Five new features to try in Messages

Over the past few years, we’ve been working on improving the messaging experience on Android—from working with carriers to upgrade their networks to RCS to building new features…. Source: https://www.blog.google/topics/rcs/five-new-features-try-messages/

Google Home gets smarter multiple command support, now answers up to three queries at a time

Since last November, we have been able to issue two queries to our Google Home speakers at once and they would understand them. But at this year’s I/O, Google promised improvements to multiple commands that would require less verbosity and would allow more than two commands at a time…. Source: https://www.androidpolice.com/2018/06/12/google-home-gets-smarter-multiple-command-support-now-answers-three-queries-time/

Google Lens: real-time answers to questions about the world around you

There’s so much information available online, but many of the questions we have are about the world right in front of us. That’s why we started working on Google Lens, to put the answers right where the questions are, and let you do more with what you see…. Source: https://www.blog.google/products/google-vr/google-lens-real-time-answers-questions-about-world-around-you/

How to set up multiroom audio on Google Home

Those who pre-ordered may have received a shiny new Google Home Mini yesterday. If you already own a standard Google Home, or perhaps have bought multiple Google Home Mini devices, it’s easy to pair the speakers to play audio from all devices at once…. Source: http://www.techadvisor.co.uk/how-to/digital-home/multiroom-audio-google-home-3665671/

Nest’s Temperature Sensor is now available for $39

Don’t worry if you missed out on pre-ordering Nest’s Temperature Sensor last month — it’s now available for purchase, and you can even get it straight from the company’s website or from the Google Store…. Source: https://www.engadget.com/2018/05/03/nests-temperature-sensor-is-now-available-for-39/

Gmail’s biggest redesign is now live

The world’s most popular email service is getting a big overhaul today. Google is making official the changes we saw leaked earlier this month, with email snoozing, nudging, and confidential mode making their debut alongside a substantial visual redesign for Gmail on the web…. Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/25/17277360/gmail-redesign-live-features-google-update

Google Chrome adds a new emoji right-click shortcut

Google Chrome added a new shortcut today to make adding emoji on desktop easier. It’s currently on the testing channel Chrome Canary, and users can enable it now by going to chrome://flags and searching “emoji,” as spotted by 9to5Google…. Source: https://www.theverge.com/2018/4/6/17206312/google-chrome-emoji-desktop-shortcut-right-click