YOU PROBABLY DON’T have a landline phone, because it’s not 1995. But you miss it sometimes, don’t you? Knowing where the phone was all the time, having something anyone could pick up and use, avoiding the rock-paper-scissors over who has to waste their cell phone battery calling Dominos.

Earlier this year at its developer conference, Google promised to turn its Home smart speaker into a sort of futuristic landline. Today, it’s making good on that promise. You can now call any business or person in your contacts, as long as they live in the US or Canada, just by asking Google to do so.

Of course, there’s no rotary dial here. You can call by number, or name a person or business and it’ll call using your Wi-Fi. It’s like the world’s smartest speakerphone.

Read more: Ditch That Landline and Use Google Home Instead

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Published by Mike Rawson

Mike Rawson has recently re-awoken a long-standing interest in robots and our automated future. He lives in London with a single android - a temperamental vacuum cleaner - but is looking forward to getting more cyborgs soon.

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Ditch That Landline and Use Google Home Instead

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