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The Download: Hot for the Holidays - Google Home Hub

<p>News 12's gadget guru Andrew Ehinger is counting down the top 10 gifts that tech lovers say are hot for the 2018 holiday season. Here's gift No. 1!</p>

News 12 Staff

Nov 29, 2018, 9:00 AM

Updated 2,000 days ago

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The holiday shopping season is officially underway, and News 12's gadget guru Andrew Ehinger has great gift ideas for all the tech-lovers on your list! He's counting down the top 10 gifts that tech lovers say are hot for the 2018 holiday season. Here's gift No. 1!
Smart speakers are becoming pretty commonplace in people's homes. 
There are even some that have handy screens to see information, and cameras you can use to have video chats. However those cameras concern some. Can you trust your personal privacy will be secure? That's why one company decided a camera wasn't needed on its new smart screen device.
The Google Home Hub is Google's first smart screen. It harnesses the power of the Google voice assistant in its speakers and android phones then adds in the ability to display all sorts of information on the hub's touch screen.
The device is smaller than you'd think. It's only a 7-inch screen, but Google did that because they want it to fit in any part of your home - from a study to even your bedroom sitting on your nightstand.
The home hub is $150 and has access to all of Google's services, including YouTube. That can be handy for entertaining the kids or cooking in the kitchen when your hands are full. At night its ambient light sensor turns down the screen's brightness and it comes in four colors to match any decor.


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