theit’s not, but tech events like Google I/O have appeal for people beyond the developers in the audience. They offer a glimpse of the technology that will soon be in our hands and our homes.
This year’s Google I/O gave us more than just software updates, likeadjusts to and the transition to . Google also focused on hardware, talking about, among other things, the and phones, the headphones and the , his first smartwatch. Be sure to check out our .
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