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Broadcasting update arrives for Google Home

November 17, 2017 Dylan Harper

Google has announced the release of a new feature for Google Home and Google Home Mini. Called ‘Broadcasting,’ the addition introduces the ability to broadcast messages across to Google Home speakers throughout your household.

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Pixel 2 buyers now receiving their free Google Home Mini promo code

November 10, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Did you pre-order a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL? If you did, and made your purchase from Google or one of its retail partners such as Verizon or Best Buy, you’re eligible for a free Google Home Mini speaker. All pre-order buyers of either flagship are being emailed a promo code as we speak.

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Google shares a list of games families can play over Google Home

October 30, 2017 Doug Demagistris

If you have a Google Home speaker, the original or mini, you’re probably aware that the Google Assistant has games. Some are fun and others a kind of silly, but hey, they’re there for enjoyment and laughter. And now, to simplify things, Google has shared a list of all them.

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Updated Google app references ‘Quartz,’ sources believe its a Google Home speaker with built-in screen

October 25, 2017 Doug Demagistris

In a recent teardown of the Google Search application (version 7.14.15), sources discovered references to an unknown device code-named ‘Quartz.’ It’s believed that Quartz is an unannounced Google Home speaker that will coexist alongside Home, Home Mini and Home Max.

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Google Home Mini’s touch functionality was removed before it got to us, here’s why

October 23, 2017 Doug Demagistris

On October the eleventh, we reported that Google Home Mini review units were experiencing an issue. This issue involved only the review units, and had many flipping out over privacy concerns. Android Police was first to realize that Google Home Mini was listening to everything, 24/7. Google pushed an update right away, and even updated all retail units prior to dispatch. But there’s one “but.”

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Google Home Mini had a few issues that Google fixed ahead of its release

October 11, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Last week, Google announced Google Home Mini at its Made By Google 2017 event. Buyers of Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL are to receive one of these speakers, which retail for $49, for free because of their purchase. Upon hearing about Mini on the grand stage last week, one’s privacy became of rapid concern, however, Google made it clear that nothing leaves Mini unless you opt in to it.

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Enter Google Home Max and Google Home Mini

October 4, 2017 David Steele

Earlier today, Google held its much-anticipated Made By Google 2017 event in the city of San Francisco, CA. During the private event, the tech giant unveiled a bevy of new products including Pixel 2 smartphones and a range of neat accessory upgrades. It has been a whole two years since Google first launched Google Home, and today the company took wraps off not one but two new smart speakers. Google Home Mini is the one we were all expecting, and Google [Read More]

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