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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...

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...