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Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with Google Assistant coming in September for $90 (wireless charging dock included)

Now the company has introduced a new Lenovo Smart Clock 2 that has a 4 inch touchscreen display, 3W front-firing speakers, and a wireless charging dock that lets you power the display and recharge your phone, smartwatch, or other gadgets with a single USB cable.

The Smart Clock 2 is now available for $90 from stores including Best Buy and Home Depot.

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Lilbits: Single board PCs, under-display cameras, and YouTube angers… everyone

It’s been a few years since Asus launched its first Raspberry Pi-like single-board computer aimed at makers, and the Asus Tinker Board platform hasn’t exactly exploded since then. But the company has made a few updates to the series over the years, with a Tinker Board S, Tinker Board R and Tinker Edge T, and […]

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Google Assistant now works with (some) Android apps

Google is rolling out an update for Google Assistant that lets you use your voice to interact with some of the apps on your phone, tablet, or other supported devices. You can open or search within an app by starting your request with “Hey Google,” but you can also use voice commands to do things […]

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$50 Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is a smart speaker that’s also a clock

Lenovo’s $80 Smart Clock with Google Assistant was already one of the smallest, cheapest smart displays on the market. Now the company has introduced an even cheaper model… except the Lenovo Smart Clock Essential is not so much a smart display as a smart speaker that also has a clock. Coming in September, the $50 […]

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Fitbit launches two new smartwatches with Google Assistant (but without Wear OS)

It’s been nearly a year since Google announced it was acquiring Fitbit, but today the company is introducing a new set of wearables… and none of them run Google’s Wear OS smartwatch operating system. But that doesn’t mean Google hasn’t influenced the new devices. The new Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3 smartwatches both run a version of […]

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Google Nest smart speaker coming soon (Updated)

It’s been nearly four years since Google launched its first smart speaker. Now the company is getting ready to launch the follow-up to its aging Google Home. An unannounced Google device with the model number GXCA6 showed up at the FCC website this week… with virtually no other details. But @androidtv_rumor spotted a device with […]

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Google’s Pixel feature drop brings battery, bedtime, safety, and Assistant changes

Since late last year, every few months Google rolls out a handful of new features that are exclusive to Pixel-branded smartphones, and the latest Pixel feature drop is rolling out starting today. The update includes a handful of changes that could help extend a phone’s battery life, help you get a better night’s sleep, and […]

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Hang up on Google Assistant (by putting Google Home Mini in a rotary phone)

What happens if you take Google’s smallest smart speaker, and stuff it inside an old-fashioned rotary-dial smartphone? That… is a question that honestly never occurred to me. But now we have an answer anyway, and it’s actually kind of cool. Redditor Movieman_75 took a Google Home Mini, put it inside a rotary phone, and even […]

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Google’s “Interpreter mode” turns your phone into a Babel Fish (real-time voice translation)

Google has added real-time voice translation to Google Assistant for smartphones. Just ask Google to act as your translator or help you speak a language, and it can help you communicate with someone who speaks a different language from you. Google’s “Interpreter mode” could come in handy if you’re ordering food or asking for directions while […]

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Hands-on with the Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab (with Google Assistant)

The Lenovo Yoga Smart Tab is an Android tablet that also doubles as a sort of smart display. At first glance, it looks like a funny-shaped Android tablet. But it has a 3-microphone array for far-field voice recognition, and built-in stereo 2 watt speakers so you can hear Google Assistant reply when you’re talking to […]

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Report: Google’s Nest WiFi mesh routers will double as smart speakers

Google is holding an event October 15th where the company will officially launch the much-leaked Pixel 4 line of smartphones. But the company could also use the event to introduce other new products… like an update to its Google WiFi line of mesh networking routers. According to a report from 9to5Google, the next version of […]