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See how Android Things can read your emotions video - CNET

5 monthes ago   |   By CNET

CNET's Andrew Gebhart tries out an Android Things demo that shows how smart objects can analyze emotions using Google's embedded software and cameras.
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Google moves to make Assistant more accessible in the smart home video - CNET

5 monthes ago   |   By CNET

CNET's Andrew Gebhart looks at new Google Assistant software that makes controlling your smart home closer to seamless.​
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Mystery Google dongle revealed as ADT-2 Android TV device

Mystery Google dongle revealed as ADT-2 Android TV device

5 monthes ago   |   By PhoneDog

Remember that mysterious Google-branded Android TV dongle that we saw in the FCC last month? Its identity has finally been revealed.
Google has a new Android TV dongle named the ADT-2. It's a device made only for developers, meaning that it won't be sold to the public, and is a sequel to the ADT-1 device that Google offered to developers four years ago .
The ADT-2 is powered by an AMLogic 905X chipset, which Android Police notes is the same used in Amazon's Fire TV with 4K Ultra HD dongle. It's also got 2GB of RAM and 8GB of storage, and it supports 4K60 and HDR.
Google is giving the ADT-2...
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What's new in Google Home and Assistant at Google I/O 2018

What's new in Google Home and Assistant at Google I/O 2018

5 monthes ago   |   By Android Central

Google Assistant is everywhere these days, but it's no more front and center than at Google I/O.
Google Home and Assistant have seen a lot of attention over the past couple years, and while we didn't get any Home-specific announcements at I/O this time around, Google had plenty to say about the Assistant. Here are all of them!
What did Google announce for Google Home?
Google Home announcements at I/O were - non-existent.
It was announced that the first Smart Displays from Lenovo, JBL, and LG will begin shipping in July, but Google didn't have anything to say specifically about its own Home...
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Yahoo's new group chat app Squirrel goes live on Google Play

Yahoo's new group chat app Squirrel goes live on Google Play

5 monthes ago   |   By GSMArena

Yahoo just listed its own group chat app on Google Play. The app, Squirrel, is invite only as of yet, and brings a mixture of messaging app and team chat functionality.
You can create chat rooms - both public and private - share files and photos with people in those rooms but also mention people to get their attention and send Blast messages which are more important and are seen by everyone - like in popular team chat app Slack.
Yahoo Squirrel
It's interesting to see what the new Verizon-owned Yahoo will do now. But if this is any indication, Yahoo is getting more serious...
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Google unveils Android P features, Google Assistant updates and more

5 monthes ago   |   By CNN

Google's coolest new features and how to test them now.
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A handful of new Android dev tools are the highlight of Google I/O

A handful of new Android dev tools are the highlight of Google I/O

5 monthes ago   |   By The Next Web

In developing countries, the number of developers using Android IDE has almost tripled in just two years. With growth like this, Google has made it a priority to better serve its community by doubling down on its effort to serve developers. And it's doing just that. Here are a handful of our favorite new or updated Android dev tools from day one of Google I/O. Today Google announced Android Jetpack, a way to accelerate app development by bringing together the benefits of Support Library with a larger set of components that allow developers to ditch boilerplate code. It manages...
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Google Assistant is getting support for custom and scheduled routines

Google Assistant is getting support for custom and scheduled routines

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Routines are probably one of the best features the Google Assistant team has rolled out in recent months. Just say “Hey Google, good night” and the Assistant will shut down your lights and start playing some nature sounds to soothe you into deep sleep. One limitations so far was that you could only use Google's preset routines (think “good morning,” “I'm home,” etc.). As the company announced today , though, you'll soon be able to create your own custom routines and also schedule routines for a specific day or time.
With Custom Routines, Google Home users will soon be able to set their own...
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At a glance: How new Google features tap digital smarts

5 monthes ago   |   By Phys.org

Google showcased its plans for the next several months as it kicked off its annual developers' conference Tuesday. Many of the new features center on the use of artificial intelligence to help save time.
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Google eases tech stress with app controls, table-booking assistant

5 monthes ago   |   By Reuters

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. - Google on Tuesday showed how its virtual assistant can now call restaurants and salons to book appointments, navigating complex conversations, as the Alphabet Inc unit acknowledged that a technological onslaught was leaving users frazzled and needing a cure.
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Chrome's autoplay update fractures web-game history

Chrome's autoplay update fractures web-game history

5 monthes ago   |   By Rock, Paper, Shotgun

Every silver lining has a cloud. While much of the internet may be jumping for joy at Google Chrome's latest update disabling auto-playing video and audio by default, the new feature may have a rather nasty knock-on effect on many older sites, including a multitude of art and game-related projects and many newer HTML 5 pages being left partially broken. Many sites and some games are still without music or audio layers, and the full scope of the damage done still unknown.
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Google wants to bring multiplayer AR to iOS and Android with its new Cloud Anchors tool

5 monthes ago   |   By TechCrunch

Multiplayer has been one of the huge limitations of early smartphone AR platforms, it's a tough thing to tackle and relies on a lot of computer vision smarts to match what one user's phone is seeing with another's to create a shared virtual space. Google is tackling this problem. Onstage at I/O today, VR exec Nathan Martz announced Cloud Anchors, a tool for matching up users' AR experiences with each other in real time.
“With Cloud Anchors, we actually allow multiple devices to generate a shared, synchronized understanding of the world so that multiple phones can see and interact with the...
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Google Home lands in 7 new countries - CNET

5 monthes ago   |   By CNET

Google's smart speaker will soon be available in several new countries including Denmark, Korea, Mexico, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, and Sweden.
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Google just made a bunch of updates to its smart assistant - here are all the new things your Google Home can do

Google just made a bunch of updates to its smart assistant - here are all the new things your Google Home can do

5 monthes ago   |   By Business Insider

Google Assistant just got a little bit smarter.
At Google I/O on Tuesday , Google unveiled new features and updates to Google Assistant, the smart assistant that lives inside Google Home devices, the Google app, Pixel phones, and the latest versions of Android.
Google Assistant has always been capable of clever tricks and helpful features.
Now, Assistant can now speak in new voices, listen for follow-up questions, and handle multiple requests at once. Some of it is playing catch-up with Amazon's leading Alexa virtual agent, but it's still all good news for Google fans.
Here's everything...
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