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Don’t Expect a Bixby Speaker From Samsung Anytime Soon

When the Amazon Echo was first announced back in 2014, it created for a whole new market segment of smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants. Amazon followed up the original Echo with Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo Show, and we've even soon Google and Apple jump into the game with the Google Home and...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

Google Home Will Now Play Music You’ve Purchased or Uploaded to Google Play Music

Starting today, you can now play music on your Google Home that you've either uploaded or purchased through Google Play Music. This is something that's been noticeably absent from Google Home since its release last October, but a Google support representative has finally confirmed that this feature is now making its way to all Home...

Google Home Learns a New Language as It Heads over to France

Google has slowly but surely been expanding Google Home to more and more markets since the product's initial release last October. Earlier this year we saw Home get released in the United Kingdom and Canada, and following those two countries is now France. The French version of Google Home will come equipped with the majority of...

Google Home Can Now Be Used as a Regular Bluetooth Speaker

Google Home may not be perfect, but it has seen its fair share of updates and new features since its release back in the fall. One of the biggest additions has been multi-user support, and we're expecting hands-free calling and the ability to send money through Google's new payment API later this year. Features like this really...

Google Home is Far More Likely than the Amazon Echo to Answer Your Searches

Voice activated home assistant devices are all the rage right now. At the forefront of this new device war is Amazon's Echo powered by Alexa and the Google Home powered by Google Assistant. A new study decided to test the accuracy of Google Home and Amazon Echo to see which one performs better at searching. To capture the...

Multi-User Features on Google Home are Now Heading to the UK

If you live in the UK and share a Google Home with multiple people in your house or flat, things are about to get a whole lot easier. Thanks to a software update that's rolling out to all Google Home users in the United Kingdom, your Google-made smart speaker will now have multi-user support. You can...

Google Home Arrives in Canada

After months of preparation, Google Home is finally available for purchase in Canada. Google's virtual assistant speaker is the first device of its kind that lands in America's northern neighbor. The device was listed for pre-order for the last three weeks. Google's assistant comes localized for both Canadian English, and what is even more important, Canadian...

The Burger King Ad That Activated Google Home Just Won A Prestigious Award

The growing popularity of voice activated speakers can be troublesome: one of the biggest fast food companies, Burger King, used the OK Google trigger in their commercial to activate Google Assistant and Google Home, prompting the service in thousands of households. The annoying ad has just won a prestigious Cannes Lions' Grand Prix award. Burget King first...

Google Home is now available for Pre-Order in Canada

During this year's I/O developer conference, Google announced that its Google Home smart home device will be available in Canada. It looks like Canadians won't have to wait very long for the release, as the device is now available for pre-order on the Google Store and Best Buy. This week Google has also finally launched the Android...

Essential Home is Andy Rubin’s Answer to the Google Home and Amazon Echo

The Essential Phone has dominated our morning as it quickly became the new talk of the town. The co-founder of Android launching a flagship smartphone certainly got people interested for many reasons. But the Essential Phone isn't all that Essential Products revealed today. Essential Home is another product that was announced today by Essential Products. Essential...

Google Announces Actions on Google Challenge

Recent Google I/O has shown how important the Google Assistant is for the company. Google is encouraging developers to publish their apps for Google Assistant by announcing a challenge. The winner can get $10,000 and a free entry to Google I/O 2018. What exactly is this challenge about? In Google's words -- Actions on Google is...