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 users' Google-related needs.

Previously, users could go through their Chromebook's settings to setup instant search via an "OK, Google" prompt, but the report claims this functionality is taking a back seat to a more front-and-center process for the feature-heavy Google Assistant.

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Report: ASUS May Soon Ditch Its ZenWatch Wearable Lineup

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ASUS may be planning to ditch its ZenWatch line of Android Wear smartwatches pretty soon, if a report published earlier today by Digitimes is anything to go by. According to the report, ASUS’ smartwatch business hasn’t been nearly as successful as the company would have hoped for, with the company only managing to sell about 5,000-6,000 of its ZenWatch devices per month. While ASUS’ ZenFone line of smartphones and ZenBook line of laptops have proven to be fairly popular among customers, the company has seemingly failed to replicate that success with its smartwatch line, selling far fewer ZenWatch devices than what it would have bargained for when it entered the industry three years …
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iPhone 8 Rumors: Apple to Ditch Fingerprint Scanner to Hit Target Launch Schedule?

iPhone 8 Rumors: Apple to Ditch Fingerprint Scanner to Hit Target Launch Schedule?

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