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Google Home outage hits users, ‘100 percent failure rate’ reported

June 5th, 2017

It’s only been a few weeks since Google took to the stage and bragged at length about the capabilities, features, and reliability of its Google Assistant virtual helper, but now one of the the company’s premiere Assistant-equipped devices is suffering some serious issues. Reports that Google Home, the fabric-adorned smart speaker that is the centerpiece …

Google Home Vs Amazon Alexa

Watch Google Home crush Alexa and Siri in an epic accent head-to-head

May 18th, 2017

With yesterday’s announcement of a suite of new Google Home features — including voice calls and music streaming support — Alexa, Siri, and Google Assistant are now more similar than ever before. The inevitable question of which is best for you largely comes down to personal taste, as well as what devices you already own, …

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Google Home takes on Alexa with hands-free calling, Spotify support

May 17th, 2017

Today at Google’s annual I/O developer event, the company took the stage to announce a suite of new features headed to its Google Home speaker. As the primary in-home speaker competitor to Amazon’s Alexa, the Home hub has some catching up to do before it’s officially on par, but today’s announcements could help it catch up …

Amazon Echo vs. Virtual Assistants

Why Apple is going to make an Echo killer

May 8th, 2017

Apple is making a Siri speaker competitor for the Amazon Echos and Google Homes of the world, and the iOS-based product might be unveiled as soon as this month. Rumors say that Apple will introduce a more expensive home assistant speaker than what’s already available out there, and new research seems to indicate the market …

Amazon Alexa Sexual Fantasy

Please stop fantasizing about boning Alexa

April 27th, 2017

A troubled writer falls in love with a voice-based, AI-powered, operating system, and the computer OS falls in love with the human. That’s not a real-life story, just the plot of the 2013 movie Her. But a study shows that the man-machine relationship imagined in Her might become a reality one day. As voice assistants …

Google Home audio ads

Google removes audio ads from Google Home hours after introducing them

March 17th, 2017

Google Home owners were surprised to find themselves bombarded with audio ads for Disney’s upcoming live-action Beauty and the Beast remake this week. On Thursday morning, Reddit user CaptainCaptioni says he was getting ready for work and said “OK Google, good morning” to his Google Home, like he always does. After Google Assistant gave him …

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo

Google Home just caught up with Amazon Echo in one key area

February 16th, 2017

While Google’s Home is every bit as powerful and intelligent as Amazon’s Echo on many fronts, there are a few areas where it doesn’t quite stack up. On Thursday though, Google brought the Home one step closer to the Echo by adding shopping functionality to Google Assistant — the AI that powers Google Home.

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo Voice

Does Google have a voice problem?

January 27th, 2017

Google’s parent company Alphabet on Thursday reported its financial performance for the fourth quarter of 2016, and the news wasn’t good. Alphabet missed Wall Street’s target, and the stock took a hit in after-hours trading. Google’s search business is still the main money-maker for Alphabet, dwarfing all other initiatives, including hardware. Analysts are now concerned …