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You don't have to say 'Hey, Google' to shut off your alarm anymore

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Sometimes, the smallest changes are the most welcome ones. Google has removed the requirement to say "Hey, Google" before turning off an alarm or timer, streamlining the Assistant process while simultaneously making millions of mornings just a little better. Instead of mumbling, "Hey, Google, stop," three times into your pillow, at increasing levels of sleep-deprived frustration, you're now able to simply shout, "Stop," as many times as necessary.

Assistant head Scott Huffman capped his presentation about a suite of new features with the news about alarms and timers, to a ringing round of applause. Apparently, there are a lot of snoozers in Silicon Valley.

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