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Sticker reactions are coming to WhatsApp for Android soon

25 days ago   |   By Phone Arena

WhatsApp is working to bring new features to its Android app, but before they are released in the Google Play Store, some users can test them via the beta channel. Sticker reactions is one of the most important features that WhatsApp devs plan to release in the not so distant future.
Work on this specific feature started a few beta versions ago, but the devs have decided to disable it in the latest beta build. However, there's a high chance that future beta builds will have it enabled since it needs testing before release.
In any case, here is how it works for the time being. ...
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Google Account page on Android updated with new UI and features

Google Account page on Android updated with new UI and features

25 days ago   |   By Android Central

The new look will come to iOS and web later in the year.
Your Google account is an important part of your online presence, and to make sure it's as easy to understand and manage as possible, Google's revamping the way you interact with it on Android.
If you head to Settings -> Google -> Google Account on your Android phone, you'll see a brand-new interface for your entire Google account. A new Home page shows important info at a glance, such as your account storage, options for increasing your security, and more. From here, you'll find other tabs for your personal info, contacts you're...
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Google Home Continued Conversation feature now rolling out

Google Home Continued Conversation feature now rolling out

25 days ago   |   By PhoneDog

One of the major Google Assistant announcements at I/O last month was Continued Conversation , and now that feature is starting to roll out to everyone.
Continued Conversation will let you ask Google Assistant a question, then ask a follow-up question or perform some other action without having to say "Hey Google" each time. You can end your conversation at any time by saying "Thank you" or "Stop", but Google says that Assistant can also automatically end the conversation when it detects that you're no longer talking to it.
This feature is available today on Google Home, Google Home Mini...
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Google Assistant gets more natural with new Continued Conversation feature

Google Assistant gets more natural with new Continued Conversation feature

25 days ago   |   By WMPoweruser

Google today announced that it is rolling out the Continued Conversation feature which it demoed at Google I/O conference last month. This feature is now available on Google Home, Google Home Mini and Google Home Max. With Continued Conversation feature, you don't have to add “Hey Google” before each follow-up question for the Assistant. You can turn it on...
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This AI hiring platform is a ‘Technology Pioneer' according to World Economic Forum

This AI hiring platform is a ‘Technology Pioneer' according to World Economic Forum

25 days ago   |   By The Next Web

Pymetrics is a New York-based AI hiring-platform, that allows companies to hire more diverse candidates. The company boasts clients of very large sizes, such as Unilever, Google, Airbnb, and Twitter. And now, they were just named ‘Technology Pioneers' by the World Economic Forum. Pymetrics' hiring platform allows job applicants to assess games and tasks. assess games and tasks. But here is where it gets cool: Depending on their performance, the AI-powered platform can calculate whether the candidate is a good match for the job. This mode of hiring is blind, and therefore it also comes in...
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How to enable Continued Conversations for your Google Home speakers - CNET

25 days ago   |   By CNET

Continued Conversations, a more natural way to talk to Google Home, is now available. Here's how to set it up.
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Assistant's Continued Conversation feature lets you drop all the ‘Hey, Googles'

Assistant's Continued Conversation feature lets you drop all the ‘Hey, Googles'

25 days ago   |   By Digital Trends

We first learned that Google would be bringing a Continued Conversation feature to Assistant at Google I/O, when the tech giant unveiled a whole host of exciting new features. And now, Continued Conversation has been launched.
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Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

Chatting with the Google Assistant just got a lot more natural

25 days ago   |   By SlashGear

Conversations with the Google Assistant will involve less “Hey Google” and more chat moving forward, with one of the big features previewed at I/O 2018 arriving on smart speakers today. Continued Conversation allows users to have multi-part interactions with the voice-driven AI, without having to say the “Hey Google” or “Ok Google” trigger each time. The Assistant can already handle...
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You can now talk to Google Home without saying 'Hey, Google' every time

You can now talk to Google Home without saying 'Hey, Google' every time

25 days ago   |   By Android Central

The feature can be enabled in the Google Assistant app.
Google announced a lot of new features for the Assistant during I/O this past May, and today one of the most exciting - Continued Conversations - is widely rolling out to all users.
As it currently stands, you need to say "Ok, Google" or "Hey, Google" each and every time you ask your Google Home a question or issue a command to it. With Continued Conversations, your Google Home will continue listening for a short period after you first begin talking to it.
For example, if you say "Hey, Google, what's the weather" and then realize you...
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Android's TalkBack app gets renamed Android Accessibility Suite

Android's TalkBack app gets renamed Android Accessibility Suite

25 days ago   |   By MobileSyrup

The Google ‘TalkBack' app has received an overhaul with a new name and Material Design. TalkBack, an app that provides spoken feedback of anything on your screen will now be called the ‘Android Accessibility Suite.' The app is designed for visually impaired users, allowing them to navigate their handset. The new Android Accessibility Suite features TalkBack, alongside ‘Switch Access' and ‘Select to Speak.' TalkBack provides a screen reader and vibration feedback to help those who are blind or have a low vision to navigate their devices. Select to Speak allows the users to select something...
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Google Assistant no longer needs every 'hey' and 'OK'

25 days ago   |   By Engadget

At last, you don't have to call out Google Assistant by name every time when you want to issue a command. As promised at I/O, Google has made Assistant's Continued Conversation available for US English speakers using a Home speaker. Enable it in your...
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Google Assistant can now continue conversations with you

Google Assistant can now continue conversations with you

25 days ago   |   By TheBoyGeniusReport

Google on Thursday announced that an exciting new Google Assistant feature first demoed at I/O 2018 in May is ready to roll out to US users. Called Continued Conversations, the new feature will let speak multiple commands in a way that mimics real-life conversations between two people.
That's a pretty huge advancement for the Assistant, as you won't need to say the usual “Hey Google” before each interaction with a smartphone or smart speaker, as long as all the questions and commands are issued during the same exchange.
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Continued conversation is arriving for Google Home users today

Continued conversation is arriving for Google Home users today

25 days ago   |   By The Verge

Google is making good on the promise it made at its I/O conference in May by introducing what a feature called continued conversation for Google Home, Home Mini, and Home Max today. Continued conversation allows you to ask Assistant a question and then add a follow-up, a reminder, or an item to a shopping list without having to say, “OK Google,” each time.
An example of a conversation with the new feature could go something like: “Hey Google, what's the weather like?... and what about tomorrow?... how is my commute?... remind me to get coffee... Thanks!” It's a step in the right direction...
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Google Assistant's ‘Continued Conversation' feature is now live

25 days ago   |   By TechCrunch

Google I/O was awash with Assistant news, but Duplex mystery aside, Continued Conversation was easily one of the most compelling announcements of the bunch. The feature is an attempt to bring more naturalized conversation to the AI - a kind of holy grail with these sorts of smart assistants.
Continued Conversation is rolling out to Assistant today for users in the U.S. with a Home, Home Mini and Home Max. The optional setting is designed to offer a more natural dialogue, so users don't have to “Hey Google” Assistant every time they have a request. Google offers the following example in a...
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3 Best Powerline Network Adapters in 2018

3 Best Powerline Network Adapters in 2018

25 days ago   |   By Windows Central

Powerline network adapters are handy devices that help you expand your home network coverage.
There's another way to expand your home network and cover more parts of the house without adding more wireless access points or having meters of cabling installed. Powerline adapters use existing copper power cables already in the walls to create links between sockets. An adapter in an outlet in the living room could pass through signals to another located in another room.
This allows for the expansion of the home network, allowing you to connect more devices, without having to do any drilling or...
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Google is adding a new feature to Google Home that fixes my biggest problem with the device

Google is adding a new feature to Google Home that fixes my biggest problem with the device

25 days ago   |   By Business Insider

Google added a new feature to Google Home devices called Continued Conversation.
Continued Conversation allows you to ask your Google Home a few follow-up questions without having to say "Hey Google" or "OK Google" each time.
The feature is optional, and you'll have to manually turn it on in your Google Assistant app. Once you enable it, your Google Home will continue listening for eight seconds, then shut off if it doesn't hear you speak.
Starting today, my one major gripe with my Google Home device is getting fixed: You no longer need to keep saying "Hey Google" when you have multiple...
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