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Google can now read webpages to you in a British, Australian, or Indian accent

Google can now read webpages to you in a British, Australian, or Indian accent

About a year ago, Google rolled out a new capability to Android devices that lets you ask for any webpage or Google News article to be read aloud. The feature, which uses Assistant, is perfect if you want to put your phone away, but still check out some interesting content, from Wikipedia to a random website or your favorite news sources. It even translates pages on the fly from 42 languages! What the feature lacked, though, was a larger choice of reading languages and accents. The former is still not available, but the latter is improving.

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Tip: Google Assistant can help you manage your phone's battery life, even remotely

Tip: Google Assistant can help you manage your phone's battery life, even remotely

Google Assistant is useful beyond answering run-of-the-mill questions about the weather or helping set alarms and timers. You can ask it to make restaurant reservations, schedule lights on or off, or tell you how much you slept last night. At some point, it also picked up a new ability that lets you manage your phone's battery life remotely — since we didn't know about it, we figured you probably won't either.

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How to make Google read almost any story out loud to you on your Android phone

How to make Google read almost any story out loud to you on your Android phone

The internet is full of great long-form content, but not everyone has the time to read everything they're interested in. What if you could just turn any text into an audiobook that you can listen to while you do other stuff? Google seems to think that's a great idea as it offers that as a feature on Android. You just need to invoke Google Assistant when you see an article you'd like to have read and say "Read it," "Read this page," or "Read it to me." You can try that with the text right here.

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