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It's safe to say that the most impressive thing shown off at Google I/O this year was the awesome demo of Google Duplex and the Google Assistant interacting with humans to book hair appointments and dinner reservations. Despite the potential of such a mind-blowing demo, some complained that the AI hadn’t identified itself and that it was unethical to have humans in the dark about the computer on the other end of the phone. Google later said that it would identify when the AI was calling in the future. Now some are crying foul about Google's demo with allegations that the entire... Read more...
Xiaomi is on the verge of launching its initial public offering (IPO), and the company is also looking to extend its reach into the U.S. market. No, we’re not talking about Xiaomi’s smartphones, which are incredibly popular in its home market of China, but smart home products. At Google I/O 2018, Xiaomi announced that it will introduce a family of smart home devices that will integrate fully with the Google Assistant. The Mi LED Smart Bulb plugs into to a standard light socket and can be configured to output nearly any color that you prefer (over 16 million colors are supported). With... Read more...
There has been a lot of cool technology shown off at Google I/O, including Google Duplex and the Google Assistant having the ability to book appointments for us. But that's not all that Google announced at its annual conference. Google Maps will be getting some cool new features that will make the app more useful for everyday users. One of those new features is augmented reality directions that give a Street View mode with directions that you can follow in real time. The AR direction feature is a mash-up of the existing Street View tech and Maps data that feeds live video from your phone's... Read more...
This is shaping up to be a busy week for developers and fans of technology alike. Yesterday marked the first day of Microsoft's Build 2018 event, which runs through tomorrow, and today will see the Google I/O developer event get underway, starting at 10:00am Pacific (1:00pm Eastern). Just as with Build 2018, there will be a livestream of Google I/O that you can tune into. One reason you might want to do that is to catch more details about Android P. There is no official word that Google will talk about the next major release of its mobile operating system, but quite frankly, it would be surprising... Read more...
The Android ecosystem has progressed so much over the past decade that it's not only hardware we look forward to anymore but the software that drives it as well. As we've become more reliant on our smartphones, our usage models with these operating systems of choice evolve, as does our taste. It's for those reasons that Google's I/O conference has become such an important part of the mobile landscape every year. Many new technologies announced at the show and developer conference will directly affect Android and Google services users either right away, or in the near-future. Google News App... Read more...
The Google I/O developer conference is nearly at hand—it runs from May 8-10, taking place at the Shoreline Ampitheatre in Mountain View, California. Ahead of the event, Google pushed out an update to its I/O Android app for the 2018 edition of the developer conference, and with it came some information about Android Auto and the changes that are in store for the mobile app. Android Auto is set to deliver a "brand new media experience" with updated visuals and features "both on your phone screen and on your car display." Part of that will consist of the latest evolution of the Material Design... Read more...
Google apps on Apple’s iOS platform aren’t exactly a foreign concept these days. The bulk of the search giant’s productivity, communications and webmaster tools are available on the iPhone including apps like Gmail, Google+, Google Drive, Google Docs and even Google Analytics. But one particular service that has since been reserved for Android devices might soon make the leap to iPhones: the Google Assistant. This information comes from Android Police, which typically has a good track record with regards to unreleased Android software features. According to the site, the standalone Google Assistant iOS... Read more...
If you’re looking to get your hands on a less buggy version of the upcoming Android O release, you won’t have long to wait. Google just announced via its official Android Beta Program website that it has officially closed the Android Nougat beta. In its place, Google says that the first Android O beta is “coming soon”. If you recall, Google released Android O Developer Preview 1 back in late March.  Developer Preview 1 is currently available only as a manual download, which mean that over-the-air (OTA) updates are out of the question. However, Developer Preview 2, which marks the first beta... Read more...