Google released a new Topics feature in Google+, which will recommend Topics to users based on the things it thinks they will be interested in. With the Topics feature, users will see recommended Topics in their Google+ Home Stream, and they can click each Topic to visit its page and view public posts associated with...
David Foster, a VP of Hardware Product Development at Google, who worked as an overseer on the Pixel and Google Home projects, has departed Google. Reporting directly to Rick Osterloh, who came to Google after departing Motorola last year, Foster played a big role at Google after being recruited from Amazon. Show More Summary
One of the easiest ways to get better Wi-Fi signal in the home is now for sale in Canada. Google Wifi is now available in Canada, as a single unit for $179 and three-pack mesh combo for a cool $439. That's a steep premium over the U.S. Show More Summary
A seller received an offer on her listed home and, curious, she Googled the prospective buyers, a couple. What she found gave her more leverage than the buyers probably would have preferred. The seller pulled up the wife's Facebook page, where she'd posted photos of the house and told her network that it was her new home...
Until recently, the Google Home connected speaker didn’t have much of a purpose in life. While Home has been an effective showcase for Google’s voice recognition skills and its deep understanding (or occasional misunderstanding) of the web, it’s also been strangely disconnected from Google services. Show More Summary
Google+ is adding a feature called Topics, which will add content from Collections, Communities and people to your home stream that you might like to see.
Google Assistant has spread to many different Google products like newer Android phones, Android Wear 2.0 wearables, the Google Home, and more. But with the release of the Assistant SDK developer preview, it might soon come to many more. The SDK [...]
Google is back at it, adding stuff to Google+, its 6-year-old social network. Today Google said it’s dropping a new card called Topics into your home stream. It provides links to pages containing posts on subjects that Google thinks you might be interested in, as well as relevant collections and communities. “Today, there are already […]
Google made a big deal out of its new Assistant when it launched alongside the Pixel and Home. The company has since brought the Assistant to other Android devices, but now it’s launching a preview of the Assistant SDK so developers can start to add it to their own hardware. Show More Summary
Amazon Echo and Google Home are duking it out for the crown as the top smart home hub in homes everywhere, making Alexa and Assistant household names — but a very familiar ringer might soon enter the competition: the OG AI assistant herself, Siri. Show More Summary
Google today released an SDK that developers can use to add the Google Assistant to all manner of different gadgets and devices. Assistant made its debut in the Allo messaging app, and later arrived on Pixel smartphones, Google Home, Android Wear smartwatches, and other hardware. Show More Summary
Google Home wants to rule your living room. The company’s Echo competitor is designed to do a lot more than just fetch you answers to whatever question is on your mind. Google Home can serve as the voice control for your home entertainment,...Show More Summary
Build your own Google Home out of whatever you want.
Commentary: Expectations are high for Amazon's newest generation of voice-activated gadgets. With Google Home nipping at the Echo's heels, can Alexa rise to the occasion?
The smart speakers are coming! Wandering into our living rooms, listening for our voice commands, pulling random bits of trivia from the web, spitting out weather forecasts, and controlling a growing number of home appliances. But they’re always listening and currently there isn’t an easy to way to know when they… Read more...
Google is making it easier for Indian customers to get started with Maps. Google Maps users in India are getting a new home screen that will make it easier for them to get started with the service. The home screen will include a quick...Show More Summary
Google Home is getting some awesome new functionality this week. You can now use it to help keep you on task when you're in the kitchen whipping up a recipe.
Following updates to its Home speaker with support for multiple users, finding cheap flights and controlling your connected gadgets, Google has added a handy new feature to the device that aspiring chefs will enjoy. It can now read recipes out to you while you cook, one step at a time. Show More Summary
There's an abundance of amazing home smart tech hitting the market. From Samsung's Family Hub 2.0 fridge to the Amazon Alexa and Google Home (hopefully) finally hitting our shores. But there's more to the smart home than gadgets. Let's...Show More Summary