Tag: Google Home Hub

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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Google Home Hub and Home Mini bundle just $99 from Walmart

We’ve seen plenty of good deals on Google’s recently-released Home Hub smart display this Black Friday/Cyber Monday weekend. Most retailers have had it discounted to $99, and there were some even better deals to be had with a bit of research. However, Walmart’s $99 Home Hub and Home Mini bundle is the best offer we’ve […]

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Use your hands to set up alarms on Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display

The Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display received updates that let you add alarms with touch. The updates also make different tweaks to the respective devices. The updates are rolling out now, though Home Hub devices not in Google’s Preview Program will have to wait a bit longer. If you picked up the Google […]

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Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display updates bring touch alarms and more

Both the Google Home Hub and Lenovo Smart Display have received updates that make them better alarm clocks. The new functionality comes in firmware version 4.4.1.16+prod on the Lenovo display and version 1.36 on the Home Hub — although the 1.36 update is currently only available for Hub devices enrolled in the Google’s Preview Program. Of […]

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Which to buy: Google Home Hub or Lenovo Smart Display?

Article Contents It’s the most wonderful time of the year when everything goes on sale and retailers everywhere push hard to get their wares into your hands. If you’ve been holding out for a sale before choosing between the Lenovo Smart Display and the Google Home Hub, now is your chance to find a deal. […]

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[Update: Deals page is live, sales start 11/22] These are the Google Store’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Couldn’t afford a Pixel 3 when it first came out? Google’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals significantly reduce the overall price of Google’s latest smartphone in the US. Beginning with pre-Black Friday offers, Google has shared several new deals on its latest smartphone and other Made by Google products. Pre-Black Friday and on the […]

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Deal: Google’s Black Friday sales offer deals on the Pixel 3, Google Home Hub, and much more

With Black Friday right around the corner, Google is unleashing a slew of deals on the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL, Google Home Hub, and much more on the Google Store. First up are the Pixel 3 and Pixel 3 XL deals. From November 16 through November 21, you can buy either of the […]

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These are the Google Store’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Couldn’t afford a Pixel 3 when it first came out? Google’s Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals significantly reduce the overall price of Google’s latest smartphone in the US. Beginning with pre-Black Friday offers, Google has shared several new deals on its latest smartphone and other Made by Google products. Pre-Black Friday and on the […]

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Google Assistant can now set Nickelodeon character alarms and reply to broadcast messages

Google Assistant is now able to set alarms with characters from Nickelodeon’s Rise of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles so you can say “Hey Google, set a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle alarm for 8:00 PM.”  Lego City, Lego Life, and Lego Friends alarms are also available and Spin Master Hatichmal alarms […]

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PSA: Creepy Google Assistant bug lets multiple devices respond to you at once

A new Google Assistant bug allows multiple devices to respond to voice commands all at once. If you own multiple Assistant-powered devices, asking a question results in all your devices creepily chanting at you. Google is working on a fix for the issue. I started today like I do every day. I got out of […]

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Target’s Black Friday sale will include $50 off Google Home and Home Hub

Believe it or not, it’s just two weeks and change until Thanksgiving — and more to the point, Black Friday. Target’s ad is out, and the retailer has got some solid deals on Google goods: $50 off the Home and Home Hub, plus money off the Google Home Mini and both Chromecast and Chromecast Ultra.It […]

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This week in Android: Huawei Mate 20 Pro review, OnePlus 6T hands-on, and more

It’s November, which means #Phonepacolypse is officially over. What better way to round out the month than with the introduction to one of the most anticipated phones in the industry, the OnePlus 6T. OnePlus’ refresh of the OnePlus 6 loses the headphone jack and adds an in-screen fingerprint sensor. Plus it has a great camera night […]

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‘No evidence user information at risk’ says Google regarding Home Hub security

A popular hacker published a blog entry describing multiple security vulnerabilities regarding the Google Home Hub. According to the hacker, the Google Home Hub “allows near full remote unauthenticated control by an (undocumented) API.” Google, however, refutes the claims as inaccurate and says “there is no evidence that user information is at risk.” Yesterday, Jerry […]

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[Deal Alert] Get Google Home Hub for $99 ($50 off) in select Nest promo bundles

One of the most interesting things you can do with a smart display is to pair it with a doorbell that streams and records video, making it easier to identify visitors before you get to the door. If you have neither of those devices, Google is currently offering a bundle deal for its new Home […]

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Chromecast and Smart Displays start showing portrait photos side-by-side

If you own a Chromecast, a Home Hub, or a Smart Display, you may soon notice something different when using Google Photos in Ambient mode. Instead of showing up centered, two related pics will display side-by-side. The change was noticed a few days ago by our tipster on his Chromecast, and now Google has made […]

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[Update: Duo audio calls too] Google Home Hub supports Duo calls, but the recipient will only see your profile pic

When the Google Home Hub leaks first started, everyone was miffed by the absence of a front-facing camera for Duo calls. Later, with the device’s official announcement, those leaks were proven to be true, and Google explained that it chose to skip the cam for privacy reasons (though we all know the decision was more […]

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Google Home Hub review: A smarter smart display

Article Contents Google started talking about Assistant-powered smart displays earlier this year, but it let Lenovo and JBL roll out the first products. Google unveiled its Assistant display alongside the new Pixel phones, and it’s not just the same guts in a new shell. Google has added some unique features and also omitted one that all other […]

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