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The idea that a smartphone or some other pocket computer that can work on a larger display isn't new. Samsung has tried it with its DeX system and we've seen in in movies and TV plenty of times - like when Iron Man uses his smartphone with a holographic display.

During last week's Google I/O developer conference, Andrii Kulian - a software engineer working on Android's multi-display capability - gave a talk called “Build Apps for Foldable, Multi-Display, and Large-Screen Devices" where he discussed how developers can get apps ready for a multi-display world.

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Each year Google runs a number of large events, usually somewhere near its home-base in Silicon Valley, where it brings together different groups that are interested in the various parts Google's product and services roadmap. In a little less than 24 hours, Google will be running their annual Google I/O event. Here's everything you need to know about the event.

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At the opening of Google's I/O event, the company showed off their new AI tool. In the demonstration, someone told the Google Assistant they wanted to book an appointment. Google found the hairdresser and then phoned them, holding a natural language conversation with a person to make the appointment and add it to a calendar. The party on the other end of the phone didn't know they were talking to a computer (so we're told). This opens up an interesting future.

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Google I/O is the search giant's annual developer event. It kicks off overnight in Mountain View, California, just a day after Microsoft Build so they get a chance to not only announce their new products and services but also react to what's coming from the crowd in Seattle. So, what can we expect?