Washington Post

Google is always listening. Now it's watching, too, with the Nest Hub Max

The Amazon Echo Show, left, and the Google Nest Hub Max both offer video call capabilities. But Google's camera tries to do a lot more. Foto: Washington Post photo by Geoffrey Fowler

With the new Nest Hub Max, a smart speaker with a screen, Google is adding an eye to its talking artificial intelligence. When I flash my palm at the device, a camera spots me and immediately pauses my music. Talk to the hand, robot!

When I walk by a Hub Max, the Google Assistant greets me on its screen, "Good afternoon, Geoffrey."..

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