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Google targets the home with suite of own-brand hardware

Tuesday 4 October 2016 | 20:57 CET | News
Google announced the launch of a range of wireless devices for use in the home and bearing the company's own brand. A voice-controlled content hub called Google Home will ship from 4 November priced at USD 129 and is designed to interact with new WiFi-boosting devices and an updated Chromecast audiovisual content streamer.

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