This story is part of with tips on the best ways to manage the holiday season.
Thanksgiving is imminent, and if your family is something like mine, meetings are more like something you would see in military history rather than the Hallmark Channel. Fierce arguments, fights about which game is being played on TV and the divide-and-rule approach to placing the child's table in another room sometimes make the holiday a guerrilla warfare. If that all sounds familiar, you'll need your Google Home ($ 79 at Walmart) or for much more than playing music, this weekend.
From settling disputes and checking facts to dropping both the big game and the children everyone else in the other room had forgotten, Google Home can help bring the appearance of order to the otherwise chaotic battlefield that is the Thanksgiving dinner of many families.
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Solve conflicts and avoid total war
A large enough Thanksgiving Day is likely to draw family and friends from a broad strip of political beliefs, and unfortunately those may be some who try to hash out of all the world's problems with mashed potatoes and filling. But even if everyone stays civil, holiday discussions can sometimes come to an end when two people cannot agree on historical facts. That is the time to mediate Google Home.
With the power of Google search at its core, Google Home can resolve virtually any fact-based dispute. Just ask a question about any topic, from history and politics to sports and culture and more. Some examples:
- "Hey, Google, what year was the Battle of Normandy?"
- "OK, Google, how many votes did Ronald Reagan have in the 1980 elections?"
- "Hey, Google, which countries have sent people into space?"
If there is no right or wrong answer but a decision has to be made, such as when the children cannot agree whether they will be Home Alone or view Home Alone 2, then let only one person choose or tail and say, "OK, Google, turn a coin." If it is good enough to decide which team will kick off, it should be good enough to choose a movie or settle another dispute over Turkey.
When sport is no longer a game
I am not a big sports fan on another day of the year, but I grew up in Michigan, where the Detroit Lions play every Thanksgiving, so I like to tune, even if it is but for a shot of nostalgia. You can check the score or get information about almost any game by asking Google Home. And the best thing is that you don't have to take your phone out, so you won't offend anyone by being sucked into your screen. Some examples:
- "OK, Google, what is the score in the game of the lions?"
- "Hey, Google, what time do the lions play today?"
- "OK, Google, who do the lions do?" play today? "
If that fails and you need coverage until the last minute, you can also use Google Home to tune into any game broadcast on a radio station anywhere in the country (and a lot from anywhere in the world) The only thing you need to know is which station broadcasts the games of your favorite team. If you don't know that yet, you can also ask Google Home. Like this:
- "Hey Google, which radio station is sending the games from Detroit Lions from? "
- Say the station name immediately after Google Assistant replies. For example:" Play WJR 760 AM. "
Track all children
As guests spread to multiple rooms in one house , you can check in without getting up, which is a blessing if standing up means that five people also have to cut down their seats. With multiple Google Home speakers you can send the necessary messages.
You start the conversation by calling Google Assistant and then the words & # 39; broadcast & # 39; to use, http://www.cnet.com/ & # 39; announces & # 39; http://www.cnet.com/ & # 39; shout & # 39; or & # 39; tell & # 39; to everyone & # 39; followed by the message you want to broadcast. Some examples:
- "Hey, Google, broadcast, & # 39; The food is ready!" Http://www.cnet.com/ "
- " OK, Google, announce, & # 39; Does anyone need more turkey? "Http://www.cnet.com/" cialis19659019Buch "Hey, Google, call: & # 39; Who wants to help with the dishes?" Http://www.cnet.com/ "
After Google Home your message has played, anyone on the receiving end can get a chance to respond, but keep in mind that although broadcast messages go to all Google Home devices in your home, replies only go back to the speaker where the message came from, so not everyone in the house has to hear the conversation.
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Originally published earlier this month.