Google Nest Mini review: Modest improvements make Google’s smallest smart speaker even better

You can’t be blamed for mistaking the $49 Nest Mini for its two-year-old predecessor, the (also $49) Google Home Mini. Indeed, the biggest difference between the two smart speakers, which look virtually identical aside from a few iterative design tweaks, might be Google’s decision (which I still find confusing, frankly) …

Google Nest Mini arrives with same design as Home Mini, better sound, and a wall mount

While it looks virtually identical to the two-year-old Home Mini, the new Nest Mini promises better sound, an easier way to mount the device on a wall, and a dedicated machine-learning chip that’ll help it learn your favorite commands faster. And yes, it has a new name, too. Available October …

Google Home app update lets you call smart displays

There is no announcement from Google, at least, nothing major but the Google Home app has received an important change. A new button is found on the app that allows users to call their smart display. Inside the Google Home mobile app, you will see a new button for video …

Apple et Google suspendent l’analyse des conversations de Siri et de l’Assistant Google

Suite à la série de révélations sur la manière dont Apple, Amazon et Google confient à des équipes humaines l’analyse d’extraits des requêtes formulées par les utilisateurs de leurs assistant vocaux, Apple et Google ont pris des mesures pour calmer les inquiétudes. Apple a totalement suspendu son programme d’évaluation des …

Google Assistant will now just “chime” when turning off lights

You’ve probably been in this situation. You’re just about to fall asleep when you suddenly remember you have to turn off the lights. So you say, “Ok Google, turn off the lights”. It will, of course, respond “Ok, turning off lights”. It’s not always easy going back to the almost …

Google says it’s going after Dutch audio data leaker

Google has finally responded to the report from the Belgian broadcaster VRT NWS which showed that they were making audio data from Google Assistant available to contractors and sub-contractors. Worse, the audio recordings weren’t always triggered by a Hey Google or OK Google phrase. As expected, the tech giant has …

Des humains écoutent les commandes vocales Google Assistant

  Plus tôt cette semaine, un rapport de VRT NWS révélait que des employés de Google « écoutaient systématiquement » les fichiers audio enregistrés par les haut-parleurs intelligents Google Home et l’application Google Assistant pour smartphone. L’article explique en détail comment les employés écoutaient des extraits d’enregistrements qui sont capturés …

Google allegedly lets contractors listen to Google Assistant recordings

If you think you’re safe from prying ears since you didn’t say any trigger word for your Google Assistant, time and time again we’re seeing evidence that these tech giants are not very mindful of our privacy and maybe even our security. A new investigative report from a Belgian broadcaster …

Maison connectée : Google dépasse Amazon en Europe

Google a réussi à devancer Amazon sur le marché européen de la maison connectée.  IDC rapporte ainsi qu’au premier trimestre, la firme de Mountain View a écoulé 3,57 millions d’appareils, devant Samsung (2,85 M) et Amazon (2,81 M). Sur les 21,3 millions de produits smart home vendus au cours des trois premiers mois …

Pocketnow Daily: What Jony Ive Leaving Apple Means… (video)

Google Home Mini returns to Black Friday pricing at $25 shipped (Reg. $49) Deals. B&H currently has Google Home Minis for $25 shipped, BestBuy, Google and Walmart also have this discount. The Home Mini regularly goes for $49. Sony Xperia 1 pre-orders open June 28th, include $350 XM3 headphones The …