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Some of our favorite speakers and smart devices use the power of the Google Assistant to make our lives more entertaining and generally easier. Getting the assistant to recognize you and know what information you want (even ahead of time) is powerful, but there may be times when you don’t want such a personal connection …

The Google Nest team has been working on a number of updates and new features for the Nest devices across the product line. The new Google Nest Hub was announced just a few weeks ago with improved design and features. Google Nest will also be integrated with Samsung SmartThings so that your current smart home …

A bug in the way Chrome OS stores Wi-Fi network logs could reveal your location history to anyone with physical access to your Chromebook. The edge reported the bug, which was brought to their attention by the Committee on Liberatory Information Technology, a technology collective that includes several former Googlers. Additionally, a Google spokesperson informed …

Google is offering users a new way to take charge of their privacy when using its smart speakers and displays. The new security feature, known as guest mode, keeps your personal data private while allowing others to get the most out of Google Assistant. It’s already available on your Google smart speaker. This is how …

Google announced on Wednesday that it is bringing a new guest mode to smart speakers and smart displays compatible with Google Assistant. Guest mode on Google Assistant compatible speakers and smart screens is different because it doesn’t record interactions on a user’s Google Account. When guest mode is enabled on a smart display or smart …

To fully understand what guest mode does, it helps to understand what information a smart speaker collects. First, it can keep track of everything you say as an audio file and a written transcript (“Hey, Google, turn off my desk light.”) Google allows you to view and delete these recordings and transcriptions and configure the …

October 8, 2020 at 7:00 a.m. Google translates the incognito windows of a web browser into voice via the new guest mode feature for Google Assistant. Like incognito mode in Chrome or Firefox, switching to guest mode prevents the voice assistant from accessing a user’s account for personalized responses and automatically not recording any interactions. …

Google is launching a few new privacy features today, including an updated Security Center, now available in the US and coming soon globally, as well as more important alerts when the company expects your account to have been tampered with. The most exciting new feature, however, is a new Guest Mode for the Google Assistant …

Google’s Cast-enabled devices, including the Chromecast and Google Home smart speaker series, allow users to stream content directly to devices. This can be audio and video content, depending on the device used, and uses Wi-Fi and Internet connectivity to function. As of 2014, there has been a feature called “Guest Mode” which allows visitors to …

Google is known to have removed apps, services, and features with little to no warning, and it looks like Guest Mode for Home and Nest devices is the latest casualty. Mentioned in this article Android Police recently noticed that the Guest Mode setting, which allows visitors to stream media to your supported Google devices without …