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Google Assistant can now sing you a weird song about vaccines

If you’re a Google Assistant user in the United States, you can now have the voice assistant sing you a somewhat cheesy, cringy jingle about the COVID-19 vaccine. The tune is available with the request for a song about vaccines and it is, mercifully, quite short in nature, meaning your friends won’t be able to use it to drive you … Continue reading

Source: https://www.slashgear.com/google-assistant-can-now-sing-you-a-weird-song-about-vaccines-08671974/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Brittany A. Roston

Google’s New Family Broadcast Feature Sends Messages From Speakers to Smartphones

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Today, Google is announcing a bunch of new tools on Google Assistant smart speakers, displays, and even smartphones. The hook is that these are great tools for moms on Mother’s Day, but between you and me, they seem pretty legit for everyone, all year round. 😉

To start, the Broadcast feature is getting a supercharged feature that it’s needed for a long time: integration with smartphones. You could always broadcast from your smartphone to smart speakers and displays, but now you’ll also be able to broadcast from your smart speakers or displays to smartphones in your Google Family Group. The best part? It will work with both Android phones and iPhones. Dope.


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When you broadcast to your family group, the message will hit all the smart speakers and displays in your Google Home, plus send a notification to all the phones in your Family Group. Phone users can then respond to the notification with voice or text. This is a fantastic update to a great feature. Love it.

Beyond Broadcast, Assistant speakers and displays are also getting new stories from partners like Pottermore Publishing and Penguin Random House. For example, you’ll be able to ask Assistant to “tell a Quiddich story” or “talk to Who Was” for stories from the Wizarding World of Harry Potter or stories from PRH’s Who Was series, respectively.

New games are also on deck here, too. Are You Smarter Than a 5th Grader will be available on Nest Hub, which should help you keep your pride in check. Apparently, you can even win fake money, which is…something, I guess?

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Finally, Family Bell is getting a few new reminder options for things like watering plants and cleaning up. There are even new songs to help—just say “Hey Google, sing the clean up song” to get a little jingle similar to the handwashing song. More songs will also be available, like the “brush your teeth song” and “go to sleep song.”

These features should begin rolling out today, though there’s no word on when they’ll be available to everyone.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/81456/googles-new-family-broadcast-feature-sends-messages-from-speakers-to-smartphones/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Cameron Summerson

How to Increase Text Size on the Apple Watch

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Some text on your Apple Watch’s tiny screen can be difficult to read. Smaller text can be found in app menus, notifications, or messaging apps. Here’s how you can increase the text size on your Apple Watch.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/721380/how-to-increase-text-size-on-the-apple-watch/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Khamosh Pathak

5 Awesome PC Accessories You Should Buy

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It’s finally done. You’ve got all the components you want in your PC, and you’re set for the next few years. Now what? It’s a good time to think about refining your setup with a few accessories that, while not strictly necessary, are excellent additions to any PC.

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Source: https://www.howtogeek.com/722178/5-awesome-pc-accessories-you-should-buy/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Ian Paul

Samson Q9U Broadcast Mic Review: An Easy and Affordable Mic with USB-C and XLR

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Researching and investing in audio products is one of the greatest hurdles for amateur podcasters and streamers. But Samson is offering an affordable, low-effort entry point to the world of high-quality audio with its $200 Q9U broadcast mic. With excellent noise rejection and options for USB-C or XLR connections, the Q9U is one of the best entry-level mics available today.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/79322/samson-q9u-broadcast-mic-review-an-easy-and-affordable-mic-with-usb-c-and-xlr/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Andrew Heinzman

What Are Anti-Theft Backpacks and How Do They Differ from Regular Backpacks

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A quality backpack is a must-have whether you’re a student, a commuter, or a traveler. You need something reliable with good organization, and bonus points if it’s stylish. However, with an anti-theft backpack, you can keep your gear safe, too.

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Source: https://www.reviewgeek.com/80974/what-are-anti-theft-backpacks-and-how-do-they-differ-from-regular-backpacks/
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Suzanne Humphries

Windows 10 Is Finally Getting Better Support for AirPods

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Part of Microsoft’s great big overhaul to Windows 10 finally includes some major changes to Bluetooth support and audio endpoints. These changes are now live in the latest Windows 10 Insider preview build, reports The Verge.

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/windows-10-is-finally-getting-better-support-for-airpod-1846793852
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Joanna Nelius

You May Have to Wait Longer for Your New iPad or Mac

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If you’re thinking about getting a new iPad or Mac in 2021, you should factor in a longer-than-usual wait time. Although Apple raked in an obscene amount of money this past quarter, CEO Tim Cook also warned in Apple’s Wednesday earnings call that there will be supply issues affecting iPads and Macs in the second half…

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Source: https://gizmodo.com/you-may-have-to-wait-longer-for-your-new-ipad-or-mac-1846788255
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The Article Was Written/Published By: Victoria Song

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