The Google Assistant is now available to Galaxy Watch 4 owners, Imagen converts text into startlingly lifelike photographs, the Pixel Watch will take a USB-C charging cord, and more are among this week’s top stories.

Nine months after its debut, the Galaxy Watch 4 now has access to the Google Assistant, a fundamental function that comes standard on all other Wear OS devices right now. However, the Google Assistant version on Wear OS 3 appears to be a significant boost, with a redesigned UI and quicker transcription.

Strangely, users of the Galaxy Watch 4 are only required to update a new app that shows up in their list of My apps on Google Play. (You can look for it in the Play Store while watching, too.) Google Assistant will show up as a new icon in the app launcher after you download the most recent version.

Our Damien Wilde tested out the much-needed Bixby replacement for owners of Galaxy Watches and contrasted it with another Wear OS device.

This week, Google created a stir with its AI image creator Imagen. One can use Imagen to build a totally new picture based on a description of a scene using just a few words or numerous lines. Because of the results’ exceptional photorealism, Google now only permits a small number of Imagen demos. The presented examples are both humorous and impressive.

According to According to Jeff Dean, the head of Google AI, these AI systems can unleash the combined creativity of humans and computers. Imagen is one of the directions the firm is going in. The Google Research, Brain Team has improved the amount of realism in its text-to-image diffusion model. DALL-E 2’s output is generally fairly realistic, however a closer examination may show that some artistic liberties were used. (Be sure to visit watch this video explainer for more.)

The most recent information on the Pixel Watch, obtained from public FCC listings, reveals that Compal Electronics, one of the ODMs responsible for the Apple Watch, would produce Google’s wristwatch. Additionally, we get our first information regarding the charging cord that will come with the Pixel Watch.

A fourth FCC ID ( G943M ) from the same day indicates that Compal should also be the company that makes the Pixel Watch charging cable. The Pixel Watch charger will have a USB-C port on the other end, which should make it a very simple magnetic puck. In contrast, Samsung’s Galaxy Watch 4 and the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3 continue to use USB-A. On Pixel 5 and later, you’ll probably be able to charge the watch using Battery Share, but there’s also the option of connecting the cord directly into a phone (or power source).

Unfortunately, the firm is not referring to a system upgrade for the streaming dongle in a recent teaser tweet promising an update for Chromecast with Google TV. Instead, if you ask the Google Assistant to show your watchlist, it will now be able to do so.

Users may now ask Google Assistant to display their Watchlist, which is one of Google TV’s main features. It’s unclear whether this capability is exclusive to the Chromecast because it seems like it would be simple to implement on other Google TV-compatible streaming devices or TVs. It’s a little surprised that this hasn’t been done before, to be honest.

According to rumored launch information and price leaks, Nothing Phone (1) will feature a transparent design.

This week, a lot of fresh information concerning the Nothing Phone (1) was revealed. The proposed phone will most notably have a transparent backplate to match the Nothing ear (1) and enable the wireless charging coils to be a significant design aspect. Additionally, fresh leaks have suggested a launch date and price for the Nothing Phone (1).

The Nothing Phone (1), according to a different leak from AllroundPC , will go on sale in July, which is in line with Pei’s earlier summer launch hint from the Nothing: The Truth keynote. The German tabloid reports that the smartphone will officially go on sale starting on July 21 and that it received this new information from a European shop who suggested a launch date for the Nothing Phone (1).

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