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Get patriotic this Fourth of July with our quickest home screen theme yet

This theme is quite fitting for our country: it looks complicated, awesome and time-consuming, but it’s really quite easy.

The Fourth of July is a day to celebrate our union, to acknowledge its past and look ahead to its future. It’s also an excuse for everyone to take a day off work in the middle of the summer, go swimming by the river, grilling in the backyard, drink some star-spangled beer and blow up some fireworks. Whatever  [Read More…]

Show your love of Canada this holiday weekend with our Heart Canada home screen theme

Canada is America’s chill big brother, and it deserves to be celebrated.

There’s a lot to love about Canada. You’ve got good healthcare — and with all that poutine and you’ve got all that maple syrup, you certainly need it — you’re going to have nationwide cannabis legalization this October, you’ve got Justin Trudeau, and the biggest chance of a riot in Canada seems to be a hockey match. If it weren’t for those winters and how  [Read More…]

No, you’re not the only one having issues with your Google Home [Updated]

The Home Mini and Chromecast are also derping.

Update: Google says it is rolling out a fix for misbehaving Google Home units and Chromecasts, but to speed up the process, you should reboot your device.

We have a fix for Google Home and Chromecast. It will automatically roll out within the next 6 hours. To get back up and running now, reboot your device → https://t.co/CM4ov63F46. Thanks for sticking with us!

— Made by Google (@madebygoogle)  [Read More…]

All Google Home speakers now support Spanish

The Google Home and Home Mini are also launching in Mexico today.

Google’s Home speakers are fantastic, and today, they’re getting a big accessibility update with Spanish being added as an officially supported language.

There are three different versions of Spanish you can choose from based on your location, including Spain, Mexico, and the United States. If you want to enable Spanish on your Home speaker, just open the Google Home app on your phone and tap  [Read More…]

How to enable Continued Conversations with Google Assistant on your Google Home

Saying “Hey, Google” all the time is so 2017.

As magical and futuristic as the Google Home often is, having to repeatedly say “Hey, Google” or “Okay, Google” each time you want to talk to it can get very annoying very quickly.

Thankfully, with the release of Continued Conversations, Google’s offering a solution to this pain point. With Continued Conversations, your Google Home will keep listening to you for a short period of time so you can  [Read More…]

Treat your home to an Ecovacs Deebot N79 robot vacuum cleaner for just $160 today

Free yourself from chores.

Right now you can grab the Ecovacs Deebot N79 robot vacuum cleaner for just $ 159.98 when you use coupon code I5V25QHP during checkout at Amazon. We haven’t seen a deal this good on the N79 since April. With over 4,700 reviews, this robot vacuum has a 4.1 out of 5-star rating, which is rather impressive.

You can use the free Ecovacs app to create a schedule, monitor cleanings, receive error alerts, and  [Read More…]

You can now talk to Google Home without saying ‘Hey, Google’ every time

The feature can be enabled in the Google Assistant app.

Google announced a lot of new features for the Assistant during I/O this past May, and today one of the most exciting — Continued Conversations — is widely rolling out to all users.

As it currently stands, you need to say “Ok, Google” or “Hey, Google” each and every time you ask your Google Home a question or issue a command to it. With Continued Conversations, your  [Read More…]

Nanoleaf Remote review: The Smart Home conversation starter

Fun, fancy lights deserve a fun, fancy remote,

AC Score 4

Broadly speaking, the appeal of smart lights has always been the ability to control them intelligently. Whether from an app on your phone or a command delivered to your digital assistant of choice, smart lights are able to offer a massive array of options. And while these lights do a great job walking the  [Read More…]

Get 20% off the Blink XT home security system like the 3-camera kit for $256

Happy Father’s Day!

The Blink XT Home Security 3-Camera System is down to $ 255.99 on Amazon. It normally sells for $ 320, but right now Blink is taking 20% off for Father’s Day and Amazon is price-matching.

This sale includes the 2-camera system for $ 183.99 from a street price of $ 230 and the 5-camera kit for $ 399.99 instead of $ 500. The 1-camera system is down to $ 103.99 from $ 130.

The  [Read More…]

Google Home now supports handling three commands at once

Late last year, Google rolled out a handy feature that allowed Google Assistant, by way of its Google Home smart speakers, to handle two commands at once.

This meant you didn’t have to keep saying “Ok, Google” with each individual command, making everything a bit more streamlined. Now, the company has officially confirmed that it is rolling out support for Google Home to hear that special prompt and then keep tabs on three separate commands.

Of course, you can also  [Read More…]