Google makes it easier for Assistant to come to any device

Computer Hardware

Google Assistant can help with a lot of things, but since Google's digital helper is limited to only certain types of devices right now, how helpful is it, really?

Well, the answer to that question is about to change as Google just released the developer preview of the Google Assistant SDK. 

While this doesn't mean much to consumers on the face of it, it does mean developers can implement Google Assistant in any device they create. This will likely lead to an influx of gadgets that have the Assistant's smarts built in, including ones you can one day buy.

"With this SDK you can now start building your own hardware prototypes that include the Googl…
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Users’ orders: Make it easier to build hybrid clouds

Computer Hardware

A funny thing happened on the way to the hybrid cloud: Building the infrastructure was a pain in the neck.

That’s what enterprise IT people in the Open Networking User Group have discovered. Last year, public cloud providers persuaded C-level executives to move significant corporate workloads to the cloud, but the tools weren’t there to make it work, said Nick Lippis, co-founder and co-chairman of ONUG.

“There is a ton of custom work that has to be done,” Lippis said.

So the user group, which includes IT executives from hundreds of enterprises, chose building hybrid cloud infrastructure as its focus for this year. It will be the main top…
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New Legislation Aims to Make it Easier for Customers, Indie Shops to Repair iPhones

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Lawmakers in Nebraska, Minnesota, New York, Massachusetts and Kansas have introduced legislation aiming to legalize “Right to Repair” rules for electronic devices, including Apple’s iPhone, reports Motherboard. The laws would require manufacturers to sell replacement parts to independent repair shops and customers, and force them to make service and diagnostic m…
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