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Samsung’s big smart home advantage over Google, Amazon and Apple

Samsung is to introduce its own smart speaker, taking on Google Home, Amazon Echo and Apple HomePod. And the South Korean conglomerate has big ambitions, pushing hard to ensure its own product is made available as soon as possible.

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Google+ Photos are now viewable from inside the Google Drive Android app

AI update brings easier archiving to Google Photos

A new Google Photo feature has been introduced to help make the task of managing images more straightforward. The addition uses artificial intelligence to suggest photos that users may want to archive.

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Google Sheets gets new machine learning capabilities

Google’s spreadsheet package has been updated, with new machine learning technology introduced to make building charts easier. The new Google Sheets feature is able to understand natural language requests, and is aimed to provide a more user-friendly experience.

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Google’s new tool creates GIFs from data

Data can play a major role in explaining, and providing evidence for, a wide range of subject matter. Yet data itself is not always easy to present in an appealing manner; an issue that has lead Google to create an easy-to-use visualisation tool.

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Fuchsia OS

Google’s new Fuchsia OS appears online

In what could prove to be a major development, a new operating system from Google has emerged online. The platform, currently known as Fuchsia, is very different from Android, and employs an all-new interface.

News about Fuchsia is not a complete surprise, as its existence has been rumoured for some time.

Fuchsia’s current development status has been uncovered by Ars Technica. As well as looking very different to either Android or Chrome OS, it is not based on Linux.

Google is well known for investing heavily in new projects, many of which do not become viable long-term products.

Arguably the most interesting aspect of this news breaking is a comment that was made by developer Travis Geiselbrecht, in Fuchsia IRC channel.

Geiselbrecht was very clear that Fuchsia is an important project – not experimental or speculative research.

“[Fuchsia] isn’t a toy thing, it’s not a 20% project, it’s not a dumping ground of a dead thing that we don’t care about anymore,” he said

[via Ars Technica]

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Google rushes out Docs phishing email fix

A phishing email has been receiving a lot of attention over the past day due to its sophisticated structure. And with the issue being heavily discussed online, Google has acted fast in an attempt to mitigate the damage.

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Topics come to Google+

Google+ has introduced a new way to discover content within the social network. The feature, called topics, does not just focus on what is trending within posts, but instead highlights areas across the platform.

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Multi-user support comes to Google Home

Google Home can now recognise different voices, creating individual responses for members of a household. The change means that when someone speaks to Google Home, they will get an update that is relevant to them, rather than, for example, a list of another person’s appointments.

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Samsung partners with Google for music service

Samsung and Google have made a surprise announcement, with news that the two companies have joined forces to deliver a custom Google Play Music experience. The revised service will be available to Samsung smartphone customers, with Google Play Music becoming the default music player on new devices.

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Google Earth revamped with multimedia content

Google Earth has been relaunched on both the web and Android, with the revised edition promising a more interactive experience. The new version sees the addition of content from a range of providers, with the aim of making the app more immersive.

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