Google Assistant has a morning routine for schoolchildren

Now that many kids are about to go back to school, Google thinks it can offer a helping hand — including after class. It's introducing Assistant and search features to help parents coordinate in morning and kids to learn more (or at least, stay entertained). To start, Family Bell is coming to mobile devices. Accordingly, it can soon start a checklist on a Nest Hub to remind kids to make the bed and brush their teeth before they fly out the door.Kids will also have more ways to improve their education at home. Search now has an interactive periodic table that uses augmented reality and 3D to help children visualize atoms and learn useful tidbits about the elements. On their phones, young ones can tap a Live Translation button in search to recall a particular phrase. Assistant will also offer more diverse educational stories from The English Schoolhouse, while Harry Potter fans will have the option of listening to Fantastic Beasts stories on Android or Assistant smart displays.And yes, there's something for the parents who need to get moving. You'll soon have the option of starting your morning Assistant routine the moment you dismiss your alarm, making it easier to focus on your kids or just getting dressed for the day.The feature additions might be particularly apt in a year where back-to-school will be complicated. Many kids will finally return to in-person classes as the pandemic subsides, but some will still have to learn remotely for some or all of the school year. In... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2021-08-11 16:00:47 UTC ]
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HarperCollins Children's launches app for Google Assistant

HarperCollins Children’s Books UK has launched a voice-activated app on Google Assistant for children’s audiobooks. Continue reading at The Bookseller

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Google Assistant wants to talk to you like a friend—and call in your dinner reservation

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Google is revamping Google News with more video and higher speed

Google is revamping Google News with a new design that will incorporate elements of the Newsstand app and YouTube, according to people familiar with the plans.The search giant is expected to unveil the new digital media destination next week at its developer conference, and it has been talking... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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Teenagers think Google is cool, study by Google finds

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My Job In 5, Sarah Sleath, production and editorial assistant/ publicity and marketing assistant, Swales and Willis/Impress Books

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Google gives us some insight on the inner workings of Google Translate

Google may have started out as a search engine, but the scope of its services has grown considerably in the 20-plus years since its origin. Of the many products in its grand stable, Google Translate has become a workhorse platform, lending its multi-lingual chops to Chrome, Google +, Android,... Continue reading at Engadget

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Google+ Idea Guy Says Google Still Trying to Hold Him Back

Paul Adams, the Google social researcher turned Facebook product manager who's credited with giving Google the idea for circles of friends that it's utilized in Google+, spoke out against his former employer tonight on his blog. Adams protests that Google is blocking the publication of a book he... Continue reading at AllThingsD

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The Morning After: Nintendo’s next Zelda game has a release date

The sequel to The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild finally has a name: Tears of the Kingdom. And it’s finally got a release date, too: May 12th, 2023. This was arguably the big reveal of Nintendo’s Direct live stream, alongside a Pikmin sequel.We got an all-too-brief teaser showcasing the... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Morning After: Marvel is getting the 'Pokémon Go' treatment

I wasn’t sure Marvel could shoehorn its characters and stories anywhere else, beyond all the movies, TV shows, games and toys, but now it wants you thinking about those heroes wherever you go. It’s teamed up with Pokémon Go developer Niantic to create an augmented reality mobile game launching... Continue reading at Engadget

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Schoolchildren’s pandemic struggles, made worse by U.S. policies

Alongside heartbreaking snapshots of kids' challenges as schools closed, Anya Kamenetz explains the systemic failures that made so many vulnerable. Continue reading at The Washington Post

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The Morning After: Streaming overtakes cable TV for the first time

Did you know streaming TV was the future? Nielsen data shows streaming TV viewership in the US surpassed cable for the first time this July. About 34.8 percent of viewing time went to shows on internet services — slightly more than the 34.4 percent for cable.Breaking it down further, Netflix had... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Morning After: The new gaming-subscription normal

PlayStation’s game-streaming scheme, at its top tier, is now competing directly with Xbox Game Pass, the service that proved the concept by earning 25 million-plus subscribers over the past five years. It’s now been over a month since PlayStation Plus Premium went live, offering similar cloud... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Morning After: Winamp, your old MP3 software of choice, is back

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Best cloud gaming services: GeForce Now vs. Amazon Luna vs. Google Stadia and others

Being able to play modern, high-quality video games on just about any kind of PC is the big pitch of the handful of cloud gaming services out there. Using a subscription model, these services allow people with a strong internet connection to tap remote servers in order to play video games of... Continue reading at PC World

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Morning Brew Tops $36 Million First-Half Revenue and Launches Its 10th Newsletter

The business news publisher Morning Brew, an Axel Springer property, launched its 10th newsletter Monday morning, a product called CFO Brew that aims to reach readers in strategic and corporate finance. The publisher has grown rapidly since selling a majority stake to Insider in October 2020... Continue reading at AdWeek

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Cannes Today—Netflix x Google, Paris Hilton x Gary V, and the branded yacht scene explained

Welcome to Day Two of Ad Age’s Cannes Today newsletter. Reading this online and want it delivered straight to your inbox? Sign up here. Joining us late? Catch up on Day One here.Netflix talks to Google about its ad plans “Netflix’s ad tech business is one of the hottest deals on offer in... Continue reading at Advertising Age

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The Morning After: The French government bans English gaming terms, including ‘eSports’

Not satisfied with trying to replace “WiFi” with “l’access sans fil à internet” (which didn’t work), l'Académie française set its sights on gaming terms in 2017. It’s now gained traction with the government, and France’s Ministry of Culture has announced it’ll ban terms including "streamer" and... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Morning After: Dyson’s secret robot projects

The NFL's rumored streaming service could debut in JulyDyson, the company that’s recently branched out into hair curlers, air-purifying headphones and not cars, has revealed it has an entire division secretly developing robot prototypes for household chores.The company didn't detail any of the... Continue reading at Engadget

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The Morning After: The Odin is a capable, portable retro console

When it comes to retro portable gaming, even the better handhelds usually only emulate the original PlayStation and N64 era. But if you’re a fan of the GameCube or PS2 libraries (and you should be), the number of handhelds capable enough, well-made enough and reasonably priced enough is... Continue reading at Engadget

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