Google Assistant gets 50 new kids games, activities and more

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Google on the October 4th event has introduced brand new smart speakers –  Home and the Home Mini and also demoed new features including those for families and kids. Today, the company is adding around 50 new kids games, stories, activities and more to the Assistant on Home and smartphones designed especially for kids and family.

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Google Home Mini Review

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Well over a year after the launch of the Amazon Echo Dot, Google finally has a competitor out.  Announced alongside the all-new second generation Pixel smartphones, the device might have gotten a bit overshadowed but fret not, we’ve been testing it out the last few days and have a review ready for your consumption. Now that the Echo series of devices are available in India, is it worth importing or waiting for a Google Home Mini? Find out in our review.

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Google Maps lets you choose your work and home icons

Google has added a cool customization option that will let you choose the icon that appears for your home and work addresses. The update that bumps the app to version 9.22 adds the ability for users to choose from an array of stickers as their favourite icon for home and work address.

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Insensi launches Ily – A smartphone for your home for US$199

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Ily is a new device that is meant to allow users to stay connected to their friends and family while they are at home. It is aimed at replacing your conventional outdated home telephones with something more technologically advanced and useful. Although it functions very similar to a smartphone, it in fact is more similar to a tablet especially in terms of size.

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Facebook Home brings the social network to your Android homescreen

Facebook today announced its brand new Android Launcher called Facebook Home which will serve as a gateway to the social network’s services. The launcher is meant to replace the default skin on your Android device and hooks in with Facebook centric services. Predictably, the focus here is on sharing and keeping a track of whatever your friends are up to.

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Facebook Home Android launcher coming to select HTC and Samsung phones on April 12

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Facebook just announced their Facebook Home Android product and only select HTC and Samsung devices will be getting it initially. The Samsung Galaxy S3 , Galaxy Note 2 and HTC OneX+ are existing devices which are supported.The HTC One and Samsung Galaxy S4 are new devices which will be compatible with the app. Facebook  put rumors about a Facebook phone or an forked Android OS with the launch of this app.

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Motorola Corvair home automation tablet on its way !

Photographs have leaked of a Motorola Android tablet which is aimed to be a replacement for media center remote controls. The tablet which is said to come with an inbuilt IR blaster is aimed at the home automation set who might want to replace their universal remotes with an Android tablet which offers extended functionality.

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