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Google Nest, formerly Google Home, is the blanket brand for all things in the connected home and digital assistant space from Google. After buying Nest and incorporating it into its existing offerings, Google now has a comprehensive set of products across all aspects of home automation and security.

Photos on a Nest Hub Max.

Best Buy just slashed $60 off the Google Nest Hub Max smart display

The Google Nest Hub Max, powered by Google Assistant and featuring a 10-inch HD touchscreen, is currently on sale from Best Buy for $170 after a $60 discount.
A blue Google Nest Mini mounted on blue/gray wall.

How to broadcast voice messages with Google Nest

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How to save a video to Google Home

A gray Google Nest Mini sitting on a kitchen counter top.

How to create a room in Google Home

The Google Nest Hub on a table.

Google’s latest Nest Hub smart display is almost 50% off at Walmart

A child pressing the Google Nest Hello Video Doorbell.

Usually $229, Walmart has the Google Nest Video Doorbell for $80

Apple HomePod 2023 in a home office.

Google Home vs. Apple HomeKit: which is the best smart home platform?

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The best Google Home tips, tricks, and Easter eggs

Nest Hub Max in the kitchen.

Google Nest sale means cheap smart displays and security cameras

The third-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat on a white background.

Walmart sale brings a discount on the Nest Learning Thermostat

Amazon Fire TV on Echo Show 15.

The 9 best smart home products that support Matter

Google Nest Cam (battery) placed on table.

Save $70 when you buy two Google Nest Cam security cameras

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This 4th of July deal saves you $50 on the Nest Learning Thermostat

Enjoy savings on energy costs with the third-generation Google Nest Learning Thermostat, which you can buy from Dell's 4th of July sale with a $60 discount.
The Google Nest Mini on a table next to a glass of water.

Echo Pop vs. Nest Mini: which is the better smart speaker?

If you're in the market for an affordable smart speaker, the Echo Pop and Nest Mini should be at the top of your list. Here's a look at which is best.
The Harth Sleep-Shift Light Bulb running next to a bed.

Are smart lights bulbs worth it?

Smart light bulbs give you several ways to control their performance or alter their appearance. But are they worth the inflated price tag?
Photos on a Nest Hub Max.

Google Nest Hub Max smart display just had its price slashed

The Google Nest Hub Max is a comprehensive smart display and it's more appealing while on sale at Walmart right now.
The Ring Video Doorbell in Satin Nickel, installed beside a doorway.

How long do video doorbells last?

Video doorbells are great smart home gadgets, but they won't last forever. Here's a look at how long they'll be supported and when they should be replaced.
Aura Carver Smart Frame

The best digital photo frames

A digital photo frame can put all of your pics on display. Check out our choices for the best digital photo frames for showing off all of your digital photos.
Controlling smart blinds with a remote.

Are smart blinds worth it?

Smart blinds give you remote access to your window coverings, allowing you to schedule their performance and save money on your bills. But are they worth it?
A hand adjusting the Google Nest Cam (battery).

Google Nest security cameras just had their prices slashed

Details on sales of the 2nd Gen Wired Google Nest Security Cam and the 2nd Gen Google Nest Cam Indoor / Outdoor battery version, all around 20% off or more.
Google Assistant listening on the Google Pixel Watch.

No, you really don’t need Google Assistant on your smartwatch

Google Assistant is becoming a rarity on smartwatches, and isn't on the new TicWatch 5 Pro. But does it really matter?
Nest Hub Max Hands-On Review

The best smart displays for 2023

Google, Amazon, and Meta are offering smart displays for video calls, smart home management, watching shows, and more. See which ones are the best.
Amazon Echo Dot (4th Gen) vs Google Nest Mini

Alexa Guard vs. Nest Aware: which is the better option?

Alexa Guard and Nest Aware are home security branches of Amazon and Google's smart home ecosystems, but which of the two is the better package? Let us weigh in.
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The new Google Home app officially launches on May 11

The long-awaited update is making it easier than ever to control your smart devices with the Google Home app.
The Dynamic Effects Neon-Shape Smart Lights glowing purple.

GE Lighting launches colorful, customizable rope lights with a built-in microphone

The Dynamic Effects Neon-Shape Smart Lights are compatible with both Alexa and Google Home, and can adjust their performance in real time based on nearby sound.
AI assistants compared with ChatGPT.

Forget ChatGPT — Siri and Google Assistant do these 4 things better

Thanks to ChatGPT, the AI buzz is everywhere. However, don't let OpenAI's rockstar AI trick you into ditching the trusty Google Assistant or Siri on your phone.
Google Home icon on home screen.

Google Home adds support for garage door controls

The features are only available to select users, but Google Home now allows you to remotely open and close your garage door.
The Nest Hub Max on a table.

Alexa vs. Google Home: which smart home platform is best?

Alexa and Google Home are two of the best smart home platforms around, but which one is better for you? Here's a comparison to help you decide.
GE Cync lights set up in gaming room.

Best smart lights for Google Home

The Google ecosystem can help you manage your home lighting seamlessly and smoothly. Here's a look at the best smart lights for Google Home in 2023.
A person standing in a living room while looking at a Google device.

Your Google smart home devices just got a lot less talkative

Google is expanding its chime alert feature to a variety of new devices, which should streamline the process of giving voice commands to your smart home.
Using Samsung Bixby on a Samsung phone.

What is Bixby? How to use Samsung’s AI assistant

Samsung Bixby is a powerful tool packed into all modern Galaxy smartphones. Here's how to get the most out of Samsung's digital assistant.
The Lenovo Smart Display on a table.

Google stops updating third-party smart displays

Smart displays from LG, JBL, and Lenovo running Google Assistant will no longer see updates, as Google pivots to focus efforts on AI.
The Matter logo on a colorful background.

The future of Matter in 2023

Matter has big plans for the rest of 2023, but with no timetable for releases and Belkin stepping away, what can we realistically expect over the next months?
Google and ADT collaboration.

Google partners with ADT to launch new smart home security system

Google and ADT have launched a DIY smart security plan that lets you piece together your perfect system and is available at a variety of price points.