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Smart Speakers Are a Great Tool for the Visually Impaired 

Touchscreens have become the primary way many of us interact with the digital world, but they aren’t great options for the visually impaired. Smartphones have small displays and require precise controls, and their screens shut off after a few moments of inactivity, which makes them difficult to use if your vision…Read more… Continue Reading at […]

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Coachella 2018 will stream exclusively on YouTube

Those who won’t be present at Coachella‘s 2018 edition can still luxuriate in the sun soaked vibes of the Golden State through their computer screens thanks to YouTube. The video streaming platform will exclusively broadcast the festival for the eighth year in a row, bringing performances from an array of artists, including Beyonce, The Weekend, […]

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How to Use Google Home or Amazon Echo to Control What’s on Your TV

Your smart speaker is getting smarter—and part of that involves taking over what’s on the big TV screen sat in the corner of your living room. You can buy Google Homes and Amazon Echos with screens built-in, but here’s how to use them with a separate display, whether you want to watch movies or see […]

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How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices

Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or a HomePod, there are a bunch of settings and features to tweak if you’re worried about protecting your personal data.Read more… Continue Reading […]

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How the HomePod Stacks Up Against Other Smart Speakers

It seems like every new wireless speaker on the market comes with a voice assistant now. Since 2014, when Amazon announced the Echo, the idea of a smart speaker has taken the gadget world by storm. Apple has finally thrown its hat into the ring with the release of the HomePod, leaving us to wonder […]

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Super Bowl Tips and Tricks for Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri

The Super Bowl is almost here, and whether you care about the food, the commercials, or the actual game, there’s something to be excited about. But if none of that interests you, maybe you’ll get a kick out of talking football with your AI assistant of choice.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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How to Set a Music Alarm With Your Google Home Speaker

I love starting every morning with a daily briefing from my Google Home speaker (just say “Hey, Google good morning” and you’ll get the weather, news and any events on your calendar), but using it as an alarm clock is another story. That’s because Google’s never made it easy to wake up to music instead […]

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Your Chromecast or Google Home Might Be Screwing Up Your Wi-Fi

Google Home and Chromecast devices are reportedly killing peoples’ Wi-Fi. The problem, first reported by Android Police, originally seemed localized to users of the Google Home Max speaker and the cheap, but usually excellent, TP-Link Archer C7 router. However since Android Police first reported the problem, it seems…Read more… Continue Reading at http://kotaku.com

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Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed on One Incredibly Useful Website

If you picked up a Google Home over the holidays you may be wondering what it’s good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google’s smart speakers may not boast as many third-party skills as Amazon’s Alexa, but there’s still a ton you can do.Read more… Continue Reading at http://lifehacker.com

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Google Home Syncs Your Smart Home Gadgets With One Phrase

Smart devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Whether you’re the owner of a smart lightbulb, smart outlet, security camera, or all of the above, managing your devices can get tricky, especially if you’re amassing a collection. If you’re using a Google voice assistant, though, they’re making it easy to add new…Read more… Continue Reading […]

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Google Home Mini Recovers Some Touch Controls After Creepy Spying Bug

Thanks in large part to the low-cost Echo Dot, Amazon grabbed an early lead in the smart speaker space. But this fall Google hit back hard with the Home Mini, which has become the best cheap smart speaker to buy for most people. Unfortunately, shortly after its launch, a bug affecting the top touch controls in […]

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How to Talk to Santa Claus With Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Thanksgiving has come and gone and that means it’s officially safe to start celebrating Christmas (or Hanukkah if you’re like me). Decorations go up, Christmas music plays at every store, and instead of the classic beta option of writing letters to Santa, you can now talk to him all month long on your smart home…Read […]

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Controlling Your Smart Home With Google Home Is About to Get Easier

Amazon Echo has a head start when it comes to the skills and software support needed to control the rest of your smart home gadgets, but Google’s competing voice-controlled speaker is quickly catching up. A recent update to the Google Home support site (spotted by Android Police) reveals how the gadget is set to make…Read […]

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