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In battle of digital assistants, Google heads to Apple turf Say goodbye to Google's gumdrop blob emojis
Ben Pena | 19 May, 2017, 22:59

When we asked Google support, they neglected to explain how the feature works and said they didn't want to give us any false information.

While Assistant won't be able to replace Siri completely, it will function as part of Google's already existing iPhone app. Sure, most people don't, but it's not too hard. That may sound like science fiction, but the threat is real enough to prompt warnings from respected technology leaders and scientists, including Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk and Stephen Hawking.

Always working in the background, it scans applications for viruses and will be automatically installed on all Android phones that have Google Play on board.

Google, Microsoft, Apple and Amazon.com Inc (AMZN.O) are competing to establish the dominant voice-powered digital assistant, which many in the industry believe will supplant keyboards and touch screens as a primary way that users interact with technology.

- Google said it is cutting the cord on virtual reality headsets with Daydream, which will not require connection to a computer or smartphone.

Fleury or Murray? Sullivan keeps quiet on goalie situation
Expect the Penguins to bounce back in Game 4, as they have only lost consecutive playoff games under Mike Sullivan twice. As much as their Game 1 win instilled confidence in them, they have to play much more desperate than they did in Game 2.

For instance if you have Uber running and then open Twitter to catch up on memes, rather than Uber using the GPS to get your location, the operating system will tell it your last location.

Google's upcoming Android O Beta release to address in the happening Google I/O 2017 annual developers conference in California. This will let developers and product makers build the Google Assistant into just about anything. It is also not clear as of now whether Google will place a bold move by pipping out its own branded device under Android Go unlike Android One, which had Google tying up with manufacturing partners for its facilitation.

But a bigger announcement comes in Google Assistant's overall expansion. Lens uses AI to identify images viewed through a phone. You can ask for directions to a specific address, what's now on YouTube TV or an image of your schedule and Google Home will be able to display it on your phone or TV.

Pinterest has a similar tool. Some of the new features that users can expect from Android O were revealed when Google released the first developer preview for the operating system in March, but here's a quick recap of some of the most interesting ones. And if you have the new Echo Show, you can even do video calls. A program called Google Lens will analyze your photos and be able to remove obstacles, such as a chain-link fence, that obscure your shot. Moreover, Google said it will add visual responses from Assistant on users' TVs with Chromecast.

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