Google Assistant makes its way into Google Maps

Apple is doing a funny job of shunning CES this year

Google has announced Yesterday at CES some new features for its virtual personal assistant, Google Assistant. There are some kinks: it won't work if more than one person speaks and requires some unnatural gaps in the conversation while it processes, according to The Verge. Essentially, people can ask Google Assistant to be their personal interpreter and it will provide real-time spoken (on Google Home) or written (on smart displays) translations to help you and the other person understand what each of you are saying. It incorporated a similar feature into earbuds in November 2017 and already offers a similar service via Google Translate.

In the past year or so, every major consumer electronics exhibition is all about the Google Assistant or Alexa. At CES 2019 alone, so many various devices were launched with Assistant-compatibility. Assistant will also be able to give you notifications for things like check-in. Google officials suggested that this program makes sense for appliances, for example, because you might not want the full capabilities of the digital assistant in an oven, but the ability to perform a couple quick actions with a button or voice command could make a big difference. Google is now bringing this feature to all Android devices in the next few weeks. Google expects other airlines to add support for the feature, too.

Among the new Google Assistant devices that the search giant talks about in its official blog post, Lenovo's new Smart Clock is probably the most exciting. The device can manage your routines, wake you up with auto-adjusting brightness and animations, and control your smart home devices. The Assistant will show you the pricing, availability and the works, which you can book using Google Pay.

Sonos first announced that it was working with Google when it introduced the Sonos One speaker in late 2017.

Also, the Assistant will also intuitively notify you when the flight is ready for check-in.

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