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Google Home learns how to multitask

Google’s smart speaker got a little smarter this week, with the addition of a multitasking feature. The new capability makes it possible for the device to accomplish two different missions at the same time. It was rolled out with little fanfare and first noted by CNET. We’ve since confirmed the ...

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Google Assistant will soon help you find local home services

To be clear, this isn’t just to advise users of the best nearby restaurants, which Amazon’s Alexa has been doing for years. The new Google Assistant questionnaire helps find specialists, like plumbers and electricians. In some cities, it will suggest businesses that have been prescreened by Google and companies such ...

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The Morning After: Wednesday, November 29th 2017

Breaking news.Andy Rubin reportedly left Google after ‘inappropriate’ relationship According to The Information, Android co-founder Andy Rubin left Google in 2014 after an internal investigation determined he’d carried on an inappropriate relationship with a subordinate. Now, after the outlet started asking questions, employees at Rubin’s new company, Essential, have been ...

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Apple AirPods review – CNET

Whether you think Apple’s AirPod headphones  or not, here’s the bigger question: Are they actually good headphones? And are they worth buying versus other “true wireless” models, with separate left and right earpieces, let alone versus “regular” Bluetooth in-ear headphones, those quaint old-fashioned wireless models that connect the two earbuds with ...

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YouTube pulls autocomplete results that showed child abuse terms

When reached for comment, a Google spokesperson told Engadget: “Earlier today our teams were alerted to this profoundly disturbing autocomplete result and we worked to quickly remove it as soon as we were made aware. We are investigating this matter to determine what was behind the appearance of this autocompletion.” ...

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Apple Watch Series 1 review – CNET

You don’t need a smartwatch. And if you think you do, paying more than a couple of hundred dollars feels pretty hard to swallow. The Apple Watch is in Year Three now, and there are three choices: the fancy Apple Watch Series 3 that’s also a phone, the Series 3 ...

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