The Google Voice Access app has been launched and provides an entirely hands-free experience to users. The feature is only available on Android phones as of now and lets you navigate through apps, compose and edit text, and talk to Google Assistant. The tech giant has made this app keeping in mind the millions of people with motor and mobility impairments.
The app provides a much more extensive experience as compared to the Google Assistant. With the new app, you can “click buttons”, control apps, scroll and navigate app screens and basically do almost anything, without having to touch the phone. While Google has built the app to help people with disabilities, [...]
Xiaomi launched yet another smart TV in China. This time the company has launched the Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 40 inch with FHD 1920 x 1080px resolution LCD display. The features and specifications are similar to the 43 inch model. Additionally, the TV also supports voice control.
The voice control is the one feature that differentiates the Mi TV 4A 40 inch from the other Mi TVs. The TV can be controlled using the remote, which has a built-in microphone. It accepts commands like “shut down after five minutes” or “fast-forward the movie by 9 minutes 9 seconds” etc.Pricing and availability
The Xiaomi Mi TV 4A 40 inch is priced at CNY 1699 (Rs 17,500). [...]
The Google Assistant was introduced with Android 7 Nougat and with it, came the ability talk to your AI assistant. There has been the ability to search for anything on the Google app via voice commands but, a new feature is rolling out to devices that have Google Assistant which is different than just a voice search. Using the hotword “Hey Google” or “OK Google,” people can launch the Google Assistant and invoke a search.
This feature was introduced back in October but, it was only available on a handful of devices. Now, a larger rollout of this feature has begun for devices that have Google Assistant support. Google also recently started seeding out [...]
The Amazon Hardware Show 2017 showcased a lot of tech that revolved around Alexa. There were new variants of the Echo, Amazon’s smart speakers, and a lot of smart home products that integrated Alexa. Amazon is pushing really hard to make sure that everyone talks to its AI assistant in the coming years. Another huge announcement at the hardware show included BMW. BMW announced that Alexa will be integrated into BMWs and selected Mini vehicles starting in mid-2018. “It’s a complete, comprehensive set of internet capabilities that is available inside your vehicle,” a BMW executive said during the Amazon show.
The integration uses microphones embedded inside the car. With [...]
Google Now has come out with yet another feature that will allow you to ask to hear your last messages and then proceed to give them to you.
The voice command “show me my last messages” will lead Google Now to list your newest five SMS messages. It would first ask if you wish to hear them, followed by if you wish to reply to them. However, the user has to word the command either as “show me my last messages” or “show me my latest messages” for Google Now to decipher it correctly. A variation of these two manners might lead Google Now to simply open your Gmail messages and leave it at that.
Additionally, this feature only works with [...]