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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 factory reset Google Home, Nest Home, Nest Hub, and Chromecast

How to factory reset Google Home, Nest Home, Nest Hub, and Chromecast

This story was originally published 2019/11/30 8:00am PSTon Nov 30, 2019 and last updated 2020/05/17 9:29am PDTon May 17, 2020.  While smart speakers have rapidly become ubiquitous in many of our homes, there are practical things about them—like initiating a factory reset when you sell them—that just aren’t intuitive without a bit of Googling. And...

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Nest Hub and Google Assistant Smart Displays get better smart home controls for Hue, Shield, locks, blinds, vacuums, more

Nest Hub and Google Assistant Smart Displays get better smart home controls for Hue, Shield, locks, blinds, vacuums, more

Google’s Nest Hubs and third-party Assistant Smart Displays have been receiving an update that vastly improves their smart home controls. Among the changes we spotted are live light status and scenes for Philips Hue and Lifx, new Shield controls, the ability to unlock your smart lock, plus controls for blinds, air fresheners, and vacuums. Other...

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Someone got a stranger’s Nest doorbell alert on his Google Nest Hub

Someone got a stranger’s Nest doorbell alert on his Google Nest Hub

Smart home security cameras are usually meant to make your home more secure, not less, but that isn’t always the case. In what is sadly becoming a familiar story, someone over on Reddit claims to have received a short alert video from a random stranger’s Nest Cam. If that brings on some déjà vu, it’s not...

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Grab two Nest Hub smart displays for just $100

Grab two Nest Hub smart displays for just $100

Smart displays are a convenient way to make your home more intelligent: They can help with everyday queries, be of assistance when cooking, and blast some tunes when you feel like dancing. With this deal, you can get two Nest Hubs for just $100, which is significantly cheaper than purchasing them separately. It’s particularly handy...

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Get four Philips Hue color bulbs and a hub for $120 today only

Get four Philips Hue color bulbs and a hub for $120 today only

Looking to deck your home out in smart lights? Or perhaps you just want to make your new home office a bit more colorful? Whatever your reason might be for wanting some smart lights, a 4-pack of Philips Hue (plus the required hub) is just $119.99 right now on Amazon-owned Woot. The pack on sale...