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A disappointing debut for Google’s Pixel Buds

The Pixel Buds are an inevitability. The headphones were born out of necessity when Google embraced the smartphone zeitgeist and dropped the headphone jack with the Pixel 2. The company’s first Bluetooth headphones are a $159 attempt to ease that transition, and another chance to get Assistant out into the …

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Google Assistant now has a male voice option

Google Assistant is adding a little dimensionality to its voice characterization: The virtual AI companion got an update that adds a voice option called “Voice II” which sounds decidedly male (via Engadget). The second voice option is available in Assistant’s settings (not yet live for all, so your mileage may …

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