Engadget giveaway: Win a Smart Light Starter Kit and Home Max courtesy of Google!

If you haven't dabbled in the smart home sector yet, but would like to enjoy some of the perks without investing big bucks, the new made-for-Google Smart Light Starter Kit from GE is tailor-made. This package includes a Google Home Mini and a GE-C Li...

Spotify gives away Google Home Minis to US family plan subscribers

Spotify has a treat in store for Premium for Family subscribers in the US: you can claim a free Google Home Mini. The offer will be available for current and new master account holders starting Thursday, and you have until the end of the year to regi...

Five years later, the Chromecast still holds its own

There aren't many gadgets that I'm still using five years after I buy them, except for maybe a laptop. Even then, that's getting quite long in the tooth given how quickly upgrades arrive these days. Chromecast and Google Cast are still things that I...

Google Home now handles three requests at the same time

Google Home speakers can already perform two commands at the same time. But what if you live in a particularly connected household, where you may need to juggle more tasks? The company has an answer: support three simultaneous requests. So long as...

What we’re buying: A pair of Google Home Mini speakers

This week's hardware IRL is timely, as Google is about to showcase what's coming next at its annual developer conference. It's the perfect occasion to hear Timothy J. Seppala's thoughts on the Google Home Mini, the company's entry-level smart speaker...

Engadget giveaway: Win a Logitech Harmony Elite and Google Home Mini!

Universal remote controls have been around for a while, but with a product like the Logitech Harmony Elite, simplicity and future-proofing go hand-in-hand. The Elite's Hub system lets you control IR, Bluetooth and even network-based products beyond y...