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Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

Google Assistant on iPhone: What can it do that Siri can't?

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Google Assistant has arrived on the iPhone.Sure, technically, the AI-powered assistant was already available in a limited fashion through the Google Allo messaging app, but now, thanks to a new standalone app available on Apple's App Store (US-only for... >>

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and which devices offer it?

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Google has taken on Amazon Alexa, Apple Siri, and Microsoft Cortana with its own voice assistant: Google Assistant.Google first unveiled Assistant at Google I/O in May 2016, launched it on the Google Pixel and Pixel XL phones, brought it to Google Home,... >>

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

Google I/O 2017: All the announcements that matter

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Google I/O 2017 is done and dusted.Google holds an annual developers conference in order to get its developer community up to speed with all the updates it plans to push out to its products. Doing so gives developers a chance to get all their apps, services,... >>

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

Google Daydream: What does it do, what devices support it and what is standalone Daydream?

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When it comes to virtual reality, Google has been very active in getting cheap devices into people's hands, thanks to Google Cardboard, and even supplying them with plenty of content to view, through YouTube.In 2016 Google introduced Daydream, a new... >>

Android O: Features, release date and everything you need to know

Android O: Features, release date and everything you need to know

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Following its initial announcements of updates to Photos, Home and Assistant, Google finally got around to Android O at its main I/O 2017 keynote. While there's not a whole lot new visually in Android O, there's plenty that will help improve it in very... >>

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

What is Android Go and why does it matter?

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Google's I/O developer conference kicked off on 17 May with the company announcing several new features and functions across its range of products from Android O to Google Home.Among the new announcements was Android Go, a new version of Android that... >>

How to get Android O on your phone right now

How to get Android O on your phone right now

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Having just shown it off again at I/O 2017, Google has a public beta of the next version update of Android O available for Pixel and Nexus devices.Google typically announces the Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually... >>

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

Android Go is Google's latest attempt at optimising budget Android phones

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Google has introduced a new type of Android.It's not like the Android OS you'd find on a high-end smartphone such as the Google Pixel. The important thing to realise here is that Android Go is basically a light version of Android O that's meant for budget,... >>

Standalone Daydream VR is now a reality, Qualcomm, HTC and Lenovo onboard

Standalone Daydream VR is now a reality, Qualcomm, HTC and Lenovo onboard

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Daydream VR has so far been an experience that has run on your smartphone, but now it's making the jump into a standalone headset. Google and Qualcomm have partnered on a standalone Daydream VR headset.Building on the Qualcomm Snapdragon 835 platform,... >>

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

Google Photos gets better at sharing, creates actual photo books

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Google Photos is easily one of the best ways to store and organise your best camera shots in the cloud. It's free, smart, and completely cross-platform. Today, the company announced updates coming to the service, which take the cloud photo storage product... >>

Google Home can now make hands-free phone calls like Amazon Echo

Google Home can now make hands-free phone calls like Amazon Echo

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Google just made Google Home a more compelling rival to Echo.Earlier this month, Amazon launched an Alexa calling service, giving Echo users the ability to phone other Echo users and users of the Alexa app. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even... >>

Google Home can now give you visual responses on phones and Chromecast

Google Home can now give you visual responses on phones and Chromecast

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Google has announced a number of updates for Google Home at Google I/O 2017, demonstrating how the smart AI device will be able to take advantage of the screens around your house. Not only can you use services like YouTube and Netflix via Chromecast,... >>

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is officially coming to iPhone

Move over, Siri: Google Assistant is officially coming to iPhone

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Google Assistant is ready to take on Apple’s Siri.It was rumoured that Google planned to roll out Assistant as a separate iOS app, but now, while at the Google I/O developers conference, Google confirmed the speculation. Assistant is becoming a multi-platform... >>

Standalone Google VR headset to debut at I/O?

Standalone Google VR headset to debut at I/O?

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Variety has learned from various sources that Google may unveil a standalone virtual reality headset at its annual I/O conference later today. Google I/O 2017: When is it, where to watch and what to expect? Google's standalone VR/AR headset: What's the... >>

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

Google Assistant might hit iPhone, Photos, and your kitchen this week

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Google Assistant is coming to the iPhone, the Google Photos app, and GE home appliances like refrigerators, a new report has claimed. According to Bloomberg, Google will announce an expansion of its voice assistant during the Google I/O developers conference... >>

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

What is YouTube TV, which channels does it offer, and how does it work?

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It's been long rumoured that Google will use YouTube to introduce a live TV service. The company has now confirmed those suspicions.Google officially launched its entry into the streaming of live TV, with YouTube TV. It lets you access live and recorded... >>

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

Best smartphones 2017: The best phones available to buy today

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So, you want to buy a new phone? If you're looking for the best smartphones, you've come to the right place. We will guide you through the hottest mobile phones of the year to save you time when you go to your local phone shop.We continually update this... >>

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

Forget Bitmoji: Allo uses neural networks to personalise emoji

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Google really wants people to use its Allo chat app.The company has just introduced a new feature that's super reminicscent of Bitmoji, the personalised emoji service that Snap bought and integrated into Snapchat. Google's feature is a little different,... >>

LG to make Google Pixel 3 is 'pure speculation' at present

LG to make Google Pixel 3 is 'pure speculation' at present

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Even though the 2017 versions of Google Pixel phones are yet to be revealed, even confirmed, there has been plenty of speculation flying around that the company has chosen LG to make their 2018 replacements.The Google Pixel 3, it is said, will be made... >>

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

Google Fuchsia OS: What's the story so far?

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system.But here's the thing: it's unclear at the moment what this operating system is for, including what devices it might power. Here's everything we know so far about the project, which is currently going... >>

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

This is what Google's new Fuchsia operating system looks like

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Google is developing an entirely new operating system, and we now know what the interface looks like thanks to fresh leaks.It was first revealed last year that Google has a new operating system in the works. It's called Fuchsia. And Fuchsia has already... >>

This new kit from Google adds voice commands to your Raspberry Pi

This new kit from Google adds voice commands to your Raspberry Pi

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Google and the creators of the Raspberry Pi have teamed up, and the result is you now can say "OK, Google" to your home-made computer.The companies have released a hardware accessory, a Voice HAT (Hardware Accessory on Top), which can turn a Raspberry... >>

Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?
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Google Home review: A better voice assistant than Amazon Echo?

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If there's one thing Google is good at, it's search. Its 20 years of experience has helped it to become the number one site we all go to when we want to look up anything. Heck, most people just say "Google it".Beyond search we use Google brands for a... >>

Google Pixel 2: What do we want to see?

Google Pixel 2: What do we want to see?

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With a new year on us, we're about to head into a cycle where all the phones of the year get updated - Samsung, LG, Sony and Huawei all launched new devices at Mobile World Congress. Nokia also rejoined this list.Heading toward the end of 2017 we'll... >>

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

Google Chrome tips and tricks: Master your web browser

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Google Chrome is one of the most popular browsers in the world, and yet, because we use it so often, we often forget what it can do.Chrome will let you browse pages, obviously, but it's also loaded with hidden hacks that can essentially streamline your... >>