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'Chirp' is Google's answer to Amazon's Echo

Google is working on a hardware product to rival Amazon’s Echo personal voice assistant. The device, codenamed Chirp, will resemble the company’s OnHub wireless router according to a new report from Re/code.

The Invisible Platform: Voice-based computing

Sometimes it’s the things hidden in plain sight that have the biggest impact in the long run. After an awkward start, the Echo has morphed into the new tech darling, receiving heaps of praise for its ability to easily and intuitively bring control to our digital devices and services.