In what can only be considered a glaringly obvious omission, Google Home has not been able to spin up content from your Google Play Movies up to this point. Announced over 2 years ago, Google Home has somehow been incapable of one of the features you most definitely would have expected it to be equipped […]
Google Assistant has become the central focus for Google ever since their event in October of 2016. With the roll-out in full swing to many devices across multiple categories, Google Assistant is becoming extremely pervasive. The flagship device for Google Assistant, Google Home, is also powered by a varied version of Chrome OS. As we watch Assistant fully integrate into Chrome OS, we realize the Assitant story is just beginning.
Of all the products Google makes, the Google Home Mini is by far the most often discounted and bundled item of the bunch. It makes sense, honestly. At full MSRP, the Google Home Mini is only $49, so this makes it the cheapest device on offer from Google if you don’t consider accessories. This fact […]
Google I/O 2018 has been a dizzying array of new software and services shown off by Google. From Linux apps on Chromebooks to the human-like Duplex to great new features coming in Android P, Google has brought it this year for the search giant’s annual developer conference. One of the staples of the main keynote […]
Early on in the jam-packed Google I/O Keynote, Google CEO Sundar Pachai took a moment to highlight a feature still in development involving the Google Assistant, phone calls, and some truly mind-bending AI. The name of this initiative is Google Duplex, and it is equally amazing and scary as hell. Let’s take a look at […]
Join us live and chat with the Chrome Unboxed team as we look in on Google I/O 2018 to see what’s new in the world of Chrome OS, Chromecast, Assistant and more. We’ll be here though both the first keynote and the Developer keynote as well. This is our first attempt at live chatting on […]
It’s that time of the year, again! In just a little more than 24 hours, developers, tech-heads and media types alike will converge on the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View to see what’s new in the world of Google. We’ll be streaming the event live here on Chrome Unboxed for your viewing pleasure and make […]
In the second half of last year, as development of ‘Eve’ (now known as the Pixelbook) was moving into high gear ahead of the October launch, one of the things that was perplexing for us here at Chrome Unboxed was the addition of Wake on Voice being added to the board files. Wake on Voice […]
I was going to share this deal around lunchtime today until I checked out the inventory at our local Best Buy and realized they had these things in stock. That prompted us to head over to the Chik-fil-a that happens to be right next to Best Buy. After a spicy chicken deluxe, we headed over […]
Short and Sweet. If you have been kicking around the idea of picking up the original Google Home smart-speaker, Newegg has a deal for you. While it’s hard to beat the plethora of deals launched on Black Friday last year, you can still save $40 on the Google Assistant-powered speaker that fathered the Google Home […]
One of the larger nagging issues with the Google Home mini and the standard Google Home has always been the lack of auxiliary output. This small omission causes some major headaches for users with large, existing speaker setups that they would like to leverage for music and media playback.
For most products, most of the time, we unbox them when they show up at the office, spend some time with them, and then create a review. The Google Home Max has been a bit of a different beast, though. Without having a slew of new, undiscovered functionality or a unique set of specs, this […]
Google Routines are officially live. Google even has a support page up for them already. Enabling and using them is a relatively easy task, but you need to know where to look and also be aware that, even if you have the latest version of the Google Home App, you may not see them in […]