Google's competitor to Siri is coming directly to the iPhone
Google announced on Wednesday that Google Assistant, the company's smart voice assistant, is now available for iPhone. Apple still has one leg-up, however; Siri can be activated through the "Hey Siri" voice command on iPhone, while the Google Assistant app needs to be opened separately first.
Google is making a big-time move in silicon that should scare Nvidia
Alphabet introduced the second generation of Google's tensor processing unit (TPU), which is designed for artificial intelligence (AI) workloads.
Google Home one-ups the Amazon Echo with free phone calls
Google just announced that Google Home will offer free calls to phones in the U.S. and Canada.
Google Photos has half a billion users - now it's making it easier for them to share their pictures
Soon the app will help users eliminate blurry photos and duplicates, and will release shared libraries. A shared library could be used to, for example, automatically recognize pictures of a user's kids and share them with both spouses.
Google is teaming up with Lenovo and HTC to make virtual reality headsets - no phone required
Standalone headsets allow a user to experience virtual reality without requiring a computer or a smartphone to power the experience. Google said its partners, including HTC and Lenovo, are building the new headsets, which will launch later this year.