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Daily Archives: May 17, 2017

You Can Now Create Shortcuts to Actions in Google Assistant

As one of the many updates arriving for the Google Assistant today, Google has added the ability to create shortcuts to otherwise lengthy actions you may perform each day. For instance, if you like to wait Stranger Things on Netflix on your Chromecast, you can

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Google Now Lets Anyone Build Instant Apps

Last year at I/O, Google formally debuted Instant Apps as a way to use functionality within downloadable applications without having to download the app itself to your device. This feature is entirely based on web technologies, but it hasn’t exactly grown in its 12 months

Google is Bringing Smart Replies to Gmail

Smart Reply originally debuted in Google’s alternative email application Inbox. But today during I/O 2017, the company announced they’re bringing the same functionality to Gmail users. The feature will launch on Android, iOS, and the web today.   Google says Smart Reply uses machine learning

Google Announces Standalone VR Headsets at I/O 2017

Google today at I/O 2017 announced a new category of VR headsets they’ll soon support from manufacturers: standalone VR headsets. They don’t require a phone, a PC, or tethered connection to work and use a new headset tracking technology called WorldSense to enable positional tracking with

Google Brings the Assistant to the iPhone

Google today has announced it’s bringing the Assistant to Apple’s iPhone. During their I/O 2017 keynote, the company said their voice assistant would arrive as it’s own app for iOS. Currently, it’s only available in the U.S. Due to limitations, only basic functions are available

How-To: Watch Today’s Google I/O 2017 Keynote

Today is the day when Google will be holding it’s annual I/O developer keynote. Google CEO Sundar Pichai will host the event at the Shoreline Amphitheater in Mountain View, CA. WE expect to hear a lot of news surrounding the company’s software efforts such as the Assistant and