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Amazon Alexa, Google Home top privacy risks in smart home devices: Study

A study by Surfshark's research hub revealed that one in 10 smart home apps collects user data for tracking purposes

Amazon Alexa, Google Home top privacy risks in smart home devices: Study
Updated On : 17 Jun 2024 | 12:48 PM IST

Wi-Fi Labs appear in Google Home app for some users in Nest router: Report

Some Google Home application users are seeing a new 'Wi-Fi Labs' option for their Nest Wi-Fi router

Wi-Fi Labs appear in Google Home app for some users in Nest router: Report
Updated On : 20 Mar 2023 | 11:51 AM IST

Google to now let beta users reorder devices in Home application

Beta users will now see a "Reorder" button at the bottom of the Favourites tab, while "Add" appears to have been renamed to "Edit"

Google to now let beta users reorder devices in Home application
Updated On : 12 Mar 2023 | 3:07 PM IST

Google working on new 'Bluetooth Distance Measurement' API: Report

This feature was first spotted by Esper's Mishaal Rahman and the company has already started to add code for it to the Android open source project

Google working on new 'Bluetooth Distance Measurement' API: Report
Updated On : 19 Jan 2023 | 3:59 PM IST

Looking to set up a smart home or office? Here is how you can start

While there are internet-free options, those have not yet come into India

Looking to set up a smart home or office? Here is how you can start
Updated On : 10 Jan 2023 | 4:41 PM IST

Google starts rolling out full TV controls on its Home application

These controls include volume up/down, un/mute, power on/off, play, pause, channel and a source list

Google starts rolling out full TV controls on its Home application
Updated On : 02 Jan 2023 | 1:32 PM IST

Google enables Matter on Home, Nest, and Android devices: Details here

Matter is a universal connectivity standard for Internet of Things (IoT) devices. Google said its Matter-enabled devices are ready to connect to Matter devices from other brands

Google enables Matter on Home, Nest, and Android devices: Details here
Updated On : 16 Dec 2022 | 3:03 PM IST

Google Home app shows 'could not reach' error on adding smart home devices

The Home application can control Google-owned products like the most recent Nest Cam and Nest Thermostat, as well as thousands of third-party devices made by other companies

Google Home app shows 'could not reach' error on adding smart home devices
Updated On : 12 Dec 2022 | 11:35 AM IST

Google Home routines disappear as control settings get new user interface

In October this year, the tech giant had announced that it was rolling out a Home update that would let users view their Nest camera and doorbell feeds on the web

Google Home routines disappear as control settings get new user interface
Updated On : 05 Dec 2022 | 11:15 AM IST

Netflix integration with Google Home, Nest devices not working: Report

Netflix integration with Google products and the Google Home app is largely broken right now, the media reported.

Netflix integration with Google Home, Nest devices not working: Report
Updated On : 18 Nov 2022 | 4:22 PM IST

Explained: What is Matter, the new standard for smart home IoT devices

Developed by CSA in consultation with member companies such as Apple, Google, Samsung, and Ikea, the Matter is a common standard for the interoperability of Internet of Things

Explained: What is Matter, the new standard for smart home IoT devices
Updated On : 07 Nov 2022 | 12:33 PM IST

Google asks users to help redesign Home app experience, says report

Tech giant Google is inviting Nest product owners to join the testing phase for a new design of its Home app, an online listing reveals, suggesting that users may soon see a revamped experience

Google asks users to help redesign Home app experience, says report
Updated On : 14 Aug 2022 | 4:30 PM IST

Google makes it easier to find live TV, adds sport shows in Search

Google added TV shows and movie recommendations in Search last year. It will now start showing recommendations for live content from cable and broadcast providers

Google makes it easier to find live TV, adds sport shows in Search
Updated On : 14 Aug 2020 | 10:54 AM IST

Your Alexa, Google Home may stop speaking if parliament passes new data law

This bill, according to industry experts, will have a far-reaching impact on companies in almost every sector - from the digital commerce to banking, health care and even automobile industry

Your Alexa, Google Home may stop speaking if parliament passes new data law
Updated On : 10 Dec 2019 | 11:22 PM IST

Google rolls out ambient mode to make your phone useful while it charges

The aim behind the ambient mode is to make your device use move from app-based to intent-based using Google Assistant

Google rolls out ambient mode to make your phone useful while it charges
Updated On : 26 Nov 2019 | 11:26 PM IST

You can now buy movie tickets using Duplex, Google's new AI-powered tool

For the tool, Google partnered with 70 movie theatres and ticket companies

You can now buy movie tickets using Duplex, Google's new AI-powered tool
Updated On : 21 Nov 2019 | 10:31 PM IST

Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri can be hacked with 'light' signals: Report

The researchers noted it was possible to make microphones respond to light as if it were sound, which essentially means that anything that acts on sound commands will act on light commands

Amazon Echo, Google Home, Siri can be hacked with 'light' signals: Report
Updated On : 05 Nov 2019 | 7:45 PM IST
Updated On : 13 Apr 2018 | 11:53 PM IST

Sold one Home smart speaker every second since Oct, sales up to 6mn: Google

The tech giant currently offers three Home devices -- the original Home, the Home Max, and the Home Mini. However, it did not reveal the sales figures for the individual devices

Sold one Home smart speaker every second since Oct, sales up to 6mn: Google
Updated On : 06 Jan 2018 | 1:35 PM IST

Google Home gets a makeover: From sound settings to search, all that is new

Making the app more intuitive, the key navigation buttons have been moved to the bottom

Google Home gets a makeover: From sound settings to search, all that is new
Updated On : 15 Nov 2017 | 1:29 PM IST