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Google Home Mini regains (some) touch controls

Google’s entry-level smart home speaker provides a simple and affordable way to interact with Google Assistant by voice. But shortly after the Google Home Mini was released, Android Police reported an issue that caused it to record users’ voices even when it wasn’t supposed to… and Google responded by disabling a key feature. Basically you […]

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Google Home Mini touch activation disabled due to serious privacy bug

Google’s new $49 smart speaker should begin shipping soon, and early reviews of the Google Home Mini have been mostly positive. But Android Police founder Artem Russakvoskii got one of a handful of units that suffered from a bug. A serious one. And after investigation the issue, Google is rolling out a software update that […]

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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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Google Pixel 2 XL, Pixel 2, Google Home Mini, and 2nd-gen Daydream View leaked

Google has announced plans to launch new hardware on October 4th, but the folks at Droid Life apparently got impatient (and got their hands on some juicy leaks), because they’ve published a bunch of pictures, prices, and other details about upcoming Google products. That includes a new Pixel 2 (with a starting price of $649), […]

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Report: Google Home mini and next-gen Chromebook Pixel coming soon

Google’s got at least two new Pixel smartphones coming this year. We’re pretty sure of that, thanks to roughly 7 billion leaks to date. But according to the folks at Android Police, Google also plans to launch at least two other pieces of hardware during the third quarter of 2017 (which means any day now). […]