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Google Re-Enables Touch Controls On Home Mini After Gutting It Over Privacy Concerns

Google Home Mini devices can now be controlled using the built-in touch controls on the surface of their fabric. This feature was turned off in October after a user discovered a flaw that caused the fabric to trigger the buttons.

Smart Home December 9, 2017

Google Home Mini Crashes When Playing Music At Full Volume, Users Report

The Google Home Mini crashes when it's playing songs at high volume, according to users. Google has acknowledge the issue and said that it's working on a fix.

Smart Home December 3, 2017

Google Trains Home How To Multitask, Teaches Assistant How To Contact Local Home Services

Google Assistant just keeps getting better by the day. On Home, the virtual assistant can now take two commands at a time, and on every platform, it can connect you with local home service providers, such as plumbers and electricians.

Google December 1, 2017

Google’s Black Friday Deals: Home Mini Down To $29 And Other Deals You Shouldn’t Miss

Google’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals are up. You won’t find any discounts for its latest flagship phones, but you can get its smart speakers for incredibly low prices.

Google November 23, 2017

Google Assistant Now Lets You Turn Your Home Devices Into An Intercom System

Google is giving the Assistant a new feature that'll save you from wearing out your voice. Now you can broadcast a message to your family throughout your house filled with Home devices.

Smart Home November 14, 2017

Google Assistant Learns Over 50 New Games, Stories, And Activities For Family-Friendly Fun Powered By AI

Google just taught Assistant more than 50 new games, stories, and activities that can provide some family-fun entertainment for hours on end. The new actions are already available but only to U.S. residents.

Google October 25, 2017

Does Google Home Mini's Privacy Issue Set Company Back In Smart Home Race Against Amazon?

When a Google Home Mini review unit secretly recorded thousands of messages, it spelled bad news for Google, especially at a time when it's competing with Amazon to win the smart home race.

Smart Home October 13, 2017

Google Deserves Praise For Addressing Google Home Mini Privacy Concerns Very Quickly

The Google Home Mini was recently the subject of controversy for recording audio clips without the user's permission. Google made the unprecedented move of disabling one of the main features of the smart speaker before its release.

Google October 12, 2017

Creepy Or Creepy? Google Home Mini Found To Be Recording Everything 24/7 And Sending It To Google

A reviewer noticed something problematic about his Google Home Mini, something it wasn’t supposed to be doing at all. He discovered that it was listening to everything and sending those recordings to Google’s servers.

Google October 11, 2017

Google Home Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot: Battle Of The $49.99 Smart Speakers

Google has unveiled the Google Home Mini, and as a result, the Amazon Echo Dot just gained a notable competitor in the budget smart speakers game.

Google October 7, 2017

Meet Google Home Mini And Home Max, Google’s Answer To Echo Dot And HomePod

There are now three Google Home smart speakers as part of Google’s plan to bring Assistant everywhere. The two newest additions are the entry-level Mini, and the much more expensive Max.

Google October 5, 2017

If You Preorder The Pixel 2 From Best Buy, You May Get A Free Google Home Mini

A leaked Best Buy newspaper flyer for next week revealed that customers who preorder the Pixel 2 from the retailer will also get a free Google Home Mini. The new devices will be revealed in Google's upcoming Oct. 4 event.

Google October 3, 2017

Pixel 2, Pixel XL 2 Leaked: What Else Will Google Unveil On Oct. 4?

Droid Life has leaked the Pixel 2 and Pixel XL 2, which Google will unveil in its Oct. 4 event. Other devices planned for the event are a new laptop, an Amazon Echo Dot challenger, and an updated Daydream View.

Google September 20, 2017

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