Google Home Review: Why you might not need a Maid/Nanny anymore.

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Making machines become as human as possible and humans become as lazy as possible seems to be the ultimate goal of the 21st Century Automation Technologies. And guess what? It’s working.

Imagine sleeping on your bed and say “Dial my Pizza Guy” or “Call my UBER Driver” and in a split second a call is set up. Imagine you wanting to know what items you need in your fridge and the reply is just a second away. Maybe calling out a Hollywood blockbuster or favorite YouTube Video and it just pops up on your screen in a blink of an eye.

Well, the birth of the term Internet-of Things (IoT) by Kevin Ashton in 1999 which was formerly dubbed as “Embedded Internet” or “Pervasive Internet” made us come to a realization that Truly, Facebook, WhatsApp and Instagram is not all there is to use internet for after all.

Since IoT came into the picture, a number of Technological campaigns have been launched to see through the goal of connecting hardware together to perform different set of activities of given individual interest.

In as much as we love to refer to it as Technology Magic, IoT works on principles of sensors and actuators being embedded in different hardware and linked through wired and wireless Networks. It is through this that Google and its brainy team decided to make our lives more fun and simplified that you might just feel it as easy enough to give your maid or nanny a break

So What is Google Home Anyway?  What can it Do?

Just a few years after Amazon released its Voice controlled speaker that could play you cool music, help you buy things online and help one control other IoT devices called “The Echo”, Google saw to it that with all its supportive applications, it would land a device which by use of these would be smaller, cheaper but could do everything The Echo could.

Google currently has a series of 3 Google Home product lines. The Google Home released in November 2016 in US, The Google Home Mini released in October 2017 and Google Home Max released in December 2017 being the most recent of them all. All these have inbuilt and 3rd Party embedded services running within which help the user get fast feedback just as soon as gives it a voice command. The Google Home uses a number of supportive applications such as Google Assistant for two-way conversations functionality, Netflix for Movies, YouTube for Videos, iHeartRadio for Audios & Music, Spotify, Google Play Music, Google Photos for photos and videos too, Google Keep for tasks and CNN, CNBC & The Wall Street Journal for News Updates.

Among other Functions Google Home Can:

  • Group and Connect together a large number of users’ speakers to aid synchronized play od music in given rooms of interest.
  • Support hands free calling: Meaning, you can make personal or business voice calls just by calling out a number from your phone.
  • Do Bluetooth streaming through the compatible devices and do Bluetooth pairing with speakers without requiring Chromecast streamer.
  • Schedule Calendar Appointments and invoke reminders.

With all these Technological Advancements, it is only a question what Technology can or can’t  make us accomplish.

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