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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Lenovo’s $80 Smart Clock with Google Assistant now available

Lenovo already offers a line of smart displays that are basically the company’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Show or Google’s Nest Hub. Now Lenovo is going after the Amazon Echo Spot. The Lenovo Smart Clock is a small device with a 4 inch touchscreen display, a speaker, and a microphone. It’s basically a Google Assistant-powered […]