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How to Factory Reset the Google Nest Hub

Part of owning gadgets is the occasional need to reset them. Google Nest Hubs are no different, but it’s not super clear how to do it. We’ll show you how to perform a factory reset of your Google Assistant smart display….

How to Use Hand Gestures with the Google Nest Hub

You can use hand gestures to control the Google Nest Hub (second-generation) and Nest Hub Max. These gestures make it easy to pause music, dismiss timers, and snooze alarms without needing to use your voice or touch the displ…

How to Turn on Dark Mode on a Nest Hub

Google’s smart displays are great at detecting ambient light. Whether the room is light, dim, or pitch black, the Nest Hub will match it with a theme of its own. However, some people prefer Dark Mode all the time, and you can…

How to Track Sleep With the Google Nest Hub

Google’s second-generation Nest Hub smart display has the ability to track your sleep using Soli radar technology. It doesn’t watch you with cameras, and you don’t need to wear anything on your body. We’ll show you how to set…

How to Teach Google Assistant Unique Contact Names

Google Assistant on your Nest or Home smart speaker or display won’t work very well if it can’t understand what you’re saying. If there’s someone in your life with a particularly complex name to pronounce, Assistant might str…

How to Leave a Family Note on the Google Nest Hub

Google smart displays are great central hubs for households. One feature that ties into this is “Family Notes.” It’s essentially a modern version of leaving a sticky note on the fridge. We’ll show you how to use them….

How to Send Text Messages with Google Assistant

Sometimes your hands are full and can’t grab your phone to type out a text message. Thankfully, Google Assistant makes it easy to send SMS with only your voice. We’ll show you how it works on phones and smart speakers….

How to Order Food Using Google Assistant

There’s a good chance that you use your smartphone to order food from restaurants. There are tons of apps that make it easy to do. However, Google Assistant on Android makes it even easier. We’ll show you how….

How to Buy Movie Tickets Using Google Assistant

Buying movie tickets online is much easier than waiting in line at the theater, but what if it could be even better? Thanks to Google’s “Duplex” technology, Assistant can do all the legwork for you. We’ll show you how….

How to Launch Google Assistant with Siri

If you use an iPhone but prefer Google Assistant over Siri, it’s possible to launch Google’s voice assistant easily if you configure the Google Assistant app. Here’s how to set it up.

What Is the Google Assistant “Snapshot” Feature?

Google Assistant has so many features that it can be a little overwhelming to understand all that it can do. “Snapshot” is a feature that you may have never heard of, but it might be something you’ll want to start using….

How to Delete Google Assistant Recordings

Google Assistant can add a lot of convenience to your life, but that comes with some privacy sacrifices. Everything you say to Google is being recorded, but there are several ways to delete these recordings….
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