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8 things you should do with Google Home right now

Google Assistant is a powerful tool, with hundreds (if not thousands) of ways to use it. Built into every Google Home ($129 at Crutchfield) speaker, it can help you around the house and deliver answers for pretty much any question you throw at it.<p>But if all you've done since getting a Google Home …

Google Home

The complete list of Google Home commands so far

The Google Home is a $130 (£130 or AU$199) smart home speaker that showcases the artificially intelligent, voice-activated Google Assistant. It lets you set timers, control lights and thermostats, play trivia games, watch YouTube or Netflix and more -- all with simple voice commands.<p>Google has …

5 Ways to Secure Your Google Home Device

Although Google doesn't have the most popular digital assistant on the market (yet), its smart speakers — Google Home, Google Home Max and Google …

Stop griping about Siri and get Apple's iPhone assistant to work better

By now you’re well aware of Apple’s Siri, the voice-activated personal assistant on iPhone and other devices.<p>You probably know about Siri’s funny responses to questions like “What’s the meaning of life?” or “Are you alive?” And you may have complained when the assistant stumbles or can't follow …

14 Google Home games you can play with your kiddos

Google Home has many uses around the house. It can control the lights, set the temperature and even help you cook or order dinner. But it can also help keep your kids entertained while you're busy in the kitchen or cleaning up their seemingly never-ending mess.<p>Here are 14 Google Home games your …

4 smart home upgrades you won't believe are this easy to install

<i>The</i> <i>Insider Picks</i> <i>team writes about stuff we think you'll like. Business Insider has affiliate partnerships, so we get a share of the revenue from your purchase.</i><p>If you spend hours on a project that'll only save you a few seconds a day, you're working harder rather than smarter.<p>Thankfully, there are …

The best smart home devices that work with Google Home

Google Home, the search giant’s series of smart speakers powered by Google Assistant, is a pretty impressive hands-free helper. You can ask it when …

Smart Homes

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. …

Review: VOCOlinc’s smart power strip is an affordable way to add HomeKit to 3 devices

Adding HomeKit to your house can be expensive, but as the technology progresses, more affordable options have been making their way to market that make HomeKit a viable choice for more consumers.<p>A couple of weeks ago, Zac reviewed Hong Kong-based VOCOlinc’s HomeKit-enabled LED light strips, noting …

Home Automation

The ultimate guide to Google Home: Tips and tricks for understanding and making the most out of your assistant speaker

Article Contents<p>This article is part of our <b>Google Home tips and features</b> series.<p>You just got a Google Home, and after unwrapping it and setting it …

Philips Hue Review | Trusted Reviews

What is the Philips Hue?<p>If there’s one name that synonymous with smart lighting, it has to be Philips Hue. With its colour-changing bulbs and app …

Home Automation

Google’s Family Link app will help you monitor your child’s online activity

Worrying about how long your child is staring at a display for, and what sort of apps they are using is a fear that most parents endure. Google has …

Google Home or Chromecast might be crashing your Wi-Fi

If your Wi-Fi at home has been acting up lately, your Google Home ($129 at Dell Home) speaker or Chromecast ($35 at Walmart) might be the culprit. On Jan. 13, Android Police reported several instances where a Google Home Max ($399 at Crutchfield) speaker was knocking TP-Link Archer C7 routers …

Google Home

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 …

Google Assistant Directory makes it easier to discover actions

There are now more than one million Actions available through Google Assistant.<p>It’s impossible for anyone to remember them all, so in an effort to …

Kwikset Kevo Contemporary shifts smart deadbolt style at CES

Kwikset, maker of the Kevo line of smart deadbolts, displayed a new model at CES. The Kwikset Kevo Contemporary uses the same technology as the second-generation Kwikset Kevo we reviewed in 2016. The new design is styled after contemporary design with sleek lines and a square shape. Previously, the …

11 Amazing Gadgets to Automate Your Home When Traveling

Being able to manage an entire home remotely from a smartphone is something we’ve all been dreaming and talking about for a long time. You know, …