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Here’s how to use Duplex, Google’s crazy new service that impersonates a human voice to make appointments on your behalf

Google is rolling out a new voice-enabled tool for Pixel users that can schedule appointments and book dinner reservations for you.

You can now use Google Maps to poll your friends on where to eat — here’s how to do it

Google's new group planning feature lets you poll your friends about which restaurant to eat at. The feature will be available when you update to the latest version of Google Maps on your smartphone.

Google’s eerily realistic new AI will identify itself when talking to people, says Google

Google's Duplex will have to identify itself on the phone, in order to prevent fooling people into thinking it's a real person
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

Google’s new features for combatting ‘tech addiction’ have little basis in science — here’s a closer look at what the re...

At this week's Google I/O developer conference, the company unveiled a collection of features aimed at improving users' wellbeing. The company's intentions may be good, but the scientific case for the features is weak. Here's a look at each of the new features — and what science says about them.

People are already forming some very strong opinions about Google’s wild new technology that sounds like a real human on the phone

Google Duplex was the talk of Google I/O, the company's annual developer conference that kicked off this week.

Android P looks exciting, but only about 6% of phones are running the latest version of Android

Android is the world's largest mobile operating system, but because of its multi-manufacturer approach, only a fraction of Android users have the latest operating system necessary to make the upgrade to Android P.

Google has announced it’s taking major steps to curb ‘tech addiction’ — here’s the reality

Google unveiled an initiative targeted at addressing what many call "tech addiction" at Google I/O on Thursday. Scientists who study smartphone and social media use say tech addiction isn't the real and concrete enemy that some are making it out to be, however.

Google added three cool new features to its ‘Lens’ tool: Here’s what they do

Google Lens, the visual search tool, is upping its game with a trio of new features to help you crib someone's fashion, navigate exotic restaurant menus and shop for furniture. The features roll out in the next few weeks to Android and iPhone users.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai.

15 mind-blowing announcements Google made at its biggest conference of the year

While there were a ton of announcements at Google I/O, the search giant's annual developer conference that kicked off on Tuesday, there were several highlights that will blow your mind.

The next version of Android could help you use your smartphone a lot less — here’s everything that’s new in Android P

At Google I/O, Google announced lots of thoughtful and meaningful features for Android P, the next version of the most popular operating system in the world.