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Prank Your Friends with Google Home and IFTTT Prank Your Friends with Google Home and IFTTT

Voice assistants are still dumb computers programmed to provide you answers to questions and control your Spotify playlist. But just once, I’d love my Google Home to help me out with a joke or two when my brother comes over. After all, what’s the use of a voice assistant if it can’t help you roast your friends? With…

How to Keep Curious Kids From Ordering Stuff With Your Amazon Echo How to Keep Curious Kids From Ordering Stuff With Your Amazon Echo

If you think being able to purchase stuff with only your voice is neat, kids—who have no concept of money—will think it’s straight-up magic. Here are a few ways you can keep curious kids from treating your Amazon Echo like a real-life Santa Claus.

How to Make Sure Google Home Has Your Correct Address How to Make Sure Google Home Has Your Correct Address

Google recently released its own home voice assistant, the aptly named Google Home. It can do all kinds of interesting things, but some of its features may not work well if your home or work addresses aren’t properly set up to begin with.

Drivemode Uses Gestures and Your Voice to Control Your Phone While You Drive Drivemode Uses Gestures and Your Voice to Control Your Phone While You Drive

Android: Controlling your phone while you drive isn’t terribly easy. Google Now and other voice assistants can do a lot, but Drivemode takes the idea a step further. It incorporates many of those voice commands with a simple, gesture and color-based interface that’s powerful without being distracting.

Hound is a Cross-Platform Natural Language Assistant From SoundHound Hound is a Cross-Platform Natural Language Assistant From SoundHound

Android/iOS: Every major operating system these days comes with its own personal voice assistant, but most of them are stuck on their own platform. Hound, the assistant from SoundHound, is available in beta for Android and coming to iOS.

Here's a Massive List of Stuff You Can Ask Siri to Do in iOS 7 Here's a Massive List of Stuff You Can Ask Siri to Do in iOS 7

Siri got a ton of improvements in iOS 7 and a bunch of new features as well. Now, you can ask it all sorts of things, from launching apps to getting sports scores. Redditor Cheeziz_Chrust put together a list of pretty much everything you can ask Siri these days.

NowNow Launches Google Voice Search With a Siri-Like Shortcut on Jailbroken iPhones NowNow Launches Google Voice Search With a Siri-Like Shortcut on Jailbroken iPhones

iOS (jailbroken): Google recently updated its Search app on iOS to include Siri-like voice searches, and if you like Google's offering better (or can't get Siri on your device), free tweak NowNow let you launch Google's voice search with a shortcut—just like Siri.

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