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Google Home’s Philips Hue integration can now wake you up gently

By | Australia, Canada, Companies, consumer electronics, Gadgets, Google, google home, Hardware, home appliances, Home Automation, india, lighting, Philips, philips hue, Singapore, United Kingdom, United States

Maybe you love the sound of your alarm clock blaring in the morning, heralding a new day full of joy and adventure. More likely, though, you don’t. If you prefer a more gentle wake-up (and have invested in some smart home technology), here’s some good news: Google Home now lets you use your Philips Hue […]

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Review: The $199 Echo Link turns the fidelity up to 11

By | Amazon, Amazon Echo, amazon music unlimited, computing, echo, Echo Link, Gadgets, Google, google home, Hardware, microsoft windows, operating systems, Pandora, smart speakers, Sonos, Spotify, streaming services

The Echo Link takes streaming music and makes it sound better. Just wirelessly connect it to an Echo device and plug it into a set of nice speakers. It’s the missing link. The Link bridges the gap between streaming music and a nice audio system. Instead of settling for the analog connection of an Echo […]

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Wrest control from a snooping smart speaker with this teachable ‘parasite’

By | Advertising Tech, Alexa, Artificial Intelligence, connected devices, Europe, Gadgets, GitHub, Google, google home, Hardware, Home Automation, Internet of Things, IoT, neural network, privacy, Security, smart assistant, smart speaker, Speaker

What do you get when you put one internet-connected device on top of another? A little more control than you otherwise would in the case of Alias the “teachable ‘parasite’” — an IoT project smart speaker topper made by two designers, Bjørn Karmann and Tore Knudsen. The Raspberry Pi-powered, fungus-inspired blob’s mission is to whisper […]

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Google’s Home Hub can be bricked with one line of code

By | america, Android, Assistant, chicago, computing, ethernet, Gadgets, Google, google home, home hub, http, Intel, jerry gamblin, json, TC, United States, wi-fi, wireless, wireless networking, xml

Security advocate Jerry Gamblin has posted a set of instructions — essentially basic lines of XML — that can easily pull important information off the Google Home Hub and, in some cases, temporarily brick the device. The Home Hub, which is essentially an Android tablet attached to a speaker, is designed to act as an […]

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Comparing Google Home Hub vs Amazon Echo Show 2 vs Facebook Portal

By | Amazon, amazon alexa, Amazon Echo Show, Artificial Intelligence, eCommerce, Facebook, Facebook Portal, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, Google Hardware Event 2018, google home, Hardware, JBL Link View, smart displays, Social, TC

The war for the countertop has begun. Google, Amazon and Facebook all revealed their new smart displays this month. Each hopes to become the center of your Internet of Things-equipped home and a window to your loved ones. The $149 Google Home Hub is a cheap and privacy-safe smart home controller. The $229 Amazon Echo […]

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The Google Assistant is now bilingual 

By | Android, Artificial Intelligence, Gadgets, Google, Google Assistant, google home, google search, Hardware, Roomba, smart speaker

The Google Assistant just got more useful for multilingual families. Starting today, you’ll be able to set up two languages in the Google Home app and the Assistant on your phone and Google Home will then happily react to your commands in both English and Spanish, for example. Today’s announcement doesn’t exactly come as a […]

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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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