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Google Home vs Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Is Smarter And Which Should You Buy?

More people are jumping into the smart speaker trend lately, and if you’re about to become one of them, you better know what you’re choices are. So should you pick Amazon Echo or Google Home?

Gadgets April 22, 2017

Google Home Gets Multi-User Support: How To Add Multiple Users And Manage Accounts

Google Home has finally added one of the most requested features: multi-user support. Here's how to add multiple users and manage accounts on the Google Home smart speaker.

Google April 21, 2017

Google Home Starts Getting Multi-User Support: Smart Speaker Can Now Recognize You By Voice

Google Home has now enabled multi-user support, allowing users to pair up to six Google accounts with the smart speaker. It can now also tell different voices apart, something Amazon Echo can’t do.

Gadgets April 21, 2017

Google Home: Multi-User Support Coming Soon To The Smart Speaker?

The Google Home smart speaker could soon benefit from multi-user support. Google erroneously showed users of the smart speakers a message that the feature was available for use.

Google April 13, 2017

Not Sure What Your Google Home Can Do? Here’s A Complete List Of Voice Commands

Google Home is an excellent smart speaker that’s capable of performing a trove of activities, from hailing an Uber ride to dimming the lights in your home. Here’s a complete list of everything you can do with it.

Gadgets April 13, 2017

Burger King Ad Tries To Hijack Google Home: Clever Marketing Stunt Or Invasion Of Privacy?

An advertisement released by Burger King looked to take advantage of the growing popularity of the Google Home smart speaker. Google has since ended the marketing stunt, which can be seen as both clever and invasive.

Google April 13, 2017

Google Home Getting Google Keep Shopping Lists, But That's Not All: Multi-User Support Also In Tow

Google Home has been gradually getting better and new updates are now taking things to the next level. Google Keep lists are now moved to the Home and Express apps, and the smart speaker is also getting multi-user support.

Gadgets April 10, 2017

Google Home: Next-Gen Smart Speaker May Also Work As Wi-Fi Extender

The next-gen Google Home smart speaker could come with a Wi-Fi router and mesh networking ability. Google may add these features in a bid to outsell Amazon's Echo, which has dominated the market till now.

Internet April 6, 2017

Google Home To Get Find From Store Feature: All You Need To Know

Google Home is poised to get a new find from store feature. This feature would enable users to ask Google Home whether a particular product is available nearby or not, and get relevant details in return.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 22, 2017

Google Home Removes 'Timely Content' Audio Ads Soon After Introducing Feature

Google has removed its audio ads hours after introducing it on its Google Home. The audio clips gave information about Disney’s newly-released movie ‘Beauty and the Beast.’

Gadgets March 18, 2017

Verizon LG G6 Preorders Now Live With 3 Special Offers: Trade-In Credit, Free Google Home, Or Free LG Smart TV

Verizon has started taking preorders for the LG G6 and it has three special offers to sweeten the deal. Interested customers can get $200 trade-in credits, a free Google Home, or a free LG Smart TV, so here's what you need to know.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 17, 2017

Amazon Echo Takes On Google Home: Tasks That The Echo Can Do Better

Google Home and the Amazon Echo are direct rivals and are currently embroiled in a stiff competition to get an edge in the smart home market. Here’s a look at some features where Amazon's Echo beats Google Home hands down.

Gadgets March 17, 2017

Google Home Reportedly Playing ‘Beauty And The Beast’ Ads: Google Denies They’re Ads Following Negative Reactions

Owners of Google’s smart speaker, Home, have reported hearing it play ads for 'Beauty and the Beast,' many of which found intrusive. Google, however, says the ads were simply timely content.

Smart Home March 16, 2017

LG G6 Buyers Will Get Free Google Home With The Smartphone

LG is offering a free Google Assistant to those who will be pre-ordering its latest flagship smartphone LG G6. The offer has gone live on March 15 as a part of LG G6' Google Home National Promotion.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech March 16, 2017

Is Obama Planning A Coup? No, Google Home Was Just Spreading Fake News

Google Home seems to have been up to no good, spreading fake news over the weekend. When asked whether or not former President Barack Obama is planning a coup, it said he might be planning one.

Internet March 6, 2017

Google Home Could Soon Challenge Amazon Echo With Multi-User Profiles And Voice Recognition To Distinguish Between Them

Google has apparently been working on multi-user support for its Google Home smart speaker, based on hints found in the code of the latest app version. Moreover, Google could also bank on voice recognition to allow for automatic switching between accounts.

Gadgets March 3, 2017

Siri Integration Coming To More iDevices Soon, Apple Not Looking At Smart Speakers

Apple may have decided not to follow the path taken by Amazon and Google and manufacture a Siri-enabled speaker. The company may instead look to make Siri available for multiple Apple devices.

Apple February 21, 2017

You Can Now Do Your Shopping Via Google Home: Here’s How

Google has now rolled out an update to its smart speaker that will let users shop online using their voice. However, there are a few limitations to consider.

Google February 16, 2017

Amazon Echo And Google Home Could Soon Let You Make Calls: Will Smart Speakers Replace Telephones?

Google and Amazon are looking into adding phone call functionality for their respective smart speakers, Home and Echo. Looming privacy concerns associated with the functionality is reportedly stalling development, however.

Smart Home February 15, 2017

Teach Amazon Echo, Google Home Not To Respond To Your TV: Here's How

Accidentally waking Amazon Echo or Google Home may be cute, but it could pose a risk especially when hijacked by a third party. Here are some steps you can take to nip that prospect in the bud.

Smart Home February 7, 2017

Super Bowl 51: Google’s Super Bowl Ad Triggers Google Home Devices Nationwide

Google’s ad for its smart speaker, Home, which aired during this year’s Super Bowl, apparently triggered a number of smart home devices along with it. The minute-long spot showcased Google’s Amazon Echo rival.

Google February 6, 2017

Google Home Expands Capabilities As Honeywell And Belkin WeMo Integrations Go Live: Should Amazon Echo Worry?

Google announced that its smart speaker Google Home has snagged Honeywell and Belkin WeMo as partners. This allows Google to gain ground on Amazon Echo, which has beaten it to the market for about two years.

Google January 25, 2017

Alexa, Google Assistant, You Might Have A Problem: No One's Really Using Your Voice Apps

A new report by an analytics startup has recently been released, showing a bleak picture of voice app retention for Amazon’s Alexa and Google’s Assistant platform. As per the company’s cofounder, however, there’s room to grow.

Apps/Software January 24, 2017

Google Home Now Plays Nice With Vizio TVs And Other SmartCast Devices

Google Home has added Vizio integration, now allowing users to easily control SmartCast devices such as TVs, speakers, displays and sound bars. The integration brings a number of neat perks, so here's the deal.

Smart Home January 19, 2017

WATCH: How To Make Alexa And Google Home Talk To Each Other In A Never-Ending Loop

Watch the two smart voice assistants Alexa and Google Home get into a never-ending conversation. Here's how you can do it too.

Smart Home January 15, 2017

Sonos CEO Steps Down After 14 Years Due To Heated Smart Speaker Competition

Sonos' John MacFarlane has already tendered his resignation after 14 years serving as the company's CEO. He will also relinquish his board seat, merely staying as a mentor for the company's employees.

Business Tech January 11, 2017

Best Google Products Of 2016: Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Daydream VR, Google Home And More

2016 marks the year that Google launched a bevy of hardware products. The company will no longer be solely known as a software company, as it launched a series of hardware products such as the Google Pixel, Daydream VR, Google Home, and Chromecast Ultra.

Google December 31, 2016

Google Home Expands Ecosystem With Sony Speakers, Android TV Sets

Sony has announced that its Chromecast-enabled speakers and Android TVs will now support Google Home commands, expanding the smart speaker’s ecosystem. The features are rolling out via a firmware update for eligible devices.

Gadgets December 20, 2016

Amazon Echo Sells Out Online, But You Can Still Get It In Physical Stores For Now

The Amazon Echo has completely sold out online and will not return in time for the holidays. There are still chances you can find it in physical stores, but stock runs out fast.

Gadgets December 20, 2016

Google Home Gets New Tricks And You Can Even Order Pizza Now

Google Home got a slew of new conversation actions, allowing users to accomplish more by conversing with the smart speaker. Users can now order pizza, get the latest news, search WebMD, play trivia, get recipes and more.

Google December 17, 2016

Google Home Starts Getting Netflix, Photos Integration: How To Check If You Can Link Your Accounts

Netflix and Photos are now integrated into the Google Home platform and can be enabled through the Google Home app settings. Netflix content, however, are still not playable despite a successful linking process.

Google December 12, 2016

Google Home Now Open To Developers: More Conversation Actions For Assistant Soon

Google Home begins its campaign against Amazon's Alexa with an invitation for developers to begin creating 'conversation actions.' These are claimed to be more sophisticated alternative to Alexa skills as they allow users to converse with bots when accessing a service.

Google December 9, 2016

Microsoft Home Hub To Compete With Amazon Alexa And Google Home?

We've seen the Amazon Echo and Google Home and even heard about Apple's own home assistant device. However, nothing much have come out of Microsoft with regards to something similar. The latest report could shed light on such plans for the future.

Smart Home December 5, 2016

Verizon Black Friday 2016 Deals Offer Discounts On Google Pixel, Pixel XL And Google Home

Verizon has revealed that it will be offering the 32 GB variant of Pixel XL and Pixel smartphones for $240. This is a one-day offer and is valid only on Black Friday. The Google Home speaker is also discounted by $30.

Phones/Tablets/Mobile Tech November 24, 2016

Google Stripping Away 'Cast' Branding To Help Users Identify The Technology More Easily

Google is bringing back the Chromecast branding to the Chromecast ecosystem. Recently, the streaming media platform has been renamed to Google Cast for improved branding purposes.

Google November 24, 2016

Google Home iFixit Teardown Reveals Why It's Better To Buy The More Expensive Amazon Echo

The latest iFixit Teardown reveals that Google Home has two microphones vis-a-vis the Amazon Echo, which has seven. Buying the Amazon Echo is a better bet, as it will be able to hear instructions better.

Gadgets November 9, 2016

Amazon Alexa Skills Detailed Via New Page: Discover Everything The Virtual Assistant Can Do

The dedicated marketplace for Amazon Alexa skills underscores the level of control that it provides users. The large number of available skills also highlights the range of Alexa's capabilities as a smart home assistant.

Smart Home November 7, 2016

Google Home Now Available At Best Buy, Walmart And Target For $129

Google Home is now up for grabs at Best Buy, Walmart, Target and, of course, the Google Store for $129. Anyone who's been itching to get their hands on the Google Assistant speaker can now find peace.

Google November 5, 2016

Google Home Review Roundup: What Tech Experts Are Saying About Google's Amazon Echo Competitor

It's been a long time coming, but the Amazon Echo finally has capable competition to keep it on its toes. Competition comes by way of Google Home, and in a few months, we could also see the rise of Apple's own smart speaker.

Smart Home November 4, 2016

Google Home On Walmart Shelves Ahead Of Official Launch, But You Can't Buy It Yet

Walmart has put Google Home, the stand-alone voice-enabled assistant, on its shelves earlier than the supposed Nov. 4. launch date. Despite this, Walmart has refused to sell it, implying that the retailer will indeed follow the proper release date.

Gadgets October 31, 2016

Samsung's ArtPC Pulse Is The Cylindrical Love Child Between A Desktop PC And Speaker: Prices Start At $1,200

Samsung's new ArtPC Pulse is outfitted with a Harman Kardon 360-degree speaker. Its cylindrical aluminum body is reminiscent of Mac Pro and HP Pavilion Wave.

Computers October 11, 2016

Google Wants Assistant To Not Only Be Smart But Also Humorous And Friendly: Pixar, The Onion Joke Writers' Talent Employed

Aside from being smart, Google Assistant is going to be friendly and humorous too, and it's all thanks to joke writers of Pixar and The Onion.

Google October 10, 2016

Google Home vs. Amazon Echo: Which Smart Speaker Will Reign Supreme In Living Rooms?

Google just announced the Google Home, a smart speaker powered by Assistant that will challenge the Amazon Echo, which features Alexa. What are the similarities and differences of the two devices?

Google October 5, 2016

Google Pixel And Pixel XL Smartphones, Daydream View And Google Home: How They Fare Against Their Counterparts iPhone, Gear VR And Echo

Google October event just kicked off, unveiling the Pixel and Pixel XL smartphones, Daydream View and Google Home. The new products look similar to the iPhone, Samsung Gear VR and Amazon Echo, but how do they fare against them?

Google October 4, 2016

How To Watch The Google October 4 Event Livestream: Pixel And Pixel XL Smartphones, Wi-Fi Router, Google Home And Everything To Expect

Google is about to hold its big Oct. 4 event. Before it does, here's everything you need to know, including how you can watch it and what you can expect to see there.

Google October 4, 2016

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