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Fix your awful internet situation with a pair of Nest Wifi routers for just $209

Fix your awful internet situation with a pair of Nest Wifi routers for just $209

Most of us yet to make the jump to a mesh Wi-Fi system are used to signal issues, dead spots, and intermittently middling performance. It's not the sort of upgrade you think will be life-changing, but if you work from home, it kind of can be, and a two-pack of Google Nest Wifi routers can be snagged right now for 30%/$90 off as part of the Prime Day festivities.

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Google WiFi is getting cheaper, and going places

Google WiFi is getting cheaper, and going places

A lot of homes have bred makeshift offices within the last year and the need for good internet coverage has never been felt more strongly. If you were looking for a good mesh Wi-Fi network to invest in, the Google Wi-Fi router might just be the one for you now — it's not only getting cheaper but also being made available in Canada and Europe.

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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's killing off its legacy Wifi app

Google's killing off its legacy Wifi app

Google is known for overlapping multiple apps at once — just look at its messaging strategy. While both Google Wifi and Nest Wifi have a dedicated app for controlling and monitoring your networking gear from your phone, the Google Home app has steadily gained similar features over the last several months. It seems that was all part of the company's intentions, as starting next month, you'll need to use the Home app to configure and customize your Wi-Fi routers.

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Mesh up your home with a refurbished Nest Wifi and 2 points for $219 ($51 off)

Mesh up your home with a refurbished Nest Wifi and 2 points for $219 ($51 off)

Looking to boost Wi-Fi coverage around the house? Installing a mesh network could be the solution and Google's Nest Wifi system might be your best option. But it can cost a good chunk of change if you're trying to cover anything more than 5,000 sq. ft. Fortunately, refurbs are available and they're Woot's deal of the day today!

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Latest Google Home update delivers live data usage charts to Nest Wifi owners

Latest Google Home update delivers live data usage charts to Nest Wifi owners

The Google Home app is getting an update to version 2.34 today in the wake of the debut of the new Nest Hub — namely, the app has been made to support said new device as well as a couple of other more features if you're in a Google Workspace or own a Google Wifi or Nest Wifi mesh network.

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Nest Wifi routers can now prioritize video conferencing as well as gaming traffic

Nest Wifi routers can now prioritize video conferencing as well as gaming traffic

Google's routers are already packed with intelligent features like network stats, manual device prioritization, Wi-Fi pause options, or device grouping — not to mention the integrated smart speaker in the Nest Wifi. To further improve on these options, Google has decided to add the ability to automatically prioritize certain traffic via the Home app, such as video conferencing or gaming.

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Google is going all-in on turkey fun this Thanksgiving

Google is going all-in on turkey fun this Thanksgiving

Following its English to turkey translations in Search, Google has introduced some more fun Thanksgiving Easter eggs. On smart speakers and displays, the company has added a small audible and visual surprise when you tell the Assistant to set a turkey timer, and there is a new turkey filter in Duo that you can use for some laughs with your family while socially distancing.

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Google's Black Friday deals start today: $50 off Pixel 5, $150 off Google Home Max, and more

Google's Black Friday deals start today: $50 off Pixel 5, $150 off Google Home Max, and more

We're fast approaching Black Friday, every major retailer's favorite day of the year. There are sure to be savings of all sorts popping up on the big day, but we've got the list of deals you can get on Google products starting today right here — and there are some deals you can't afford to miss.

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Wow-ify your Wi-Fi with a refurbished Nest Wifi router and point system for $230 ($39 off)

Wow-ify your Wi-Fi with a refurbished Nest Wifi router and point system for $230 ($39 off)

When your internet is working properly, you shouldn't have to think about it. That's what Google's goal was when it released its Nest Wifi system last year. We really liked it, and now DailySteals is offering a Nest Wifi router and an additional point for just $229.99 when you use our special code.

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