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You can now speak to Google Home in Hindi

Google Assistant gained support for Hindi in March, then Google Home and Home Mini launched in India in April. You would think that one is related to the other and that users in India were able to speak to Home in Hindi, but that was not true. Their phones supported Hindi as well as English (India), but their smart speakers only understood and spoke the latter. But that's changing now.

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[Update: Winners] We're giving away 14 BESTEK 8-Outlet Desktop Power Strips, plus 25% off coupons for everyone else [US]

The BESTEK 8-Outlet Desktop Power Strip offers smart USB ports, multiple outlets, and reliable protection. The cube shape makes it great for use in small spaces, and the many individual control buttons help you to save power when there are outlets not in use. So if you are looking for a safe and convenient way to charge your electronics while also saving some room, you are in luck. BESTEK and AP have teamed up to give away 14 BESTEK 8-Outlet Desktop Power Strips to our US readers, and there is even a 25% off coupon available for everyone that would like to purchase one today.

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Grab the Lenovo 8" Smart Display for $180 at Best Buy ($20 off)

Move along, smart speakers - smart displays are the next hot item every home must have. If you're in the Google Assistant camp, you can benefit from a small deal on the Lenovo Smart Display with an 8" screen. While it usually retails for $199.99, you can now get it for $179.99 at Best Buy.

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Some Pixel 3 XL owners are complaining of buzzing/distorted speakers

Pixel season wouldn't be complete without a bunch of complaints from early adopters of possible hardware and software faults. Last year, the main controversy surrounded the terrible LG OLED panels used for the Pixel 2 XL. This year, there are a few early contenders, including what we may be calling 'buzzgate.'

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Jimmy Kimmel and Guillermo feature in more cringeworthy Pixel 3 advertisements

Google is really pushing celebrity endorsements with its Pixel 3 marketing, with the likes of Eminem already used to show off the phone's video recording capabilities. That was a feature on Jimmy Kimmel Live, but the whole show seems to be sponsored by Google, as you can see from these cheesy new spots.

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Dropbox for Android now supports Chrome OS keyboard navigation and right-click menu [APK Download]

Dropbox has just released a relatively minor update to its Android app, but it does bring support for keyboard navigation and the right-click menu on Chrome OS devices.

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Digital Wellbeing features starting to arrive on Google Home speakers

The beta Android app is now available on Android One devices as well as Pixels, and it seems that Digital Wellbeing features are also coming to Google's smart speakers. As you can see from the image above, the Digital Wellbeing webpage has said it was "coming soon" for a while, and now people are reporting seeing it in their app.

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Google Assistant's shopping lists should soon work again with Google Keep

It's been a few months since I shared my list of 10 things I wished Google Home would do, and in the time since, three of these have come true and two were sort of working already and have been improved. One more item could soon become a reality, and it's the one we've all been asking for in the past months: Google Keep integration with Assistant.

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Linux app support coming to MediaTek-based Chromebooks

Linux apps have arrived in the Chrome OS stable channel, but not all Chromebooks have access to them. The Linux container requires some kernel features that won't be backported to several models, but now Google is bringing the feature to a handful of MediaTek-based Chromebooks.

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