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.


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.


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.”

App Reviews

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.

Event Wrap-Ups

Made By Google 2017: Event Wrap-up and all you need to know

October 8, 2017 David Steele

This year’s Made by Google event has concluded, and Google announced a total of eight new products. We have two new Google Home speakers, two second generation Google Pixel smartphones, the Google Pixelbook, a newer version of the Daydream View, the Google Pixel Buds, and a new standalone smart camera in Google Clips. It’s time to reflect on what we learned and what’s coming. Here’s our full recap containing everything you need to know about.


Weekly Poll: Will you pick up any of Google’s new hardware? (Check all that may apply)

October 4, 2017 Doug Demagistris

Things are winding down now that the Made By Google 2017 event in San Francisco has concluded, but there are a lot of Google goodies including a pair of new Pixels coming our way. It’s the end of review season and Pixel 2 / Pixel 2 XL are the last of the herd to arrive, which are the successors to last year’s first-generation Pixel models. After reading all about the new accessories, our overviews, spec lists, and insight, we want [Read More]


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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