Google Assistant now integrated to GE's suite of connected appliances

Google Assistant now integrated to GE's suite of connected appliances

In fact, moving forward every device running Android O or newer with 1 GB RAM or less will default to Go automatically. Alphabet Inc's Google said on Wednesday it would make its digital assistant available on Apple Inc's iPhone, making a play for the higher end of the smartphone market and challenging Apple's Siri feature on its own devices.

Google I/O 2017: Google Home smart speaker is coming to Australia

It lets you manage two apps simultaneously, making it easy to perform two tasks at once. So, for example, one can minimise a YouTube video while sending a text message or writing an email. Starting immediately, Google says more than 50 instant apps are available from some of these partners, including HotPads, Jet, Vimeo, and One Football.

Google I/O 2017: 5 Important Things We Learned

Users will soon be able to make phone calls using the device, and the HBO Now streaming service, owned by Time Warner Inc (TWX.N), will be integrated as well. Also called lens, it lets people point their cameras at real-world items and find out where to buy them, or find similar things online. Pichai announced the new feature during Google's I/O presentation, where it teased a variety of its newest tools.

What is 'WannaCry' and how does the ransomware work?

What is 'WannaCry' and how does the ransomware work?

Nowadays, with storage drives' capacity increasing, thanks to the influx of data being stored, you are bound to have sensitive data present on the hard drive. Even if the hackers have successfully managed to purge your data, you will be at peace knowing that you can restore it immediately. The only real security from ransomware is backups and solid security best practices.

Google I/O 2017: Google Home wrap up

That reflects a recognition by the search giant that the assistant and other apps will be increasingly important to its future, said analyst Jan Dawson of Jackdaw Research. By default it seems like Home will dial out using a generic default number (kind of like Google Voice calling, eh?) but you can also set your personal number so recipients will know who's calling.

Familiarity in Google's newly unveiled services

Google HomeAnnounced a year ago during the same keynote, the Google Home has gained a few nifty features. The company is also giving the crowd a look at new twists in its Android software for mobile devices, which powers more than 80 percent of the world's smartphones.