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.
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.
After being in development for years, Google's Fuchsia OS is finally ready to be used in a consumer product. Over the coming months, it will be rolled out to the first-gen Nest Hub. You needn't fret or get excited about the update since you'll barely be able to notice any difference when your device transitions to it.
Smart displays are great. While it's true they don't do much a phone or tablet can't, they're designed to sit in one place without sticking out too much (which you can't say about a Fire tablet duct taped to the wall). Right now, you can pick up a first-generation Nest Hub for just $49 — about what you'd pay for an entry-level smart speaker with no screen attached.
The Google Nest Hub is a few years old at this point, but the smart display recently popped up in the news when it became the first consumer device to run Fuchsia OS. However, if your Nest Hub is using the fuchsia color a bit too generously, know that it's not a part of the update — it's a bug.
Google Assistant is a crucial component of Android, easily accessible from your home screen — and soon, from your power button. While it's a robust tool in its own right, it only gets better with more third-party integration. Several new enhancements are coming to both Assistant and smart displays to help make getting the information you need a whole lot easier.
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.
It's been a while since eBay last held one of its big sitewide sales, but that doesn't mean you can't score some big savings. To kick off the start of summer, eBay is offering major discounts on nearly 100 products across the site, including a ton of gadgets that are probably on your wish list. From Google's smart home gear to customizable lights for your home, there's a little something here for everyone.
Google I/O is inching closer, but Google is already on an announcement spree. After teasing some launcher improvements coming to tablets and giving us a first glimpse at its response to Apple's Privacy Labels, the company is now getting ready to share some Assistant updates. For one, Assistant Broadcasts can now reach family members even when they're not home, but there's much more than just that.
The new Nest Hub has been available in the US for about a month. It offers improved performance and, most importantly, a new sleep tracking feature thanks to its built-in Soli radar. The device is now starting to sell in a bunch of other countries.