Google begins official testing for Maps Incognito Mode
Back in May at Google I/O 2019, the company promised that Chrome's Incognito Mode will expand to Maps for Android; on Wednesday, about four months after the original announcement, testing for the feature has finally begun. As first reported by Android Police on Wednesday, Google has begun testing the Google Maps Incognito Mode feature first announced in May at this year's I/O 2019. As with the Incognito Modes available on Chrome and YouTube, Incognito Mode for Maps would "prevent your search queries and real-time tracked location from being recorded onto your Google account.
Google wants to make it easier to learn word pronunciations . Today, it introduced a new Search feature that will let users practice saying tricky words . Latest in Gear. Google will help you pronounce difficult words . 4m ago.
Google wants to make it easier to learn word pronunciations . Today, it introduced a new Search feature that will let users practice saying tricky words . When you look up a pronunciation , Google will provide an answer, and when you say the word into your phone's microphone
On Thursday, Google launched a new feature for Search that not only demonstrates to users how to pronounce difficult words, but also helps them practice saying them.
This week Google announced that it has greatly improved the way users can learn and practice new, tricky words.
Instead of simply being offered an audio clip of a particular word being pronounced when searched, you can practice saying it; when you say a word into your phone's microphone, you'll "receive feedback on what, if anything, can be adjusted in your pronunciation."
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To help out, Google is testing a new feature in search that teaches you how to pronounce them. Searching for a difficult word might turn into a lesson soon, as Google tests a The new feature test was shared by Android Police, but there are very few verifications of it “in the wild” by users .
Here is the second batch of difficult words to pronounce with audio practice. These words were chosen by English learners and teachers. Recently we asked our EnglishClub Facebook fans, tweeters, and chatters to share the English words they find most difficult to pronounce .
Wondering how to pronounce “quokka” or “tzatziki”? Now, Search can give you real-time feedback on how you pronounce the words you're looking for →
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November 14, 2019
The feature creates this feedback using machine learning -- the technology compares what it expects to hear versus what was actually said.
This complements an integration the company introduced to Maps on Wednesday. The navigation app now taps into Google Translate to offer users the pronunciation of places they don't know due to a language barrier.
Additionally, Google is attempting to aid the visual learner in language translation; when a user looks up the translation or definition of a word, the results will include descriptive images. This is expected to be especially useful for words that have multiple meanings like "seal." Only images of nouns are rolling out for now.
The pronunciation feature began rolling out in American English Thursday with Spanish "soon to follow." Images accompanying word translation or definition searches is available in English and all other language translations.
iOS devices get incognito mode for Google Maps .
Google Maps users with an iOS device are finally getting their hands on a tool that mobile Android owners have had for months: incognito mode. Android users have had this tool for months now, and soon, they will be gaining another Maps privacy feature for which iOS users will have to wait. In January, those Android Maps users will be able to delete their timeline and location history in bulk.While Android owners await this feature, Apple users can enjoy going incognito in Maps.