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Google Home wants to help you research your next flight

Google’s Google Home smart speaker just got a new feature powered by the company’s Google Flights search engine: the ability to research airplane trips by having a conversation with your speaker. You can already do something similar on an Amazon Echo using a skill created by Kayak, but Google’s version lets you conclude a search … Continue reading “Google Home wants to help you research your next flight”

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Google’s Google Home smart speaker just got a new feature powered by the company’s Google Flights search engine: the ability to research airplane trips by having a conversation with your speaker. You can already do something similar on an Amazon Echo using a skill created by Kayak, but Google’s version lets you conclude a search by asking to track the price of the flight via email alerts from Google Flights.
Neither of these incarnations of voice-enabled travel research yet offer the ability to seal the deal by actually purchasing a ticket—an option that will surely come along sooner or later. 

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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