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Google Nest Hub falls to a new low of $68 — nearly half off

Google's seven-inch Nest Hub — formerly Home Hub — is a great little addition to any Google-centric smart home. It functions as a control panel for all your connected gadgets, adds handy visuals to many Assistant tasks, and it might just be the world's best digital photo frame. Its price has continued to drop since the announcement of the larger Nest Hub Max, and right now, you can grab one for just $67.99 at Rakuten.

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Google I/O 2019 roundup: All the announcements, news, and devices

Google I/O is nearly at an end, and Google made a ton of announcements regarding Android, search, the Assistant, and - this year - even new hardware. Our coverage has been fast and furious, so this post is meant to help you wrap your head around everything we've dug into here at the show. From Pixel 3a to Android Q Beta 3 and beyond, it's all here. Day three of the show sees things wind down, but we've still got new items in the list here, and more will be added as our coverage concludes on Friday.

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Get two Nest Hubs for $140 to celebrate their rebranding from Google Home Hub

Google just announced its Home products would be part of the Nest lineup, and the first one to be rebranded is the Home Hub, the company's smart display powered by Assistant. Together with the name change, Google dropped its price down to $129 instead of the original $149 MSRP, but you can get a much better deal by buying two simultaneously for just $140.

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Google's speakers and displays add local control of smart home devices, starting with Hue, TP-Link, more

For years we've dreamed of the smart home, but when we anticipated it, we didn't really picture a dozen hubs littered all over our house that do nothing but control only one type of device. Sadly, that's the truth we've come to. But Google seems to be taking the first steps to remedy this situation, starting with opening local control of smart devices to all developers and smart home manufacturers.

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Google Home Hub renamed Nest Hub as it launches in 12 more countries, gets permanent price drop

During today's Google I/O 2019 keynote, we learned that the company's smart home products will all carry the Nest name going forward. The only current hardware that's being renamed right away is the Home Hub — it's now the Nest Hub. At the same time, it's coming to 12 more countries and the price is being permanently lowered.

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Get a Google Home Hub with a free Home Mini for just $79 from Rakuten with code

Since launch, we've seen progressively better and better sales on the Google Home Hub, the company's first-party Assistant smart display. But this deal over on Rakuten is definitely one of the best ones yet. Right now, with a coupon code, you can get a Home Hub and a Home Mini for just $79. That's pretty good.

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Get a Google Home Hub for $74 ($76 off) at Rakuten

The Google Home Hub goes on sale very often, usually dropping a few dollars each time. If you've been waiting to buy one, it's currently available from the Rakuten Shop for just $73.95 a reduction of $76 from the original MSRP.

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Limited ad-supported YouTube Music now free on Google Home

The Google Home and other Assistant-powered smart speakers already work with several major streaming services, including Google Play Music, Spotify, YouTube Music, Pandora, and Deezer. Unlike Play Music, Spotify, and Pandora, YouTube didn't work at all if you didn't have a premium subscription until now.

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[Update: Norwegian added] Google Assistant is now your multilingual interpreter

During CES last month, Google announced its Home speakers and smart displays with Assistant would be capable of becoming virtual interpreters and translate live conversations between people speaking in different languages. The feature seems to be rolling out to the masses as an official support page has been set up, and several devices are now capable of translating discussions.

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[Update: On sale again for $75] Get a Google Home Hub for just $76 ($73 off) today from Rakuten

The Google Home Hub has dropped in price steadily over the past few months, but discounts are usually short-lived. Now you can get Google's smart display for just $76, thanks to Rakuten's site-wide sale. That's $73 lower than the original price, and one of the best sales we've seen yet.

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