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Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam

Back in October, smart-home pioneer Nest announced that it was working on emedding the Google Assistant into its Nest Cam IQ. That feature is arriving today as a free software update that will let you treat that top-of-the-line security camera much like you do a Google Home smart speaker, issuing spoken commands and questions that … Continue reading “Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam”

Now you can talk to Google Assistant using a Nest security cam
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Back in October, smart-home pioneer Nest announced that it was working on emedding the Google Assistant into its Nest Cam IQ. That feature is arriving today as a free software update that will let you treat that top-of-the-line security camera much like you do a Google Home smart speaker, issuing spoken commands and questions that the Alexa-like Assistant service can handle on your behalf.

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The new functionality might be a sign of things to come: Earlier this month, Alphabet announced that it was undoing Nest’s status as a stand-alone operating unit and merging it into Google’s hardware group. At the time, Google hardware chief Rick Osterloh explained that the move was about building out a smart-home strategy “with Google’s artificial intelligence and the Assistant at the core.”

Google Assistant on Nest Cam IQ

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Harry McCracken is the technology editor for Fast Company, based in San Francisco. In past lives, he was editor at large for Time magazine, founder and editor of Technologizer, and editor of PC World.

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