Sony's Playstation Could Be Getting Its Own Digital Assistant

Sony's PlayStation Could Be Getting Its Own Digital Assistant

This is according to a recent patent discovered by Daniel Ahmad and shared on Twitter where it seems that Sony is considering its own digital assistant. This is based on a patent filing where based on the details, Sony could be considering calling it the “PlayStation Assist”. However, given that this is a console-related assistant, it won’t be like your normal digital assistants that will tell you the weather or set reminders.

Instead, it seems that this is a digital assistant that will help players in their games. According to the filing’s description, “For example, when a player gets stuck on a part of a gaming application, the player can request help through a query to a back-end game assist server. The query may be of any format, or a combination of formats, including audio, text, video, etc. The game assist server is configured to match the query to modelled responses based on a current game context from which the query was presented.”

Philips Unveils A $350 4k Android Tv With Google Assistant

Philips Unveils A $350 4K Android TV With Google Assistant

When you think of smart TVs with a 4K resolution, you might be concerned that it could be expensive. To a certain extent that is true of certain brands and models, but if you have a relatively small budget, then you might be interested to learn that Philips has actually launched a pretty affordable smart TV.

This comes in the form of two lineups where they are offered in a variety of sizes, ranging from 43-inches and going up to 75-inches, but the cheapest model will be priced starting at $350. This is incredibly affordable when you consider that the base model will come with 4K resolution and will run on Google’s Android TV platform with support for Google Assistant.

Sony's New Speaker Brings Google Assistant To Your Pool Party

Sony's New Speaker Brings Google Assistant To Your Pool Party

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Sony has announced a new outdoor speaker at IFA 2018 that will bring Google Assistant to your pool parties. The Sony XB501G is about the size of a soccer ball and packs a mean punch, sound-wise, in addition to vibrant lights and strobes to complete the party look. It has Google Assistant onboard so it can do everything you would expect a smart speaker to do.

Sony Headphones Finally Get Google Assistant Support

Sony Headphones Finally Get Google Assistant Support

It was announced at the Consumer Electronics Show 2018 in January that the Google Assistant support will soon be landing on a wide variety of devices. It has since made its way to many devices but Sony’s headphones had yet to receive support and that has finally happened today. Select Sony headphones now have support for the Google Assistant.

Sony did launch new products such as headphones and headsets at CES 2018 that came with Assistant and the company also promised that it would release an update which would bring Google Assistant support to some of its existing models as well.

The Google Assistant Is Now Built-in To Sony’s Android Tv

The Google Assistant is now built-in to Sony’s Android TVSony Electronics announced today that users with 2017 and select 2016 Sony 4K HDR televisions with Android TV can now use the Google Assistant to discover and access content, as well as control other smart home devices through their Sony TV. The Google Assistant on Sony TV works just by pushing the microphone button on the remote and using your voice to ask a question or say a command. This allows users to seamlessly playback content, search for content, play music, stream photos, control their TV, control their smart home devices and find general information (e.g. weather, directions, fast facts, etc.) all through their Sony TV.

Sony Announces Audio And Video Products That Work With The Google Assistant On Google Home

Sony Announces Audio and Video Products that Work with the Google Assistant on Google HomeSony Electronics announced today that with recent firmware updates, Google Home users can now use voice control to stream music and video to several models of new and existing Chromecast built-in Sony speakers and Android TV Sony 4K HDR televisions. With Google Home, a voice-activated speaker powered by the Google Assistant, users can cast several music streaming services, including Youtube Music, to turn up the volume, or skip to the next track just by using their voice, starting with “Ok Google.” Google’s Multi-room group feature allows users to group Google Home and supported Sony speakers together in the Google Home app to play the same song on both Google Home and the Sony speakers using their voice or mobile device.

Soccer: Desperate Omiya Sack Manager, Promote Inexperienced Assistant

Soccer: Desperate Omiya sack manager, promote inexperienced assistantRelegation-threatened Omiya Ardija have sacked manager Kiyoshi Okuma, club president Shigeru Suzuki said Sunday.
A night after they were humiliated 4-0 by Urawa Reds in the Saitama derby and saw their winless slide reach 10 games, Omiya replaced Okuma with assistant Hiroki Shibuya for the remainder of what has been another floundering season for Ardija.

Toshiba Outs Satellite E45t / E55 Mid-range Laptops, Intel Models Have Dragon Assistant Pre-loaded

Toshiba outs Satellite E45t / E55 mid-range laptops, Intel models have Dragon Assistant pre-loadedToshiba's Digital Products Division (DPD), a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, Inc., today expanded its portfolio of ultrathin laptops with the new 14-inch Satellite® E45t and 15.6-inch Satellite E55t/E55Dt models. Built with the latest technologies and intuitive touchscreen and voice controls, these ultrathin PCs offer versatility for both productivity and entertainment in a distinctively thin design.

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