Mesh wireless networks in the home are the new thing, but is Google's take worth your time and money? Home networking is more important than ever before. So many of the services we use in our daily lives are now delivered through the...Show More Summary
The Google Home Mini has some advantages over the Echo Dot, especially in sound quality, but Amazon's little smart speaker is simply more versatile.
Back to Basics With the increasing abilities of home assistants like Google Home and Amazon Echo, the masses are flocking towards this all-in-one audio system trend. I think it’s...
The concept of a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo is a bit creepy. When it first came out, many people were wary of a device designed to listen in on them. When no major privacy problems with the device surfaced, Amazon's smart speaker became a surprise hit product. Google hasn't been so lucky. Show More Summary
A coalition of privacy advocacy groups are urging federal regulators to recall Google's new $50 smart speaker, after a malfunction in some early units caused it to secretly record conversations. The Google Home Mini has not actuallyShow More Summary
Matt Weinberger, writing for Business Insider: Google is permanently disabling a feature on the forthcoming Google Home Mini smart speaker after a reviewer discovered that it was surreptitiously recording his conversations without his knowledge...Show More Summary
IS THERE EVER A GOOD TIME TO GET CAUGHT EAVESDROPPING ON YOUR CUSTOMERS? The Google Home Mini secret-recording fiasco is a black eye at the worst possible time for Google.
Your privacy and personal data are a major topic this week as Daniel Bader, Andrew Martonik, and Jerry Hildenbrand talk about Google’s quick decision to disable touch-activated listening on the Home Mini before it becomes available to consumers. Show More Summary
Google Assistant on your phone is finally catching up to Google Home. You can now cast music and videos directly from your phone to Chromecast devices.
Both Alphabet companies offer smart home hardware and platforms, but the two are starting to find ways to make their devices work together. Three and a half years after being acquired by Google for $3.2 billion, Nest’s identity within its parent company–now called Alphabet–is starting to gel. Show More Summary
From alarm clocks to remote controls, Amazon Alexa and Google Home have worked their way into most smart home gadgets this holiday season. Here are our favorite smart home gadgets to get you connected.
How I went about cancelling The New York Times after getting my free(ish) Google Home.
The Pixel 2's updated launcher is here, and it looks pretty great. Google's been known to tweak its vision for Android's home screen setup with each new release, that's no different with this year's Pixel 2. Thanks to the folks at Android...Show More Summary
Should you buy a Google Home or a Google Home Mini? Big in importance but small in stature, the Home Mini was overshadowed by the Pixel 2 announcement at Google's recent hardware event. But it's an important addition to the company's...Show More Summary
It's the killer app -- and gateway drug -- for Google's Home Mini and the Amazon Echo Dot.
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You can now change the voice of Google Home between male and female. Here's how.
It's almost unfair that most of the world met our voice-controlled future in the form of an Amazon Echo. Sure, the gadget works, but damn is it ugly. The Google Home was better but still sort of silly-looking. That's why the sleek, minimalist Google Home Mini feels like a revelation. More »
If you use the official YouTube application on an Android device, you may have noticed that videos start to play automatically when you open the application or browse the video selection on the Home screen. Android Central reports that Google runs an autoplaying videos test currently in the YouTube application for Android. Show More Summary
It turns out that some Google Home Minis, the smart speakers that the company released in early October, were almost continuously recording audio from users’ homes. According to Artem Russakovskii, founder of the tech blog Android Police,...Show More Summary