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Samsung announces new assistant named Bixby

Samsung Electronics is set to launch a new learning assistant with the debut of the Galaxy S8. The new assistant, which Samsung is calling Bixby, is designed to learn how humans interact with devices.

Cortana can now be accessed on your lock screen

Cortana is Microsoft’s personal assistant. When you have the option of using Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa on the Huawei Mate 9, and soon Samsung Bixby on the upcoming Galaxy S8, it’s hard to find

Google adds new smart device support to Assistant

Google has announced that Google Assistant now supports a few more home automation devices alongside all the products it already supports. Those devices are the Best Buy Insignia WiFi plug, LIFX
Google Assistant can now control LIFX, TP-Link, Vivint, and Best Buy Insignia devices

Google Assistant can now control LIFX, TP-Link, Vivint, and Best Buy Insignia devices

A smart home hub, like the Google Home, is only useful if it can actually control your smart home stuff. The Google Home only shipped with a handful of supported devices and services, but over the
[Update: Logitech, August, Rachio, more] Google Assistant can now control LIFX, TP-Link, Vivint, and Best Buy Insignia devices

[Update: Logitech, August, Rachio, more] Google Assistant can now control LIFX, TP-Link, Vivint, and Best Buy Insignia devices

Update 1: 2017/03/29 2:47am PDT Logitech, August Home, and Rachio have all announced that they're adding Google Assistant support for the Harmony hubs and remotes, Smart Lock, and Smart Sprinkler
These are all the apps and services that will work with Google Home [Continuously Updated]

These are all the apps and services that will work with Google Home [Continuously Updated]

Google first talked about Google Home back at I/O, but the device became official at the recent October hardware event. The speakers didn't go into detail on all the apps and services that Home would

The next Google Home could double as a router

Google Home is still young, but the next one could be significantly better. There are reports that Google might integrate a router, much like Google WiFi, to replace or extend your existing network.
Fail: Bixby won't launch with voice controls on the Galaxy S8

Fail: Bixby won't launch with voice controls on the Galaxy S8

The Samsung Galaxy S8 has plenty of great features - the edge-to-edge "Infinity" display, top-end specs, configurable software navigation buttons, and more. Samsung's Bixby voice assistant has been a
Google Express app updated with shared lists and other features to accommodate the Assistant shopping list

Google Express app updated with shared lists and other features to accommodate the Assistant shopping list

There was a surprising amount of anger directed at Google several days ago when the Assistant shopping list was moved from Keep to the Home app. Rather than being a general purpose list, it is now
Google Home can now help plan trips, check flight statuses, and monitor airline prices

Google Home can now help plan trips, check flight statuses, and monitor airline prices

Summer and the end of the semester/school year are rapidly closing in, so people's minds will be turning to vacations, weddings, and the like... if they haven't already. Finding the cheapest flights
Google Assistant's screen search has been moved to a button

Google Assistant's screen search has been moved to a button

Google Now on Tap was introduced alongside Android 6.0 Marshmallow, which used context on your screen to help you find information. Google Assistant replaced Now on Tap (for compatible devices), and
These are all the apps and services that will work with Google Home [Continuously Updated]

These are all the apps and services that will work with Google Home [Continuously Updated]

Google first talked about Google Home back at I/O, but the device became official at the recent October hardware event. The speakers didn't go into detail on all the apps and services that Home would
Google Home's latest feature turns it into your sous-chef

Google Home's latest feature turns it into your sous-chef

One of my favorite parts of this job is that I get to work from anywhere with an internet connection, which of course means that I never leave my house. Being the one who is home all day, I am

Google simplifies cooking with step-by-step recipes on Google Home

Google Home has proven to be a capable assistant, but the search giant is intent on constantly improving it. A key part of that improvement is utilizing relationships and partnerships to add new,
AutoVoice for Chrome can add Google Assistant voice commands to your PC

AutoVoice for Chrome can add Google Assistant voice commands to your PC

Google launched Assistant last year in Allo, and then it came to the Pixel and Google Home. The period of exclusivity for Google is over now with Assistant on tons of Android devices, and there's even
[Update: Confirmed] Google Assistant in Allo is learning Spanish and French

[Update: Confirmed] Google Assistant in Allo is learning Spanish and French

Update 1: 2017/05/09 9:43am PDT Confirmed Google rolled out Assistant first in Allo, but it only supported English at launch. Google has been slowly but steadily adding more languages to the Allo
Google will announce Assistant for iOS soon, in the US only at launch

Google will announce Assistant for iOS soon, in the US only at launch

According to a trusted source, Google plans to announce that the Google Assistant will be launching on iOS soon as a standalone app. The announcement could come as soon as Google's I/O conference this
You will finally be able to type to Assistant instead of talking to it

You will finally be able to type to Assistant instead of talking to it

Google Assistant has been picking up steam since it was announced at last year's I/O. Replacing Google Now as your, well, personal assistant, this iteration has been largely more conversational than
Google Assistant is coming to iOS

Google Assistant is coming to iOS

Two days ago, we shared that Google Assistant was almost definitely about to arrive on iOS. Not to be all "told you so," but, we told you so. At Google's I/O 17 event, the company revealed that