Live Relay is a new accessibility feature that's sure to be a boon for hearing and speech-impaired users. By combining text-to-speech and real-time transcription, it will allow you to conduct a phone call by just reading and replying to text messages on your screen.
Android is a ludicrously popular operating system, and Google let us know just how popular at its I/O keynote today. According to Android director Stephanie Cuthbertson, there are more than two and a half billion active Android devices around the world today. Read More
Living in the digital age, we have almost everything we need to keep informed at our fingertips. Sometimes, however, we need to disconnect, whether it's to get homework done or enjoy time with family and friends. Previously, we've had options like Airplane Mode and Do Not Disturb, both of which do the job quite well. Unfortunately, they're an all-or-nothing solution, so Android will be getting a third choice: Focus Mode. Read More
As usual with the last few years of I/O, Google took a chunk of time to talk about Assistant. While there are some other really interesting pieces, one that is sure to make people happy is that Assistant is coming to Waze. Read More
Google Lens made a splash at I/O a few years ago, but the final product was barebones and hard to find. Google has worked to surface Lens in more places, and it's getting more useful. At I/O today, Google showed off several impressive new features of Lens. However, you still have to remember to use them. Read More
Last year, one of the highlights that Google talked about was Duplex, where Assistant could call and make reservations for you. The creepy-yet-totally-cool factor was astronomically high, and since last year, Duplex has expanded to 44 states in the US. But Duplex isn't just for phone calls, you know — Duplex on the web is here to make sure that your online tasks are easy as pie. Read More
For the past couple of years, Google I/O has been devoid of any hardware announcements, leaving all of Google's new gadget introduction until the Pixel event in October. But 2019 is promising to be different: we know the new Pixel 3a will be introduced today, but it won't likely be the only new device on show. The rumored Nest Hub Max might make an appearance as well. Read More
Google I/O, aka one of the annual nerd Christmases, is almost upon us. The hours are counting down quickly and we're getting closer and closer to the opening keynote. There's a lot to expect this year, from the much-leaked Pixel 3a and 3a XL, more Android Q news including possibly a new beta (and, like last year, the availability of said beta for more non-Pixel devices), lots of Assistant things, and more. If you're as excited about this as we are, here's what you need to know. Read More