Google is expected to release a Google Home with display features before Christmas in the hopes of competing directly with the Amazon Echo Show. Google Home will be packed with a touchscreen display and will likely lean on voice commands.
Google August 18, 2018
Scheduled routines is finally coming to Google Assistant. With it, users can set routines that automatically go off even without asking Google to do them.
Google July 28, 2018
Google has fallen behind Amazon in the emerging smart speaker space. To catch up, Morgan Stanley analyst Brian Nowak suggested that Google should give all U.S. households a free Google Home Mini, which is being sold for $49 each.
Google June 29, 2018
Google announced that its smart speaker Google Home can now speak and understand Spanish. The language is one of many languages the company intends to add to voice-activated assistant’s linguistic capabilities by the end of the year.
Google June 28, 2018
Google Assistant now supports a feature called continued conversation, negating the need to say wake phrases for each command. It’s now rolling out to U.S. users and is only available in English for now.
Google June 22, 2018
Google will roll out a patch mid-July to fix a serious security issue discovered in Chromecast and Home devices. The vulnerability, which Google initially ignored, lets attackers acquire a user’s precise location data.
Security June 19, 2018
An artist taught Google Assistant how to fire a gun, for his latest piece. The contraption raises questions on the ethics and safety of artificial intelligence, especially on how it interacts with humans.
Google May 31, 2018
Google revealed that its Google Assistant can work with over 5,000 items in a smart home environment. The technology company also announced that it was developing partnerships with a variety of companies such as ADT, IKEA, and LG.
Google May 3, 2018
Google reportedly approached companies to create videos for a new 'How To' feature for Google Assistant. The search company made plans to showcase the step-by-step videos feature at I/O 2018 in May.
Google April 21, 2018
Google might release a Google Home smart speaker with a built-in display, akin to the Amazon Echo Show. But first, the speaker itself must become a must-have product.
Smart Home April 4, 2018
Google updated its Home devices to allow direct pairing to non-Google Bluetooth speakers. Now, users can control the speakers when they issue voice commands through Home.
Smart Home March 29, 2018
Debating between Amazon Echo and Google Home? We've created a handy guide to help you pick which is the better smart speaker available on the market.
Smart Home February 1, 2018
Google Assistant has been updated to support voice match for multiple profiles on Netflix. We've created a handy guide on how to set up Google Assistant's updated voice match feature.
Apps/Software January 24, 2018
Google has finally made audiobooks available on its Play Store, and it can even be played on its smart speaker. The move expands its rivalry with dominant audiobook merchant Amazon.
Apps/Software January 24, 2018
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
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 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
Thanks to Google Assistant, you can fire up your Google Home and call Santa Claus. St. Nick will even play you and your kids some holiday songs and make the magic of Christmas even more amazing.
Google November 29, 2017
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
The Apple HomePod release date has been pushed back to early 2018. This means that the Amazon Echo and Google Home smart speakers will have one less competitor this holiday shopping season.
Apple November 19, 2017
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 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
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
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
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
The premiere episode of 'South Park' season 21 tackled the white nationalist movement that rocked Charlottesville, Virginia. To lighten the mood, the episode also triggered Amazon Echo and Google Home devices multiple times.
Smart Home September 16, 2017
Walmart customers will soon be able to use their Google Home smart speaker to order items. Both companies have entered a partnership that aims to define the future of online shopping.
Gadgets August 23, 2017
Google reportedly has several products planned, including two new Pixel smartphones, a Chromebook, and a mini Home smart speaker. These will all be unveiled during a fall event, rumors say.
Google August 22, 2017
Google has just added the ability to play Spotify on its Home smart speaker even for those who only have free accounts. The move fulfills the company’s intent to make the device more compatible with streaming services.
Gadgets August 19, 2017
Google has announced that its smart speaker can now place calls for free, provided that the recipients are in the United States or Canada. Google’s approach to calling services is much better than Amazon.
Google August 17, 2017
Amazon is reportedly working on the Amazon Echo 2, an updated version of the company's Alexa-powered smart speaker that will look and sound better than the original. The Google Home and the Apple HomePod should definitely be worried.
Smart Home July 13, 2017
A smart speaker helped break up a domestic violence case by calling the authorities. The always-listening feature of these devices may be considered as invasion of privacy, but in this instance, it may have saved a life.
Google July 10, 2017
Google and eBay teamed up to launch a $99 Google Home bundle right before Amazon Prime Day. Will the offer be good enough to put a dent on the massive sales expected for the Amazon Echo in the annual event?
Google July 10, 2017
The Google Store has launched a promotion that offers a free Google Home for every purchase of the Google Pixel XL. Customers who have their eye on these two devices should send in their order as soon as they can.
Google June 20, 2017
Google Home users experienced a widespread glitch, which prevented them from issuing voice commands to the Assistant. Google representatives assured the smart speakers' users they were looking into the matter.
Google June 5, 2017
Apple has now started manufacturing Siri smart speakers, tipped for a WWDC unveiling early June, according to new reports. Apple will reportedly focus on making the device stand out in terms of high-quality audio, among other features.
Apple June 1, 2017
Google Home is turning into a true productivity powerhouse with the latest updates announced at Google I/O. Amazon Echo now has a truly fierce competitor, so here’s all you need to know about the latest Google Home power features.
Gadgets May 19, 2017
The APK files for the v2.3 update for the Google Home app revealed that the speaker may finally be getting voice reminder functionality. Other changes include cloudcast capabilities, as well as the incorporation of the Assistant on third-party devices.
Apps/Software May 16, 2017
Apple executive Phil Schiller mocked the Amazon Echo and Google Home before hinting that the upcoming Siri smart speaker will have a screen. The company's pending entry into the smart speaker market has suddenly become even more interesting.
Apple May 7, 2017
According to rumors, Apple is planning to unveil a Siri-powered smart speaker at this year's Worldwide Developer Conference. What will the device look like, and will it be a worthy challenger to the Amazon Echo and Google Home?
Apple May 1, 2017
Google announced that its Google Home speaker would be able to recite recipes to users while they are cooking. The company revealed that the smart speaker supports over 5 million recipes from various popular cookery sites.
Google April 27, 2017
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 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 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 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
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