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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...

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 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...

Analyst: Apple Could Announce a Siri-Based Smart Speaker at WWDC

Virtual personal assistants are everywhere these days. Google Now was Google's way of developing a predictive personal assistant so that you wouldn't have to keep digging through your e-mails for reminders, set up RSS feeds, or search through Google Maps for traffic on your daily commute. This proved to be much more useful than Apple's...

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...

Google Home Can Finally Read you Step-by-Step Recipe Instructions

When I first purchased my Google Home device, I was initially disappointed by how lacking the official integrations were. Although the list of available services has grown over time, many basic features involving communicating with your smartphone, adding calendar events, or reading recipes were missing. Today, however, the latter of these missing features is finally...

Multi-User Support is now Rolling out for the Google Home in the U.S.

And just like that - Google Home is now far more useful for multi-member households. Google has today announced that multi-user support is rolling out for the Google Home. In a blog post today, Google states that families can now connect up to 6 Google accounts with a single Google Home device. The Google Home will...

Notification Support appears to be coming to the Google Home

The Google Home is Google's answer to the Amazon Echo series of home assistant devices. Google Home is powered by Google Assistant, which while slowly adding additional integrations over time, seems to still be lacking many basic features that one would expect. One such feature, reading your device's notifications, may be rolling out for the...

Google Reportedly Wants to Add WiFi Mesh Functionality to a New Version of Google Home

Google may have been late to the game with Google Home when compared to the leader in the segment right now (Amazon Echo), but they've been continuing to improve the product ever since it was released. This has come in the form of opening up the platform with Actions on Google, adding support for various...

New Tools Make it Easier to Build Games with Actions on Google

Google Now has been the company's predictive assistant for years now, but they didn't turn it into a commercial product until last year with Google Home. This is being powered by Google Assistant, and it is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo devices that have become quite popular since their launch. Having a product in the...

[Finally] Google Home now Defers to Google Assistant for Reminders, Calls, Texts and More

The Google Home has been one of my favorite purchases in recent memory. When support for third-party integrations was announced, I was excited for the possibilities it would bring for power users like myself. While I've been busy tinkering away with getting my own custom voice commands, many regular users of the Google Home have...