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Google Nest Mini vs. Amazon Echo Dot

We put the two most popular smart home speakers together and tested them on appearance, audio, and abilities.
Tags: Trends, Smart Home, Alexa, Buying Guides, Versus, Amazon Echo Dot, Google Assistant, Google Home Mini, Amazon Echo Dot with clock, Tier 4


The best of Google, now in new devices

Wherever you are and whatever you're doing, technology should work for you. This week during a virtual CES and Galaxy Unpacked, we were introduced to a lineup of new products that do exactly that, all with the best of Google built in.Whether you're heading out or staying in, there's something new for you to get excited about. When you’re on the go The new Galaxy S21 series comes with a more cohesive Android experience and updates that make it easier to stay in touch with friends and family. From...
Tags: Google, Android, Families, Samsung, Sony, Nest, Kenwood, Michael Kors, Verizon FIOS, Darci, Samsung TV, Tuya, Rich Communication Services RCS, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Duo


Guest Mode: An easy privacy control for your home devices

It's our responsibility to respect your privacy, no matter what device you're using. That's why Google Assistant is built to automatically keep your information private, safe and secure. By default, we don’t save your audio recordings and you can ask Google Assistant questions like “How do you keep my information private?” or delete activity from your Google Account by saying things like “Hey Google, delete everything I said to you this week.” Last year, we also added a way to adjust how sensiti...
Tags: Google, Nest, Safety And Security, Google Assistant, Google Maps YouTube, Nest Hub Max Just, Philippe de Lurand Pierre Paul


How to translate live conversations with Google Assistant using its built-in Interpreter Mode

Google Assistant's Interpreter Mode is particularly useful when traveling abroad and in situations that require navigating language barriers. Cavan Images/Getty Images You can translate conversations with Google Assistant in up to 44 languages by using its Interpreter Mode, which is built into the Google Assistant app.  Google Assistant is an artificial intelligence-based program, similar to Siri and Alexa, that has the capability to translate a conversation in real-time, among many ot...
Tags: Translation, Google, Trends, Siri, Walmart, Pakistan, Google Translate, Alexa, Cavan, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Home Speakers, Interpreter Mode, Product Card, BI-freelancer


How to use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps to control your phone with your voice while on the road

You can use Google Assistant in Google Maps to enable voice controls. skaman306/Getty Images Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps lets you make calls, send texts, and play music using your voice while driving. To use Google Assistant driving mode in Google Maps, enable it in your phone's Google app, and then start using Google Maps' usual driving navigation feature. Google Assistant driving mode is only available on Android phones in the US, and you have to be speaking English to u...
Tags: Google, Android, US, Trends, Google Maps, Carplay, Android Auto, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Navigation Apps, Getty Images Google, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference


How to reset a Google Mini speaker in 2 ways to fix internet issues, sound glitches, and more

It's easy to reset a Google Mini speaker. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider There are two ways to reset a Google Mini, depending on which version of the Mini you have. If you have a first generation Google Home Mini, you can reset it by holding the dedicated reset button on the bottom of the speaker.  If you have the newer Google Nest Mini, mute the microphone and then hold down the center of the speaker until it resets. If you've tried resetting your Mini but it hasn't worked, there's a...
Tags: Google, Trends, John Legend, Dave Johnson, Hollis Johnson, Google Nest, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Google @home, Smart Speakers, Google Home Mini, Google Mini, Google Nest Mini, Issa Rae How, Product Card, BI-freelancer


How to set up Voice Match on your Google Home device

Thanks to a feature called Voice Match, Google and Next devices can respond with personalized information based on the users' voices. Here's how to set it up.
Tags: Trends, How-to, Smart Home, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Home Mini, Google Home Max, Voice Match, Set-up, Tier 4, Voice Match Google


What to Do If You Can't Make Android Auto Calls

Earlier this year, a bug broke Google Assistant phone calls in Android Auto after users updated to Android 11. Google fixed the issue shortly after with a system update, but the bug still shows up for some users even after installing the patch. Luckily, there appears to finally be a solution. According to a post on…Read more...
Tags: Google, Bug Fixes, Lifehacks, Android Auto, Google Assistant


How to Enable Google Assistant in Android's Chrome Browser

You can now use Google Assistant for voice searches in Google Chrome on Android, and not a moment too soon. The move saves Chrome users from the lackluster voice recognition you were forced to deal with previously. Read more...
Tags: Chrome, Google, Browsers, Lifehacks, Voice Search, Google Assistant


Here’s how Google Assistant lent a helping hand in 2020

As we look at how people used Google Assistant this year,We hope these reflections may bring you some cheer.From staying in touch to cooking a meal, It’s clear we find many of the same things ideal.In 2020, it felt like many of us needed a little more assistance than usual. With more time spent at home, the ways people used Google Assistant evolved to accommodate new habits and routines—and to help with this, we focused on launching new features, adding new services like Disney+, Netflix, Duo, M...
Tags: Google, Ge, Disney, Philips, Google Nest, Lilian Rincon, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Meet, Nest Hub, COVID-19, Family Bell, Disney Netflix Duo Meet, Yankon


Ready to play? New games on your Smart Display

The holiday season is here and hopefully that means you’ll get a chance to relax. If you find yourself with some down time, check out the latest collection of games for Smart Displays. Just say, “Hey Google, let’s play a game” and Google Assistant will present you a collection of puzzles, word games, and even virtual pets. Here are some of the titles we’ve recently added:   Calling all wordsmiths I’ve always enjoyed crossword puzzles but have limited time to play, so I usually play Horizontal Cr...
Tags: Google, Zynga, Nickelodeon, Kitty, Google Assistant, David Kaufman, Voice Quest


Google suffers global outage with Gmail, YouTube and majority of services affected

Error was due to lack of storage space in authentication tools causing system to crashGoogle has suffered a worldwide outage, with failures reported across the company’s services, including Gmail, Google Calendar and YouTube. Beginning at about 11.50am GMT, the outages appeared to have affected the vast majority of Google’s services, apart from search, which operated largely unaffected.Despite the universal nature of the outages, the company’s automated systems reported no problems for any servi...
Tags: Google, Technology, World news, Google Assistant, Google Home, Gmail Google Calendar


How to host a group video call to celebrate the holidays

This is the first year I won’t be celebrating the holidays in-person with family. I’ll be with my wife and young son, and like so many others, we plan on hosting a group video call to virtually “get together” with family and friends spread out across Ireland and England. Thankfully, Google Assistant can already help us make group video calls with Google Meet or Duo—and just in time for the holidays, an early preview of Zoom calling is starting to roll out on Nest Hub Max. So if you have a Zoom a...
Tags: Google, England, Australia, Canada, Ireland, Google Nest, Mark Regan, Google Assistant, Google Home, Google Wifi, Google Meet


How Secure Is Your Digital Assistant?

Chatting with Google Assistant, Alexa, or Siri has become a part of our day-to-day life, whether we’re using our voices to turn on smart lights or ask our devices for the weather forecast. But what you might not think about daily is just how secure and private these three voice assistants actually are.Read more...
Tags: Google, Science, Privacy, Siri, Alexa, Digital Assistants, Google Assistant


A smarter smart home from Google and Samsung

So many products come together to power a smart home—light bulbs, thermostats, TVs, speakers...the list goes on and on. To make it easier for you to control all of your connected devices, we’ve been working closely with manufacturers to make sure your devices communicate and work across the smart home ecosystem. Coming soon, your Assistant and Nest devices will now interoperate more easily with your Samsung smart devices in your home.You’ll be able access and control your Nest devices, like Nest...
Tags: Google, Samsung, Nest, Michele, Google Samsung, Google Assistant, Google Home


Apple Music Arrives on Nest Audio Smart Speakers

Hey Google, play Apple Music.Read more...
Tags: Apple, Google, Science, Apple Music, Google Assistant, Smart Speakers, Nest Audio


Never miss a beat: Apple Music is now available on the new Nest Audio

Get ready to jam: You can now ask Google Assistant on Google Nest and other Assistant-enabled smart speakers and displays to play all the music you love on Apple Music. Starting today, Apple Music is rolling out to Google Assistant-enabled devices like Nest Audio, Nest Hub Max, Nest Mini, and more. Apple Music subscribers can search and play songs (more than 70 million!), albums and playlists—all ad-free—just by using their voice. To play music from Apple Music, first link your Apple Music accou...
Tags: Google, Japan, Apple Music, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Google Home, U S U K France Germany, Sushmit GoswamiChris Chan, Nest Audio Nest Hub Max Nest Mini


What is Android Auto? Here's what you need to know about the smart driving platform

Android Auto software is built into some cars to help you drive more safely. Nisian Hughes/Getty Images Android Auto is a platform found in many modern cars that gives you access to your Android phone on the car's infotainment system by using hands-free voice commands.   You can also access many of your favorite Android apps in your car using Android Auto. Here's everything you need to know about Android Auto, including which phones and car models it's available on.  Visit Business Insider...
Tags: Apple, Google, Android, Trends, Android Apps, Kenwood, Google Maps, Android Auto, Dave Johnson, Tech Insider, Google Assistant, Product Card, BI-freelancer, Tech Reference, Software & Apps (Reference, Tech How To


How Google is helping me connect with family this year

In a normal year, my family would be planning for our 12-hour flight to South Africa, my home country, to see family for the holidays. But since we can’t do that this year, we’re trying to reimagine the usual gatherings and traditions—the same way we’ve already reimagined work, school, birthdays and other holidays.I’ve been thinking back to how we coped with lockdown in March and April, and using that to figure out how to close out the year. Like every other family with small children, I am not ...
Tags: Google, UK, Netflix, South Africa, Croatia, Max, Mary Poppins, Granny, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Google in Europe, Google Meet, Nest Hub Max, Google Nest Mini, Laurian Clemence


$99 Speaker Showdown: HomePod Mini vs. Amazon Echo and Google Nest Audio

Apple recently released the HomePod mini, a new $99 version of the original HomePod that's smaller, cuter, and, most importantly, competitively priced. At $99, the ‌HomePod mini‌ can better compete with affordable smart speakers from companies like Google and Amazon. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. The ‌HomePod mini‌ has been praised for its high-quality sound at its price point, so we thought we'd compare it to Google's Nest Audio and Amazon's Echo to see how...
Tags: Apple, Google, Amazon, Spotify, Featured, Siri, Pandora, Nest, Amazon Echo, Apple Music, Alexa, Amazon Music, MacRumors YouTube, Alexa Amazon, Buyer's Guide, Amazon Subscribe


Now playing: New music from Nest Audio Sessions

I’ve always been one of those people who feels like their life has a soundtrack. In college, everything was playing out to Jay Z, and there were a couple of years dominated by bossa nova. But 2020 was a difficult one for me to find the right tunes for. Between working from home and a serious lack of concert-going (as in, zero), I haven’t had as much music inspiration as I usually would. This is why I’m so excited about something new that’s coming to Google Nest Audio. We teamed up with nine fema...
Tags: Google, Jay Z, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Mark Spates, Benee, Nest Audio


The Nest devices that save sleep-deprived parents

When my daughter Ruth was born this January, she was a handful. Literally. In the early months of her life, she refused to be put down, fussing and screaming unless we were holding her, walking up and down the hallways of our home. I became a sleep-deprived zombie, shuffling around with one arm free to get some much-needed coffee. And that was on a good day. I needed all the help I could get. And for me, some of that help came in the form of Google Assistant. Thanks to the Google Nest devices ar...
Tags: Google, United States, Nest, Ruth, Google Nest, Google Assistant, Nest Hub Max, Hub Max, Megan Friedman


Google Assistant Finally Lets You Schedule Lights On and Off

Google’s first smart speaker, the Google Home, debuted in 2016, and it’s taken four years for Google to add a single feature in its digital assistant that I would consider essential for anyone looking to control their smart home—specifically, their lights. Read more...
Tags: Google, Lifehacks, Smarthome, Voice Command, Smart Speaker, Google Assistant, Google Home


Google Assistant Can Finally Schedule Your Damn Lights

Smart lights are the easiest, most affordable entryway into the smart home. In terms of convenience, scheduling your lights is one of the biggest perks, especially if you’ve got a set routine, your hands are tied, or you are going away for a few days. This is why it was really annoying that Google Assistant couldn’t…Read more...
Tags: Google, Gadgets, Science, Smart Home, Consumer Tech, Smart Lights, Google Assistant


Stop, drop and pass the rolls! Thanksgiving fun with Google

Thanksgiving is just a few days away, which can only mean the approach of a classic dinner table debate: stuffing or dressing? If your family is busy dishing out their hot food takes, they're hardly alone: Google searches for "stuffing vs dressing" in the U.S. spiked more than 350 percent this past week.But let’s not forget about other Thanksgiving favorites. We took a look at uniquely searched side dishes in each state this year. It seems California is feeling just gravy, while Missouri, Tennes...
Tags: Google, California, Kentucky, Search, Mary Ann Esposito, Google Cloud, Google Assistant, Missouri Tennessee, Tripp T Phan, Nest Hub Max Here


Music to our ears: "The Voice" is now on Nest Audio

You know that feeling when you’ve overplayed your favorite artist? You know all the songs by heart, and you can tell when each key change is coming. We’ve all been there: a musical rut. It happens to everyone, but now Nest Audio and Google can help get you out of it...with a little help from NBC’s "The Voice."Google is teaming up with "The Voice" to help you explore and find new music—with the new Nest Audio playing a big role this season to help fans and Artists discover and control music using...
Tags: Google, Nbc, Voice, Google Nest, Voice Google, Priscilla Alvarez, Google Assistant, YouTube Premium, Nest Audio


Google Assistant Has Arrived on the Fitbit Sense and Versa 3

Earlier this summer, Fitbit threw down the gauntlet with the ambitious Fitbit Sense and a revamped Versa 3. But while these gadgets launched a few months ago, some of the marquee features teased in August were still MIA. Well, not anymore. Fitbit OS 5.1 is landing today for U.S. users and the updates included are some…Read more...
Tags: Google, Android, Gadgets, Wearables, Science, Smartwatches, Fitbit, Voice Assistants, Consumer Tech, Google Assistant


Our favorite "smart" stocking stuffers this year

It’s never too early to start your holiday shopping. We all know how tough it can be to find that perfect gift to fit all the different people in our lives, and the last thing anyone wants to do is give (or get!) something generic. That’s why we’re stepping in to recommend some of our favorite smart devices that come with help from Google. So take a look and see if you can’t cross a few names off your shopping list. For the fitness enthusiast Fitbit Sense and Fitbit Versa 3Staying healthy and ac...
Tags: Google, Disney, Netflix, Smartwatches, Vizio, AAA, Google Assistant, Davey Weissberg, Pixel BudsYou, Hisense LG Roku Samsung, Nest Hub MaxNest Hub Max, Xbox Assistant


A more helpful Google for families this holiday season

As the holidays approach and hopefully bring some much-deserved rest, I've been reflecting on the things we built this year to help families.We launched teacher-approved apps on Google Play and Kids Space on tablets, both of which help parents and kids find quality content to help them learn, play and grow. We also launched family mode on Duo to keep kids entertained while on video calls with loved ones. And we introduced a host of smart home features for back-to-schoolseason. But the year isn’t...
Tags: Google, Families, Mark, Google Fi, Smart Displays, Google Assistant, Nest Hub Max, Mindy Brooks, Family Bell, Noggin Capstone


How to change your Google Assistant voice across your Google devices

You can change the Google Assistant voice on your devices through the Google Home mobile app. Hollis Johnson/Business Insider You can change your Google Assistant voice for your Google devices by selecting from as many as a dozen alternatives. You can select a different voice using the Google Home app on your iPhone or Android device by changing the assistant voice settings.  Any voice you choose applies to every instance of Google on your account, including your phone and Google smart ...
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