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Google’s Advanced Protection Program now supports Nest users

You can now use Google’s toughest authentication protocol if you have Nest cameras, thermostats, or other devices associated with your Google account.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model.

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Google is testing Voice Match verification for Google Assistant purchases

If all goes well with its pilot program, Google may soon let you confirm Google Assistant purchases with your voice rather than your phone.

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How to make your Google/Nest smart speakers, displays, and cameras listen for suspicious sounds

Thanks to Google’s new Nest Aware plans, Google Home and Nest devices can now keep an ear out for the sounds of smoke alarms and breaking glass.

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5 ways to improve your relationship with Google Assistant

Learn how to change the sound of Google Assistant’s voice, teach it your nickname, make your conversations flow better, and more.

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The excellent Google Home smart speaker is an insane 70% off today

The Google Home is an excellent smart speaker, and right now it has an excellent price to match.

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Google will switch on mandatory two-factor authentication for Nest accounts this month

If you haven’t already locked down your Nest account with two-step authentication, Google will do it for you starting in May.

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Hey Google sensitivity setting arrives for Google Home and Nest devices

The new setting helps solve the problem of Google Assistant either not hearing its wake word, or accidentally thinking it did hear it.

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Google Assistant is getting better at recognizing your voice

A more involved Voice Match training process should help Google Assistant identify your voice with greater accuracy.

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You need a smart speaker and the Google Home is half off right now

Best Buy, Google, and Walmart are all selling the Google Home for $50 off.

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How to turn off (or simply pause) news headlines on your Amazon Echo Show or Google Nest Hub display

If all the grim coronavirus bulletins are taking a toll on your sanity, consider taking a break from news headlines on your Echo Show and Google Nest smart displays.

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Need help washing your hands for long enough? Google Assistant can help

Just ask, and Google Assistant will sing a song while you lather up to make sure you go the full 20 seconds.

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Google is 'aware' of buggy Bluetooth for Home and Nest speakers and working on a fix

If your Google Home or Nest device can’t maintain a solid Bluetooth connection with a phone or an external speaker, you’re not the only one.

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10 cool things you can do with Google Home devices

There's more to Google Home than just playing music and Googling trivia with voice queries.

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Google is testing a new Nest thermostat feature that'll warn you of potential HVAC problems

Nest can send you an email if it thinks something’s amiss with your heating or cooling systems.

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Guest Mode disappears from Google Nest and Home devices

The Guest Mode feature, which allowed visitors to stream media to your Google smart speakers and displays without connecting to your Wi-Fi network, still works on Chromecast devices.

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The best Google Home-compatible smart home devices

It's the third-party smart devices that put the "home" in Google Home. Here are our favorites.

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You can now stream music from Google Home to a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how

Google has finally given its Home and Home Mini speakers the ability to play music through a Bluetooth speaker. Here's how to do it.

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