When a computer talks back to you, it almost seems magical. However, there is a lot of research that goes behind converting text-based answers to speech ones. Initially, during the early days, lots of audio based outputs were recorded by natural human voices. However, with a large number of words present in the human language, it is largely clear that we need to teach the computer how to speak properly.
If you have a Google Home, you have been enjoying this feature for a long time now. You could resume your latest Netflix series or play your favorite Spotify list. No other iteration of the Google Assistant could do this. But as in the last week, Google finally lets you cast content with your phone.
When it comes to an infected computer, there is not much a person can do except to try and clean it up. However, if there are tools that help you do that, it makes your duty much easier. Let’s face it: ad revenue is important to all web publishers. It’s important to us as well.
Google’s yearly hardware event launch is now over and Google’s Pixel brand of devices has now expanded. There have been a couple of big announcements. In case you have missed these, here’s a quick recap about all the releases this week.
So now that it is official, if you are buying a Pixel 2, you will have to deal with the fact that there is no headphone jack present on this device. This means that you either
stick to the USB-C earphones provided in the box purchase your own USB-C earbuds, use Bluetooth, or use the dongle that is provided. A Google employee recently took to the Google Forums, trying to explain the situation at hand. However, Google’s response is flimsy at best, and /r/quityourbullshit at worst.
Yesterday, Google announced a whole range of new hardware devices—including the new Pixel phones. The event really testified to how Google is really serious about pushing their in-house products. Today, it looks like that’s further being displayed on google.com.
Ever since the iPhone 7, there has been an addition to the list of things smartphones can usually endorse as features – the inclusion of a headphone jack. Not that Apple was the first to exclude what for years has been considered a mandatory part of any personal computing device from their smartphone. But because it’s Apple and the iPhone is the most popular phone in the world. So it sets the standard.
We’re live blogging Google’s Pixel 2, Pixel 2 XL, Home Mini, and Pixelbook October 4th announcement. Follow the stream and our thoughts below. Live stream begins at 9 AM PT, 12 PM ET.
Wednesday, October 4th, we here at Pixel Spot will be running a live blog and we encourage you to tune in. We will cover the Google event and each of the products and services expected to be announced.
We are really excited about one of the hottest device launches that are going to happen this week. In fact, we will be covering it with a live blog on Wednesday morning. Today, we now have an idea of what the new Pixels’ home screen and phone bodies will look like, courtesy of Evan Blass on Twitter.