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[Update: Two weeks later] The Nest Hub Max is the best smart display, but not the best security camera

No product is more emblematic of the fusion of Google and Nest into a single brand than the new Google Nest Hub Max. This is the bigger brother to the Google Home Hub, later renamed the Google Nest Hub. The two devices share many of the same features like Ambient EQ and smart home controls, but the Hub Max steps up with a camera, better audio, and a much larger screen for $229. If you're looking to pick up a big smart display with Assistant, the Nest Hub Max is absolutely your best bet. However, don't count on the "Nest" part of the Nest Hub Max to impress—it's not a very good security camera.

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Midweek deals: Save on Nest Secure, Philips Hue, and more

We've made it halfway through the week, readers. Pats on the back all around. On this final Wednesday of summer, consider the following deals: we've got a sizable discount on Google's Nest Secure home security system, money off color-changing Hue lights, a cheap 4K streamer, and bargain Bluetooth speakers.

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Upcoming 'Google Nest Wifi' will reportedly have built-in Assistant speakers

Google Wifi is, for our money, the best mesh Wi-Fi setup you can get. Soon, it'll reportedly get even better: according to 9to5Google, Google plans to launch a refreshed version of the router system with the Google Assistant built right in at its New York hardware event next month.

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Get a Nest Hello doorbell cam for $164 ($65 off), watch Amazon manhandle your deliveries

Of all the places to put a security camera, the front door is one of the most practical and least invasive. Google's Nest makes a great option in the Hello, a connected doorbell with a camera built right in. You can get one for $164 right now on Rakuten, a whole $65 off MSRP.

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Google Nest Mini appears to swing by the FCC, seems to confirm wall-mount design

One of the most ubiquitous cheap tech gifts in the past couple of years has to have been the Google Home Mini — if you caught it on sale for as low as $20, you could take care of all your family for Christmas. Recently, intelligence has been developing on a new version of this stout smart speaker — to be known as the "Nest Mini" — and we're now looking at an FCC filing that might tell us more about it.

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Google Nest Hub Max launches today for $229

September 9 is here and as expected, Google's new Nest Hub Max is launching today in the US, UK, and Australia. It's been a few months since the Hub Max accidentally leaked and then was officially announced, but the wait is now over. The Max is already available for purchase on Best Buy and the Google Store, with a few other sites listing it but not yet taking orders.

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Nest Hello package detection is rolling out today in the US

Google's Nest Hello video doorbell is an excellent product, recent LED drama notwithstanding. It's easy to install, works with most homes, and integrates well with other Google Nest devices. Google says owners have been asking for package detection functionality, and now it's obliging. Package detection is rolling out this very day.

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Weekend poll: Do you own any Nest products?

Google's Nest branch has been in the news quite a lot in the past week. We heard about the rumored Nest Mini, and the migration of Nest accounts to Google has started — which triggers a loss of IFTTT support, among other confusing design behavior. With Nest on our minds and Nest products in so many of our homes, I'm curious how many of our readers use Nest gadgets.

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Google will now let any household member remove you from your own Nest account

Google has finally started the process of migrating Nest accounts to Google, and there's no going back after you merge. So, you ought to give it full consideration before proceeding. Something to consider is that Google will "democratize" your Nest products when you migrate. All family members can add and remove people from the home. They can even remove you.

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