Google Assistant has a male voice, here are the details
06 October 2017, 12:14 | Myrtle Hill
Google follows Amazon with multi-step smart home routines and kid-friendly accounts
Broadcast is a new feature that allows one GoogleHome device to broadcast a message to the other devices in the home. Some see it as a sign of equality and fairness. In addition, they can ask the Google Assistant to make their home warmer, and the system will automatically adjust their connected Nest Thermostat without requiring users to state a particular target temperature. The latter replaces the default feminine voice with one that is deeper. Google is playing catch up now with new Google Home improvements: aside from including support for your phone number, United Kingdom users will also be able to make phone calls with the Home, with all the U.S. features. The voice match feature will also be launched in all seven countries where Google Assistant is live at the moment. Aside from the Google Home we got back in 2016, we now also have the Google Home Mini, which offers all the features of the regular Google Home in a way smaller package, and the Google Home Max, which has full-blown stereo speakers for an enhanced listening experience.
Apart from improvements in recognising user voice inputs, the Google Assistant also received a major upgrade to how it generates its own speech as well. I should note, however, streaming is not working for me with Android TV devices.
Restrictions in Srinagar to prevent Muharram processions
The main Ashura procession in Karachi began from Nishtar Park with a Majlis (address) by Allama Shahenshah Hussain Naqvi. Cellular services, which remained suspended in different cities during the last three days, were restored.
Google knows that going forward people would largely interact with the devices and phones via voice, therefore, bringing voice assistant on every device would serve them well.
Last and somewhat the least, there is now a Google Assistant app on Google Play Store. Throughout the course of the event, various titbits of information on upgrades to Google Assistant were dropped in each presentation. This will be available across all Google Assistant-supported device in the coming weeks.
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Toys R filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection on September 18 as it had to pay off hundreds of millions in debt. But the limited features feel a bit gimmicky unless Toys R Us can keep updating or releasing fresh app content.
Deadpool Director Producing Sonic The Hedgehog Movie
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Following Bolton's election as leader, Nigel Farage tweeted: "I am delighted @_HenryBolton has won the UKIP leadership election". Activists stood outside the Ukip party conference with placards as they targeted former leader Nigel Farage .
Female Saudi drivers 'will reduce crashes'
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United States review bilateral defense cooperation
I am happy to note that Secretary Mattis reaffirmed the United States position in support of these principles. The agendas of defence partnership and building weapon in India under Make in India program is very high.