Timeline: Google IO 2016 event

MOUNTAIN VIEW: CALIFORNIA: The Latest from Google’s software conference (all times local):10:30 a.m.Following in Amazon’s footsteps, Google is unveiling a smart home assistant that lets people listen to music and podcasts, as well as manage tasks such as setting alarms and compiling shopping lists, throughout their home.Called Google Home , the Internet-connected device lets users control it with their voice to listen to music and control lights and thermostats in the home, for example.Mario Quiroz, a vice president at Google, says the sleek, flower pot-like device also lets you ask Google about “anything you want.”Google says that unlike other home assistants, Home will work with other speakers in the house too.In the future, Google says the device could let users control things outside of their home too.The company has not…

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