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[Update: Official Teaser] Here’s our first look at the Nest successor to the original Google Home speaker

The Nest Mini (formerly known as "Google Home Mini") has become an incredibly popular little smart speaker. However, Google's ambitions with Assistant-enabled speakers started with the original Google Home 4 years ago. That device is long overdue for a successor and it appears one is on the way. A new Google device recently passed through the...

Google announces new developer features at the “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit

This week, Google is hosting its virtual "Hey Google" Smart Home Summit. This is a 2-day event focused on the new tools and features for the smart home developer community. At the event, Google is announcing a few platform tools and routines for developers to be aware of. New Devices for the Smart Home for Entertainment...

Google is hosting a “Hey Google” Smart Home Summit to unveil new Google Assistant developer tools

Google I/O 2020, which was scheduled for May, was canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Like many other tech companies, Google has been trying to make up for it with virtual events. The latest virtual event from the Mountain View company is the "Works with 'Hey Google' Smart Home Summit" on July 8th. The "Hey Google"...

LG’s new wireless earbuds have a self-cleaning charging case and Google Assistant

Like many companies that make smartphones, LG also has its own line of wireless earbuds. Last year, the company launched the LG TONE Free earbuds with Google Assistant support in the US. LG is back with another pair of wireless earbuds in this lineup and they retain one of the coolest features. The new earbuds seem...

Google Assistant’s daily overview now shows recipe suggestions

Most people think of voice commands when they interact with Google Assistant, but the mobile app also features a daily overview. This overview page has never really been given a clear name. Google refers to it as a "visual overview of your day," but it's also been called "Today" and the "Feed." Regardless, this interface...

Google is making it easier for developers to build Google Assistant voice actions

Google Assistant is a very powerful tool by itself, but it gets even better when you use it with other apps and services. Today at Voice Global 2020, a conference for voice tech, Google is announcing several improvements to make it easier for developers to build new experiences with Assistant. At the forefront of this...

A new Google Nest smart speaker may be coming to replace the original Google Home

Google announced a successor to its widely popular Google Home Mini smart speaker late last year in October. While the new smart speaker is virtually identical to the Home Mini, Google launched it under its Nest brand of smart home products and called it the Nest Mini. Now, according to a recent report from 9to5Google,...

Android TV may soon support Voice Match for Google Assistant

There are plenty of smart TV platforms to choose from these days. Even Google offers two options if you're invested in their ecosystem. You can go the simple route and get a Chromecast or go with Android TV for something more full-fledged. One of the benefits of Android TV is the integration with Google Assistant,...

Fitbit is preparing to bring Google Assistant support to fitness watches

Late last year, Google announced its plans to acquire Fitbit for a reported $2.1 billion. The deal is still pending approval and we haven't heard anything about it in a while. We still don't know what the two companies plan to do, but it's looking like Fitbit may be working on bringing Google Assistant support...

Google brings more Assistant features to Sonos and Bose smart speakers

When most people think about Google Assistant smart speakers and displays, they think of Google's own devices. There's no question that Google's Nest Mini and Nest Hub are hot-sellers, but there are also many non-Google-made Assistant devices out there as well. These devices have typically lagged a bit behind in getting the same features as...

Google tests voice confirmation for some purchases made through Google Assistant

Google Assistant has been getting a lot of useful features as of late. Just a few days ago on Global Accessibility Awareness Day, the company released an app called Action Blocks that lets you setup easy-to-access Assistant shortcuts alongside other accessibility-based features in a few Google apps. The company is now testing a voice confirmation...

Google releases Assistant-powered Action Blocks and new accessibility features in Maps, Live Transcribe, and Sound Amplifier

Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day and Google is using the opportunity to announce several new accessibility-minded features. "Action Blocks" are finally ready for a public release, and new accessibility features are coming to Live Transcribe, Sound Amplifier, and Google Maps. Action BlocksAction Blocks is a feature that Google introduced last year. In a nutshell, it's...