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Google AI keeps pushing boundaries of what artificial intelligence can accomplish
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Google AI keeps pushing boundaries of what artificial intelligence can accomplish

Google is expected to announce updates and expansions to its AI Assistant at I/O 2019.

Apple HomePod will be useless without an iOS device, audio can only be streamed to it via AirPlay
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Apple HomePod will be useless without an iOS device, audio can only be streamed to it via AirPlay

It’s only recently that Apple revealed the true capabilities of the HomePod, and the device is disturbingly limited in function.

Google provides the option of pinning your favourite Google App categories as shortcuts on your homescreen
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Google provides the option of pinning your favourite Google App categories as shortcuts on your homescreen

It is not known whether it has rolled out in India or not. It can be useful for those who like checking live scores of matches.

Google Feed rolls out globally on Android, a personalised revamp of the Google App
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Google Feed rolls out globally on Android, a personalised revamp of the Google App

While the Feed has been globally rolled out on Android devices, in case of iPhone users the feed would have to be turned, only then can the user see it

New Google app update hints at Google Assistant on non-Pixel smartphones
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New Google app update hints at Google Assistant on non-Pixel smartphones

Google revamped Google Now last year into the Google Assistant; it was announced alongside Android 7.1.1 Nougat. However it was said to be limited to the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones.

Nokia's 'Viki' digital assistant will take on Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa in the near future
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Nokia's 'Viki' digital assistant will take on Google Assistant, Siri and Alexa in the near future

It certainly looks like the future of the smartphone is the digital assistant. The space is currently ruled by Google Now and Siri. Alexa and Cortana aren’t far behind either. Joining the fray, possibly, is Nokia’s own assistant and this one’s called Viki.

Google Now to be split up into 'Feed' and 'Upcoming' tabs
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Google Now to be split up into 'Feed' and 'Upcoming' tabs

Google Now is the feature in Google search which throws up informative cards even before you ask for them, based on your location, time of the day and other parameters. The feature is now set to get an update. It will be split up into two tabs, one focussing on the news stories and the other focussing on upcoming events.

Retail evolution: To stay relevant, offline players will have to be agile and be present digitally too
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Retail evolution: To stay relevant, offline players will have to be agile and be present digitally too

Retailers are currently competing with the platform approach that uses data as a currency, because everything retail, is going digital.

You can now ask Google Now to book an Ola or Uber
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You can now ask Google Now to book an Ola or Uber

Google has teamed up with Ola and Uber to make cab booking even more hassle-free. So, you can now look for directions and then choose the taxi service directly within the Search app or mobile search browser.

Google Pixel, Home and Allo: Why is it such a big deal?
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Google Pixel, Home and Allo: Why is it such a big deal?

While the invitations and marketing collateral focuses on just the Pixel smartphones, Google is going to take a big, bold stride and also make its second attempt to step into your home.

Apple is pushing for a world without touch, but what lies beyond that world?
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Apple is pushing for a world without touch, but what lies beyond that world?

With the launch of the iPhone 7 and much-maligned AirPods, Apple is pushing us towards a world where physically interacting with our phones may be unnecessary. But what lies beyond that world?

Cyanogen Inc is launching Microsoft Cortana for OnePlus One in India
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Cyanogen Inc is launching Microsoft Cortana for OnePlus One in India

Cyanogen took to its website to announce that it is rolling out Cortana for OnePlus One users in India.

Google Search's new feature will notify you whenever your name is mentioned on the web
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Google Search's new feature will notify you whenever your name is mentioned on the web

Technology giant Google has rolled out a feature in Google Search that would notify you whenever your name is mentioned on the web -- anywhere in the world, a media report said.

Logitech UE Boom 2 and Megaboom get Siri and Google Now integration via software update
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Logitech UE Boom 2 and Megaboom get Siri and Google Now integration via software update

Logitech’s Ultimate Ears series of Bluetooth speakers can access Siri and Google Now after a software update.

Hey Siri!: How Apple integrating Siri in macOS could help revolutionize, humanize technology
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Hey Siri!: How Apple integrating Siri in macOS could help revolutionize, humanize technology

What was considered to be science fiction back in the day, has now become a reality. One of the biggest news broke at the Apple's World Wide Developer Conference on Monday – Yes! Siri is coming to the macOS.

Apple’s next big challenge is to make Siri smarter
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Apple’s next big challenge is to make Siri smarter

On Monday, Apple is expected to demonstrate an upgrade to Siri's smarts as it kicks off its annual software conference

Text selection and image search coming to Google Now on Tap
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Text selection and image search coming to Google Now on Tap

The new Google Now on Tap update will add the ability to search for images and specific words or phrases

Would a smartphone assistant be of help if you're depressed or face abuse?
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Would a smartphone assistant be of help if you're depressed or face abuse?

Most of the top smartphone app including Siri on Apple phones and Cortana on Windows phones cannot help you if you raise an alert to them that you are raped, want to commit suicide, feel depressed or are being abused, researchers have revealed.

Google Now may soon work offline: Report
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Google Now may soon work offline: Report

According to reports, Google could be working on making Google Now, it's speech recognition-based assistant work for Android users even if they are offline.