Tag: Google Home

Researchers Have Found a Way to Manipulate Siri, Google Home, Alexa with Laser Beams

Voice Assistants like Siri, Alexa and Cortana are becoming smarter with every passing day. However, digital assistants are often criticized for privacy issues. Now researchers have discovered that Amazon’s Echo dot, Google Home, Siri can be hacked by using lasers, yes you heard it right, lasers! Researchers based out of Tokyo and Michigan university claim […]

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Hackers can control your smart speakers by shooting laser beams at them

In a series of bizarre experiments conducted by researchers from the University of Michigan and Tokyo’s University of Electro-Communications, smart speakers from Google, Amazon, Facebook, and Apple were hacked using laser beams. It might sound like something straight out of a sci-fi movie, but all that was needed to remotely control smart speakers was less […]

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Google Home or Home Mini bricked? You’re not alone. (Update: Replacements)

Update, October 24, 2019 (02:10 PM ET): Originally, we deduced that any Google Home or Google Home Mini smart speakers bricked by the recent update described below would not be replaced by Google. However, it appears that was incorrect. According to 9to5Google, the company reached out to explain that anyone with a bricked smart speaker due […]

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Best Google Home accessories: Smart plugs, thermostats, door locks, and more

Whether it’s controlling your household lights, operating a smart lock, or rolling a digital die (try it yourself with “Hey Google, roll a die.”), the Google Home has you covered. But what good is having control of household gadgets without the gadgets themselves? Here, we’ve gathered the best Google Home accessories money can buy so you can […]

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Google needs to copy Alexa’s ability to delete voice recordings

Opinion post by Justin Duino Having voice assistants built into smart speakers and smart displays can be daunting. To enjoy the convenience of asking the Assistant or Alexa questions at any given moment, you must have always-listening microphones around you at all times. While Google and Amazon promise that the devices only listen for its […]

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Govee LED Strip Lights review: An excellent way to light up your TV and home

Lighting is an essential part of your smart home. With the proper equipment, you can dim the lights, change their color, and creating schedules using an app on your phone. In many cases, you can perform the same functions using voice commands through Google Assistant and Amazon Alexa. Our Govee LED Strip Lights review covers […]

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Google Nest rebranding leaves a lot of questions unanswered

Opinion post by Andrew Grush We’ve known for a while Google planned to rebrand Nest, but at Google I/O 2019 it officially happened. Initially many believed Google might end up rebranding Nest products with the Google Home moniker. It turns out the opposite is true. Google’s smart devices will now fall under the new Google […]

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