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Google's spruced-up digital assistant wants to chat you up

The search giant says it's working to make its digital assistant more capable of two-way conversation.

By May 18, 2016


Google refreshes Now with conversational Google Assistant

At Google I/O 2016, CEO Sundar Pichai announces a spruced-up version of Now, called Google Assistant, which lets users have a two-way conversation with their smartphone, tablet and watch.

May 18, 2016


ADT is the one who Rings

ADT announces a partnership with Ring Video Doorbells, continuing its foray into the smart home market.

By July 14, 2016


USB's all-in-one cable gets IEC's stamp of approval

IEC formally adopts USB Type-C as the international standard for delivering data and power.

By July 13, 2016


Camera support will help HomeKit reach its potential in the smart home

Apple bolstered its smart home plans by adding cameras to the mix. Here's what we know about how they'll work with HomeKit.

By June 15, 2016


What did one car say to the other car? If you make that turn I'll hit you!

From CNET Magazine: Vehicle-to-vehicle communication could be the biggest safety breakthrough since seat belts, air bags and antilock brakes. Are you ready?

By May 28, 2016


Google assistant's biggest question: 'What's my personality?'

Giving Google's new digital assistant a human touch will be among its top challenges.

By May 24, 2016


Google Home crashes Amazon Echo's party

Google wants to knock Amazon's Echo off its perch at the center of the smart home, and it will use a device called Home to do it.

By May 18, 2016


Google's CEO sums up his AI vision

Sundar Pichai, who takes the I/O stage for the first time since becoming CEO in October, says he's on a "journey" from mobile to AI. Good thing he has an assistant.

By May 18, 2016


The Furbo camera lets you remotely reward your dog

The company has launched a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo for a camera that lets you watch, speak and listen to your dog when you're away from home.

By April 26, 2016