• Google Home has officially arrived in Australia

    6 days ago - By Tech Radar

    Back at it's annual I/O developer conference in May, Google finally let slip that its Google Home smart speaker would finally be making its way Down Under, with the search giant announcing that Australians would be able to lay their hands on one by the middle of the year . Well, mid-year has well and truly arrived and so has Google Home, with the AI assistant reaching Australia just nine months after it was launched in the US. Home works much like Amazon's Alexa , Apple's Siri on iOS or indeed Google's own Assistant on Android devices. Owners can speak the “OK, Google” activation phrase...
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  • Google Home and Wifi coming to Australia

    Google Home and Wifi coming to Australia

    6 days ago - By Beta News

    Always-listening home virtual assistants can be absolute privacy nightmares, but they are oh so convenient too. Whether you select Amazon Echo or Google Home, you have to decide if you trust the company behind the assistant that is monitoring your home. Look, having a microphone or camera in your living room or bedroom can be scary, but if you are OK with it, you are rewarded with some great functionality, such as controlling IoT devices and getting instant answers to all of your questions. I am privacy-conscious, but I love Alexa too - such a quandary! If you live in Australia, and wanted...
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