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Google If you think the smart home isn’t quite smart enough, Google is now offering the tools to do something about it. The Google AIY Vision Kit gives you all the pieces you’d need to build your own smart camera. It can even process advanced info on its own, without talking to the cloud. In …

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We get our hands on and our brewing started with the PicoBrew Pico Model C. Source link

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The streamlined Pico Model C. Chris Monroe/CNET I brewed two beers yesterday. It was a good day. Like the original Pico I reviewed earlier this year (now called the Pico Model S), the PicoBrew Pico Model C turns prepackaged ingredients into beer with relatively little effort on your part. You insert your ingredient pack — …

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One of my colleagues was able to spend a bunch of money on my credit card using the Amazon Echo ($129.99 at Home Depot) and Google Home ($129.00 at Dell Home). Both services also freely gave my coworker Chris my personal info because they both thought he sounded like me. To be clear, Chris wasn’t trying …

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CNET Smart Home How easy is it to fool the voice recognition on these smart speakers? And what does that mean for the security of your info? 5:07 / November 21, 2017 Source link

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A Google Assistant-equipped smart speaker you can take with you on the go, the TicHome Mini is ready for your command. Source link

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We might call a device “smart” if it connects to Wi-Fi and has an app, but there are smart home devices that can learn and adapt based on your usage patterns. Nest popularized the concept with the Nest Learning Thermostat. The US-only $250 thermostat learns your temperature preferences based on your usage history and adjusts …

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It was 4:44 in the morning when the $100 Mobvoi TicHome Mini woke me up. To be fair, the smart speaker wasn’t doing anything egregious, just blinking a yellow warning light to let me know it was running out of power. I had unplugged it a few hours earlier to see if its battery could …

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The Google Home app isn’t just for setting up voice controls anymore.  Chris Monroe/CNET Google wants to make the Google Home app more fun to use. An app update rolls out on Tuesday that will allow refined control of music playback on your connected speakers. The update also includes cosmetic changes and a more robust …

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Broadcast a message to all connected Google speakers.  Chris Monroe/CNET Google Assistant’s newest feature wants to help you save your voice when you make family announcements. Instead of shouting up the stairs when it’s time for a meal or a meeting, just issue a command to Google’s digital helper and it can broadcast your announcement …

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