Your smart speakers and smart screens are really great for listening to music and controlling your smart home. But one overlooked area where they can be really useful is learning at home. Whether you’re working from home, learning from afar, or even just want to brush up on some skills, many people these days are learning from their living rooms rather than classrooms. Smart devices like Amazon’s Echo products and Google’s Nest devices are gaining new features (and still using old ones) designed to facilitate these new learning models. New features like Family Bell, Story Time, and more are rolling out to your devices to help you along your intellectual journey. In this article, we’re going to focus on Google Assistant’s abilities, but we’ll link to articles where Amazon’s Alexa will have similar capabilities. Ask questions One of the most obvious uses for a smart speaker is to get information about basically anything. In this particular category, Google definitely has a leg up over Alexa, but both can find information from the web and present it to you. Maybe you’re wondering in what year Magellan circumnavigated the globe. Ask Google. How do you spell circumnavigated? I may or may not… Read full this story
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