Google Home is essentially an overgrown Chromecast but it’s easily repairable

You may have heard about iFixit, contrary to their name, they rip open every new iPhone and lately have been ripping apart quite a few other things. They recently toredown a Google Pixel and it seems, it is now mandated by law, the launch of any new gadget must be accompanied by the obligatory iFixit teardown. Today’s product of choice: Google Home, which gets X-rayed and then prised apart by the site.

This time the biggest findings are just how easy this thing is to repair,  and that the hardware is ripped from the 2015 Chromecast.  Continue reading “Google Home is essentially an overgrown Chromecast but it’s easily repairable”

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Walmart does it again, puts Google Home on store shelves before official launch

While the Google Home speaker hasn’t officially hit store shelves yet, it would appear that Walmart has put the device out on its shelves before the actual day that it goes on sale. Android Police points out that ‘Walmart has a reputation for selling things before the street date’ so this shouldn’t be surprising because Walmart was stocking the Xiaomi Mi Box on its shelves before the official launch date as well. Although there is only one Walmart location that has been reported to have these in stock and on the shelves, it’s still very possible that other locations in the retail chain will have them on the shelf as well.

This raises the question whether Walmart will end up doing the same thing with other Google products that were announced at the same event, such as the 4K Chromecast and Google WiFi. Continue reading “Walmart does it again, puts Google Home on store shelves before official launch”

Made by Google : Google Home launched

Apart from the Pixel Smartphones, it’s Google Home — the company’s AI-powered Amazon Echo rival — that could be the most important piece of hardware displayed on stage today at the Google Event in San Fransisco.

Google is playing catch up here, following in Amazon’s footsteps after the company unveiled the Echo back in 2014. With the Echo, the retailer created a new home for AI digital assistants; those programs that are supposed to help manage your life by scheduling meetings, buying plane tickets, and so on.
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Google Home to cost $50 less than Amazon Echo, Chromecast Ultra priced at $69, Google WiFi coming

We knew Google would be showing off it’s Amazon Echo competitor on the October 4th event along with a 4K enabled Chromecast i.e. Chromecast Ultra but up until now, we had no idea on pricing or the Google WiFi

Continue reading “Google Home to cost $50 less than Amazon Echo, Chromecast Ultra priced at $69, Google WiFi coming”

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