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    Google Pixel Buds Pro review: A revelation—for …

    At a glance Expert’s RatingProsBeautiful designSlick integration with AndroidGreat battery lifeConsNo iOS appNo support for the aptX or LDAC codecsOur VerdictGoogle Pixel Buds Pro offer a combination of flawless integration and solid performance that hasn’t previously been available to Android users. Price When Reviewed$199 Best Prices Today: Google Pixel Buds Pro Retailer Price $149.99 View Deal Google $199 View Deal Price comparison from over 24,000 stores worldwide The Google Pixel Buds in-ear active noise-cancelling headphones will work with any Bluetooth-compatible device, but they’re spe…

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    📱|Google preps Matter update for Nest speakers an…

    Google is serving up more details about how it’s getting ready for Matter, including its plan to update most of its Nest speakers and displays to support the upcoming smart home standard. In a blog post, Google said that a wide range of Nest devices would act as Matter “controllers” capable of connecting Matter-enabled devices to Google Home. Those devices include the original Google Home speaker, the Nest Mini, and the Nest Audio, along with the Nest Hub (both generations), the Nest Hub Max, and the Nest Wifi mesh router. In addition, the 2nd-gen Nest Hub, the Nest Hub Max, and the Nest Wifi …

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    📱|Google finally refreshes its wired Nest Doorbell

    The four-year-old Nest Hello video doorbell finally has a successor, with Google taking the wraps off a second-generation Nest Doorbell (wired) that packs on-device person detection along with 24/7 video recording capabilities. Unveiled two days prior to Google’s annual hardware event, the revamped Nest Doorbell (wired) is shipping now for $179.99. Available in four colors (snow, linen, ash, and ivy), the new doorbell sits alongside the existing Nest Doorbell (battery) that was released last year, and it replaces 2018’s Nest Hello. The Nest Hello was eventually re-branded as the first-gen Nest…

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    📱|Google’s hardware event 2022: What’s coming fro…

    We just finished covering Amazon’s big hardware event for 2022, where we saw the e-tailing giant unveil new Echo Dots, a revamped Echo Auto, and a faster Fire TV Cube, among other announcements. Next week, it’s Google’s turn, and while Pixel phones and watches will be the main course, new Nest devices are sure to be on the menu as well. What can we expect? We’ve scanned the rumors and read the tea leaves, and there are at least a couple of Nest announcements we think are almost certain to arrive next Thursday. We’re not so sure about a few others, while some would-be Nest refreshes simply aren…

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    📱|How to skip ‘Hey Google’ on your Nest Hub Max

    The Google Nest Hub Max has been making it easier to chat with Google Assistant without having to say “Hey Google” first. A few months back, we got “Look and Talk”, a feature for the Nest Hub Max that lets you start talking to Google Assistant simply by looking directly at the screen. Now, Google is rolling out “quick phrases,” which let Nest Hub Max users say select voice commands that don’t require the “Hey Google” hotword. With quick phrases enabled, you’ll be able to say things like “Set a timer for five minutes” to your display, and Google Assistant will comply, no “Hey Google” needed. Wa…

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    📱|The Chromecast with Google TV HD is a cheap str…

    After months of rumors, the Chromecast with Google TV HD has arrived, giving you access to Google’s slick streaming TV system for $30. That’s $20 less than the existing model (now dubbed the Chromecast with Google TV 4K), with the new device’s biggest trade-offs being a maximum resolution of 1080p, no Dolby Vision support, and no Atmos decoding. The two streaming dongles otherwise look identical, and even ship with the exact same remote control. While 4K has become the standard resolution for most new TVs, plenty of folks still have older HD sets that might benefit from a plug-in streaming dev…