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The various colors of the Nest Doorbell 2021 model.

Google Nest Doorbell (2021) vs. Nest Hello Doorbell

The new Nest Doorbell (2021) is now an alternative video doorbell to the Nest Hello. We're taking a look at all the most important differences to help buyers.
A hand adjusting the Google Nest Cam (battery).

Google has three new Nest Cams, but there’s really only one you should buy

Google just announced three new Nest Cams, but while they seem very similar to one another, there's honestly just one you should buy.
The Nest Cam (wired) on a shelf.

Google Nest Cam Battery vs. Wired vs. Floodlight

Google's Nest Cam lineup just got a big overhaul. Between the Nest Cam Battery, Wired, and Floodlight, there's plenty to love. Here's a breakdown of all three.
The Google Nest Cam Indoor on a table.

Google’s new Nest Cams save video clips without the need for a subscription

Google's all-new lineup of Nest Cams add the ability to store up to three hours of recorded video to the Nest Cloud without the need of a Nest Aware plan.
Google Nest Cam (wired) perched on shelf.

7 things you didn’t know the Google Nest Cam (2021) could do

Google's latest Nest cameras include the battery-powered Nest Cam, Nest Cam with Floodlight, and the Google Nest Cam Indoor. Here are several new features.
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Govee Aura Smart Table Lamp review: Animated light show on your desk

The Govee Aura Smart Table lamp uses RGB colors to light up the darkness, and a smart app to control those colors.
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6 annoying things that smart speakers do and how to fix them

Smart speakers can do everything from music streaming to remotely locking doors, but that doesn't make them perfect. Here are six annoying glitches we've found.
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Google Nest Mini (2nd Gen) review: Even faster, even smarter

We tested the Nest Mini to see how it stacks up against the rest of the pint-sized smart speaker pack. Here’s our full review of the Nest Mini 2nd Generation.
A person operating the Google Nest thermostat.

Google Nest Thermostat (2020) review: A little less, yet still the best

Google's new, stylish Nest Thermostat delivers nearly all of the smart features available in the original Nest Learning thermostat -- for about half the price.
Google Nest Wifi sits on a black stand.

Google Nest WiFi Review: No-hassle mesh networking

The Google Nest Wifi comes to life with whole-home coverage. Google’s option offers a couple of notable features that proves it's a multi-functional device.
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4 reasons to look forward to Apple HomeKit and Matter collaboration

Matter represents a major joining of hands across the smart-home landscape, but what does that mean for the future of Apple HomeKit? Here's what we think.
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Google Nest Hub review: A refreshing take on the smart display

What’s small, simple, cute, and lacks a camera? The Google Nest Hub is the latest smart display (a smart speaker with a screen) to hit the market.
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Smart home fragmentation may become thing of the past thanks to Matter protocol

Tired of having to use multiple device apps to run your smart home? Google and a handful of other smart tech developers have big plans for unifying smart gear.
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Everything Google didn’t announce at Google I/O 2021

A lot was announced at Google I/O 2021, but a lot wasn't. Here's what wasn't announced, but might show up in the next few months.
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Smart Home at Google I/O 2021: Everything new

Google announced a handful of new smart home innovations at the return of the company's annual I/O event. Here's a breakdown of the latest innovations.
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Initiatives for 24/7 clean energy announced at Google I/O 2021

At Google I/O 2021, the company announced more initiatives towards cleaner energy, with the aim of operating on carbon-free energy by 2030.
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Google I/O 2021: How to watch the keynote today

The Google I/O 2021 keynote is coming up quickly. Here's what to expect and how to watch it.
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5 new Google Assistant features you can try right now

Google Assistant has new features that can help you remember chores, put the kids to bed, and much more.
The Google Nest Hub on a table.

7 things you didn’t know your Google Nest Hub smart display could do

Your Google Nest Hub smart display has a lot of lesser-known features that you should take advantage of.
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Finally, you can use a Google Nest smart speaker or display to find an iPhone

Google Assistant can now find your phone for you, even if it's an iPhone.

5 things you didn’t know your Google Assistant smart speaker could do

Google Assistant smart speakers have a lot of features you might not know about, like the ability to listen for breaking glass.
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Google Nest Hub (1st Gen) vs. Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen)

Thinking of picking up a new smart display for your web-connected home? In this head-to-head, we compare the first-gen Google Nest Hub to the second-gen.
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How to stream music from Google Home to Bluetooth speakers or headphones

Not sure how to get Bluetooth devices paired and working with your Google Home products? We'll walk you through the entire process, from setup to completion.
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The 9 things Amazon Echo can do that Google Home can’t

Amazon and Google are leaders in the world of smart speakers. We love both brands, but here's a guide to show you exactly what Alexa can do that Google can't.
Nest Audio speaker in a moody dark room.

How to set up Voice Match on your Google Home device

Thanks to a feature called Voice Match, Google and Next devices can respond with personalized information based on the users' voices. Here's how to set it up.

How to improve sound and voice recognition on your Google Home device

Smart speakers work best with optimal speaker and mic performance. Here's how to get the best sound quality and voice recognition on Home/Nest devices.
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Common Google Nest Hub problems, and how to fix them

Like any tech, your Google Nest Hub can give you moments of frustration. Here are some of the more common problems you may come across, and how to fix them.
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How to turn off Google Assistant

Uncomfortable with Google Assistant? Tired of it popping up uninvited? Our simple guide will show you how to limit it or turn it off altogether on any device.
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Google Nest Hub Max vs. Amazon Echo Show

Which video home hub is the best? Google Nest Hub Max or Amazon Echo Show? We compare the two smart displays to find out which option is best for your home.
Google Nest Hub 2nd Gen on table.

Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) Review: Don’t hit that snooze button

The Google Nest Hub (2nd Gen) solves one of the most challenging issues with wearable sleep trackers thanks to its Sleep Sensing technology.
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Here are 5 intelligent uses for smart plugs

Smart plugs can make any plug-in device controllable with an app or voice commands. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate smart plugs into your life.
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How to use Google Assistant, plus all the ‘OK, Google’ commands you need to know

We've outlined the ins and outs of Google Assistant, plus some of the most useful "OK, Google" commands currently available. Take a look and find the best ones!
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Google Nest Mini vs. Google Home Mini

Google's Nest Mini and Home Mini look alike, but what makes them different? We examine both smart speakers to explain what makes them unique.

The best games to play with Google Assistant

We tried every game command currently available on Google Home devices, including the latest Nest speakers and smart displays. Here are our picks for the best.