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Xbox One owners can now control their consoles with Google Assistant

We've known since June that Microsoft was working on integrating Alexa and Google Assistant with Xbox in lieu of its own voice assistant, Cortana. With Alexa support already up and running on Xbox One, it's now time for Google Assistant to get in on the action.

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You can now apply for a job through Alexa or Google Assistant, as long as it's at McDonald's

Voice assistants generally make our lives easier. With the right setup, we don't have to get up from the couch to turn on the light or the TV. It's even possible to order food without actually having to call a place. Another absolute killer feature is joining these skills' ranks: You can now apply for a job at McDonald's through Google's and Amazon's assistants thanks to the restaurant's own "Apply Thru" skill.

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Google Assistant is rolling out to more Chromebooks

Google brought Assistant to Chrome OS by way of the Pixelbook in 2017, and it also came on the Pixel Slate at launch. Now, more Chromebooks can access Assistant with both voice and typing input on Chrome 77. Although, Chromebooks tied to G Suite accounts won't have Assistant just yet.

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Waze rolls out Google Assistant support for English-speaking users in US

Last spring, Google began what amounted to a slow rollout of Google Assistant support for English-speaking Waze users in the United States. Now, it appears that Google has opened the flood gates, giving all US Wazers with English set as their preferred language the ability to call upon Google Assistant.

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Google is bringing internet-free Assistant access to users in India

A staggering proportion of the global population owns smartphones, but access is far from universal. Google is partnering with carrier Vodafone-Idea to bring Assistant access to users in India who either don't have smartphones or reliable mobile data in a clever, old-school way: over the phone.

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[Update: Rolling out again] Google app getting full dark mode for Search, Assistant, and in-app Discover feed [APK Download]

About a month ago, the Google app started showing early signs of a dark mode implementation, but users who had the design only saw it interspersed throughout the interface in some sort of chimera mode that mixed white elements, dark ones, and illegible text in many instances. Now, the proper dark mode is showing up for some users, with the entire interface dipped into darkness, from the entire Google app to Assistant and all of its settings.

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Google Assistant coming to Control4 home automation, Traeger grills

Google Assistant is branching out to more smart home devices at this year's CEDIA Expo in Denver. You've already been able to turn on ovens, cameras, HVAC units, washing machines, lighting rigs, entertainment systems, and a lot more. But for people looking to squeeze out some autumn grilling and for those using an automation hub, we've got some good news coming in.

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Google Nest Hub Max launches today for $229

September 9 is here and as expected, Google's new Nest Hub Max is launching today in the US, UK, and Australia. It's been a few months since the Hub Max accidentally leaked and then was officially announced, but the wait is now over. The Max is already available for purchase on Best Buy and the Google Store, with a few other sites listing it but not yet taking orders.

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Google Assistant on the Pixel 4 might save you from listening to call hold music

Having to be put on hold while calling a business is annoying, and having to listen to barely-recognizable music for an extended period of time while you wait a human to become available only makes it worse. Google already teased that a next-generation Assistant would be coming to future Pixel devices, and now we know one more trick it might have taking over call holds.

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How to use assignable reminders on Google Assistant

A couple of weeks ago, Google announced a new and very useful Assistant feature: the ability to set reminders and assign them to someone else in your family or household. The option is now live for some users in English (US, UK, Australia) and works just as expected. You can assign a time or location reminder to someone, change it or delete it, check on their progress, and more. So let's take a look at how this works.

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