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Linky is a Google Assistant smart speaker with a touchscreen display (crowdfunding)

Rumor has it that Google is working on a smart speaker with a touchscreen display. You might think that’s called a tablet… and you wouldn’t be entirely wrong. But Amazon seems to think there’s a market for an always-listening touchscreen device designed for use around the home, so it makes sense that Google is following […]

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Google Assistant for phones gains Chromecast support

Have a Google Home smart speaker and a Chromecast? Then you can talk to the speaker to play music or videos on any Cast-enabled device. “OK Google, Play Game of Thrones” beams it to your TV, or “OK Google, play Tom Petty on my Living Room speakers” should send music to your ChromeCast audio device. […]

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Google Pixel Buds are $159 Assistant-enabled Bluetooth earbuds

Google is launching its first set of headphones, and as you’d expected, Google Pixel Buds are optimized for use with Google Assistant. The wireless earbuds are designed to pair with your smartphone, allowing you to interact with Google’s voice assistant by tapping or swiping the control surface on the right earbud and then speaking. Assistant […]

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$399 Google Home Max coming in December

A year after launching the Google Home smart speaker with Google Assistant, Google is expanding the lineup with two new models… one small and cheap, the other big and… not cheap. The Google Home Mini is a $49 speaker that’s designed as a cheaper alternative to the $129 Google Home. The $399 Google Home Max […]

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$49 Google Home Mini smart speaker leaked (again) by Walmart

Google’s answer to the Amazon Echo Dot is coming soon. We first learned about the Google Home Mini from details that leaked in August and September. Now Walmart has pretty much confirmed what we knew, and added a few new details. The retailer posted a product page for Google’s new $49 smart speaker which has […]

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Reports: Google developing a smart speaker with a 7 inch display (to compete with Amazon’s Echo Show)

Amazon’s Echo line of products powered by the Alexa voice service has ballooned since the first Echo was unveiled in 2014. Now there’s the Echo Dot, Echo Look, and Echo Show. And this week the company launched the Echo Spot, 2nd-gen Echo, and Echo Plus, among other things. Google, meanwhile, has… Google Home. But that […]