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What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

What is Google Assistant, how does it work, and when can you use it?

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Google recently introduced a new product that aims to take on Amazon's Alexa and Apple's Siri. Called Google Assistant, it's basically an extension of Google Now. Google unveiled Google Assistant at its annual Google I/O developer conference in May 2016,... >>

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

Google will build self-driving car center near the home of the US auto industry

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Google has announced it is building a 53,000-square-foot facility near Detroit. The team behind the company's self-driving car project revealed the news via Google+, where it described the new facility as a "self-driving technology development center"... >>

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

Google gives its Nexus Player the axe

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Good luck trying to find a Nexus Player after today. Google has quietly stopped direct sales of its set-top box, meaning you'll have to buy it from third-party retailers that still have some stock left. The Nexus Player can no longer be found on the Google... >>

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

Google and Levi's smart jacket to go on sale next year - watch what it can do

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Google just gave us an update on its partnership with Levi's while at Google I/O 2016, confirming that a smart jacket is coming next year. At last year's developer conference, Google introduced a new technology called Project Jacquard and said it was... >>

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

Which is the best movie streaming box for under £100? Apple TV vs Fire TV vs Chromecast 2 and more

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Video streaming has been one of the fastest growing areas of entertainment technology over the last few years, but it has never been as accessible or enjoyable as it is today. Not only do we have swathes of different streaming services, each offering... >>

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

Google Play Awards 2016 winners: Best Android apps and games of the year

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During its Google I/O developers conference, the software giant hosted the inaugural Google Play Awards, a celebration of the most outstanding achievements in apps and games over the last year. The winners were selected by the Google Play team itself... >>

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.0 on your phone right now

Android Nougat: How to get Android 7.0 on your phone right now

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Google has made a developer preview of the next version of Android, named Nougat, available for Nexus devices. Google typically announces the next Android preview during its Google I/O developer conference held annually in May. This year - for the first... >>

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

What is Google Home, how does it work, and when can you buy it?

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Google is going after Amazon. Amazon last year announced a connected Bluetooth speaker equipped with a Siri-like personal assistant called Alexa. In our review of the device, which is called Amazon Echo, we praised Alexa as well as the speaker's ability... >>

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

What are Android Instant Apps and why do they matter?

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Google announced Android Instant Apps during its Google I/O 2016 developer conference. They represent a big change in how apps are managed, as well as how many apps you might end up having on your phone in the future. Android Instant Apps will allow users... >>

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

When is Android 7.0 Nougat coming to my phone?

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Every year a major update to Android is released. This year's update has now been named as Android Nougat, following the theme of the dessert-inspired name. It's early days for Android Nougat and this feature will be continually updated over the next... >>