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How to Make Your Google Home Bilingual How to Make Your Google Home Bilingual

This weekend Google announced plans to bring support for 22 new languages to Google Home by the end of the year. That number adds to the languages the smart assistant already supports.

Set a Different Alarm for Every Day of the Week Set a Different Alarm for Every Day of the Week

Every Wednesday, this YouTube series adds a new music video of a screaming frog saying “It is Wednesday, my dudes.” Wouldn’t one of these Wednesday songs make a better alarm for your Wednesday mornings than “Radar (Default)”? You can make this happen, my dudes.

You Can Now Speak Spanish With Your Google Home You Can Now Speak Spanish With Your Google Home

Google has some buenas noticias for Spanish speakers who own Google Home smart speakers: You can now converse with the Google Assistant en español.

How to Try Out Google Assistant's New Voices Now How to Try Out Google Assistant's New Voices Now

Last week Google announced that it will be adding six new voices for Google Assistant, as well as one that sounds like John Legend.

Here Are Google Home's Best New Smart Home Features Here Are Google Home's Best New Smart Home Features

In the battle for home automation, Amazon Echo may have gotten a head start, but Google Home is catching up fast. Google announced on Thursday that its smart speakers and smart Assistant can now control over 5,000 devices (up from 1,500 at the start of the year) from every major brand.

How to Use Google's New Podcast Player How to Use Google's New Podcast Player

Google has never really had a great strategy for podcasts, leaving Android users to hunt for third-party apps to manage their subscriptions and play new episodes. (Apple’s standalone Podcasts app isn’t very good either, but at least it exists.) Now, it looks like the search giant finally has some semblance of a…

Smart Speakers Are a Great Tool for the Visually Impaired  Smart Speakers Are a Great Tool for the Visually Impaired 

Touchscreens have become the primary way many of us interact with the digital world, but they aren’t great options for the visually impaired. Smartphones have small displays and require precise controls, and their screens shut off after a few moments of inactivity, which makes them difficult to use if your vision…

How to Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker With Google Home How to Pair Your Bluetooth Speaker With Google Home

Google announced an overdue update for its smart speakers this week: You can finally connect your Google Home to another Bluetooth speaker with better sound quality. That’s a huge improvement for the device, which works well but sounds pretty mediocre.

How to Make Your Own Google Home Jukebox 

If you’re looking to kick your smart home sound system up a notch, here’s a fun way to do it. With a little extra work and some RFID technology, you can build your own card-driven jukebox that’s sure to impress at your next party.

How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices How to Protect Your Privacy on Your Smart Home Devices

Smart speakers are cool, convenient and fun to use, but when it comes to privacy, they leave a lot to be desired. If you own an Amazon Echo, a Google Home, or a HomePod, there are a bunch of settings and features to tweak if you’re worried about protecting your personal data.

Turn Your Smart Home Speaker Into a White Noise Machine Turn Your Smart Home Speaker Into a White Noise Machine

Whether you’re trying to focus on your work or lull yourself to sleep, white noise is a useful tool to have at your disposal. Now that smart voice-controlled speakers have invaded our homes, playing the right bit of ambient sound is easier than ever.

Super Bowl Tips and Tricks for Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri Super Bowl Tips and Tricks for Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Siri

The Super Bowl is almost here, and whether you care about the food, the commercials, or the actual game, there’s something to be excited about. But if none of that interests you, maybe you’ll get a kick out of talking football with your AI assistant of choice.

How to Set a Music Alarm With Your Google Home Speaker How to Set a Music Alarm With Your Google Home Speaker

I love starting every morning with a daily briefing from my Google Home speaker (just say “Hey, Google good morning” and you’ll get the weather, news and any events on your calendar), but using it as an alarm clock is another story. That’s because Google’s never made it easy to wake up to music instead of a wailing…

How to Send Android Text Messages With Your Amazon Echo or Google Home How to Send Android Text Messages With Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Making phone calls with your smart speaker has been an option for a while now (whether you prefer Amazon’s Alexa AI or a Google Home device) but sending text messages is another story entirely.

Soon You Won't Have to Say 'Hey Google' to Launch Google Assistant Soon You Won't Have to Say 'Hey Google' to Launch Google Assistant

Amazon’s Alexa may have more “skills” and connect with more services, but when it comes to artificial intelligence smarts, Google Assistant has the competition beat (sorry Siri, it’s not even close).

Don't Rely on Your Smart Speaker as Your Only Alarm Clock Don't Rely on Your Smart Speaker as Your Only Alarm Clock

It’s tempting to turn your Amazon Echo or Google Home into an alarm clock. You may already have a smart speaker sitting on your nightstand, and the ability to switch off the alarm or get an extra ten-minutes of snooze time without lifting a finger (or even opening your eyes) is a huge plus.

Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed on One Incredibly Useful Website Everything Your Google Home Can Do Is Now Listed on One Incredibly Useful Website

If you picked up a Google Home over the holidays you may be wondering what it’s good for besides checking the weather and playing music. Google’s smart speakers may not boast as many third-party skills as Amazon’s Alexa, but there’s still a ton you can do.

Google Home Syncs Your Smart Home Gadgets With One Phrase Google Home Syncs Your Smart Home Gadgets With One Phrase

Smart devices are becoming more and more ubiquitous. Whether you’re the owner of a smart lightbulb, smart outlet, security camera, or all of the above, managing your devices can get tricky, especially if you’re amassing a collection. If you’re using a Google voice assistant, though, they’re making it easy to add new…

Use These Super-Cheap Development Boards to Control Your Gadgets With Google Assistant Use These Super-Cheap Development Boards to Control Your Gadgets With Google Assistant

If your smart home gadget can’t be controlled with a voice command, is it really smart at all?

How to Talk to Santa Claus With Your Amazon Echo or Google Home How to Talk to Santa Claus With Your Amazon Echo or Google Home

Thanksgiving has come and gone and that means it’s officially safe to start celebrating Christmas (or Hanukkah if you’re like me). Decorations go up, Christmas music plays at every store, and instead of the classic beta option of writing letters to Santa, you can now talk to him all month long on your smart home…

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