Google has two new apps, Allo for messaging and Duo for video calls

Google already has a messaging app, but good as Hangouts is, it isn’t “smart.” Google is changing all that, by launching another messaging app, named Allo. According to Google, it’s based off your phone number, much like WhatsApp. But it anticipates all sorts of Google’s smarts, like predictive responses using …

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Here’s why Google Home can easily take on Amazon Echo

If you’ve held off on buying an Amazon Echo, you’ll soon have an alternative option: Google Home. At its annual developer conference I/O on Wednesday, Google (GOOGL) announced Home, its new smart speaker. Gadget geeks have known the device was coming—it was reportedly developed under the internal codename Chirp—but now …

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The world’s most popular operating system will soon offer virtual reality

Google has unveiled the latest updates to its next version of Android — the tentatively titled Android N. The newest iteration of the world’s most popular operating system gets improved security, performance, notifications, and most interesting of all, virtual reality. That platform, called Daydream, will rely on your smartphone to transport …

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