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Google may have a hardware event planned on October 5th

Google may have a hardware event planned on October 5th

It's no secret to anyone that Google is about to introduce some new hardware — expectations are high for the Pixel 6 and the Pixel 6 Pro. Well, not only does Google have those new Pixels incoming, but we often see it announce all kinds of other hardware and software at its Made by Google events. We're now getting a little peek at what could be coming up next, as we get word about a possible hardware event on October 5th, a little under two weeks from now.

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Save a cool $59 when you buy Nest's hottest thermostat and speaker together

Save a cool $59 when you buy Nest's hottest thermostat and speaker together

Homes don't become smart all of a sudden — like most transitions, it's quite gradual. But you can kill two birds with one rockin' deal by picking up a Nest Audio and a third-gen Nest Learning Thermostat for a bargain price.

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Nest Doorbell (battery) review: Ding dong ditch

Nest Doorbell (battery) review: Ding dong ditch

Most of us have a doorbell, but most of us probably don't have a smart doorbell, even if our house is otherwise loaded with ostensibly "smart" gadgets. It's actually a pretty useful thing, too, letting you keep an eye on packages, speak to folks that drop by while you're away, or just see who is at the door. Along with the release of Google's new security cameras, it's trying to make them a little more accessible for customers, reducing the cost of the optional subscription and opening up which features are available without one. The new battery-powered $180 Nest Doorbell joins the existing wired option, and it is probably worth a look if you're heavy into the Assistant ecosystem but can't plug in, though there are some notable issues.

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Google rep explains why the Nest Doorbell can't record continuously even when it's wired

Google rep explains why the Nest Doorbell can't record continuously even when it's wired

If you were hoping to pick up one of the new Nest Doorbells and wire it in for continuous recording, Google tells us that won't be an option. Even though the new battery-powered Nest Doorbell can be plugged in permanently, so you don't have to recharge it, it still won't support continuous 24/7 video recording, even though the new battery-powered Nest Cam will.

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Google promises a brand-new web client for its latest Nest Cams

Google promises a brand-new web client for its latest Nest Cams

Google released a whole slew of Nest products in August, including brand-new Nest Cams. They're the first to finally leave the awkward dichotomy of the Nest and Google Home app, which is one factor (of many) we like about them. However, this decision also leaves quite a few people stranded who prefer to view camera footage on the Nest website. Thankfully, Google has promised that a brand-new web interface is in the making for its latest products, but details are still sparse.

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Strange bug is causing all your Nest devices to pause playback when viewing a camera feed

Strange bug is causing all your Nest devices to pause playback when viewing a camera feed

Google's Nest line of connected smart home products includes all different kinds of devices, including smart displays, smart speakers, and smart cameras you can put anywhere in your house. They're really useful to have as they allow you monitor your home remotely and let you save video footage if something ever happens. Now, though, there's a weird bug affecting several devices in the Nest ecosystem involving the video feed from cameras.

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Nest's new battery-powered security camera and video doorbell now shipping in the US

Nest's new battery-powered security camera and video doorbell now shipping in the US

After announcing a bumper crop of smart security hardware earlier this month, Google appears ready to begin delivering its new battery-powered Nest smart home devices to the masses. Google Store shoppers can now cart both items and get actual ship dates.

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India is getting Google's fancy (and expensive) new Nest Cam

India is getting Google's fancy (and expensive) new Nest Cam

It was only last week that Google announced a refreshed Nest security camera lineup in the US, and we’re already seeing signs of at least one of those cameras making it to India. A Google Store listing of the new battery-powered Nest Cam gives away this detail along with an indication that the Nest Aware subscription service could also land in India alongside the camera.

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Google promises to replace some Nest cameras for free if they're stolen

Google promises to replace some Nest cameras for free if they're stolen

According to a support page (spotted by AP alum/Ars Technica editor Ron Amadeo), Google will replace the new battery-powered Nest Cam and the newer and older Nest Doorbells if they are stolen. Google reserves the right to say "no" if things seem sketchy, and you have a few hoops to jump through, but it should make sure you aren't out $180 if someone absconds with your new camera or doorbell.

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Nest's server problems will matter less with its latest cameras

Nest's server problems will matter less with its latest cameras

Oh, Google, you so sly. In today's announcement of the new generation of Nest cameras, the company highlighted all of the improvements that make these cams more powerful than ever, to a point where you could use them without a paid subscription. What caught our attention, though, was an unadmitted truth: Google has kind of fixed Nest servers' frequent downtime issues without really saying it did that.

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