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The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>1 The basics<p>2 Voice Match and multiple users<p>3 Assistant apps<p>3.1 Important distinctions about Assistant apps<br>• 3.2 Assistant apps are …

Smart Homes

Latest Google Play services beta rolling out w/ fix for Chromecast-caused Wi-Fi issues, download here

As promised yesterday, Google has begun rolling out a Google Play services update to users that should fix the reported Wi-Fi slowdowns and outages cause by Chromecast built-in devices (Google Homes, Android TVs, Chromecasts, etc.). In case it hasn’t reached your device yet, you can download the …

Wi-Fi

As Canadians consume 'harmful' levels of sodium, officials urge chefs to limit salt but face resistance

The federal government has been putting in place healthy eating policies in a bid to curb sugar, saturated fat and other problematic nutrients. They're now turning their attention to salt at a time when the average Canadian adult consumes 'harmful' levels of sodium each day. Ann Hui reports on the …

Boomers, gen-X, millennials: How living costs compare then and now

Amy Clausen wonders whether her kids will ever enjoy a life like the one she had growing up in Metro Vancouver.<p>It’s a thought that weighs on the …

Demographics

Here are the jobs with the highest — and lowest — wage growth in Canada

When it comes to making ends meet, having an income that keeps up with living costs is key. So what are the best jobs to be had in Canada, when it …

Canada

Office 365's revamped web launchers put you to work sooner

Sometimes, it's not your productivity apps that need a tune-up... it's how you <i>get</i> to those apps that needs work. And Microsoft knows it. The tech firm has redesigned the Office.com front end and Office 365's web app launcher. There's now a recommended section that surfaces the activity that's …

The EK7000 is a 4K action cam as good as a $400 GoPro Hero5, but it only costs $73

If you’ve been toying with the idea of picking up a GoPro Hero5 Black but the sky-high price tag is causing you to balk, you’re about to be very …

CCleaner malware operators targeted tech firms including Cisco, Microsoft, Samsung

Updated: It is believed the threat actor behind the campaign is after intellectual property.<p>The threat actors behind the use of malware embedded in …

Among the Masters at the Ferrari and Lamborghini Museums

When I started planning our vacation to Italy my teenage sons worried about being trapped for hours in museums. I promised that wouldn’t happen, since I still have flashbacks to my parents dragging my sisters and me on exhaustive and exhausting visits to museums and places like the landscape …

Italy

The 8 Caribbean Islands With the Best Value for Visitors

Those who dream of the perfect beach escape from the US know that the Caribbean offers the most pampering bang for your buck. Destinations like …

Caribbean

The tax hassles of owning and selling a cottage or second home

As summer winds down, and families prepare to congregate for one final long weekend at the cottage before the school year begins, the tax and estate …

GM salmon hits shelves in Canada – but people may not know they're buying it

AquaBounty salmon was approved for sale in Canada in 2016, paving the way for it to become the first genetically engineered animal to enter the food supply<p>Canadian supermarkets have become the first in the world to stock genetically modified fish, and about five tonnes of GM salmon have been sold …

The secret to paying less tax in retirement

<i>Jonathan Chevreau is founder of the</i> Financial Independence Hub <i>and co-author of Victory Lap Retirement. He can be reached at jonathan@findependencehub.com</i><p>Every day, a thousand Canadian baby boomers turn 65. But as wealthier boomers cross the retirement finishing line, many will have to wrestle with …

10 Reasons You Need To Visit Jamaica ASAP

A jewel in the crown of the Caribbean is the island of Jamaica, which offers everything a holiday maker could wish for. Though a nation with a …

Caribbean

A new hunt for Avro Arrow models in the depths of Lake Ontario: This time the search will be different

State-of-the-art sonar technology used in the Franklin expedition will aid search this summer<p>It's become the stuff of legend — lying deep in the …

Einstein's Riddle

This is Einstein's riddle: There are five houses of different colors next to each other on the same road. In each house lives a man of a different …

Albert Einstein

Natural wonders and hidden gems just a couple of hours away from Toronto

There are all kinds of adventures waiting just a short drive away from the big city<p>As the summer kicks off,Torontonians will be making their way to …

Check out the micro drone that got more than $3.5 million on Indiegogo

Heads up: All products featured here are selected by Mashable's commerce team and meet our rigorous standards for awesomeness. If you buy something, …

Turmeric, red grape, and apple compounds 'starve' prostate cancer cells

What do turmeric, apples, and grapes have in common? According to a new study, they could hold the key to preventing and treating one of the most …

Microsoft blurs the line between desktop and cloud with OneDrive update

At Microsoft’s Build 2017 event today, the company introduced a new feature for the company’s cloud storage service OneDrive that will allow you to access your files without using up device storage. Called “Files On-Demand,” the feature will roll out along with the Windows 10 Fall Creators Update …

Dow Chemical Pushes White House to Kill Risk Study Showing Pesticide Dangers

WASHINGTON — Dow Chemical is pushing a Trump administration that's open to scrapping regulations to ignore the findings of federal scientists who point to a family of widely used pesticides as harmful to about 1,800 critically threatened or endangered species.<p>Lawyers representing Dow, whose CEO is …

Endangered Species

Google may be quietly tracking everywhere you go — here's how to turn it off

You probably don't know the answers to these questions — but Google might.<p>How? It's thanks to a feature nestled away in your Google account called Location History. If you care about your privacy, you should probably check it out.<p>Location History is exactly what it sounds like: It's a comprehensive …

Maps

Mapped: The world according to Internet connection speeds

Ever wondered which countries provide the most rapid Internet experience? The map above shows the world according to average connection speed in Mbits/s, as recorded by Akamai - the content delivery network (CDN) responsible for serving between 15 and 30 per cent of all web traffic.<p>The figures …

The “No-Knead Bread” Chef Now Has the Secret to Sourdough

How do you explain America’s ever increasing obsession with bread, even as the ranks of gluten-free adherents continue to expand?<p>Credit one pioneer …

Baking

2 big banks raise alarm over Toronto housing 'bubble'

Housing price surge of 23% in a year can't continue, BMO and TD warn<p>Two big banks are waving red flags about Toronto housing prices, calling them …

Dell XPS 2-in-1 review: Fine, but the laptop version is a better bet

Dell has capitulated to HP and Lenovo by producing a convertible version of its well-reviewed XPS 13 Windows laptop. The entry-level version costs $1000, which puts it $200 above the base model XPS 13. After using the convertible for the past few weeks, I get the idea. But I’m not convinced the new …

Consumer Tech

Lithium-Ion Pioneer Introduces New Battery That’s Three Times Better

94 year-old John Goodenough, one of the co-inventors of the lithium-ion battery that now powers everything from phones to Teslas, has developed a new …

Clean Energy

The Best Science Documentaries on Netflix, Ranked

Knowledge is power and Netflix is our professor.<p>The revolution will not be televised. It'll be sent to your inbox by us.<p>Sure, Netflix has a cadre of …

Inside the Startup Behind Silicon Valley's Favorite $100 Light Bulb

Austin-based lighting startup Ketra has built a state-of-the-art LED bulb and a state-of-the-art way to control it. But to sell its wares to the world’s biggest tech companies, it first had to build a state-of-the-art problem.<p><b>Two years ago,</b> as it prepared to build a new office on Manhattan’s West …

How Samsung plans to blow Siri out of the water

S Voice, Samsung’s answer to Siri, has been a poor excuse for a virtual assistant for the last four years. But the South Korean company is working on a brand new version for the Galaxy S8 — and it will have features that blow its competitors out of the water.<p>Samsung’s new assistant is dubbed Bixby, …

Samsung Pay