Google app replacing Assistant’s ‘What can you do?’ section

The Google Assistant can do a lot, with the company touting “over 1 million actions to try.” Since launch, one way to find out the smart assistant’s capabilities was by viewing the aptly named “What can you do?” section. However, in recent days, Google has removed and swapped that help screen out. more…

via Google app replacing Assistant’s ‘What can you do?’ section — 9to5Google

This popular Japanese snack can teach you how to code

This popular Japanese snack can teach you how to code


Glico, that Japanese company that makes a bunch of popular snacks like Pocky, has created what’s probably the most delicious way to learn basic coding. It has launched a new app called Glicode, which features a character you can control by taking photos of your noms. Seriously. You know how Pocky’s basically a biscuit stick covered in chocolate, strawberry and all sorts of yummy flavors? Well, you have to position and arrange them in a way that the app can translate into digital commands, and then take a photo. If you do things right, your character can move through obstacles. The app is now out for Android, though it looks like the company is also developing an iOS version. We were able to download it just fine, so it’s definitely available outside Japan. As you can guess, Glico conjured up this project for kids, but there’s absolutely no reason you can’t try it out. After all, nobody can tell you not to play with your food anymore.

via This popular Japanese snack can teach you how to code — AIVAnet

Google’s Assistant Apps

Google’s Assistant Apps

Google, located in Mountain View California had a Tech show at the Shoreline Amphitheater.  It was so crowded that everybody had to show their badge to go inside the Amphitheater.

They talked about DayDreamer and Allo, Duo.  These are the new  apps.Google Assistant is a  new chat app called Allo is like our personal assistant.

According to Google’s chief executive Mr. Sundar Pichai,”Google’s new Assistant is its attempt to bring together a set of disparate efforts that have lacked a coherent brand,”

According to Mr. Dawson, Vice President . “One of the worst things about Samsung’s Gear VR [headset] is the control system – Daydream looks much better.”