Since we're almost 20 years into the 21st century, we can have some nice things, like John Legend's voice on Google Assistant. Google announced last May that Google Assistant would be coming out with six new voices, including a cameo from UPenn grad, John Legend. The internet giant has officially come through with its promise, and Legend's voice will be available for a limited time on smart devices, such as Google Home and smartphones. You can enable Legend’s voice by asking, “Hey Google, talk like a Legend.” You can also go into Assistant’s setting to change the default Google voice for Legend's cameo. There are a couple of easter eggs within this limited-time cameo, from being able to ask if he really is John Legend to who his celebrity crush is. But if you want more from Legend's cameo, you can get a little personal. For all the Legend fangirls out there, now's your time to shine. Have your own "Her" experience by asking him anything from "tell … [Read more...] about John Legend’s voice is now available for Google Assistant
Olivia Young, provided by Published 12:42 pm CDT, Tuesday, April 2, 2019 OpturaDesign/Shutterstock Google Voice is a free and easy-to-use online service designed to consolidate several phones. A single Google Voice number will ring through to all of your different devices and potentially allow you to switch carriers without having to change numbers every time. The internet telephone service is easy to set up and use on any device. Here's how to do it. Launched by Google a decade ago, Google Voice (which used to be called GrandCentral before Google acquired the company in 2007) has achieved longevity as a service but still remains rather misunderstood. It's pretty much just an internet telephone service that allows you to combine all your other phone services. Let's say, for instance, that you have a landline at home (almost half of Americans reportedly still do), as well as a business phone and your personal smartphone. Rather than bouncing between three different … [Read more...] about How to set up and use Google Voice on your computer or mobile device
Anderson says, "Every one of my customers, by definition, has a sense of humor. So I have the best customers in the world. If they were stodgy, they wouldn't sign up."Landlines and mobile phonesJolly Roger works lots of different ways, on landlines and on mobile phones.On my iPhone, I ask the telemarketer "to hold on a moment while I get him." I place the call on hold, then dial a Jolly Roger number to get the robot and merge it into a three-way call. I listen on mute.On a landline call, you don't get to listen in, but Jolly Roger emails you an audio file afterward so you can listen to the call.Jolly Roger can also be set up to serve as your voicemail on a landline. You can set it up so the pirate knows which calls you want to allow through. Black list and white list, they call it. The pirate also recognizes some bad numbers and intercepts them.Jolly Roger works with Google Voice, and one more way: On a mobile phone, you can text the pirate to jump in on a bad call, too.As I mentioned, … [Read more...] about A company that uses robot voices to thwart phone scammers got hung up on Sunday night on Shark Tank
Google is launching its recruitment platform Hire in the UK, two years after first unveiling the tools for American companies, as it doubles down on efforts to grab market share from recruitment giant LinkedIn. The search giant said it had been working with British businesses over the past couple of months to develop the tools, which will integrate with its Gmail, Sheets, Calendar and Google Voice functions. This will mean companies using the software will be able to do things such as schedule interviews through Hire that will then automatically show up in the Calendar, or track their pipeline of candidates through Sheets. Recruiters will also be able to use the platform to sort through applicants... Register for free to read this article, or log in to your Telegraph account Register Log in … [Read more...] about Google launches rival service to LinkedIn in the UK
Last month, Sonos started beta testing Google Assistant support for its Sonos One and Sonos Beam speakers. While both devices already work with Amazon Alexa voice commands, adding Google Assistant is without precedent. With every other smart speaker–whether it’s made by Google, Amazon, or a third party–you’re locked into one assistant or the other. Still, the feature in its current form has one major limitation: There’s no way to use both assistants interchangeably by saying either “Alexa” or “Hey Google.” Instead, you must assign a single assistant to a speaker, and use the Sonos app to switch between them. Being able to use both assistants without a cumbersome switching process would have some clear benefits: You could shop on Amazon without giving up Google Assistant’s superior search capabilities, or tap into Amazon’s larger number of third-party skills without losing voice control over Chromecast devices. You … [Read more...] about Why can’t Alexa and Google Assistant coexist on one device?