Google is prepping a fix for a new Home Mini volume bug

Google is prepping a fix for a new Home Mini volume bug

If you’ve got a Google Home Mini smart speaker that doesn’t seem to cope well with the volume getting ramped right up, you’re not alone – it appears that some of the dinky little units will reboot if they get asked to start cranking out the tunes at maximum volume. The problem doesn’t appear to affect every Google Home Mini out there, fortunately, but a thread describing the issue on the Google support forums has

Google Home Mini

Google Home Mini

(Editor’s note: We’ve recently heard that a select number of Google Home Mini units are misbehaving by listening in on the conversation longer than it needs to. Google has assured us that this issue was limited to units provided at its latest event (where we sourced our review unit), however, we didn’t experience this issue and Google has since permanently disabled the Mini’s “tap to speak” feature that sparked the controversy.)

Google Pixel 2 XL shown from another angle in Walmart leak that also reveals more Google Home Mini details

Google Pixel 2 XL shown from another angle in Walmart leak that also reveals more Google Home Mini details

Now that we’re less than 24 hours away from Google’s big hardware-focused event, the new Pixel smartphones simply can’t stop leaking. We’ve seen the Pixel 2 XL in a case yesterday (and from the front), then both the Pixel 2 and its bigger sibling got the press render treatment. How about another angle for the Pixel 2 XL? Thankfully, Walmart has provided that today, after mistakenly listing its pre-order page for the Google Home Mini

Google Home Canada launch set for June 26

Google Home Canada launch set for June 26

  Google has announced that its smart speaker Google Home will arrive in Canada later this month. In a blog post yesterday, the Mountain View, California-based company said the launch is set for June 26. The device will understand both English and French.   Pre-orders for Google Home are currently live at Canadian Google Store and Best Buy Canada – price tag is CAD 180 (around $133). The speaker will also be available through several other third-party retailers, including Bell, Indigo, London Drugs, Rogers, Staples, The Source, Telus, Visions, and Walmart. Source: gsmarena.com

New breakthrough could signify the death of the iPhone home button

New breakthrough could signify the death of the iPhone home button

News Dedicated Fingerprint sensors and physical home buttons might just become a thing of the past. A new breakthrough tech developed by Security technology firm Sonavation intelligently deploys ultrasonic biometric sensors under Gorilla Glass displays, which can read fingerprints easily. The 3D scanning technology can detect a fingerprint with equal accuracy even when it is oily, dirty or wet. The specifics behind