You Can Now Use Shazam, Instacart, And Other Android Apps With “Okay Google” Commands

shazam You’ve been able to use your voice (“Ok Google”) to do all sorts of stuff on Android for a while now. But said stuff has all been built-in by Google itself; third party developers haven’t really been able to tap into that functionality.
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13 TechCrunch Stories You Don’t Want To Miss This Week

TC-weekly-roundup1 This week, Apple Watch deliveries officially arrived to the first pre-order customers, Q1 earnings were released and Google announced its wireless cell service Project Fi. These were our best stories of the week (4/18-4/24). Read More

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Google Launches Its Own Wireless Service, Project Fi

google fi As rumored for weeks, Google has just announced plans to offer its own wireless cellular service. Here’s what we know so far: It’s called “Project Fi” It’s for Nexus 6 owners only, at first. It’s invite only right now It’s built on top of Sprint and T-Mobile’s networks Subscribers pay $20 for unlimited talk/text, and then pay $10 per gig of data.… Read More

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Mesosphere Brings Support For Google’s Kubernetes To Its Operating System For The Data Center

Screenshot 2015-04-21 at 11.13.31 Google would like its Kubernetes project to become the standard for interacting with large computing clusters and containers. Mesosphere, which also has a strong focus on containers, is trying to establish its technologies as the default operating system for the datacenter. At first, those two projects may seem as if they should be at odds with each other, but as both Google and Mesosphere… Read More

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Makerbot’s Saddest Hour

makerbot-mill In the process of growth, startups change. They change from scrappy three-person operations to behemoths with new employees rolling in daily. They go on hiring sprees and the founders no longer know the people sitting at cubicles outside their offices. Bigger companies – Google and the like – start sniffing around. And those changes add up – going from 50 mph to lightspeed is… Read More

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Facebook, eBay, Vice News And Others First To Support Chrome’s New Push Notifications

chrome With last week’s release of an updated version of the Chrome browser for Android, Google debuted a new feature that will allow websites to engage with mobile users by way of push notifications, making websites more competitive with native apps. Now we know which websites will be among the first to support Chrome push notifications on web and mobile, thanks to additional… Read More

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Android Wear’s Second Big Update Is Coming: Gestures, WiFi, And Better UI In The Next Few Weeks

moto 360 Word around the rumor mill was that Android Wear was about to get a pretty big update — and sure enough, such an update is officially on the way.
Here’s whats new… Read More

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Google Wants To Speed Up The Web With Its QUIC Protocol

2795841993_231f831381_o You may have never heard of it, but if you are a Chrome users, chances are you’ve used Google’s QUIC protocol already. As Google disclosed this week, about half of all requests from Chrome to Google’s servers are now served over QUIC. So what’s the big deal here? QUIC is Google’s experimental, low-latency Internet transportation protocol over UDP, a protocol… Read More

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