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Project Alias makes your smart speaker mind its own business

With the rise of always-listening smart home speakers like Amazon Echo and Google Home comes a greater worry about the privacy of their users. While Google and Amazon have maintained that their smart home speakers are only ever listening for their wake words, the fact that you’re putting a mic that’s live 24/7 in your house is unsettling for some … Continue reading

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Google Home Hub hands-on: A surprisingly compact smart display

Sure, Google's new Home Hub wasn't a secret today -- but I was still surprised at just how tiny the device is in real life. I imagined a tablet-sized screen perched on top of something resembling the giant Google Home Max, but I couldn't have been mo...

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Google Home Hub poses for a family picture, shows a new skill

Google loves having a family of devices.

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Google Home Hub leak shows Charcoal color, side view

The Pixel 3 might not be the only thing Google will unveil in two weeks.

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Huawei will unveil the Mate 20 on October 16

After showing off its latest mobile processor and a smart speaker-router hybrid that looks just like the Google Home, Huawei left its IFA audience with one more little nugget to chew upon. CEO Richard Yu announced that its upcoming Mate 20 flagship w...

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Google Store summer sale serves up Pixel 2 XL, Home discounts

Ready for another summer sale? Google has kicked off one of its own over at the Google Store, dropping prices on a number of devices

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Google Home Smart Display is still on the table

Google has a rather curious strategy when it comes to hardware products. On the one hand, it partners with other manufacturers and licenses them technologies or software to use. On the other hand, it has also started to create its own hardware to compete with those partners

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Google brings voice calling to Home speakers in the UK

It's taken a while, but finally Google Home speakers in the UK can be used to make hands-free voice calls. The feature was announced at Google I/O 2017 and introduced in the US last August.

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Google just spilled a mind-boggling fact about Google Home sales

2017 was a pretty big year for Google from an IoT standpoint. Google Home came into its own as smart home hub, and Google Assistant saw rapid expansion to a bunch of new countries and devices.

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Google’s Assistant will help ‘sync’ your smart home devices

Smart homes can be tricky to manage, especially if you've invested in a bunch of different brands. If you have a Google Home, good news: You can now use the Google Assistant to clean up and "sync" any misbehaving devices.

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