Google Home will star in its own TV advert during Super Bowl LI

While this Sunday’s Super Bowl LI is where many will be watching to see who wins between the Atlanta Falcons and the New England Patriots, some of us will be tuning in for the half-time show and the amazing ads that run. With Google’s virtual assistant, Home, looking to make up some ground on Amazon’s Alexa, it seem’s that we can look forward to a Google Home advert during the big game.

Nat and Lo reveal 5 Google games you should know about

Have you ever wondered why there’s a dinosaur shown on the page when you open the Chrome browser and you aren’t connected to the internet? Or perhaps you want to play an old Google Doodle game from months ago? Well, you can learn the mysteries and locations of these burning questions and more by watching Nat & Lo‘s video about “5 Things you should know about Google“.   

Google’s education efforts bolstered with new Chromebooks

Today, Google’s next generation of devices powered by Chrome OS are official. Its partners are joining them at Bett 2017 in announcing new Chromebooks that are made for education. Specifically, two new Chromebooks from Acer and ASUS are leading the way. But Lenovo, too, is introducing refreshed hardware this week.

Let’s see what’s new in the world of Chrome OS.

Get ready for Android One phones in the US

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Remember Android One? Don’t feel bad if you’ve forgotten, it’s kind of fallen off the radar since Google announced it a few years ago.

Android One devices were intended to be basically very low cost Nexus phones. They’re cheap, but run unskinned Android and are quick to get updates. Google originally had a pretty controlling approach to the hardware that went into Android One devices, but they’ve loosened that up a bit.

Google acquires Limes Audio for improved Hangouts, Chromebox audio quality

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While the overall usage of the messaging app Google Hangouts may fluctuate, it is still very popular with businesses to exchange messages and set up video and audio conference calls with coworkers or clients. In order to continue to support and improve on that, Google just announced the acquisition of Limes Audio to bring an improved audio quality to G Suite users.

Join us after the break for more.

Google Assistant is coming soon to Android TV

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Android TV may not be the most popular method to view all of your movies and TV shows, but the Google streaming platform can be an easy and powerful addition to your home entertainment setup. During CES 2017 this week, the Mountain View company has announced that the Google Assistant AI will soon be coming to all supported set-top boxes and TVs running the Android TV OS.

Join us after the break for the details.

Google confirms plans for two new smartwatches in 2017

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December is turning out to be a busy month on the Android Wear front. Just last week Google released developer preview version 4 of Android 2.0, the company acquired Cronologics to help with development, and we just covered the list of existing smartwatches that should get the Android Wear 2.0 update when it is finally released. Before anyone gets it though, Google says their own smartwatch devices will hit the market running Android Wear 2.0.