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Google I/O 2016: Everything you need to know

Google made quite a few announcements during their I/O 2016 keynote. From a new way to talk to Google to an Amazon Echo competitor called Google Home and of course a looking at upcoming versions of Android and Android Wear.For those who might have missed the keynote:Google also had the keynote available in 360 video:Google AssistantThe Google Assistant is an ongoing two-way dialogue between you and Google. It is meant to help understand your world and get things done.Whether it’s buying movie tickets while you’re out and about, finding a restaurant nearby, the Google assistant can help you with all that and much more.The Google Assistant will integrate Google’s search tools and technology and be implemented into some of Google’s upcoming services and devices like Google Home and Allo.The Google Assistant will be available later this year.Google HomeGoogle Home is Google’s much smaller and more powerful answer to the Amazon Echo. It is a voice-activated product and you can enjoy entert…

May the Fourth Be With You! (Happy Star Wars Day 2016!)

It’s that time of year again, May the Fourth Be With You. A day where fans celebrate the Star Wars movies, going all the way back to the 1977 film,  A New Hope to anticipating the release of Rogue One: A Star Wars Story in December 2016.Here is what the Wikipedia about the popular phrase, “May the Force be with you”:The expression “May the Force be with you” has achieved cult status and is symbolic of the Star Wars legacy. The line has been said by at least one character in each of the Star Wars movies. In A New Hope, there are several mentions of the Force in reference to Luke Skywalker, by Obi-Wan Kenobi (“Use the Force, Luke” and “The Force will be with you, always”) and Darth Vader (“The Force is strong with this one”).The famous line is actually said by General Dodonna after explaining the Death Star attack plan to the Rebel pilots. It is said again by Han Solo to Luke, right before the attack on the Death Star battle station. The line is also said by Luke Skywalker at the end of…