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Google Home and Google WiFi Go On Sale Today

If you've been eagerly awaiting the UK launch of Google Home – and fancypants mesh router Google WiFi – in the UK, today is the day you can finally get your hands on one. Read More >>

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Google Home Undercuts Amazon Echo With £129 Price Tag

Google's equivalent of the Amazon Echo, Google Home, is officially coming to the UK on the 6th of April – and it's £20 cheaper. Read More >>

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Google Home Now Includes Unsolicited Ads From Your Friends at Walt Disney Pictures

Google Home might not be the most popular voice assistant to offer convenient information in exchange for reams of personal data, but it appears to be the first to serve ads directly into users’ living rooms. Read More >>

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Google Home is Finally Coming to the UK

Some brilliant news for nerds this cloudy Tuesday morning: Google's rival to Amazon Echo is finally making its way across the pond, and we don't have long to wait. Read More >>

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How to Make Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa Do Whatever You Want

Our peaceful homes are being invaded by talking Bluetooth speakers and there’s nothing you can do about it—so you might as well enlist the help of these AI-powered hubs and get them to do your bidding. Here’s how to set up your own custom voice commands on Google Home or the Amazon Echo. Read More >>

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Thousands of People Are Watching Two Google Homes Argue With Each Other on Twitch

If you ever wanted to watch to virtual assistants argue with each other for hours on end, well, you’re in luck. Some maniac is live streaming two Google Homes arguing with each other, so of course thousands of people are watching it. Read More >>

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Google Home Obliterates the Amazon Echo, But It’s Got Some Work to Do

It’s late, I’ve just plugged the Google Home voice assistant in, and I’ve got a fridge full of pumpkin and pie crusts and Thanksgiving is three weeks away. “Okay Google, how do I make a pumpkin pie?” Google Home happily answers my question, firing off a summary of the instructions as told to it by AllRecipes.com. Read More >>

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Can Google Home Really Kill the Amazon Echo?

As soon as Google announced its new Home device last spring, everyone (including this blog) was quick to call it an Amazon Echo Killer. But since then, the Echo’s gained some new powers. So how do the two gadgets stack up in a head-to-head spec battle? Pretty evenly — except for the price. Read More >>

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The 5 Coolest Announcements From Google’s Pixel Phone Event

The much hyped Google gadget event has come and gone, and left us with an impressive haul of new gear. Here’s the coolest stuff from today’s keynote. Read More >>

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Apple’s Answer to the Amazon Echo Sounds Creepy

According to a new report from Bloomberg, Apple is moving forward with plans for a smart home hub, joining the Amazon Echo and the upcoming Google Home device in the battle to take over your house. Read More >>

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Apple’s Amazon Echo Competitor Sounds Goddamned Terrifying

Earlier this week The Information reported that Apple is making a smart hub to compete with the very cool Amazon Echo and recently announced Google Home. This is not shocking. Consumer technology companies new favourite thing is to get their remarkably well-designed talons into every aspect of our lives. If we want the convenience they promise then we have to sell a little bit of our digital soul. Read More >>

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Your Move, Apple

It feels like we're back in 2001. It was a time when loads of companies were releasing myriad MP3 players, and they were all crap. Little did many people know that the iPod was just months away. Read More >>

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The Best and Worst From Google I/O (Updated Day 2)

The first Google I/O keynote just wrapped up and Sundar Pichai & Co had lots to say. New smart home gadgets! New all-powerful AI bots! New VR goodies! Next-generation messaging apps! Dad jokes and hijinks! Whoa. Read More >>

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Google Home is a Voice-Activated Google Search Smart Hub

Sorry Amazon, Echo's got company. At it's 2016 Google I/O conference, Google showed off the Chromecast team's latest gadget – Google Home, a voice activated smart hub that can do, well, basically anything Google wants it to. Read More >>