Google Home can now support up to six different accounts

Now, up to six people can connect their accounts to one Google Home, and the speaker will recognize each person’s voice and respond accordingly.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/20/google-home-can-now-support-up-to-six-different-accounts.html

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Burger King Ad Creates Whopper of a Mess for Google Home


Burger King in essence hijacked the voice-activated Google Home speakers in some consumers’ homes. In a 15-second television ad, the camera zooms in on a young man wearing the company uniform who says, “OK Google, what is the Whopper burger?” The “OK Google” trigger phrase for Google’s artificial intelligence Assistant activated Google Home speakers situated nearby, prompting them to read Wikipedia’s description of the Whopper. Burger King apparently intended to prompt the Assistant to deliver the glowing description posted on the page.

The original article can be found here: http://www.ecommercetimes.com/story/84457.html?rss=1

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Google may combine Home and Wi-Fi hub into a single product

Google is said to be considering combining its Google Home and Google Wi-Fi smart-home devices into a single product, expanding functionality and cutting costs for smart homes of the future.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/04/06/google-may-combine-home-and-wi-fi-hub-into-single-product.html

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Google Home surprises users by playing 'Beauty and the Beast' promo

Google Home surprised users Thursday by slipping in a promo for the movie ‘Beauty and the Beast’ into its ‘My Day’ feature.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/17/google-home-surprises-users-by-playing-beauty-and-beast-promo.html

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"Human, the milk has spoiled." Soon Alexa will run your smart home, and your life

Voice assistants such as Amazon’s Alexa and Google Home require you to start talking before they give you information. What would happen if Alexa could start talking first?

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/03/10/human-milk-has-spoiled-soon-alexa-will-run-your-smart-home-and-your-life.html

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Symantec doubles down on network security with the Norton Core, a stylish home router

Securing your home network has become more important than ever, especially if you found a new smart-home device under the Christmas tree this year, and Symantec plans to help you out with a cool geodesic-dome-shaped router.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2017/01/05/symantec-doubles-down-on-network-security-with-norton-core-stylish-home-router.html

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Here's what happened when we asked Amazon's Alexa and Google Home a bunch of questions

Who’s better at answering questions: Google Home or Amazon’s Alexa? In some cases, they both do a great job, while in others, one has the advantage over the other.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/11/04/heres-what-happened-when-asked-amazons-alexa-and-google-home-bunch-questions.html

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Holiday Gifts for the Gadget Geek

Epson Expression Premium XP-830, $200 Perfect for the home office, this versatile Epson Expression Premium XP-830 inkjet printer is speedy, spitting out 10 text pages per minute (at 5 cents per …

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/10/27/holiday-gifts-for-gadget-geek.html

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Smartphone gold: Tokyo to tap recycled gadgets for Olympic medals

While the worldwide afterglow of this year’s Rio Olympics continues, officials in Japan, home to the 2020 games, unveiled an ambitious plan. They will harvest gold, silver and copper from castoff smartphones and consumer electronics for competitors’ medals.

The original article can be found here: http://www.foxnews.com/tech/2016/08/23/smartphone-gold-tokyo-to-tap-recycled-gadgets-for-olympic-medals.html

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Netgear Orbi aims to kill your wireless dead zones with mesh networking

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Netgear’s Orbi home Wi-Fi system is the latest to offer routing, range extension, and simple installation and administration in a stylish package — for a price.

The original article can be found here: http://www.extremetech.com/computing/234158-netgear-orbi-aims-to-kill-your-wireless-dead-zones-with-mesh-networking

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