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New Nest Aware can use your smart speakers and displays to listen for smoke and CO alarms

When Google announced its revamped Nest Aware subscriptions yesterday during Made by Google 2019, it also demonstrated one rather unexpected addition that turns ordinary smoke and CO detectors into smart ones. Nest speakers and displays will be able to listen for alarms and alert you when they hear one go off while you're out and about.

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Google Home app is getting a new event feed for Nest Aware subscribers

Google Home and Nest have been growing together ever since the company started merging the two brands, most evident by the option to move your Nest account over to Google. With this in mind, the company has teased a forthcoming addition to the Home app for Nest Aware subscribers: A Home Feed will show you all notifications and events from your Nest devices in an organized fashion.

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Nest Aware subscribers will be able to call 911 from their smart speakers and displays

One of the few surprises of yesterday's Made by Google event was the announcement of overhauled Nest Aware subscriptions, slated for early 2020. They'll include all Nest devices you own and utilize Nest speakers and displays as ears listening for smoke or CO alarms. All new plans will also have emergency calling, which allows you to dial 911 right from your smart home devices or route a call away from home to your residence's local emergency dispatcher.

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Google Nest Mini restores capacitive play/pause controls disabled on Home Mini

The recently announced Nest Mini appears to be an improvement on its predecessor, the Google Home Mini, in almost every way. Audio quality, Assistant response time, and the inclusion of a wall-mounting slot are all welcome additions. One of the most exciting changes, however, might be the restoration of a forgotten feature: the capacitive play/pause button that was included and subsequently disabled on the Google Home Mini has returned on the Nest Mini.

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New Nest Aware switches to event-based recordings, but higher tier still saves 24/7 feed

During this year's Made by Google event, the company walked through the plethora of Nest Aware changes relatively quickly, but now more information is surfacing on the revamped subscription service. One of the biggest changes is the removal of 24/7 videotaping which is replaced by event-based recordings in the cheaper $6/month plan.

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[Update: Yearly subscriptions] Google simplifies Nest Aware plans, start from $6 with up to 60-day event history

Google hasn't only presented new hardware during the Made by Google event this year. It also took the stage to announce substantial changes to Nest subscriptions. There are two tiers now: 'Nest Aware' and 'Nest Aware Plus' going for $6 and $12 respectively, coming early 2020 to the same locations the current subscription is available in.

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You can finally change the Wi-Fi network on the Nest Protect without removing and re-adding it

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What to expect at Google's October 15 Pixel launch event

We're just a week out from Google's October 15th hardware event, at which the company is expected to announce a pile of products, including the much-leaked Pixel 4. But there will be more to the next Made by Google event than just a new phone, plenty of other hardware (and software) is expected to land. Let's work through the list so that you know what to expect.

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Indoor and Outdoor Nest Cams on sale at B&H for $150 ($50 off)

Nest, the Google-owned hardware manufacturer, has proven its ability to produce some of the best smart home devices on the market. This includes their well-received (if expensive) line of security cameras. B&H Photo currently has one the best deals yet on both the indoor and outdoor varieties of Nest Cam.

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Save 20% on a pair of Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, now $190 ($48 off)

With fall officially here, you're going to be using a lot more energy to keep your home warm. If you run on gas, that means more opportunities for a leak or fire to threaten your household. Keep you and your loved ones safe this cold season with today's deal on a two-pack of battery-powered Nest Protect smoke and carbon monoxide detectors for $190 ($48 off) from The Home Depot.

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