Google Nest Hub Max review – gpgmail

There were two standout features I really appreciated off the bat about the original Nest (nee Google Home) Hub: its compact size and its lack of camera. The new Nest Max has decidedly neither of those things. After releasing a model that offered an interesting alternative to the Echo Show, Google’s taking Amazon’s flagship smart […]

Tile teams up with Google to bring its lost item finding technology to Google Assistant – gpgmail

As rumors about Apple’s plans to launch a Tile competitor swirl, Tile today announced it’s teaming up with Google to make it easier for users to locate their lost items using their Android devices and Google Assistant. For the uninitiated, Tile is a small hardware accessory that you can attach to items like keys, purses, […]

Lenovo slims down its Google smart display – gpgmail

Before there was the Nest Home — heck, before there was even the Google Home Hub — there was the Lenovo Smart Display. The smart screen was far and away the nicest of the original Google Assistant screens, and the partnership between the two companies continues to be a fruitful, including the recent Smart Clock, […]

Google Falls to Third in Smart Speakers Behind Baidu and Amazon

This site may earn affiliate commissions from the links on this page. Terms of use. Amazon’s original Echo speaker seemed like something no one would want when it launched in 2014. That feels like ages ago because consumers are now happily gobbling up smart speakers with always-on voice assistant features. After rising to the number […]

Bose’s new portable home speaker sports Alexa and Google Assistant – gpgmail

Bose’s portable speaker offerings have tended toward the cheaper end of the spectrum — bringing colorful competition for companies like JBL. With the dryly named Portable Home Speaker, however, the company looks to split the difference between portable and premium. And it’s certainly priced for the latter. The $349 speaker looks to something of a […]

Bring More Tech (and Amazon Boxes) Into the Garage With a Smarter Opener

Most every premium garage door brand these days has a Wi-Fi remote that lets you check the status of your garage door from your smartphone and open or close the door remotely. Increasingly, Wi-Fi remotes tie into home control services including Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant and let you monitor who comes in and when. […]

Amazon’s lead EU data regulator is asking questions about Alexa privacy – gpgmail

Amazon’s lead data regulator in Europe, Luxembourg’s National Commission for Data Protection, has raised privacy concerns about its use of manual human reviews of Alexa AI voice assistant recordings. A spokesman for the regulator confirmed in an email to gpgmail it is discussing the matter with Amazon, adding: “At this stage, we cannot comment further […]

Google’s new version of Android Auto focuses on Assistant – gpgmail

Google is starting to roll out an updated version of its in-car platform Android Auto that aims to make it easier and safer for drivers to use. The version, which was first revealed during Google I/O 2019, has a dark theme, new fonts and color accents, more opportunities to communicate with Google’s virtual assistant and the […]