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Google’s new Pixelbook has a dedicated button for the Assistant. James Martin/CNET Google on Wednesday unveiled a new premium Chromebook called the Pixelbook. The keyboard of the $1,000 convertible laptop and tablet has one key with a bunch of dots on it. It’s a dedicated key for accessing the Google Assistant digital helper. (The dots […]
There’s finally a male voice option for Google Assistant. Still, the female voice we know and love retains her top spot. Google’s male voice is referred to as “Voice II.” You can change to Voice II under Preferences > Assistant Voice in the Assistant or Google Home apps. The update came as new products were […]
A grandmother with the best intentions almost corrupted her innocent 6-year-old granddaughter. Tiffany, who goes by Tiffany1985B on Twitter, recently shared a hilarious story about a book her mother had purchased for her daughter. The book, titled If Animals Could Talk, seemed innocent enough, but when the family opened it up they discovered it was […]
By Joel Stocksdale It’s been about two years since Porsche revealed its slinky Mission E concept, which promised Tesla-matching range and performance with Porsche’s driving dynamic expertise. Now we finally get a look at one on the road. It looks like the Mission E is far along in development, and it seems that Porsche is […]
Today, the reason you have an Amazon Alexa sitting on your coffee table or by a couch is because it needs to be able to hear you clearly when you speak. Too near the TV and it’ll go ordering strange things, whenever someone, like South Park’s Cartman, says “Alexa!”. What is required is the kind […]
Another domino has fallen in the march toward a post-headphone jack world. Today Google became the latest company to drop the once ubiquitous port from its phones, though it hardly devoted any time to its own courageous move. The driving motivation for dropping the jack is pretty clear after a quick survey of the mobile […]
Enlarge / This image, taken from Nashoba’s site, doesn’t resemble the loveless scene reported by the FDA this week. The Food and Drug Administration showed no fondness to a bakery that listed love as an ingredient on its granola label. Love is not an ingredient, according to the agency. Dozens of news headlines appeared today […]
Some Macworld readers are concerned about upgrading to macOS High Sierra, which offers the new APFS (Apple File System) that replaces the nearly 20-year-old HFS+ filesystem. APFS offers a lot of advantages for SSD performance and durability, as well as encryption for any type of drive. But it’s not backwards compatible with older versions of […]
Call it the Unified Theory of Google Hardware.