Google supported calls allowed with smart devices, ending in UK

You may have missed it but your Google Nest or Google Home displays and speakers have received another update. It seems Google is really serious in making these things even smarter. Google supported calling is now possible with your smart display or speaker. This means you can call anyone from your smart home device by […]

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Nest Hub Max knows you’re near, no need to say “Hey Google”

Saying ‘Hey, Google’ isn’t really that difficult. It’s quite easy with only three syllables but things can even get easier because something can sense your presence. There is no confirmation or announcement yet but a Nest Hub Max user noticed his smart display knows when he is nearby. Jan Boromeusz, the same person who shared […]

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Google Home app gets updated with Home & Away Routines

The Google Home app is getting another round of updates. Just a few weeks ago, the mobile app received presence detection and improved routines plus the Wifi app’s advanced router controls. This week, the app is finally getting ‘Home & Away Routines’ to allow users to automate home devices and easily take care of everyday […]

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Apple, Amazon, Google, and Zigbee Alliance Standard for Smart Home Technology on Track for 2021 Release

Last year, Apple, Amazon, Google, and the Zigbee Alliance, which includes Ikea, Samsung, and Philips, announced a new working group known as “Project Connected Home over IP” that set about developing an IP-based open-source connectivity standard for smart home products, with a focus on increased compatibility, security, and simplified development for manufacturers. The group has […]

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Assistants vocaux : la CNIL veut profiter des « frictions désirables »

Les assistants vocaux s’installent dans les habitudes numériques des utilisateurs, et la CNIL garde un œil sur l’évolution de ces technologies. Si on associe fréquemment ces nouveaux outils aux enceintes connectées types Homepod ou Amazon Echo, le rapport de la CNIL rappelle que ceux-ci sont embarqués dans de nombreux produits, notamment les smartphones, et que […]

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Google Home app gets Wifi app’s advanced router controls

The Google Home app is getting another round of updates. A new Device Controls feature was added to the Google Home app support courtesy of Android 11. More improvements are being added that are focused on integrations with the new Nest Wifi routers. The Google Home app has received the settings from the Wifi. The […]

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Vidéos : l’assistant vocal de Google n’enregistrera plus automatiquement les sons

Cette option, qui permettait de faire progresser l’intelligence artificielle de Google Home, enregistrait des conversations privées. Dans un mail, envoyé le 5 août, le géant américain a confirmé aux utilisateurs que cette fonctionnalité ne sera plus automatiquement activée. [embedded content] “Les utilisateurs auront ainsi la possibilité de vérifier et de confirmer leur choix, et nous […]

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Android 11 brings new Device Controls feature with Google Home app support

More Android 11 details have been shared by XDA editor Mishaal Rahman. He won’t stop sharing his knowledge until Google officially releases the new Android OS version. Not that we have no idea about the new mobile OS since several Developer Previews have rolled out already but there are new interesting features and more improvements […]

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Alexa, Cortana, Google et Siri vous écoutent

Personne n’aime que des étrangers s’immiscent dans une conversation. Surtout lorsqu’ils ont tendance à interrompre sans prévenir. Une étude estime que les enceintes intelligentes s’activent, alors même que vous ne les avez pas appelées, entre 1,5 et 19 fois par jour. Le temps moyen d’activation est de 43 secondes, ce qui signifie que 43 secondes de vos conversations […]

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Google Assistant, Nest devices can now make Sonos their default speaker

While Sonos may be involved in an uphill legal battle against Google, the two previously worked to bring Google Assistant and devices that have the digital assistant to Sonos devices. That project is now paying off as you will now be able to set Sonos devices as the default speakers for your Nest Hub, Google […]

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Amazon Continues to Dominate U.S. Smart Speaker Market

Amazon’s Echo speakers continue to be the most popular smart speakers in the United States, and will remain in the dominant spot through at least 2021, according to new smart speaker user estimates shared today by eMarketer (via TechCrunch).An estimated 69.7 percent of U.S. smart speaker users will use an Amazon Echo product in 2020, […]

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De nouvelles failles dans les enceintes Alexa et Google Home

Les attaques contre les objets connectés ont explosé cette saison, et les hackers sont capables d’écouter les enceintes Alexa et Google Home à l’insu des utilisateurs. C’est ce que révèlent deux chercheurs en sécurité de Security Research Labs (SRLabs) qui précisent sur Zdnet.com que ces attaques ne sont pas nouvelles puisque les failles existent depuis […]

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