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.
Smart speakers continue to be one of the biggest trends in tech today, and Google's newest release is its best yet. A solid replacement for the Google Home Max, the Nest Audio is already a total steal at its usual price of $99. If you've been looking to upgrade your home listening experience on the cheap, AT&T has these speakers marked down to just $56 each when you buy three at once, the best deal we've seen yet.
Home audio these days have to be two things: smart and sound good. Google's Nest Audio speaker looks smart, acts smart, and sounds terrific. And if you pick up one of these puppies today, you can get it for a better price.
Nest got its start bringing smart thermostats to the masses, and last year's model went back to basics for its cheapest device yet. As long as you're okay with the switch to plastic and the lack of a rotating ring, Nest's newest gadget is a great way to upgrade to sync your house's temperature with Google Home. Its usual price is already a bargain, but several retailers have it marked down to just $99 today, a deal that you'll want to grab before it's too late.
Google's library of Nest devices is more expansive than it's ever been, but not every gadget has been a hit. One product line that didn't manage to go anywhere: Nest Secure, a basic security system that used motion detection to trigger alerts whenever doors or windows are opened. Google confirmed Secure was discontinued back in October, but now a new batch of Nest Detect sensors are back in stock.
I use the Google Home app pretty often to control my lights and various other smart home gadgets, but I must admit I had entirely forgotten about the second tab in the app's bottom navigation. It's a feed that alerts you to certain events across your home, such as the addition or removal of devices or Wi-Fi status updates. Google has just rolled out a new settings menu you allowing you to customize the types of notifications in this feed.
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Google's smart home hubs have gone through many iterations, launching first as Google-branded products before falling under Nest's purview in 2019. Now the newest member of the Nest lineup is officially here. Our reviews editor Ryan Whitwam has been testing out the Google Nest Hub (2nd gen) for a week, and he's ready to tell you what you want to know.
Google's Nest Hub makes it easy to display all of those photos sitting unseen on your phone. It takes digital photo frames to a whole new level, especially considering the enhancements Google Photos can bring to your collection. Photo sharing from any Nest Hub device has been possible for years, but a new interface is coming soon that streamlines the experience.
We often find out about new Google hardware products in cryptic fashion when they arrive at the Federal Communications Commission. Due to confidentially agreements, the regulator only discloses the bare minimum in these listings, but we can usually make an educated guess at what to expect. The latest example appears to be a new Nest Cam.