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Ambient IQ might finally be coming to Google Nest speakers (Update: Not new)It'll adjust the volume and EQ of podcasts to counteract background noise

Google has an unfortunate habit of announcing interesting features long before they actually become available, and that's again what we've seen in the case of Ambient IQ. Not to be confused with Ambient EQ, which intelligently changes the brightness and color temperature of the display on the Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max, Ambient IQ does a similar thing for audio. After being introduced in October last year alongside Google's latest hardware, the feature looks set to finally make an appearance.

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Try these 8 Google Assistant commands to spruce up your Valentine'sBecause come February 15, Assistant may be the only one still speaking to you

Hello Android Police readers, here is your host with an important announcement: Valentine's Day is only two days away. For the forgetful ones among you who like to celebrate the occasion, that means there's just enough time to catch up and plan a good surprise or get a decent gift. To further help you with your romantic endeavors, Google has added a few special commands to Assistant — no, we're not talking about "Hey Google, play Get Lucky," even if that might work too.

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Android's Twitter account reminds us of the feature divide between Nest Hubs and third-party Assistant smart displays

Google isn't the best at explaining its own products. Yet another example of this happened only a few days ago, as the official Android Twitter account posted about a Google Assistant feature that seemed to be new at first glance. However, it ended up being a reminder that not only is Google bad at explaining what its products do, but also that the feature divide between the Nest Hub and third-party Assistant smart displays is alive and well.

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Grab two Nest Hub smart displays for just $100 ($160 off) (Update: Back for one day)

Whether you're looking to buy a Christmas gift or just want to make your home a little more intelligent, a smart display is worth considering. With this deal, you won't have to choose between these options, as you can get two Nest Hubs for only $100, which is significantly cheaper than purchasing them separately.

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Google gives Assistant smart displays improved multi-room media controls

Assistant-powered smart displays got a little bit smarter recently, as Google has just announced a brand new media view for its Nest Hub displays. In our testing, the feature is also live for at least some other non-Nest smart displays already, bringing you a clear view of which devices in which rooms are playing media, plus granular speaker controls, a global pause button, and fully remote media control.

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Google shuts down Xiaomi access to Assistant following Nest Hub picking up strangers' camera feeds (Update: Fully resolved)

So-called "smart" security cameras have had some pretty dumb security problems recently, but a recent report regarding a Xiaomi camera linked to a Google account is especially disturbing. One Xiaomi Mijia camera owner is getting still images from other random peoples' homes when trying to stream content from his camera to a Google Nest Hub. The images include stills of people sleeping and even an infant in a cradle. In the meantime, Google has entirely disabled Xiaomi integration for Google Home and the Assistant while it works out the issue with Xiaomi.

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Get your smart home started with a Google Nest Hub and two Nest Minis for just $79

Google has been known to discount its smart speaker hardware steeply and frequently — there's a high chance you or someone you know got a previous-generation Home Mini for free through one of countless promotions. Even by those standards, though, this is an uncommonly good deal: you can pick up a Nest Hub and two second-gen Nest Minis for $79 at Target right now.

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Pick up a free Google Nest Hub with pre-purchase of a 3-month Sling membership

Streaming has really emerged over the past few years as the dominant way many of us consume our media, and now streaming service Sling is launching a deal that makes for a fairly synergistic offer if you're looking to ditch your cable provider. The company is making its regular cord-cutting option more enticing by offering a free Google Nest Hub when you prepay for a 3-month membership plan.

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Nest Hubs let you easily hide, star, and share slideshow photos

Google's smart speakers and displays are brimming with features, some of which unknown. Many of you likely never noticed that they can ask their smart displays to star, share, or hide a pic when it comes up, but that feature has been available for a year. Google is now making it more visible by bringing the icons to the screen.

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Get this Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini bundle ($79) for less than the price of a Hub itself

If you've been waiting for the perfect time to outfit your home with a smart hub and smart speaker, you may not find a better deal than this one. Right now, you can pick up a brand new Google Nest Hub and a Google Nest Mini for just $79 ($99 off), or the price of the discounted Hub all by itself.

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