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The Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max have completed Spanish 101

The Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max have completed Spanish 101

In 2019, Google brought the Nest Hub to a dozen new countries, just as it received a fresh rebranding. Spain was among the twelve regions chosen for official support, but Spanish-language options have been lacking in the US ever since. After two years, Google is finally bringing broader support for how the device functions with one of the most popular spoken languages in the world.

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New Weather Frog-style character clocks may be coming to the Nest Hub

New Weather Frog-style character clocks may be coming to the Nest Hub

Earlier this year we saw a sizeable update to the Nest Hub and similar Google-powered smart speakers, adding a bunch of features and one cute-as-a-button little guy known as the "Weather Frog." While the Sanrio-style frog is so far the only animated screen of its kind, if recent leaks are any indication, alternatives are coming down the pipe.

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Grab a second-gen Nest Hub for just $70

Grab a second-gen Nest Hub for just $70

Smart displays are a great way to control things around your place, call loved ones, check out recipes while cooking, watch content, and even make sure you're sleeping soundly, provided you get the latest-gen Google Nest Hub. A new one would typically cost you $100, but you can save $30 thanks to this deal.

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Google seems to finally be getting serious about Nest Hub apps

Google seems to finally be getting serious about Nest Hub apps

At their core, Google's smart displays are permanently-docked tablets designed to stay in a single location in your home. Despite featuring screen sizes large enough to run full-blown Android, they're using special software perfect for glanceable information like cards and slideshows. However, a new video showing a fresh app UI for the Nest Hub series could be a preview of more functionality coming soon.

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Smart Displays and the Assistant are getting new tools to keep your home organized, entertained, and educated

Smart Displays and the Assistant are getting new tools to keep your home organized, entertained, and educated

While our daily routines probably aren't as routine as they once were, Google is preparing another round of improvements to Assistant that will make it easier to take control of your activities. Several of the new features are aimed at scheduling and keeping organized, but there are also some great additions to storytelling content and new educational tools coming soon.

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Huge Nest sale has something for everyone, including smart displays, speakers, cameras, thermostats, and doorbells

Huge Nest sale has something for everyone, including smart displays, speakers, cameras, thermostats, and doorbells

If you've been online today, you've most probably noticed the avalanche of Prime Day deals. Although these include a lot of tech products, there are no Nest products in there. Thankfully, these products are also marked down and available from a bunch of online and physical retailers.

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Get your house ready for summer guests with up to $99 off Nest speaker and display bundles

Get your house ready for summer guests with up to $99 off Nest speaker and display bundles

A lot of Google's hardware tends to be polarizing, but its recent Nest speakers and displays are pretty much universally liked. They're not terribly expensive, either, with the entry-level Nest Mini and Nest Hub starting at $50 and $100, respectively. If you're looking for a whole bunch of new kit, though, today's sales on eBay might interest you: you can save up to $99 on Nest bundles.

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Nest smart displays are getting one of the most commonly requested features

Nest smart displays are getting one of the most commonly requested features

Google has been busy bringing new features to its hardware in the last week, with the June Pixel Drop including a lot more than we expected. As the Fuchsia-and-Flutter-based update for the OG Nest Hub continues to roll out, another set of features is also rolling out to Nest smart displays, though Google's changelog skips out on one big tweak: an on-screen keyboard.

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Google plans to certify a ton of its smart home products with Matter

Google plans to certify a ton of its smart home products with Matter

Last week, the Connectivity Standards Alliance — formerly known as the Zigbee Alliance — announced that its Matter protocol would finally arrive later this year to bring your smart home gear closer together. With Google I/O in full swing, the company delivered some more information on how its partnership with the CSA will improve your smart plugs, security cameras, and more.

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Google Nest Hub and Sleep Sensing long-term review: I remain unconvinced

Google Nest Hub and Sleep Sensing long-term review: I remain unconvinced

Google released the original Nest Hub (née Home Hub) in 2018, and we liked it even at $150. That price came down substantially, giving more people a chance to try out what was arguably the best Assistant smart display. Google says one in five people put that device in their bedrooms, thanks largely to the lack of a camera. The second-gen Hub still doesn't have a camera, but it does watch you. Hiding inside the almost identical chassis is a Soli radar module, which monitors your movement and breathing to track sleep. Any technology product that watches you sleep is bound to come off a little creepy, but there's more to the Hub than sleep tracking.

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