According to Android Police's Artem Russakovskii, he received a demo unit at an October 4th tech press event and installed the device in his bathroom.
When the new Google Home Mini was announced recently, Google gave the device out to a number of people to test out. The Google HomeMini won't officially hit store shelves until October 19.
Home assistants all work in a similar way: you say a hotword - "Alexa" for Amazon Echo, "Hey Google" for Google Homes - and they switch on, ready to record your question/order, send it to the cloud, and then answer/execute your order.
As an added precaution, all activity and queries created by long-pressing the touch sensor on Home Mini speakers between October 4-7 have been wiped and will no longer show up on owner's My Activity Page.
After this, the idea of Google's AI going rogue starts taking concrete shape when it was known that Google got the unit collected from the user.
Google was quick to respond to the issue and has already dispatched a software update for the Home Mini to fix the bug as well as documentation to reflect the change. As a result, Google has rolled out a software patch that deactivates the touch panel entirely.
Wisconsin 38, Nebraska 17 They ran on eight of 10 plays while going 93 yards for the go-ahead touchdown, which Quintez Cephus scored on a 5-yard pass. For goodness sake, he had 212 yards passing at half, and was clearly Nebraska's best chance to move the ball consistently.
It's great to see Google hurry to fix the issue, but this is still a PR nightmare.
Instead, said touch panel "behaved incorrectly", registering "phantom" presses, and not only listening to everything that went down around the faulty Google Home Mini unit, but constantly recording audio, which was then stored on the company's servers. The Home Mini costs a mere $50, though, and includes nearly all the features of the larger Home.
As explained by Google, the issue affected devices that were given out at the U.S. Made by Googlelaunch event.
Smart speakers like the Google Home Mini are formulated to only attend to distinct wake word. Upon further investigation of his Google account's My Activityportal, Russakovskii realized the device had transmitted thousands of audio recordings to the company without his knowledge, all of which were available for playback.
The issue prevailed over the few initial units of Google Home Mini, including the ones that were distributed as review units. It appears that there was a bug in some of the Minis that caused it to think that long presses were being conducted and thus triggering the recording of sound.
If not, paint it on the curb or install house numbers to ensure that responding emergency personnel can find your home. Hicks said the biggest problem his department sees is the removal of smoke detectors or their batteries.
A smoke advisory has been issued for San Francisco, telling residents to "close windows and limit outdoor activities". Authorities said the flames moved quickly toward the Silverado Trail - an area dotted with homes and wineries.
Looks like this off the cuff comment from Rahul Gandhi may snowball into a major political storm before the next Gujarat election. Congress has taken a big risk by churning out a campaign which will eventually end up pitting Rahul Gandhi against Narendra Modi.
The first booking of the game came in the ninth minute, when Simeon Slavchev was yellow carded for pulling back Kylian Mbappé. Laurent Blanc has challenged the France squad to aim for a place in the Russia World Cup and go ahead to win it.
David Price , the starter-turned-reliever with the $217 million contract, pitched 2 2/3 scoreless innings for the Red Sox . Boston has a history of manager scapegoats, so anything is possible if the Red Sox get totally embarrassed in the series .
On Wednesday afternoon, hurricane-force winds from Ophelia extended outward up to 25 miles from its center . As of October 11th, we have seen 15 named storms, 10 have been hurricanes, and 5 were major hurricanes.
But by Tuesday afternoon, The Times released audio of Corker explicitly asking for his bombshell interview to be recorded. Some of Trump's allies, including former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon, have called on him to resign.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is continuing a visit to Serbia with a visit to Sandzak, a mainly Muslim-populated region. So far, Erdogan has been careful not to take aim at Trump during the dispute, putting the blame squarely on Bass.
Bellinger, who may follow Seager as NL Rookie of the Year, also brought home Chris Taylor with a groundout in the first inning. The Dodgers acquired Darvish on July 31, and since then he has been trying to make various adjustments to get his form up.
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It will initially be available for household items like shampoo but will eventually expand to other items over time. Once there, they simply scan a QR code on a card reader using their phone's Walmart app and hand over the item.
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Authorities also say they suspect paddock may have had help. "I loved him and hoped for a quiet future together with him". When back-up arrived, Lombardo said Campos stayed with the officers to help clear the rooms in the area.