Google Home adds new tools for developers to build better games, like text adventures

Actions on Google was announced last year and meant to expand Home’s capabilities through third-party services. Since then, a number of services have released fun and useful experiences. Google is now adding new tools for developers to build better voice games for Assistant.

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Would having a mesh router built into Google Home be useful for you? [Poll]

As the Google Home now works with most smart appliances, its role in people’s households is becoming more important. A report came out this morning suggesting that Google is working on a future device that merges the Google Home and a mesh Wifi router. Would you be interested in picking up a future Google Home device that could be used as an access point?

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Google said to unveil Pixel phones alongside 4K Chromecast, Google Home, & Daydream VR viewer on Oct. 4

The news that says Google is seemingly dropping the Nexus branding for its upcoming pair of flagship smartphones in favor of a more streamlined “Pixel” and “Pixel XL” nomenclature has just dropped, but Android Police is adding fuel to the fire with additional pieces of information regarding Google’s upcoming hardware focused event, which is said to be planned for next month with a slew of juicy announcements…

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iHeartRadio added to list of music streaming services supported by Google Home, rollout imminent

Google has today updated the official list of services that Google Home supports with mention of iHeartRadio. The music streaming service hasn’t been officially available on Google Home up to this point, but now it looks like Google is rolling it out…

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Opinion: Google Home is extremely compelling for two big reasons, but it’s still losing a major battle with Amazon’s Echo

Along with the Pixel smartphones, Chromecast Ultra, Google WiFi, and more, Google also launched the Google Home, its Amazon Echo competitor. While this new product is insanely compelling, enough to where I’ve already pre-ordered despite owning an Echo, there is one giant obstacle it has to face: compatibility.

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9to5Toys Last Call: Google Home + Philips Hue Lighting Kit $258, Lenovo Chromebook $128, ASUS ZenPad Tablet $270, more

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Uber now allows you to save custom locations other than home and work

Rolling out today, Uber is making it easier for you to remember destinations other than your home and work addresses with Saved Places. Whether you visit a particular friend or relative’s house, restaurant, or even a park fairly often, it can get annoying trying to remember the exact address when hailing an Uber. Now, these saved locations can be saved as a shortcut…

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