Assistant is Google’s personal assistant that is capable of answering questions, performing automated tasks, and more.
Google Assistant Stories March 14
LG’s Google Assistant smart display now available to pre-order for $297
Announced at CES 2018, the first Google Assistant smart displays are expected to launch in the summer. Lenovo, JBL, Sony, and LG have all announced devices that adopt the new form factor, with the latter company’s ThinQ WK9 now available for pre-order.
Google Assistant Stories March 13
Everyone can use an Echo Dot: Just $50!
Announced at last year’s October 4th event and reconfirmed last month, Google Assistant Routines are finally beginning to roll out. This feature, which allows a single phrase to initiate multiple commands, is launching in the United States and replaces the existing “My Day” feature.
After being teased last summer, ecobee has officially announced pricing and availability for its new Switch+ smart home accessory. Switch+ is available for pre-order starting today and ships on March 26 for $99 in the US and $119 in Canada. Like other smart light switches, Switch+ includes Alexa integration as well as Google Assistant support for controlling lights — but Switch+ takes integration with Amazon’s voice assistant a step further by building it in to the light switch.