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Google Home learns how to multitask

By | Assistant, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, google home, TC

 Google’s smart speaker got a little smarter this week, with the addition of a multitasking feature. The new capability makes it possible for the device to accomplish two different missions at the same time. It was rolled out with little fanfare and first noted by CNET. We’ve since confirmed the addition with Google. It’s a bit surprising that the company rolled it out to… Read More

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Google Assistant can now help you find a plumber and other local services

By | Gadgets, Google, google home, TC, voice assistants

 Google Assistant is about to get a bit more home-savvy. The voice assistant will be gaining local discovery skills that will help you locate home services nearby. The company specifically detailed that Assistant would be gaining insights to help users locate “nearby services like an electrician, plumber, house cleaner and more.” Saying something like, “Hey Google, I need… Read More

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Your Google Home speaker is now also an intercom

By | Gadgets, Google, google home, TC

 One of the niftiest features of Google Home is now available for owners of the smart speaker after support for ‘Broadcast’ rolled out. The new addition allows you to push messages or reminders across a network of Home devices to mimic an in-home intercom system. So rather than calling up to kids that dinner is about to be served, or getting them to wake up for school, Google Home… Read More

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The Google Assistant wants to play games with you

By | Gadgets, Google Assistant, google home, personal assistants, TC

 It’s not just the kids on South Park that are fascinated with the endless possibilities of playing with personal assistants like the Amazon Echo and Google Home. Virtually every kid over three has now surely figured out how to get Alexa, Siri or the Google Assistant to do its bidding (or at least play the Moana soundtrack). Now, the Google Assistant officially wants to be their… Read More

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Google Home now works with Spotify free accounts

By | Gadgets, Google, google home, Spotify, TC, voice assistants

 For all the talk of how voice assistants could be the future of IoT or computing in general, the only consistently engaging use of home assistants like Echo or Google Home seems to be audio playback. Today, Google is making it a bit easier for the cheapos to get in on the action, as it’s beginning to roll out support for Spotify free accounts on its Home platform. Read More

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