Chromebooks look ready to ditch ‘OK Google’ – is Google Assistant on the way?

It appears Chromebooks are pumping the brakes on the built-in "OK Google" voice search command to make room for Google Assistant. The Chrome OS-powered laptops look to be depreciating the voice feature used for basic searches, according to repositories spotted by Chrome Unboxed. And with this shift, Google Assistant appears primed to take over for […]

Start Up: Twitter bots for hire, Apple sues Qualcomm, Chromebooks ahoy?, Sonos dreams, and more

Start Up: Twitter bots for hire, Apple sues Qualcomm, Chromebooks ahoy?, Sonos dreams, and more We’ve obtained a slightly redacted copy of the memo that Spence sent to his company immediately after taking over, and it reveals some of what Sonos is going to do to face those new challenges. Namely: it’s going to try […]

Samsung and Google teamed up to make two new Chromebooks that run Android apps

Samsung and Google teamed up to make two new Chromebooks that run Android apps Google told me the software on my demo unit wasn’t finalized, so I can’t knock it for being sluggish, but the hardware itself didn’t feel as substantial as other pricey options like the Dell Chromebook 13 or HP Chromebook 13. The […]