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One of the advantages Google's Nest Hub Max has over the regular Nest Hub is a built-in camera, to go along with its 10-inch touchscreen display. This can be used to detect and recognize when a person is using the device. Since the smaller Nest Hub does not have a camera, Google had to figure out a way to detect a user's presence, and it has found a solution—sound waves. Google is adding ultrasonic proximity sensing to both the Nest Hub Max and Nest Hub. This new feature allows both smart devices to react and interact with users, without a camera. This is not an entirely new concept. Google got its feet wet with ultrasonic sensing with the Nest Mini and its Nest Wi-Fi router satellites.... Read more...
Google Assistant-powered devices like the Google Home have increased in popularity over the past few years and have grown to be competitive sales wise with the Amazon Echo family in the smart speaker realm. Today, Google is looking to further the appeal of its Google Home and Nest Hub devices with the introduction of a new feature called stream transfer. When people purchase their first smart home device, it’s often hard to stop at just one. Google knows this, and stream transfer is meant to help users manage media content as they move throughout rooms in their home. Using just your voice, you can all upon the Google Assistant to transfer music from the Google Home in your bonus room, for... Read more...
Google is making some changes in its smart home product lineup to help erase some of the confusion between Google and Nest-branded device. Going forward, its smart home products will fall under the Nest brand name, starting with the Nest Hub Max. The Nest Hub Max is a larger extension of the 7-inch Google Home Hub that launched last year. It comes with a larger 10-inch touch display (1280x800) and of course is built around the Google Assistant and serves as a smart speaker (there are two 10W tweeters up front and 30W subwoofer out back). The device can easily connect with your other connected devices like the Nest Hello video doorbell, or your Nest Cam Outdoor camera (for example). You can query... Read more...