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Google's secret hardware ingredient is AI

What does Google know about hardware that no one else does? If you said software, you’re almost right. Google likes to think its secret sauce is artificial intelligence, which manifests in its consumer products as the Google Assistant . The Assistant was front and center during the company’s big hardware event earlier this month. SEE…

Mobile

Line launches $125 Clova Wave smart speaker in Japan ahead of Amazon and Google

Mobile messaging giant Line has officially entered the smart speaker fray with the launch of the Clova Wave in the company’s native Japanese market. As with other similar devices on the market, the Clova Wave allows users to control music playback and request information such as weather, while it sports a TV remote control feature and…

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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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Nest integration with Google Assistant will allow Chromecasting of security footage and more

When Nest launched its new hardware last month , the company said that it would be integrating them with Google Assistant to provide users with additional intelligence from their home cameras, doorbells, and thermostats. Now we have some new details about how that connection will work, and it’s clear that people will be able to…

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Say hello to Google Home Max, a giant, super-powered smart speaker

Google is introducing a new member to the Home family: Google Home Max. At the company’s hardware event in San Francisco on Wednesday, Google revealed the high-end new speakers that will fill entire rooms with personalized sound. SEE ALSO: How to watch Google’s Pixel 2 event Max is comprised of two 4.5 inch high-excursion woofers,…

Gadgets

The Google Home Mini is Google’s $49 answer to the Echo Dot

SAN FRANCISCO—We’re live from Google’s big hardware event, and the latest item to be announced is the Google Home Mini. If Google’s Home hardware strategy is “copy whatever Amazon is doing, but with Google software,” then the Google Home is the Amazon Echo, and the Mini is Google’s answer to the Echo Dot. The original…