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Technology Google News can display stories in two languages in your feed

19:50  04 november  2019
19:50  04 november  2019 Source:   engadget.com

Google Assistant gets new voice options in nine more languages

Google Assistant gets new voice options in nine more languages Google Assistant users outside the US haven't had much choice when it comes to voice options -- until now, as Google launches a second voice for Assistant in French, German, Dutch, Japanese, Norwegian, Korean, Italian and English for India and the UK. The new voices have been built with DeepMind's WaveNet technology to help them sound natural, and will be displayed in settings as a color, rather than as a gender. Users selecting a voice in one of these languages will be able to choose from "orange" or "red," and when you set up Google Assistant for the first time you'll be randomly assigned one of them.

Google has updated News for Android and iOS with support for displaying stories in two languages with just a single feed . You could keep up with both The approach is now available in Google News ' language settings for 141 countries and 41 language variants. This won't be a complete help if you're

These settings include your language , region, text size, and whether videos play automatically. Note: This feature is only available if you're signed in to your Google Account. You can change more settings in your Google News app, including notifications. Change settings on the web.

If you're fluent in two languages, there's a good chance you want to read news stories in both -- say, to keep up with both your country of origin and the one you now call home. And if that's the case, Google now has your back. Google has updated News for Android and iOS with support for displaying stories in two languages with just a single feed. You could keep up with both American and Korean news, or even use the same language to keep tabs on news in different countries.

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The approach is now available in Google News' language settings for 141 countries and 41 language variants. This won't be a complete help if you're a full-fledged polyglot who speaks three or more languages, but it beats having to use multiple apps or the web to get a more complete picture of the news that matters.

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Google's interpreter live translation tool is rolling out to iOS and Android .
At the beginning of the year, Google launched interpreter mode for smart displays and speakers. Back in February, Google launched an Assistant feature for smart displays called interpreter mode. The tool can understand conversations being conducted in different languages in real time and display the translation of each person on a split screen. This week, this feature began rolling out to iOS and Android devices, too. require(["medianetNativeAdOnArticle"], function (medianetNativeAdOnArticle) { medianetNativeAdOnArticle.

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