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Hey Google, here's 5 ways for the Nest Hub Max 2 to beat the Echo Show 10

With a name like Max, it has to do better. You may have missed Amazon's announcement of the new Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) a few weeks ago in the madness that is Tech-tober, itself coming amidst the craziness that is 2020. With all the new products that have been dropped on us by the likes of Google , Samsung , and OnePlus these past few weeks, you'd certainly be forgiven for missing this one product launch among the many others. But I think that the forthcoming Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) is not only an intriguing new product for Amazon, it's also an opportunity for Google's Nest brand to strike back in a bigger and better way with the next generation of the Nest Hub Max . You could say Google should max -imize this opportunity. Listen, I'm a sucker for a good smart speaker. I've got no fewer than 14 of them, both Amazon and Google/Nest , scattered around my modest suburban home. It sounds like I have a problem (I might), but I also write a

Google collects face data now. Here's what it means and how to opt out

Google's new Face Match technology isn't everywhere yet, but it's always looking. Find out what's happening with your face data and what you can do stop it. Google's latest smart display brings with it a controversial new feature that's always watching. Face Match, introduced on the Google Nest Hub Max, uses the smart display's front-facing camera as a security feature and a way to participate in video calls. It also shows you your photos, texts, calendar details and so on when it recognizes your face. This mode of facial recognition sounds simple enough at first. But the way companies like Google collect, store and process face data has become a top concern for privacy-minded consumers. Plenty of people want to know who has their personal information once it makes its way into the cloud. Here's a look at how Google and other tech companies record, save, process and use facial recognition data collected by devices such as the Nest Hub Max, as w