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Alexa vs. Google Home: which smart home platform is best?

Alexa and Google Home are two of the best smart home platforms around, but which one is better for you? Here's a comparison to help you decide.
GE Cync lights set up in gaming room.

Best smart lights for Google Home

The Google ecosystem can help you manage your home lighting seamlessly and smoothly. Here's a look at the best smart lights for Google Home in 2023.
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Your Google smart home devices just got a lot less talkative

Google is expanding its chime alert feature to a variety of new devices, which should streamline the process of giving voice commands to your smart home.
Using Samsung Bixby on a Samsung phone.

What is Bixby? How to use Samsung’s AI assistant

Samsung Bixby is a powerful tool packed into all modern Galaxy smartphones. Here's how to get the most out of Samsung's digital assistant.
The Lenovo Smart Display on a table.

Google stops updating third-party smart displays

Smart displays from LG, JBL, and Lenovo running Google Assistant will no longer see updates, as Google pivots to focus efforts on AI.
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The future of Matter in 2023

Matter has big plans for the rest of 2023, but with no timetable for releases and Belkin stepping away, what can we realistically expect over the next months?
Google and ADT collaboration.

Google partners with ADT to launch new smart home security system

Google and ADT have launched a DIY smart security plan that lets you piece together your perfect system and is available at a variety of price points.
The Google Nest Hub Max in use.

Why you should be using Google Home Routines

Wondering if setting up Google Home Routines is worth the trouble? It is! Here's what they can do for you and how to get started.
Using Google Assistant on the Google Pixel Watch.

What is Google Assistant? Here’s the guide you need to get started

What is Google Assistant and what can it do? We'll show you how to get up and running, and introduce you to some of Google Assistant's coolest features.
The Google Nest Hub Smart Display on a nightstand.

How to factory reset your Google Nest Hub

Need to troubleshoot or trade in your Google Nest Hub? Factory resetting the device is easy and literally takes less than a minute. Here's how to reset yours.
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What is Google Home?

Considering making your home smart? Here's what you need to know about adopting the Google Home smart home ecosystem.
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Bixby vs. Google Assistant: Which AI is better for you?

There are a number of digital assistants to pick from, including Samsung's Bixby and Google's Assistant. Which is better? We found out.
The Google Nest Hub Smart Display on a nightstand.

How to add a Matter-enabled device to Google Home

Adding a Matter-enabled device to Google Home is a simple process, and it should only take a few minutes from start to finish. Here's how it works.
The Google Nest Audio speaker on a table.

Sonos One vs. Google Nest Audio: which is the best smart speaker?

The Google Nest Audio and Sonos One are among the best smart speakers of 2023. But which is best for you? Here's a closer look at both to help you decide.
The Google Nest Audio.

The best Google smart speakers of 2023

Are you looking for a speaker that works with Google Assistant? These smart speakers are Google-friendly and ready to answer questions, play music, and more.
Nest Audio on a table.

How to reset Google Nest Audio

If you're looking to sell your Google Nest Audio (or you're running into technical issues), resetting the smart speaker is a great idea. Here's how it works.
The Google Nest Hub Smart Display on a nightstand.

The best Google Assistant-compatible devices

Google Assistant can control lights, plugs, switches, thermostats, and more. Here are some of our favorite Google Home-compatible devices you can buy in 2023.

Apple HomePod mini vs. Google Nest Audio

The HomePod mini and Google Nest Audio are two of the best smart speakers on the market. But which is best for your home? Here's a closer look at both products.
The Nest Hub Max front view.

How to set up your Google Home device

Did you recently get a Google Home device? Learn how to set up your speaker or smart display in a few simple steps. We'll also tell you what to watch out for.
Ecobee smart thermostat installed on wall next to woman walking down staircase.

How do smart thermostats work?

If you've been wondering how a smart thermostat works, we explain all the features and mechanisms at play.
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How to change Google Assistant’s voice

Tired of Google Assistant's voice? If you own a Google Home speaker, you can change your Google Assistant's default voice to something that suits your tastes.
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9 ways Google Assistant can help with Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving can be hectic, but Google Assistant and the Google Home app have some clever ways to make things easier. Here's how they can help.
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Google Home’s web preview is live — and it’s missing most features

The new web preview for cameras that work with Google Home is now live, but don't get rid of that bookmark to Nest just yet.
The Google Nest Audio speaker on a table.

Samsung and Google partnership finds a shared home for SmartThings

Samsung and Google have joined hands to ease the cross-ecosystem device onboarding process between SmartThings and Home, thanks to Matter's multi-admin feature.
The Matter logo on a black background.

Matter smart home standard is officially available

The Connectivity Standards Alliance has released Matter 1.0, which should result in a slew of smart home gadgets that can finally communicate across ecosystems.
Google Nest Wi-Fi Pro in Lemongrass color rests on a shelf.

Google Nest Wi-Fi Pro adds Wi-Fi 6E but loses compatibility

Google's new Nest Wi-Fi Pro supports the new 6GHz frequency band which is up to two times faster but there are compatibility concerns with this new router.
Google Home icon on home screen.

The Google Home app finally has the big redesign you’ve been waiting for

The Google Home app has been in a rough place for years, but this new update aims to completely fix things.
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The new Nest Doorbell has an hour of onboard video storage

The new Nest Doorbell is a hardwired option with a lot of new features that make it a worthwhile upgrade from the previous model.
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Experts warn AI assistants are hurting the social development of children

An analysis from Cambridge experts suggest that interactions with AI assistants like Alexa is impeding the social development of children and disrupt learning.
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Smart gadgets need a face-lift. A lot of them are way too ugly.

It is high time design catches up with technology. Why can't our gadgets be beautiful and functional?
Nest Audio on Table.

How to set up geofencing for Google

Geofencing with Google Assistant and Google Home allows you to set Home and Away routines based on location, among other tricks. Here's how you can use it!
Google Nest Wifi sits on a black stand.

Google’s Nest Wifi Pro leaks weeks ahead of Pixel event

A Google Nest Wifi Pro appeared briefly on an online retailer's website at a higher price, but it might be worth the added expense.
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How to sell your parents on a smart assistant

Are you trying to convince your doubtful or budget-minded folks to invest in a smart assistant like Alexa or Siri? Here are some pointers for your argument.
Four Emporia Smart Plugs displayed on a wooden table.

Emporia Smart Plug review: everything you’d want from a smart plug

The Emporia Smart Plug offers not just remote control of your electronics, but also a robust suite of energy-monitoring tools along with a great price tag.