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Google Assistant Stories August 9

Since launch, Google Assistant has answered “What’s the news” by playing what are essentially short podcasts from publications like CNN or surfacing a carousel of articles on phones. Moving forward, Assistant will now leverage the recently revamped Google News to keep you up-to-date.

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Google Assistant Stories August 8

Google Assistant has a lot of powerful functions, but home control is one of the most useful if you ask me. Now, it looks like Google is giving that feature some upgrades with a new visual interface.

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Deal: Get Pixelbook at 25% off: $750!

Google Assistant Stories August 4

Google announced a flurry of Assistant news at I/O 2018 with the first part for phones rolling out last month. “Visual snapshot” is already very reminiscent of Google Now and about to get even closer with a swipe up gesture for quicker access beginning to roll out.

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Google Assistant Stories August 3

Google Home can recognize the room it’s in to turn off nearby lights, rolling out now

One of the top use cases for a smart speaker like Google Home is controlling smart home devices. Now, thanks to a quiet update, Google is making that feature a little bit smarter…

Sonos speakers will add Google Assistant before the end of 2018

Nearly a year ago, Sonos debuted the Sonos One speaker. The high-end speaker company said at the time that Assistant would eventually arrive on that speaker, but now we’re finally getting a timeline for that functionality.

Google Assistant Stories August 1

Google finally lived up to its promise of delivering Assistant-powered smart displays last week with the debut of the Lenovo Smart Display. Now, a second option is available for pre-order with JBL’s Link View.

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