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Google Assistant to Now Read Stories For Your Baby

The feature was first introduced in 2018, however, it was only made available on Google Home

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There is good news for parents. If you are not particularly good at reading bedtime stories to your kids, just ask the Google Assistant on your phone to do so and you will be able to hear the famous tales from the Panchtantra or other books.

Whether you have an Android or an iOS phone, every time you say “Hey Google, tell me a story”, the Assistant tells you a tale. If you hear the “Truth Will Never Die” one day, it could be “Don’t be Greedy” next time, or “Don’t Trust Anybody” at some other time.

Google introduced the “Tell Me a Story” feature in English in India, Australia, Britain and the US on Thursday.

If you are not particularly good at reading bedtime stories to your kids, just ask the Google Assistant on your phone to do so and you will be able to hear the famous tales from the Panchtantra or other books.
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“You’ll need to have the latest version of Google Play Books for Android or iOS installed to listen to all of these great stories,” Eric Liu, Product Manager, Google Assistant, wrote in a blog post.

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“Whether you’re on the way to school drop-off or waiting for soccer practice to start, you can hear stories like ‘Let’s Be Firefighters!’ (Blaze and the Monster Machines), ‘Robot Rampage’ (Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles) and more,” Liu added.

The feature was first introduced in 2018, however, it was only made available on Google Home, TechCrunch reported. (IANS)

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Google Photos Adds ‘Stories’-like Private Archive

With this, users would be able to copy text from the images and paste them in a word document or notes. This works on both the Android and iOS apps, as well as the web client

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Google Photos has added a new feature called ‘Memories’ to help users rediscover old images straight from the app.

“We are using Machine Learning to curate what appears in Memories, so you don’t have to parse through many duplicate shots, and you can instead reflect on the best ones, where the photos have good quality and all the kids are smiling,” said Shimrit Ben-Yair, Google Photos, lead on Thursday.

The Memories feature would work like the one on Instagram or Snapchat, displaying images taken during the same period a year, two years, three years or longer in the past.

Google is also adding the ability to order prints for pickup or delivery to the home.

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The US search giant has already rolled out a new Artificial Intelligence feature to its Lens platform that would allow users to search for their Google Photos library for the text that appears within images.

With this, users would be able to copy text from the images and paste them in a word document or notes. This works on both the Android and iOS apps, as well as the web client. (IANS)