I’m pleased to see you’re covering the growing world of home automation. I think David Ludlow slightly misinformed readers, however, by saying in Shopper 359 that Google Home cannot be expanded with skills in the way as Alexa.
But of course it can, with Google Actions. In addition, Google offers a range of tools to allow users to develop their own Actions, some suited to developers and other tools suited to enthusiasts.
I managed to set my Google Home to respond in a defined way when I speak certain phrases.
I would love this to be a topic for Advanced Projects. Computer Shopper could even expose its contents as a Google Home Action, so I could say ‘Ask Computer Shopper mag which edition has an article on qubits’. Michael Waite