Gadgets

Google Home now allows owners to play out purchased and uploaded Play Music

July 13, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Google Home supports Google’s Play Music service. But up until now, those who were not a paid subscriber of the service could only listen to free radio stations. Today that has changed, because all customers of Play Music can, paid or not, ask Google to play any purchased or uploaded music.

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Deal: Grab a Google Home for $99 or a second-generation Chromecast for $25

July 11, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Today is indeed Amazon Prime Day. Some Amazon products including Echo, Echo Show, Echo Look, Echo Dot, and Fire TV Stick are being offered at a discounted price. Which is perhaps the reason Google has felt the need to chime in and lower the price that buys a Google Home or Chromecast.

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Event Wrap-Ups

Google I/O 2017: Event Wrap-up and all you need to know

May 21, 2017 Doug Demagistris

May is going by fast and another Google I/O is now in the books. It has been a busy week for all of us working at Droid Turf given all the coverage but now it’s time for us to reflect on what we learned about, what’s coming and some things we wish Google had spent a little more addressing. Here is our full recap for everything you need to know about.

Gadgets

Google Home gets Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, and Visual Responses at Google IO 2017

May 18, 2017 Deidre Richardson

Google Home has only been out for a little over six months, with Google having announced it last year at Google IO 2016 alongside its AI, Google Assistant. There are already 50 features or capabilities of Google Home, and the search engine giant took the stage at Google IO 2017 to unveil four new features it is bringing to Google Home over the next few months: Proactive Assistance, Hands-Free Calling, Entertainment, and Visual Responses.

Polls

Weekly Poll: What tech slated for Google I/O 2017 are you most excited to hear about?

May 16, 2017 Deidre Richardson

Google I/O is Google’s developer conference (hence “I/O,” short for “Input/Output”), an event that showcases the very best of Google’s work over the last twelve months. So, we’re expecting nothing short of great things for Google I/O 2017, which will take place Wednesday, May 17 up through Friday, May 19 in Mountain View, California.

Analysis & insight

Google I/O 2017 will be held May 17th – May 19th: Here’s what to expect

May 15, 2017 David Steele

The Google I/O 2017 developer conference will take place Wednesday, May 17 through Friday, May 19. The main event is the keynote that starts at 10:00am, Pacific Time, on the Wednesday. This event is expected to last for one and a half hours and is traditionally when Google highlights the key messages of the entire event. 

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