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The Google Nest Hub still remains a fantastic addition to any smart home

I've been using the Google Nest Hub (2nd Generation) since it was released. While I was a fan of it when I received it, I've only grown to love it even more. There's a lot that it can do that I'm surprised by, and it has surprisingly become one of the most used pieces of...

You might soon be able to summon Assistant on your Nest Hub Max by just looking at it

The easiest and most convenient way to trigger Google Assistant on your phone and smart speaker is the "Hey Google" hotword. But it looks like Google is working on an even better way to activate Assistant. Our friends over at 9to5Google have discovered a string of code in the latest Google app beta that hints at...

[Update: Fixed] Several Google Home users are facing issues with light controls

If you've been facing issues with light control commands on your Assistant-powered smart home setup, you're not alone. As per recent reports, several Google Home users are not able to control their smart lights using Assistant voice commands for the last few days. Google is reportedly investigating the issue, but the company is yet to...

Speed up Google Assistant by removing unused devices

Do you feel that Google Assistant on your device has become a bit slower over time? The speed at which Google Assistant picks up your command and responds depends on multiple factors, including your phone's hardware and network speed. It turns out there's another factor that may impact the Assistant's speed: having Google Assistant set...

Nothing Ear (1) receives Google Assistant, Alexa, and Siri support

The Nothing Ear (1) is a fantastic pair of truly wireless earbuds. Their unique transparent design sets them apart from the competition. And that, combined with great sound quality, ANC, and an affordable price tag, make them one of the best budget TWS earphones on the market. However, the earphones do miss out on one...

Google Assistant’s Guest Mode adds support for 9 more languages including Mandarin, Hindi, and Swedish

Last year Google introduced "Guest Mode" to Google Assistant running on smart speakers or displays, which allows, as the name implies, guests to use your home smart devices without access to your personal information. For example, guests can control music playback, but they can't check your next calendar appointment. It was essentially a web browser's...

You can now shut up the Google Assistant by simply saying “Stop”

At I/O 2019, Google unveiled the new, much-faster Google Assistant. It came with a bunch of improvements, including a new driving mode, a better Duplex experience, and more reliable voice recognition. In addition, it introduced support for a new command that let users skip the "Hey Google" and "OK Google" hotwords while silencing alarm and...

Lenovo Smart Clock 2 with wireless charging dock launches in India

Lenovo makes some pretty good smart clocks that combine the functionality of a smart speaker and smart display in an affordable package. In September last year, the company unveiled an updated model called the Lenovo Smart Clock 2 and it’s now finally making its way to India. Lenovo Smart Clock 2 Review: Lovely design, Questionable utility Lenovo...

Google Assistant will soon be able to control your car functions

At I/O 2021, Google first showcased Android 12's Digital car key feature and said that it would make its way to select Pixel and Samsung Galaxy phones later in the year. As promised, the feature started rolling out to the Pixel 6, Pixel 6 Pro, and Galaxy S21 series early last month, and you can...

How to delete voice history from Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple’s Siri

Over the past few years, voice assistants have become quite common in households. Of course, all modern phones come with one in-built, plus smart speakers too have gained popularity. A Nest speaker, an Amazon Echo, or an Apple Homepod can be found in quite a lot of households these days. While it's extremely convenient to...

Google Assistant’s Family Bell feature is now available on mobile

In August last year, Google rolled out a new Assistant feature called Family Bell. The feature mimicked what kids would experience at school, as it allowed users to set up bell reminders throughout the day for activities like online classes, breaks, and more. The feature was previously only available on Google Assistant on home devices,...

Google has fixed the Pixel 6 ghost-dialing problem

The Google Pixel 6 series was launched last month, and it features a refreshed design, upgraded camera hardware, Google’s in-house Tensor SoC, the latest version of Android, and much more. It’s likely the best Pixel device in a long, long time, but it’s also been plagued with issues. There are a number of Material You problems, along...