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Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers go on sale in India

By | Asia, Gadgets, Google, google home, Google Home Mini, india

Google’s two smart speaker products — the Google Home and Google Home Mini — and its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are now available in India following a launch event in the country. The devices are priced at Rs 9,999 ($154), and Rs 4,499 ($69), respectively, and Google confirmed that they are available for purchase online via […]

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Samsung turns to Harman to further SmartThings development

By | computing, Consumer Electronics Show, Gadgets, Google, google home, Harman International Industries, Home Automation, Samsung, smart speakers, smartthings, Technology

Harman and Samsung have entered into a strategic association that will have Harman taking up the SmartThings’ standard and carrying it forward against other Internet of Things products. Announced today, Samsung SmartThings R&D team and HARMAN…

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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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