LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now

LG’s audio-focused Google Assistant smart display is out now

LG was one of the hardware partners on board when Google announced its new smart displays platform back at CES in January, and now the first product is finally here. The display, variously and confusingly referred to in the press release as the “LG AI Smart Display,” the “LG XBOOM WK9 Smart Display,” and the […]

Asos launches on Google Assistant

Asos launches on Google Assistant

ASOS has launched on Google Assistant. Customers in the UK and US can initiate conversation with Enki, the ASOS shopping guide, by saying “Hey Google, talk to ASOS” to their Google Home smart speaker or Google Assistant app on Android or iOS. Enki will then help them discover and shop the products across six of ASOS’ […]

Creative agency CULT launches Mindscape, a voice-activated mental health app

Creative agency CULT launches Mindscape, a voice-activated mental health app

The independent creative agency CULT has launched its first ever Amazon Alexa and Google Home voice app, Mindscape. Created to offer front-line support to people suffering from anxiety or a panic attack, Mindscape was released today and is the first product created by CULT Experiment, the agency’s new offering – an innovation lab dedicated to […]

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix’s ‘Lost in Space’ unveils Google smart-speaker adventure

Netflix is promoting its “Lost in Space” reboot with a new interactive audio adventure on Google’s smart speakers: The “Lost in Space” audio game encourages participants to help key characters of the show after their spaceship crash-lands on an unknown planet. The audio adventure, which lasts between 5 and 6 minutes, features a branched narrative […]

Google introduces ‘Shopping Actions’ to help retailers in their battle with Amazon

Google introduces ‘Shopping Actions’ to help retailers in their battle with Amazon

Google has announced a new function to its digital ecosystem called Shopping Actions, allowing customers to use its Assistant and Search engine to streamline online purchasing. In a statement on its “Inside Adwords” blog, Google said, “Today’s consumers don’t just want answers; more and more, they’re craving relevant, meaningful, and immediate assistance in completing their […]