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Google Home’s note-taking feature rolls out as the app adds previous/next media controls

Smart home devices are getting more popular as digital assistants are getting better. Not a day passes when I don't use my Google Home Mini. It wakes me up, helps me catch up with the latest news, tells me when I should leave home to arrive at school on time, and more. To put it...

Google Assistant adds Clock routines, Broadcast replies, and more new stuff

Google continues to put time and resources into their virtual personal assistant and today the company announced a number of new features. These new features seemed to be focused around the holiday season, but they can also be used all year-long in various ways depending on the situation. There's a lot being added here but...

Insignia Smart Speaker gets Speaker Pairing like the Google Home Max

The Google Home line of devices is Google's own Assistant-enabled smart speakers. However, they are not the only Google Assistant-enabled speakers on the market. Insignia, which is Best Buy's in-house brand, has an affordable speaker/alarm clock with Assistant built-in. The device now has the ability to pair with other smart speakers, which was previously limited...

Digital Wellbeing features rolling out for some Google Home users

Digital Wellbeing is one of the few smartphone trends of 2018 that we can all agree with. Companies like Google and Apple realized that smartphone addiction is a real thing and they have a duty to provide users with the tools they need to better manage their time. While some might argue that users should...

Google Home can now control your NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV

As an NVIDIA SHIELD TV owner, one of the frustrating things about the device is how it doesn't work great with Google Home/Google Assistant. Chromecast devices work really well with Google Home, but the SHIELD does not, despite the fact that it has "Chromecast built-in." For the longest time, it was not possible to start...

Continued Conversations for Google Home is rolling out in multiple countries

Google is a worldwide company whose products and services are made available to billions of people. With that said, the company does get a lot of flack when they announce a brand new feature as they typically limit it to select markets (usually the United States). Similarly to how they do phased rollouts, this gives...

Google Home Hub is Google’s Assistant-enabled Smart Speaker with a 7-inch display

The Google Assistant has taken up a new form with the first of many devices to come - the Lenovo Smart Display. It's pretty simple, as all it is really is a Google Home with a display. It can show you real-time information, photos, and more. Pretty useful to have around the house, as you...

Google Assistant multi-language support rolls out for 6 languages

So far, we've seen a lot of great devices at IFA 2018. The Sony Xperia XZ3, BlackBerry KEY2 LE, ZTE Axon 9, and Honor Play, to name a few. But Google doesn't want to be forgotten. The company has announced a big new feature for Google Assistant that makes it possible to understand multiple languages...

Google fixes Play Music library issues in Google Assistant

Google has finally fixed one of the biggest annoyances with the Google Assistant in recent months. For whatever reason, while the Google Assistant (and the Google Home) could play music, you couldn't play your uploaded or purchased songs on Google Play Music. It's a huge issue for those with devices that portray themselves as home...

“Disable YouTube for guests” on Google Home rolling out for some iOS users

To the surprise of no one, Google Home devices have tight integration with Google services. That includes everything from Google Calendar to Google Play Music. The YouTube family of services, of course, is also included in the bunch. You can use Google Home to send videos to a Chromecast device, tune in to a specific channel...

Turning off/on lights via Google Home now only controls lights in the same room as the speaker

Home automation doesn't require smart speakers, just like smart speakers are useful for more than home automation. But the two make a great combination. It's super handy to be able to control things around your house with your voice. One of the most basic functions is turning lights on and off. Google Home can, of...

Scheduled routines now available for the Google Home

Google announced Routines for Google Assistant way back in October of 2017. It took 6 months for the feature to finally roll out, but when it did, it was not fully operational. There were only a handful of preset routines that didn't offer much customization. Eventually, Google opened them up a bit more and they...