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Alexa vs Assistant: Week 2 – Daily use experience, the same but different

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Welcome to week two of our Alexa vs Assitant series and since last week, we’ve delved deeper into the similar, but contrasting worlds. This week we’ve taken a focus on the day to...

Alexa Vs Assistant: Week 1 – The state of play

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The connected world is a wonderful place, but it’s not a single solution world. Last week we took a look at the brand new Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) which highlighted some really...

Reviewed: Google Nest Hub 2 sets the standard for small smart displays

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This review was written jointly by Duncan who tested the new Sleep Tracking functionality and Neerav who covered Unboxing Setup and General usage. The Nest Hub Gen 2 from the outside is remarkably similar to...

Pick up a Google Nest Hub (Gen 2) in Australia now

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After the announcement of the updated Nest Hub earlier this month, and the opening of pre-orders Australians can now buy the devices from today. For those who pre-ordered you can either go pick up...

Grab an origional Nest Hub for $99 until stock runs out

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Hot on the tail of Google releasing the 2nd generation Nest Hub, that admittedly includes a lot of desirable features, most electrical retails are selling out the old stock at a pretty good discount....

Google announces the new Nest Hub, with improved audio, CHIP radio and sleep tracking

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When Google released the first Google Home Hub in October of 2018 they brought their own take to the Smart Display market. Fast forward to today and Google has announced the second generation of...

Grab the Google Nest Hub and Nest Mini for a bargain price

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There are so many tech offerings at this time of year for Black Friday and Cyber Monday. While there is a lot that gets skimmed over, Google bargains are generally going to rate...

[Good Deal] Nest Hub for $99 just in time for Fathers day

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If you're steadily building yourself a connected or "smart" home then you're most likely engaged with a smart assistant. If your assistance of choice is Google, then there's a special that may interest...

Google Nest looking to bring a smart display to your hotel room

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Last year Google introduced Interpreter Mode for smart displays in hotel lobbies. Unfortunately since then the world has taken a turn for the worse and as Australians it may be a while before...

Netflix, Foxtel and Stan arrive on Nest Hub and Nest Hub Max in Australia

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You would think that Netflix would want their service to be available on every single device possible but they maintain tight control over just which devices are supported -- likely due to wanting to...

“OK Google” sensitivity now widely available for most speakers

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A week ago we reported on Google's announcement that they would be soon introducing the ability to fine tune your Google hotword sensitivity. The good news is that it is here and works...

Sonos speakers can now be your default Nest Home playback target

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There has been some coverage of the Sonos and Google relationship in the media lately. The streaming speaker giant is suing Google for patent infringement. That aside, their joint customer delivery continues to strengthen...

Nest hubs now have a new media playback dashboard

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One of the things I love about having a Nest hub easily accessible in my home is the control for media. Possibly because my kids love playing annoying music at an obnoxious volume....

ICYMI: Nest Speakers and Hubs have accessibility features for vision impaired users

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Over the past 12 months, we have seen a continual growth of accessibility features added to Android and Google Services. Live transcribe has brought users with hearing impairment better engagement in social settings....

Google pulls the plug on Xiaomi’s Mi Home integration with Assistant

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A lot of people are very concerned, and rightly so, with others getting access to their home security camera and now that has eventuated, and not by using insecure passwords. A user who...

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