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Google Home brings Google’s smarts to your living room

google_home_demo-2 Google Home is an interesting product to review. In a way, it’s just an internet-connected microphone and speaker array that draws all of its smarts from the cloud. On the other hand, it’s maybe the purest reflection of Google’s ambitions in both the artificial intelligence and home automation space. Once you get your home, setup is easy. I barely remember doing it. The… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

November 3rd

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Microsoft starts selling its HoloLens in Germany, France, UK, Ireland, Australia and New Zealand

img_20160330_184536 HoloLens, Microsoft’s $3,000 mixed-reality goggles (or “the world’s first self-contained holographic computer” in Microsoft’s parlance), was only available in the U.S. and Canada so far. Today, however, the company announced that it will also start selling the devices in Australia, France, Germany, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom. Preorders start today… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

October 12th

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Watch Google unveil its new Pixel phones, Google Home and more

oct__4_-_google It’s time for Google’s now-annual hardware event. Today, we expect to hear more about Google’s new phones (which will now fall under the Pixel brand), as well as its Google Home Alexa competitor, an updated Chromecast dongle. Maybe we will also see even more hardware in the form of a new Nexus tablet or updated Pixel Chromebooks and tablets. Rumor has it that Google could… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

October 4th

Gadgets

Watch Google unveil its new Pixel phones, Google Home and more

oct__4_-_google It’s time for Google’s now-annual hardware event. Today, we expect to hear more about Google’s new phones (which will now fall under the Pixel brand), as well as its Google Home Alexa competitor, an updated Chromecast dongle. Maybe we will also see even more hardware in the form of a new Nexus tablet or updated Pixel Chromebooks and tablets. Rumor has it that Google could… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

October 4th

Gadgets

Google sends out invites for its October 4 Pixel phones event

2016-09-19_1810 Google just sent out invites for an event in San Francisco on October 4th. Rumor has it that the company will reveal its next smartphones at the event. While the invite itself only features Google’s own logo, the company also just posted a teaser video and site that both strongly hint at a new phone. The URL for the teaser site is madeby.google.com, and unless something has… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

September 20th

Gadgets

Google sends out invites for its October 4 Pixel phones event

2016-09-19_1810 Google just sent out invites for an event in San Francisco on October 4th. Rumor has it that the company will reveal its next smartphones at the event. While the invite itself only features Google’s own logo, the company also just posted a teaser video and site that both strongly hint at a new phone. The URL for the teaser site is madeby.google.com, and unless something has… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

September 20th

Gadgets

Parrot announces a dev kit that helps drones see and avoid obstacles

image008 Parrot, the French company that is probably best known for its AR.Drone and Bebop drones, today announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for helping drones and robots navigate indoors, avoid obstacles and map its surroundings. The S.L.A.M.dunk (I know I’ll never tire of typing that out), which the company announced at the annual Interdrone conference in Las Vegas today,… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

September 7th

Gadgets

Parrot announces a dev kit that helps drones see and avoid obstacles

image008 Parrot, the French company that is probably best known for its AR.Drone and Bebop drones, today announced the Parrot S.L.A.M.dunk, a new development kit for helping drones and robots navigate indoors, avoid obstacles and map its surroundings. The S.L.A.M.dunk (I know I’ll never tire of typing that out), which the company announced at the annual Interdrone conference in Las Vegas today,… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

September 7th

Gadgets

Google’s ATAP is bringing its Project Soli radar sensor to smartwatches and speakers

soli style Every year at I/O, Google’s ATAP division, which is responsible for turning some of the company’s crazier ideas into products, organizes its own small keynote. This year, the company offered updates on a number of projects, including Project Soli, its attempt at building a very small radar sensor that can translate hand movements into digital signals for building new user… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

May 20th

Gadgets

Android Wear 2.0 gets a keyboard, standalone apps, activity recognition and a new UI

O92A6304 Google’s Android Wear smartwatch platform launched more than two years ago and it’s now supported by more than a dozen brands and runs on more than 100 watch designs. Today, the company took the wraps off version 2.0 of Android Wear, the biggest update of the platform yet. Google will release the developer preview of Wear 2.0 at I/O, but it’ll take until the fall before… Read More

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Frederic Lardinois

May 18th

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