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Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini was the best-selling smart speaker in Q2

By | Amazon, Apple, echo, echo dot, Gadgets, Google, Google Home Mini, HomePod, smart speakers

Amazon’s Echo Dot may have been a bestseller on Prime Day, but Google’s Home Mini device is now the top-selling smart speaker worldwide, according to a new report out this morning from Strategy Analytics. The analyst firm says Google’s small speaker accounted for 1 in 5 smart speaker shipments in Q2 2018, edging out the […]

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Google Home and Google Home Mini smart speakers go on sale in India

By | Asia, Gadgets, Google, google home, Google Home Mini, india

Google’s two smart speaker products — the Google Home and Google Home Mini — and its Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL smartphones are now available in India following a launch event in the country. The devices are priced at Rs 9,999 ($154), and Rs 4,499 ($69), respectively, and Google confirmed that they are available for purchase online via […]

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Citing ‘a few’ malfunctions, Google nukes touch function from Home Mini

By | Gadgets, Google, Google Home Mini, Internet of Things, IoT, TC

 Google is permanently axing all “top touch” functionality from its new Home Mini device after a nasty bug was documented yesterday that essentially recorded everything around the gadget and sent it to Google. These things happen! Either the company couldn’t be sure it could fix it or it couldn’t be sure people would trust that it did — so they made the choice to… Read More

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A messed up Google Home Mini recorded a tech reporter 24/7

By | Gadgets, Google, Google Home Mini, privacy, surveillance, TC

 The idea of inviting an always-on recording device into our bedrooms would have once seemed beyond creepy, but now most consumers hardly give it a second thought. As Android Police reports, a small number of Google Home Mini review units given to tech reviewers malfunctioned, persistently recording audio in the background without being activated by a hotword. Read More

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