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Bye, Alexa. Google Home finally gets the Amazon Echo feature I’ve been waiting for – CNET

Maybe now I can stop relying on Alexa to handle this basic smart home task.

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Turn lights off when you leave and back on when you return using Google Home’s long-awaited presence sensing feature.
Juan Garzon/CNET
When Google unveiled the new Home & Away location awareness feature for its Google Home and Nest smart speakers, I breathed a sigh of relief. Maybe I can finally say goodbye to Alexa on my Amazon Echo ($40 at Amazon) once and for all. 
I have an embarrassment of smart home devices, so I need them to do their job with as little involvement from me as possible. For…

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