Google had an interesting year of platform advances and hardware mishaps. Here are the top stories from 2017.
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Based on app downloads, Amazon had a very strong holiday season with its Alexa products but Google may not be far behind.
Sorry for the seemingly cheap headline, but it's not my fault. This topic creates a unique challenge for its author.
I've chosen Chromecast as my whole-home audio solution, so I was very interested in testing Google Home Max.
Google's premium Home Max speaker is finally available for purchase, comes with Smart Sound, Google Assistant, and a free YouTube Music subscription.
Even Microsoft was able to ship a smart speaker in 2017. How do you like them Apples?
A promised collection of children-oriented games, activities, and stories for Google Home and Google Assistant arrives.
You don't need a Google Home appliance to control a Chromecast with your voice: You can do so from your phone now as well.
If you have a Google Home smart speaker, you can easily and naturally find a phone or other device you've lost at home.
I previously made the case that AI is how Google will win in devices. Now it's time to get a lot more specific.
Harmon Kardon's Cortana-based Invoke smart speaker briefly appeared on the Microsoft Store website today.
Microsoft has found itself in a tough position with Cortana but there is plenty of room in the market for a smart speaker...but it may not be with consumers.
Google announced new Pixel 2 smartphones and accessories, Google Home smart devices, and a new Chromebook 2-in-1.
All of Google's big announcements from next month's event have leaked, including new Pixel 2 smartphones and more.
Google recently announced that hands-free phone calling had come to its Google Home smart speaker.
Sony is releasing a gorgeous Assistant-powered smart speaker that takes the wind out of the sails of Apple's HomePod announcement.
In an escalation of its online shopping battles with Amazon.com, Google has partnered with Walmart to deliver goods to their shared customers.
Today, Google said it had begun rolling out hands-free calling functionality via Google Home to customers in the U.S. and Canada.
Google is now offering a Preview Program for its Home and Chromecast devices, with access to new features before their broader release.
Google Home can answer questions, trigger entertainment experiences, and control smart home devices. But I'm more interested in Google's embrace of the various screens we all have around the home.
When Google announced its Home appliance a year ago, I figure it would quickly evolve into the most powerful and useful solution of its kind, thanks to the firm's deep search engine and machine learning expertise.
A year ago, Google announced its Assistant and the Assistant-powered Home appliance. This year, both products are being significantly upgraded.
Google announced today that its Googe Home digital personal assistant appliance now supports multiple users, answering one of my key complaints. I believe it is the first such device to offer this support.
The Google Home I ordered is heading my way. But in looking at the first reviews of the device, I can see that this it has one fatal flaw. And it's a big one.
On Wednesday, Google broadcast the day one keynote for its 10th annual I/O conference, with most of the announcements pertaining to products and services that won't ship for many months. The biggest was for a product called Google Home, which brings its conversational digital personal assistant technologies to your home for the first time.