Smart speakers are convenient. You can use them to play music, check the weather, set timers and alarms, and find answers to questions when you're feeling too lazy to look them up on your phone. Like many connected devices, they come with some privacy concerns , though Google addressed many of them last year . Still, it's worth checking out our guide on how to make your smart speaker as private as possible .
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Speaker DealsAll of the speakers below feature Google Assistant; the main difference between them is the hardware. We've linked to applicable reviews for the devices mentioned below, but you might also want to check out our Best Smart Speakers buying guide. In short, the sound quality with any of these won't blow you away like a Sonos speaker would, for example, but Google smart speakers are generally more affordable, especially with discounts like these.
Google Nest Mini for $29 ($20 off)Walmart, Best Buy, Target, Kohl's, BHLooking for the Google Home Mini? Google's smallest smart speaker was revamped in 2019, and somewhat confusingly, was treated to a name change. In our review , WIRED writer Scott Gilbertson says this version has much better sound than its predecessor, but there's not much else that's new.Google Home for $49 ($51 off)
As part of this internal advocacy work, Fong-Jones had become attuned to the way discussions about diversity on internal forums were beset by men like Cernekee, Damore, and other coworkers who were “just asking questions.” To her mind, Google's management had allowed these dynamics to fester for too long, and now it was time for executives to take a stand.