Voice Activated Fireplace Is As Cool As It Gets

A fireplace can add a cozy, relaxed atmosphere — and a touch of style — to any home. Redditor [hovee] saw the opportunity to add some flair to his gas fireplace by making it voice activated. Check out the video of it in action below. Google Home and Google Assistant provides the voice recognition component. A Raspberry…

via Voice Activated Fireplace Is As Cool As It Gets — Hackaday

Android Nougat’s ‘flowered’ home button animation will be tied to Google Assistant, and it looks awesome

Android Nougat’s ‘flowered’ home button animation will be tied to Google Assistant, and it looks awesome

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We’ve seen several big leaks over the past few weeks in regard to the upcoming release of Android Nougat, however within those we’ve seen one common element, a “flowered” home button. Usually Google’s home button in the navigation bar is a constant icon, but in this upcoming release it looks as though that might change,…

via Android Nougat’s ‘flowered’ home button animation will be tied to Google Assistant, and it looks awesome — 9to5Google