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The best smart plugs to buy for Google Assistant and Google Home in 2022

There are a number of reasons to invest in smart plugs. Not only are they an easy way to connect 'dumb' appliances to your smart home setup, but they can also help you save money on your energy bills. The ability to set routines to turn things off and on as you require is extremely...

Can you use Google Assistant on Windows?

Google Assistant can be quite helpful as it will help you answer common questions, help you schedule your meetings, and even help you keep up with the weather, news, and so much more. But are you wondering if you can use Google Assistant on Windows? The bad news is that Google hasn't yet created an...

These are the Best Smart Lights for Google Home and Google Assistant in 2022

If you have your smart home programmed through Google Home and you use a Google Assistant smart speaker, then you'll want some compatible lights. Smart lights are one of the most popular, easy-to-use pieces of smart home tech that anyone and everyone can set up. Smart lights are really accessible and a lot of fun...

How to change the voice of Google Assistant on your phone or smart speaker

Whether you're using Google Assistant on an Android phone or tablet, or one of today's best Google Assistant speakers, did you know you don't have to stick with the default voice? The standard voice is fine, but there's no harm in changing things up a little is there? The even better news is that you can...

These are the Best Google Assistant Speakers you can buy in 2022

When it comes to today's best smart speakers there is really only a choice of two voice assistants. In one corner you have Amazon Alexa, and in the other, you have Google Assistant. While very similar in many regards, Google Assistant has one key advantage when it comes to implanting itself into your daily routine. If...

How to use Google Assistant to control your Xbox

After Kinect, Xbox has built-in support for voice control with Amazon Alexa which works really well. But what if you use Google Assistant and a speaker such as the Google Nest Audio instead? The news is just as positive, with Google Assistant enjoying the same treatment as Alexa. And just as with Amazon's speaker, there...

Xiaomi’s new affordable smart speaker doubles up as an IR remote

Xiaomi today launched a new smart speaker in the Indian market that has a neat trick up its sleeve. The Google Assistant-powered Xiaomi Smart Speaker IR Control is the second smart speaker from the company. As its name suggests, it packs an IR blaster that will let you control your remote-controlled home appliances, even if...

Google has finally pulled the plug on Android Auto for Phone Screens for all users

In August last year, Google confirmed that it would kill off Android Auto for Phone Screens on Android 12. With the first stable Android 12 release, the company pulled the plug on Android Auto for Phone Screens on devices running Android 12. However, the company did not remove the feature for those still on older...

These are the Best Smart Speakers to buy in 2022

The world of connected smart home products is incredibly exciting and constantly growing. But for many, their introduction into the space comes through a smart speaker. And there are good reasons for that, not least that today's best smart speakers are the most easily accessible and user-friendly pieces of smart home equipment. They're designed to...

How to install Google Assistant on the Samsung Galaxy Watch 4 series

After what seemed like an eternity, Google Assistant is finally here for the Galaxy Watch 4. This was the only major missing from Samsung's otherwise great Wear OS smartwatch, which also happens to be the only watch on the market to run Wear OS 3 out of the box. If you still haven't installed Google...

Galaxy Watch 4 owners are facing high battery drain and pairing issues after installing Google Assistant

Google and Samsung finally brought Google Assistant to the Galaxy Watch 4 series last week. But it looks like some users aren’t having a great experience so far, with complaints of unusually high battery drain and frequent disconnection already starting to pile up. According to multiple Reddit threads, Galaxy Watch 4 and Galaxy Watch 4 Classic...

Google Assistant ‘Personalized speech recognition’ in the works

Sometimes, having a digital assistant can be life-saving, but at other times, it can be a complete nightmare. While things have come a long way in that regard since their inception on smartphones, Google is hoping to accelerate things further by introducing a new feature called “personalized speech recognition”, according to a report from 9to5Google....