Google Allo, A Smart Messaging App

Allo is an instant messaging mobile app developed by Google that includes a virtual assistant and provides a “smart reply” function that allows users to reply without typing. Allo’s “Smart reply” function uses Google’s machine learning technology to suggest a reply to the last message, which can be selected from a few options. The feature…

Google Home

Google Home is a Wi-Fi speaker that also works as a smarthome control center and an assistant for the whole family. You can use it to playback entertainment throughout your entire house, effortlessly manage every-day tasks, and ask Google what you want to know.

Google Assistant

Google Assistant is an intelligent personal assistant developed by Google and announced at Google I/O May 2016. It is considered an extension of Google Now. Unlike Google Now, Google Assistant can engage in two-way conversations. The assistant is currently integrated in the Allo app.

Google Fi, Reasonably Priced Cell Phone Service

Google Fi is a cell phone service that only charges you for the data you use. It cost $20 a month for unlimited talk and text. WOW! Data is only $10 per gigabyte and you get a refund for the data that you don’t use. Say your plan is for 1 GB per month and you…

Chromebooks Are Best For Noobs

I’ve said it many times but I’ll say it again. Most “normals” (non-geeks) should not be using a full on multi-purpose computer. They are far to complicated. Most non-geeks just want to get on Facebook, check email and order stuff from Amazon. There is no reason to get a computer that can do anything including…

Google I/O 2016

Android Apps on Chrome OS Soon you will be able to  run Android apps on your Chromebook. Google Home Google Home is Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo a voice activated device that answers questions and orders products from Amazon. Google Home is a voice-activated home product that allows you and your family to get answers from…

Turn your old computer into a fast Chrome OS device in minutes!

Neverware’s CloudReady can turn an older computer into an extremely useful device by installing the Chromium OS. It basically turns that doorstop into a Chromebook or Chromebox. To get started you need any desktop or laptop computer with 2 gigs of RAM although some may not work fully. Check the CloudReady Certified Hardware list. If your hardware…

A great Chromebook from Acer

Everyone knows that I am a big Chromebook fan but my Chromebook but it’s several years old and it is getting a little long in the tooth. I also would like a little bigger display and a little more power. Until recently you had to buy a cheap Chromebook with a 11.6 inch display or buy a…

Google Photos

Google Photos is a photograph and video sharing and storage service by Google. It was announced in May 2015 and spun out from Google+, the company’s social network. At its launch, reviewers wrote that the service was among the best of its kind. With Google Photos you can: find your photos and videos faster, editing…

Chromebook vs Cloudbook

We know a Chromebook is a computer running Chrome OS and its main function is accessing Internet based services. A Cloudbook is a Windows based computer that pretty much does the same thing but you can additionally run Windows applications on it. Let’s watch Father Robert and Brian of TWiT‘s “KnowHow” tell you the pros and cons…