Tag: Google Home Mini

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Google disables Home Mini’s touch function to give you ‘peace of mind’ after it improperly recorded users

Google has disabled the Google Home Mini’s top touch functionality, which gives users the power to interact with Google Assistant. The basis for the elimination of top touch is chronicled in a post published Tuesday  by Android Police reviewer Artem Russakovskii. After a few days, he found that the Google Home Mini given to him was carrying…

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Citing ‘a few’ malfunctions, Google nukes touch function from Home Mini

 Google is permanently axing all “top touch” functionality from its new Home Mini device after a nasty bug was documented yesterday that essentially recorded everything around the gadget and sent it to Google. These things happen! Either the company couldn’t be sure it could fix it or it couldn’t be sure people would trust that…

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A messed up Google Home Mini recorded a tech reporter 24/7

 The idea of inviting an always-on recording device into our bedrooms would have once seemed beyond creepy but now most consumers hardly give it a second thought. As Android Police reports, a small number of Google Home Mini review units given to tech reviewers malfunctioned, persistently recording audio in the background without being activated by a…

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The Google Home Mini and Max are here to take on the Amazon Echo

Google Home is growing up… and shrinking down. Google surprised us all by launching not one, but two new Google Homes to round out its lineup of voice-enabled speakers: the Google Home Mini , a $49 hockey puck-sized speaker, and Google Home Max , a bassy $399 “premium” speaker. SEE ALSO: Google’s Pixel Buds are…

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Google Home Mini will reportedly sell for $49

Google is reportedly planning to release a new miniature version of its Google Home smart speaker. Just like the Google Home, the Home Mini will come with Google Assistant inside to schedule tasks, control smart devices, and play music. The new device will cost $49, according to information shared with Droid-Life. At $49, the speaker…