Google Assistant

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Voice assistants could ‘hinder children’s social and cognitive development’
Researchers suggest devices such as Alexa could have a long-term impact on empathy, compassion and critical thinking skills

Amelia Hill

28, Sep, 2022 @5:00 AM

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Google IO: Pixel 6a, Pixel Watch and Android 13 unveiled
New Pro earbuds and upcoming Pixel 7 phones, tablet and software shown off during virtual event

Samuel Gibbs

11, May, 2022 @7:00 PM

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Can you solve it? The viral maths video that will have you in stitches
Are you smarter than Google Assistant?

Alex Bellos

24, Jan, 2022 @7:10 AM

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Radio industry calls for government protection from smart assistants
Broadcasters fear Alexa, Siri and Google Assistant may gradually sideline UK content

Jim Waterson Media editor

21, Oct, 2021 @6:01 AM

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Sonos Roam review: the portable speaker you’ll want to use at home too
Cheaper wifi speaker has Bluetooth plus Google or Alexa for great indoor and outdoor music

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

13, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) review: wearable-free sleep tracking smart display
Radar-based gesture and sleep tracking turns top smart assistant into a great alarm clock too

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

08, Apr, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Google’s new smart display tracks your sleep using radar
Second-gen Nest Hub avoids the user needing to wear a bracelet or headband and acts as smart alarm

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

16, Mar, 2021 @1:08 PM

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Sonos Roam: cheaper, multi-room portable smart speaker launched
Smaller, lighter and water-resistant device has Bluetooth and wifi, aimed at home and outdoor use

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

09, Mar, 2021 @9:00 PM

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Older Australians give smart tech a thumbs up for music and video chat – but not vacuuming
A federal government-funded project looked at how devices might help keep people in their homes longer

Josh Taylor

27, Feb, 2021 @7:00 PM

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Google suffers global outage with Gmail, YouTube and majority of services affected
Error was due to lack of storage space in authentication tools causing system to crash

Alex Hern

14, Dec, 2020 @6:17 PM

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Alexa, Siri... Elsa? Children drive boom in smart speakers
Coronavirus has accelerated the use of voice assistants, but there are concerns about unregulated online ‘playgrounds’

James Tapper

18, Oct, 2020 @10:00 AM

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Google Nest Audio review: smart speaker gets music upgrade
Louder, more bass and better sound for Google Assistant speaker made of recycled plastic bottles

Samuel Gibbs Consumer technology editor

12, Oct, 2020 @6:00 AM

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