is finally rolling out. Here's how to use it

17 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

After rolling out an overhauled interface for Gmail, Google is now beginning to deploy the new confidential mode to make your emails more secure. Learn how to use it and add an expiration date or a passcode requirement to emails you send.
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ET Deals: Last Day to Get Amazon Prime Before Price Hike, Google Home Mini Two-Pack for $58, and more

ET Deals: Last Day to Get Amazon Prime Before Price Hike, Google Home Mini Two-Pack for $58, and more

17 days ago   |   By ExtremeTech

Today, our colleagues over at TechBargains have put together an outstanding roundup of deals. Right now, you can grab discounted Google Home Minis, the LEGO Millennium Falcon, and high-end video cards at MSRP - not the inflated prices we're used to seeing.
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Google Home finally plays nicely with its own Google Play Movies

Google Home finally plays nicely with its own Google Play Movies

17 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

Nearly two years after Google Home first made its debut, it's now finally compatible with Google Play Movies. That means that you can now control Google's native video streaming service using your Google Assistant and your voice.
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