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This Lenovo Smart Display deal is a half-price surprise

This Lenovo Smart Display deal is a half-price surprise

Black Friday isn't quite here, but the deals are already showing up, and if you're in the market for a Lenovo Smart Display then you're in luck. The Google Assistant powered smart display launched back in May, but the 8-inch model is already seeing a better than half price discount as part of one pre-Black Friday sale.

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How do I get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify?

How do I get a free Google Home Mini from Spotify?

This week the folks at Google and Spotify teamed up to deliver the Google Home Mini to families across the United States. This plays in well with Google's plan to get the Google Assistant in every single home in the world, starting with these United States of America. Spotify is also glad to partake, without a doubt, as their partnerships with Google have kept them in the limelight even more than they'd been over the past several years as a premiere source for streaming music around the world.

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Google makes major mobile change

Google makes major mobile change

If you're on a mobile device and you head over to Google dot com, starting today you'll see something new. Where before now you'd have seen a search bar and a couple other tiny buttons, now you'll see a feed. This is known as Google's Discover feed. This is similar to the system we've seen evolving on Android home screens for a few years - but the idea that it's here, on the web... that's something new.

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Pixel 3 Voice Match opens a second door: Personal Assistant

Pixel 3 Voice Match opens a second door: Personal Assistant

Previous Google Pixel devices could be unlocked with a user-matched, recognized voice saying OK Google. The Google Pixel 3 does not have said functionality. Instead, this device does something just a little different. This device brings Google Assistant functionality to the lockscreen, before the phone needs to be more fully unlocked.

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NVIDIA SHIELD updated with these new Google Home abilities

NVIDIA SHIELD updated with these new Google Home abilities

This week the folks at NVIDIA revealed their longest-lasting device in the history of the world, NVIDIA SHIELD, will get a Google Home update. This isn't the first time users were able to command their NVIDIA SHIELD Android TV device to do things. It's just the most major expansion of commands available on the NVIDIA SHIELD that work not only with the NVIDIA SHIELD, but with other Google Home voice command-capable devices.

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The big reason to buy Google Pixel Buds just vanished

The big reason to buy Google Pixel Buds just vanished

Google’s Pixel Buds have lost exclusivity on their headline feature, with the real-time translation spreading to a much larger range of Assistant-powered and wired headphones. The Pixel Buds launched last year, alongside the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, as Google’s retort to Apple’s popular AirPods.

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Google Assistant is bringing even more smarts to your pocket, homes

Google Assistant is bringing even more smarts to your pocket, homes

For the past two years or so, Google’s events have revolved around the themes of AI and, in ways consumers can understand, Google Assistant. The recent Made by Google event, a.k.a. Pixel event, was no different. Yes, Google brought out a couple of new devices and bundles, but the one thing that connects them all together isn’t Android, much less Chrome OS. Yes, it’s Google Assistant. And guess what? Google didn’t have time to say everything it wanted to. So here are some of the things that are still coming in next weeks and months that aim to make your devices smarter so that you can be too.

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Google Home Hub: The fine print

Google Home Hub: The fine print

Today we're getting up close and personal with the just-revealed Google Home Hub. This device is effectively a touchscreen display with speakers and a mic and front-facing camera made to work with Google Assistant. It's a Google Home device with a touchscreen display. Now that we've got ALL the details, let's run through the little interesting tidbits we've not yet covered.

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Google Home Hub hands-on: Big AI in a small smart display

Google Home Hub hands-on: Big AI in a small smart display

I honestly thought the Google Home Hub was going to be bigger. Like, much bigger. Significantly bigger. With Amazon's second-generation Echo Show cranking the touchscreen up to 10-inches, and Facebook's Portal+ even bigger at 15-inches, Google's smart display is oddly compact.

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Google Home Hub official: Release date, price, details

Google Home Hub official: Release date, price, details

Just as the various leaks and rumors foretold, Google took the stage at its Pixel 3 event today and announced the Google Home Hub. The latest addition to the Google Home family, the Google Home Hub is a smart speaker outfitted with a display, and it's meant to go toe-to-toe with Amazon's Echo Show and Facebook's Portal, which was only revealed yesterday.

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Google October 9 event: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and a last-minute surprise

Google October 9 event: Pixel 3, Pixel Slate, and a last-minute surprise

Pixel 3, Pixel 3 XL, Pixel Slate, the Google Home Hub, and maybe some surprises: Google is ramping up for its big October 9 launch event, and we've a good idea of what it'll have to show you. The festivities don't kick off until Tuesday morning, at 10am ET (7am PT) but leaks, rumors, speculation, and more have given us some solid predictions of what's on the schedule.

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Google Assistant’s newest feature helps users book rides

Google Assistant’s newest feature helps users book rides

Google has revealed a new feature for Google Assistant: providing information from ride-sharing services. The new capability is available to mobile users, as well as on any smart speakers that support Assistant, including Google Home products. With it, users can request a particular type of transportation and see prices and options from various services.

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