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Google tests smart displays that activate without a wake word

A new feature being internally tested at Google could remove the need to say “Hey Google” before voicing commands to Nest Hub smart displays, Android Central reports. Instead, the feature codenamed “Blue Steel” could allow the device to simply sense your presence, and proactively listen for commands without first needing to hear the wake word. The functionality has been shown off in a video posted to YouTube by Jan Boromeusz, who Android Central notes previously leaked features… Source link

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Florida’s Dan Mullen tests positive for COVID after plea for fans

Florida coach Dan Mullen has tested positive for COVID-19, he confirmed in a statement on Saturday. Mullen said he’s isolating from his family and he’s experiencing “mild to no symptoms.” Mullen’s positive test comes amid an outbreak of staff and players that’s amounted to more than 20 positive tests. Florida’s game against LSU scheduled for Saturday had already been postponed, as the school announced on Wednesday that it didn’t have enough players to play. Mullen’s positive… Source link

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Nick Saban, Alabama AD’s COVID tests cause for concern

Alabama coach Nick Saban announced that he tested positive for COVID-19. The 68-year-old coach is tested daily as part of Alabama’s protocol, so this was a routine test. He said he currently has no symptoms. “I feel fine. I felt fine. I was surprised by this,” Saban said late Wednesday. “…So I am not really that concerned about my health, but you never know.” You don’t ever know. Saban is likely going to be OK, but COVID-19 is a cruel and unpredictable virus and word that it got… Source link

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Google tests earthquake, tsunami detection solutions with submarine cables

(Subscribe to our Today’s Cache newsletter for a quick snapshot of top 5 tech stories. Click here to subscribe for free.) Google is testing its earthquake and tsunami warning system with existing network of undersea fiber optic cables to detect disturbances on the seafloor. These cables are used to carry data, and internet, across continents. During transmission, light’s state of polarization (SOP) changes when it encounters mechanical disturbance along the cable. Seismic activity can be… Source link

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Georgia murder case tests whether a Black man can stand his ground against whites

William Marcus “Marc” Wilson believed he was standing his ground when he fired at a pickup truck he says was trying to run his car off the road as he drove home with his girlfriend one night last month. He had a licensed handgun with him, and he might have assumed that he was covered by Georgia’s “stand your ground” law, which reads, in part, “A person who uses threats or force … in defense of self or others … in defense of a habitation, or … in defense of property other… Source link

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