Google Home update removes some group speaker functionalities

Users of smart speakers that rely on Google Home to manage their various speaker groups will start being a bit more inconvenienced. Sonos won a long-standing legal battle against Google for patent infringement and now we’ll start feeling the effects of the changes that Google has to make in both the hardware and software aspects […]

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Google to bring 3rd gesture action for the Nest Hub (2nd gen)

One of the selling points of the 2nd generation Nest Hub is Motion Sense which lets you have gesture capabilities without having to actually touch the display. This is through the power of Soli radar technology which lets you do QuickGestures like air tapping or swiping left or right. It looks like Google is set […]

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Comment les assistants vocaux viennent en aide aux patients atteints de Parkinson

Les troubles de la parole sont fréquents chez les patients souffrant de la maladie de Parkinson. Cependant, les premières recherches menées par l’université de Monash en Australie et l’université d’Ulster au Royaume-Uni ont révélé que les technologies d’assistance vocale telles que Google Home et Amazon Alexa pourraient potentiellement améliorer les thérapies précoces de la parole […]

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Wyze app gets support Google Home, Assistant support for Lock

Wyze has built a name for itself for affordable smart home devices which includes security cameras, robot vacuums, and just a year ago, the Wyze Lock. It got pretty good reviews especially when it comes to its price point, but one thing missing at launch was support for Google Home and Google Assistant. But now […]

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Android 12 makes setting up Google Home devices seamless and quicker

Android 12 is the most awaited operating system update. The Beta 2 update of the forthcoming OS has started rolling out for eligible devices, and already early adaptors are experiencing some radical changes the new OS is expected to bring to the fore. Amid the other noted changes, Android 12 is slated to make setting […]

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Google Home update brings “only ring when home” feature

While most people will most likely answer calls on their mobile devices, those who have smart speakers and smart displays also have the option to take the calls from those devices. Last year, we got “presence sensing” for Home & Away Routines but now we’re getting another option that lets your devices take calls only […]

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Alexa lets you listen to Queen’s broadcast live on Echo devices

If you’ve made it a yearly habit to listen to Queen Elizabeth’s Christmas message live, things are about to become a bit easier this year. Well, that is, if you have an Amazon Echo smart speaker or smart display. This year, you’ll be able to ask Alexa to summon The Queen (and not the one […]

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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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Google Home app gets presence detection, improved routines

Before a new smart speaker is revealed by Google, let us look into the Google Home system as the main mobile app has recently received an important feature. There is no major announcement from the tech giant but version 2.28 is now available on the Google Play Store. The latest update also gives a hint […]

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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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Google reportedly working on Nest-branded “prince” speaker

We may not see a new Pixel devices anytime soon but Google is reportedly working on bringing us a new smart speaker. It might be a Nest-branded device and might be somewhere in between the Google Home and the Google Home Max, sound-quality wise. It may also be unassuming and simple in terms of design […]

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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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Google Home Max shows random Nest Cam footage of another house

Smart home gadgets are usually very helpful. If we are to weigh the pros and cons, many people will say their smart devices have more benefits than disadvantages. We can agree that they offer many good things but we cannot discount the fact they can also be dangerous. There have been reports of smart devices […]

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Google Home is on sale for $29 for a limited time only

If you’ve been thinking about getting the Google Home smart speaker for years, now is probably the best time to get it and we mean right now. Google’s original Google Assistant-powered device is on sale at its lowest price now at just $29. They didn’t make any big announcement about this but it’s already garnering […]

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