Tag: Google Home Hub

Google Assistant is now your multilingual interpreter

During CES last month, Google announced its Home speakers and smart displays with Assistant would be capable of becoming virtual interpreters and translate live conversations between people speaking in different languages. The feature seems to be rolling out to the masses as an official support page has been set up, and several devices are now capable […]

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[Update: Smart display support] Google Home can now add sound effects and music to story time with certain children’s books

Some of Google Home’s best features are the ones that are just for fun, like playing the “I’m feeling lucky” game show, listening to different animal sounds, and asking for interesting facts. Google is expanding on that repertoire with storytelling sound effects for certain Disney stories. Parents in the US can activate the new feature […]

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Innit now has a Google Assistant Smart Display action to aid you in the kitchen

A key feature of Smart Displays such as the Google Home Hub is that they can be used to help you prepare dinner by presenting hands-free, step-by-step recipes for you to follow. This is open to developers if they want to add their own actions, just like BuzzFeed’s Tasty did recently. Now, Innit is getting […]

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Grab the Google Home Hub, Home, and Mini all at discounted prices

As we’ve seen at CES 2019, there are a plethora of Google Assistant devices on the market to choose from. While third-party options are always good to have, Google’s hardware share a design standard and work out of the box. So if you’ve been interested in picking up any the Assistant-powered devices, now would be […]

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Google Assistant will be available on 1 billion devices by the end of January

It wasn’t long ago that the Google Assistant was a Pixel-exclusive feature. Now, Google expects it to be installed on 1 billion devices by the end of January 2018 — up from 500 million last May. It all started back in March 2017, when Google announced it would bring the Assistant to all Android phones […]

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Google in 2019: All in on AI

With the release of the Google Pixel 3 in October, Google reaffirmed its position as a worthy contender in the bloody war of the smartphone industry. However, despite the handset’s glowing reviews, the Pixel line still has a very small market share, especially compared to popular lines from Samsung or Huawei. While Google’s ambitions for smartphone dominance may […]

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Get a Google Home Hub for $20 with the purchase of select Nest devices at Best Buy, B&H, and more

The holiday sales season isn’t over yet – Boxing Day deals are the last big hurrah before a promo dry spell. Among the most intriguing deals of the day (for Americans) is an offer that reduces Google’s regularly $150 Home Hub to $20 if bought in tandem with select Nest devices at retailers including B&H, […]

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[Update: Deal’s back for another day] Hurry: Get a Google Home Hub and two Home Minis for $99

Over the past few days, Best Buy, Target, and a few other stores offered a Home Hub and two Home Minis at significant discounts. If you missed out on those, Adorama still has the package for just $99. I won’t go into detail about the Home Hub and Home Mini, because I’m sure all of […]

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10 things to try with your new Google Home smart speaker

Hot dog: You’re the owner of a Google Home smart speaker. With Google Assistant inside and conversational AI, these speakers can do a great range of things. Here’s 10 worth trying, drawn from VentureBeat coverage over the course of the past year. For extra tips, check out last year’s list […]

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Analyst: Google’s hardware almost made $3 billion in profit for 2018

From Pixel phones to Home smart devices, the “Made by Google” program produced plenty of hardware over the last three years. It also produced approximately $3 billion in profit in 2018, according to estimates from RBC Capital Markets. Out of the $2.98 billion in hardware profit that the bank estimated, $1.78 billion came from Pixel […]

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Google Home Hub is just $79 ($70 off) on Google Express with discount code for new customers

The past few weeks have seen a ton of deals on the Google Home Hub. Most of those have been bundles with other products, like the Home Mini, though many of you simply don’t need any more Home Minis. However, a Google Express coupon for new customers brings the Home Hub’s price down to just […]

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Google Home Hub bundled with two Home Minis for just $130 at Best Buy

It seems like the Home Hub and Home Mini are the new hot items to bundle together. Earlier this month, the Google Store was selling the Home Hub with two Home Minis for $129, but that deal lasted for less than a day. Best Buy is now offering the same deal (well, technically for 99 […]

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Amazon Echo Show vs. Facebook Portal vs. Google Home Hub: Which speaks to you?

As people continue to purchase tens of millions of smart speakers around the world, the Echo Dot and Home Mini continue to lead global sales by the numbers. But the new twist we collectively witnessed in the past year was the emergence of the smart display, a new category of […]

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[Update: Four new Disney books] Google Home can now add sound effects and music to story time with certain children’s books

Some of Google Home’s best features are the ones that are just for fun, like playing the “I’m feeling lucky” game show, listening to different animal sounds, and asking for interesting facts. Google is expanding on that repertoire with storytelling sound effects for certain Disney stories. Parents in the US can activate the new feature […]

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How to hide, favorite, and share photos from your Google Home Hub (and other Smart Displays)

Article Contents One of the best uses of the Google Home Hub, or any another Smart Display (Lenovo’s or the JBL Link View), is as a smart digital photo album. I’ve already shared with you the steps to set this up plus tips to make the most of Live Albums, but there are a few new […]

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Google Home Hub with two Home Minis is $129 from the Google Store ($118 off)

We saw quite a few discounts on Google Home products during Black Friday week, but if you missed those, the Google Store is running a deal that you might be interested in. This time around, it’s offering the Home Hub with two Home Minis for just $129 — a savings of $118 off MSRP. Everyone knows […]

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The Google Store is offering holiday deals on Home Hub, Nest products, and more

Black Friday was only a couple of weeks ago, but the Google Store is already back with its holiday sale. If you didn’t happen to purchase presents yet, these discounts should save you some money. First up, Google is yet again discounting its latest smartphones. While the sales aren’t as great as what we saw […]

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Beware when buying third-party Google Assistant speakers and Smart Displays, updates and features are not equal

Article Contents Another year, another category of Google-compatible products has flooded the market. A few years ago, it was the Chromecast, then it was the Google Home and Home Mini, and now it’s the Google Home Hub. With every first-party release comes a slew of third-party alternatives, boasting the same features, same integrations, same functions, […]

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Save $80 when you buy a Google Home Hub with select Nest products

Google Home Hub has some neat integrations with various smart home products. You can, for example, use it to adjust thermostats, or see who’s at the front door. Google-owned Nest just so happens to make both smart thermostats and smart doorbells, among other things — and right now, you can save 80 bucks by buying […]

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