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Google I/O 2017 Showcased a Clearer, More-Focused Agenda for Google Products

Something was different about this year’s Google I/O; something special, perhaps even grounded. Its an event where we have come to expect moonshots and overly idealistic solutions to problems that do not exist or are grossly misrepresented, but that has changed. Last year’s Google I/O was a turning point, moving towards a more mature and grown-up...

A Summary of Google’s 101 Announcements at I/O 2017

The most anticipated event of the year for Android developers and Google fans is officially over. During the I/O 2017, Google announced many new features and improvements that should make their projects even better. Emily Wood, Google's Manager of Global Communication and Public Affairs, published a blog post with all 101 announcements that took place in...

Actions on Google now supports making Payments, coming to Assistant on Phones

Although the Google Home launched with only a few services, Google made sure that right from the start it would be easy for developers to add their own services to the platform through the Actions on Google API. However, the Actions on Google API was only available for developers to create services on the Google...

Google Home to get Hands-Free Calling, Proactive Assistance, Visual Responses, and More

Google I/O is a treasure-trove of exciting new features for fans of Google products and services. The Google Home is receiving a whole bunch of new features that should excite any existing or potential owner of the product. Hands-Free Calling The Google Home will now support hands-free voice calling to any number in the U.S. and Canada...

Google will Finally Let you Type in Google Assistant, Coming to iOS and More Languages

At Google I/O today, Google has finally announced that they will allow you to type in Google Assistant. Previously, users could only call on Google Assistant through voice, which would prevent many people from using it in public due to the awkwardness. This will solve one of the major reasons why people choose not to...

Google Lens Introduced at I/O, Allows you to Connect to a WiFi Network by Pointing your Camera

During Google I/O's keynote event today, Sundar Pichai took to the stage in order to announce the latest AI technology that the company has been working on. One such product is called Google Lens and it will begin rolling out to Google Photos and Google Assistant. The feature is a set of vision based computing...

Android Things Developer Preview 4 Released, New Hardware and Full Google Assistant SDK Added

Yesterday marked the release of Android Things Developer Preview 4, inching ever closer to the official release of Google’s low-power OS made for IoT devices. Details were posted in a blog entry on the Android-developers website. What’s New Earlier this month Google announced a partnership with AIY by releasing a co-produced build-your-own Google Home kit. Built on...

Google Home v2.3 Prepares to add Cloud Device Casting, Support for 3rd-Party Assistant Speakers, Listing Reminders, and much more

As Google I/O 2017 approaches, we're going to start seeing little tidbits of information release from many different sources. This time, one of those sources is coming from within the APK file of the most recent update of the Google Home application. Version 2.3 is now rolling out to users on the Play Store, and...

Google Allo With New Features, Chat Backup/Restore, Incognito Mode For Groups And More

Google Allo is still a quite new messaging application in the Android world, but Google has been pushing hard for users to adopt it. Unfortunately, since its premiere, Allo has a lot of limitations. Today, however, Amit Fulay from the Google Allo team has announced new exciting features that will make Allo more enticing for new...

AutoVoice Chrome Extension Update Brings Google Assistant to the PC

Many feel that Google is still playing catch up to Amazon in regards to Google Assistant versus Amazon Alexa. Both have their positives and negatives, but we're seeing Google making a lot of progress with both Google Home and Google Assistant as of late. Google recently released the Google Assistant SDK for developers to start...

How to get Google Assistant on your Windows, Mac, or Linux Machine

Google Assistant is Google's answer to Amazon's Alexa smart home assistant. Initially only available with limited functionality in the Google Allo application, Google Assistant later rolled out with the Google Home and Pixel smartphones to bring the full power of Google's assistant to consumers. After a few months of waiting, smartphones running Android 6.0+ also received Google...

Google Launches the Google Assistant SDK for 3rd-Party Companies

Google continues to improve the Google Assistant with additional integrations in an effort to stay competitive with Amazon's Alexa home assistant. Google Home just received the ability to detect who is talking to the device and it can also read you step by step instructions for recipes, for instance. We're even seeing signs of it being able to...