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Google Home Mini Images Leaked, Will Reportedly Cost $50

Google was late to the market with Google Home (and really Google Assistant in general), but the company has slowly been expanding its feature set and making it available to more countries around the world. However, as the Google Home costs $130 if purchased from the Google Store, it's hard for users to justify purchasing...

The Sony LF-S50G is a $200 Connected Speaker Featuring Google Assistant

With the launch of the Google Assistant SDK, 3rd-party companies are now able to embed Google's virtual assistant technology into products of their own. This can be anything such as a connected speaker like the Google Home, or even just adding the functionality to the PC with a Chrome extension. Yesterday we talked about how...

Google Assistant is Coming to New Connected Speakers and Appliances

IFA 2017 technically starts on September 1st and will last through the 6th, but companies tend to want to jump ahead of the frenzy and announce certain products a day early. This is what we're seeing today with the announcement of three new Google Assistant smart speakers and some soon to be released home appliances...

Google Home Mini and a New Chromebook Pixel Rumored to Launch with the Pixel 2

The Pixel line from Google originated as a high end version of the Chromebook product line. The last time we saw one of these devices were launched was a couple of years ago with the Chromebook Pixel, and many have been waiting for Google to release a new version of it. Alas, we were told...

Here’s How to Force Enable Google Home Bluetooth Streaming

During Google I/O 2017, Google promised many new features would come to its smart home assistant device - the Google Home. The phone call feature was officially announced just the other day, but the Bluetooth audio supportĀ has only been showing up for a small handful of users since it was announced. Google is known to...

[UPDATE: Rolling Out] Google Home’s Calling Feature Could be Released Soon

Looks like Google is ready to make the hands-free calling feature official as we're seeing reports say the update is rolling out to devices in the US and Canada today. Back in February of this year, there was a report going around that talked about a new calling feature that was being worked on for both...

Google Home Preview Program is Quietly Revealed

Google enjoys letting the community try out early builds of software they're working on. The company even called Gmail a beta for years before they said it was officially stable. We have beta and canary version of other products from Google as well, such as Chrome, Chrome OS, Android Studio, and more. Almost one year...

NPR Survey Shows 65% of Owners Wouldn’t Go Back to Not Having a Smart Speaker

For some, the whole smart speaker market seemingly came out of no where. Amazon launched the Echo and for a while it was too expensive for your average customer to consider buying. Amazon was aware of this and then released the Echo Dot and Echo Tap to help fill in those price ranges. Now, the...

Don’t Expect a Bixby Speaker From Samsung Anytime Soon

When the Amazon Echo was first announced back in 2014, it created for a whole new market segment of smart speakers with built-in virtual assistants. Amazon followed up the original Echo with Echo Dot, Echo Tap, and Echo Show, and we've even soon Google and Apple jump into the game with the Google Home and...

How to Permanently Remove the Google Chromecast Notification

The Google Chromecast can be incredibly convenient as it makes it quick and easy for you to instantly stream a song, video, or even just a picture from your device onto another device such as a TV or wireless speaker system. There aren't any wires to connect between your phone and the casting device, and...

Google Home Will Now Play Music You’ve Purchased or Uploaded to Google Play Music

Starting today, you can now play music on your Google Home that you've either uploaded or purchased through Google Play Music. This is something that's been noticeably absent from Google Home since its release last October, but a Google support representative has finally confirmed that this feature is now making its way to all Home...

Google Home Learns a New Language as It Heads over to France

Google has slowly but surely been expanding Google Home to more and more markets since the product's initial release last October. Earlier this year we saw Home get released in the United Kingdom and Canada, and following those two countries is now France. The French version of Google Home will come equipped with the majority of...