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Xiaomi’s 4K Mi Box is Google’s newest Android TV device

Today’s announcement of Google Home is likely to be the most exciting “living room” news that comes out of the company’s annual developers conference, but that doesn’t mean TV has been completely forgotten. Google today announced a bunch of new hardware partners for Android TV and Google Cast, its two solutions …

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Things Google Home looks like

Google Home is a response to Amazon’s Echo, a home speaker and digital personal assistant operated by voice commands. The Echo looks like a generic Bluetooth speaker, which is to say it resembles a stack of hockey pucks or a very large tube of Pillsbury croissant dough. Google Home looks …

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Watch a video of Google's new video chat app Duo

Google wanted its very own version of FaceTime, so the company built a video chat app called Duo. Announced today onstage at the I/O developer conference, Duo is a dead-simple and blazing fast way to start video chats. The app opens into a selfie-cam video preview of yourself with a big …

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Google Home: a speaker to finally take on the Amazon Echo

For the past year and a half, the tech world has been recovering from Amazon’s surprise announcement of the Echo. Now, Google is finally doing what everybody wanted it to do: release a competitor. It’s called Google Home, and it’s coming out later this year for an unspecified price. You …

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Live from Google I/O 2016

Hello! We are congregated outside. Actually everything will be outside today. It will be weird. And hopefully fun. The keynote is slated to start at 10AM PT and run for two hours. Until then, we’ll be applying sunscreen. Because obviously the sun is the enemy and we must do whatever …

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A Bluetooth-connected tampon. Hoo boy.

The vagina, or nature’s pocket as Broad City calls it, can do all sorts of mystical things. It’s a life canal. Babies come out of it! Before babies traverse that path, there’s a recurring visitor: the period. The monthly blood bath is about as natural as it gets, and let’s …

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