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Ten tips and tricks for your Google Nest Hub

Ten tips and tricks for your Google Nest Hub

Get more out of your Google smart display Google’s Nest Hub smart displays have a lot of self-evident uses: checking the weather, setting timers, or watching a little YouTube. But they can feel a bit underwhelming out of the box, especially if you’re not the kind of person to go diving into various settings menus...

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Google has reportedly fixed user’s Nest Hub that was seeing a stranger’s camera, but we still have questions

Google has reportedly fixed user’s Nest Hub that was seeing a stranger’s camera, but we still have questions

This story was originally published 2020/05/14 3:58pm PDTon May 14, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/22 2:00pm PDTon May 22, 2020.  The tale of the Google Nest Hub that apparently fired up a random stranger’s doorbell alert is creeping its way to a close. Following the disturbing not-so-smart-home event last week, Google has informed the affected...

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How to preserve some privacy when you’re using a Google Assistant speaker

How to preserve some privacy when you’re using a Google Assistant speaker

Google Assistant speakers can be great tools, giving you an easy entry into voice-controlled home automation, but they can also feel like spies giving Google intimate insights into your life and daily routines. If you don’t want to do without all of the convenience an Assistant speaker provides, there are at least some things you...

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Google Voice will soon let you transfer calls to other people

Google Voice will soon let you transfer calls to other people

Google Voice has long been one of Google’s most confusing and most useful products, and since becoming part of G Suite in 2018, it has started receiving a bit more love when it comes to updates. It gained a dark theme and support for VoIP calling last year. Now the service is prepping the ability...

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Google Photos tests its latest interface tweaks

Google Photos tests its latest interface tweaks

This story was originally published 2020/03/04 4:59am PSTon Mar 4, 2020 and last updated 2020/05/21 8:42am PDTon May 21, 2020.  Google Photos hasn’t seen any substantial interface changes since its inception as a standalone app, minus the addition of the bottom bar in 2016. Bigger changes are headed our way, though, following the introduction of...