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[Update: Frozen 2] Google Home can now add sound effects and music to story time with certain children's books

Update 1: 2018/11/21 11:17am PST Google has just updated its support docs to let us know that this read-along feature is now also available on the Google Home Hub. Update 2: 2018/12/05 2:22pm
Nuki Opener review: A smarter intercom to complement your smart lock

Nuki Opener review: A smarter intercom to complement your smart lock

With smart locks becoming more readily available and more reliable, many customers have made the switch and streamlined entrance to their homes. If you're a house owner, that and a garage opener are
Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Alexa and Google Home abused to eavesdrop and phish passwords

Amazon- and Google-approved apps turned both voice-controlled devices into "smart spies."

Google and Amazon approved home speaker apps that spied on users

Privacy is a hot topic in the realm of smart speakers, from employees listening in on recordings and auditors accessing user locations. Now, another issue regarding speakers has been raised, after
Creepiest Alexa and Google Assistant security fail yet

Creepiest Alexa and Google Assistant security fail yet

Because we don't have enough concerns about our digital privacy these days, it seems Amazon's Alexa and Google Home both gave thumbs up to apps that could be used to eavesdrop on users and phish for
Your Google Home and Alexa Can Be Used to Eavesdrop and Phish For Your Passwords

Your Google Home and Alexa Can Be Used to Eavesdrop and Phish For Your Passwords

It’s no secret that smart speakers are listening on you despite the excuses that manufacturers make. But while you may have thought it was just Google and Amazon listening in, security researchers
Google bricks some Homes and Home Minis with firmware update and often there's no reset possible

Google bricks some Homes and Home Minis with firmware update and often there's no reset possible

Even though you probably don't notice that any of your Google Home devices are constantly receiving firmware updates, they get new software all the time. Most likely, you'll only realize it when
Spotify’s Google Home Mini promo is back: Here’s what you should know

Spotify’s Google Home Mini promo is back: Here’s what you should know

Around this time last year, Spotify decided to run a promotion in which it handed out Google Home Mini speakers to Premium Family subscribers. That promotion is back this year, but this time around,
Spotify’s Google Home Mini promo is back: Here’s what you should know

Spotify’s Google Home Mini promo is back: Here’s what you should know

Around this time last year, Spotify decided to run a promotion in which it handed out Google Home Mini speakers to Premium Family subscribers. That promotion is back this year, but this time around,
Spotify Premium Users Can Get a Free Google Home Mini

Spotify Premium Users Can Get a Free Google Home Mini

If you’re a Spotify Premium user, the company has something for you: a free Google Home Mini. The deal works for both existing users and new users that sign up today.
Walmart slashes prices on all original Google Nest Home devices

Walmart slashes prices on all original Google Nest Home devices

Rather than waiting for Black Friday, Walmart slashed the prices on the original Google Home smart home devices, most of which are identical to the newer models that now have "Nest" in their names.
Researchers expose how Amazon Echo and Google Home can steal passwords

Researchers expose how Amazon Echo and Google Home can steal passwords

Security researchers unveil a new vulnerability in smart home speakers. The post Researchers expose how Amazon Echo and Google Home can steal passwords appeared first on The Daily Dot.
Alexa or Google Home Could Help Malicious Apps To Spy & Steal Your Password

Alexa or Google Home Could Help Malicious Apps To Spy & Steal Your Password

Smart assistants like Alexa or Google Home are always in the spotlight for being vulnerable to hacks/spies. And, it is quite shocking to know that it still isn’t a good option for privacy-concerned
Google Home update bug is bricking some smart speakers

Google Home update bug is bricking some smart speakers

Some Googe Home users are reporting issues with a recent software update that has bricked some smart speakers. According to impacted device owners, the update results in perpetually illuminated LED
Firmware Update Is Bricking Some Google Home, Home Mini Devices

Firmware Update Is Bricking Some Google Home, Home Mini Devices

If you own a Google Home or Google Home Mini device, you might want to look into whether or not you can halt automatic firmware updates. This is because according to a series of reports, it seems that

Google Home update leaves some speakers unusable

Smart speakers' frequent under-the-radar updates are usually convenient, but they're creating a lot of headaches for some Google device owners. Google has confirmed that it's fixing a problem with
Google Home or Home Mini bricked? You’re not alone. (Update: Replacements)

Google Home or Home Mini bricked? You’re not alone. (Update: Replacements)

If you have a bricked Google Home or Home Mini, sit tight: you will get a replacement.
Google Home owners claim a recent update has left their devices unusable

Google Home owners claim a recent update has left their devices unusable

A firmware update for Google Home devices has caused a headache for some owners as it appears to have rendered their device useless. Google has acknowledged the issue but has yet to come up with a
Google Home update bug is bricking some smart speakers

Google Home update bug is bricking some smart speakers

Some Googe Home users are reporting issues with a recent software update that has bricked some smart speakers. According to impacted device owners, the update results in perpetually illuminated LED
Google Nest Hub Max review: This surprisingly svelte smart display is a great cook’s companion

Google Nest Hub Max review: This surprisingly svelte smart display is a great cook’s companion

Capable of controlling your smart home gadgets while showing off your photos in style, the Nest Hub Max boasts robust sound and even a Nest camera.