Also at CES Google announced Interpreter Mode for Google Assistant, created to allow the service to operate as a dedicated translation device - running at a hotel check-in desk, for example, to display translations for travelers who don't speak the language.
The interpreter mode can translate between 27 languages in real-time and is slated to work through Google Home speakers such as the Google Home Hub and Google Home Mini. Examples of these sorts of devices include simple, low-powered displays that show weather or traffic as well as devices that incorporate microphones and can serve as conduits for voice assistants when theres no smart speaker similar to Amazons Echo Wall Clock. Users can also say "Hey Google, check-in to my flight" to get Assistant to check-in for them. Google expects applications for Interpreter Model to expand quickly for many situations, especially when people are traveling. It'll also notify you when the check-in facility becomes available, so you can use your voice or do it manually. It had initially rolled out via Google's Pixel and Pixel XL, but most may have noticed that it has slowly crept into other consumer electronic devices such as smart TVs, speakers, tablets and more.
AU acknowledges DR Congo presidential election results, calls for peace
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Minnesota Timberwolves Fire Tom Thibodeau
Karl-Anthony Towns and the Timberwolves will be playing for interim coach Ryan Saunders presumably for the rest of the season. ESPN later reported the firing of Thibodeau as well as interest in former member of the Wolves Fred Hoiberg for the opening.
The top 10 unveils from CES 2019 - Hardware
Guided by a quirky narrator, the ride takes you through a day in the life of "Bob" as he uses the Google Assistant along the way. Saying "Google, check into my flight" will do the trick, presumably if you've got the flight stored on your calendar.
But Google Assistant actually doesn't have that many active users, as Ars Technica reports. What digital assistant you prefer the most and why?
Even more so that past year, Google has descended on CES with one thing on their mind. If you want something more substantial, the rest of Amazon and Google's Echo and Home devices are also available at various discounts. Google Assistant will arrive on Google Maps for Android and iOS starting this week, expanding the reach and availability of the voice-enabled assistant by significant magnitude. It has made phone usage more convenient than ever before as users need not type to search on the browser; just a voice command preceded by "Hey Google" is enough to get your desired results on the screen. Google also promises to bring support for Google Keep, Any.do, Bring! and Todoist. Furthermore, you can book a room with partners like Choice Hotels, AccorHotels, InterContinental Hotels Group, Priceline, Expedia, Mirai, and Travelclick.