+ Friday May 24th, 2019

Assistant and Artificial Intelligence

Google Home officially coming to Australia

Google Home is pretty awesome but there’s one big issue with the initial launch — it’s not available in Australia. Minutes ago, Google have changed that announcing that Canada, Australia, France, Germany and Japan will have Google home available “this summer”. They’ve not only increased the availability but also the …

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Google Lens: A new way to use your phone camera

The first jaw dropping announcement at Google I/O 2017 this morning has been the announcement of Google Lens, utilising Google’s continually growing understanding of vision in photos — labelled as vision based computing capabilities by Sundar Pichai. The initial implementation will be introduced in Google Photos and Assistant, very simply …

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Android Things Developer Preview 4 drops just in time for Google IO with full Assistant

Google IO kicks off tomorrow and just in time for the developer conference, Google has dropped the latest Developer Preview (Dev Preview 4 for those playing at home) which includes full support for the Google Assistant SDK. It’s all about development boards this preview, shoring up existing support and adding …

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HTC’s U11 is now official; packs premium performance, camera and audio features into a drop dead gorgeous body

We’re in Taipei at HTC’s headquarters for the launch of the U11, the company’s 2017 entry into the smartphone flagship wars. This is ground zero for HTC, which celebrated its 20th birthday just hours before. The U11 is the company’s latest and greatest device, but it’s also particularly important for …

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Amazon officially launches Echo Show – Alexa’s touch screen bigger brother

Amazon has launched the Echo Show which to is probably best described as Alexa powered Echo’s touch screen bigger brother. The Echo Show comes with a front facing 7″ touchscreen display with integrated 5MP camera and Dual 2-inch stereo speakers directly placed under the touchscreen display. It has Amazon’s proprietary …

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Google Assistant now supports a number of new smart home devices from Emberlight, iHome and more

While Android Home never eventuated, Google is slowly taking over home automation with Assistant, slowly integrating more and more services and today there’s even more with iHome, Leviton, Emberlight, and Artik Cloud joining the family. These aren’t the most widely available devices, but they do cover a range of options …

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Google announces the Google Assistant SDK, for building Assistant into just about anything

With Google Assistant expanding from the Home and Pixel devices to Android Wear, Android Phones running 6.0 and up and soon to Android Auto and Android TV (takes breath), it seems the platform is ready to live outside Google’s or Android’s hardware. Today, with the announcement of the Google Assistant …

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