Google To Replace Bricked Home, Home Mini Devices Affected By Firmware Update

Earlier this week, we reported that in a firmware update that was pushed out to the Google Home and Home Mini devices, some users ended up with bricked devices where in some cases, there was nothing that they could do about it. It was made worse with some users claiming that Google was refusing to replace the affected devices outside of its warranty.


The New Nest Mini Offers Up Better Sound In A Smaller Package

When Google initially launched the Google Home Mini, it seemed like it was Google’s answer to Amazon’s Echo Dot. It was basically a smaller and cheaper version of the Google Home for those who did not need a full sounding speaker, but preferred the functionality of the built-in Google Assistant.


Google Gives Apple A Run For Their Money With The New Pixel Buds

When Google announced the original Pixel Buds, it felt like the company wasn’t quite ready to fully embrace true wireless earbuds. This is because if you recall, the OG Pixel Buds came with a cable that connected both earbuds together. However, it seems that Google has finally decided to cut the cord.


Marshall Major III Headphones Updated With Google Assistant

Marshall, a brand that musicians might be familiar with when it comes to guitar and bass amplifiers, has started making more commercially available audio products in the past few years. This include Bluetooth speakers, which have been very well received, and also headphones that are also doing pretty well.


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Google Assistant Starts Rolling Out To More Chromebooks

Google Assistant is Google’s digital assistant software that can typically be found on its Android smartphones, although in the past few years, we’ve seen it expanded to smart speakers. It even made its way to Chromebook devices made by Google, such as the Pixelbook and Pixel Slate, and the good news is that Google has expanded on its availability.


Tile Trackers Will Soon Get Google Assistant Support

Tile’s trackers are pretty useful if you’re the type that forgets things or misplaces items often. This could be your bag, your keys, an umbrella, luggages, and so on. Through an accompanying smartphone app, you can help locate where your item is, but it seems that Tile wants to make it even easier.


Google Assistant On The Pixel 4 Can ‘Hold’ Calls For You

Have you ever made a call to a business only to be put on hold? Sometimes this can take a long time, depending on the nature of the call, but the good news is that one of the upcoming features of the Google Pixel 4 is that it might be able to hold the call for you and let you know when it’s time to come back.


Google Assistant’s Ambient Mode Will Turn Your Android Devices Into A Smart Display

What started out as smart speakers quickly evolved into what we know as smart displays. These are essentially smart speakers that come with a built-in display which can be used for video calls, watching videos, seeing who’s at the front door, and more. However, one of the downsides to such devices is that you’ll need to purchase it.


Bose Debuts A New Portable Home Speaker System

Recently, there have been reports that Sonos could be working on a new portable speaker system that will allow users to play music through WiFi and Bluetooth. Those speakers have yet to make their debut, but it seems that Bose could have beaten them to the punch as the company has taken the wraps off their aptly named “Portable Home Speaker”.


Google One Subscribers Are Being Offered Free Home Minis

If you’re a Google One subscriber, you might want to check your emails because according to reports, it looks like Google is giving away free Google Home Minis to subscribers of its One service. Some users are reporting that they have received emails informing them of the giveaway, but it should be pointed out that you can go to your Google One account to access the redemption code to get […]


Google Assistant Is Now Available On Dish Hopper Receivers

The Google Assistant is already available on a wide variety of devices and it can help you get a lot of stuff done with just your voice commands. Add surfing through the list of TV shows or movies to that as well. The Google Assistant is now available on the Dish Hopper family of receivers. It will enable users to find their content faster using nothing but voice commands.


Google Responds To Contractors’ Misuse Of Google Assistant Recordings

It was reported yesterday how contractors hired by Google are listening to recordings of conversations that users have had with the Google Assistant. The report mentions that some of these recordings were captured even when the user hadn’t said the “Hey Google” trigger phrase. Google has now commented on the matter through a post on its official blog.


Google Contractors Are Listening To Your Google Assistant Recordings

While Google asserts that they do not listen to users through their Google Assistant-enabled devices, it turns out that the company has kept recordings of your conversations with Google Assistant, and that apparently there are contractors hired by Google who are actually listening to them.


Google Assistant For TVs Picks Up Support For Italian And Japanese

Google Assistant isn’t just present in Android TV-powered smart TVs. It’s also available on third-party platforms such as the recent smart TVs from LG. So while Assistant is understandably the most capable on Google’s own platforms, it works well on others as well. Those who own such a device will now be happy to find out that Google Assistant has picked up support for Italian and Japanese on devices that […]