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Zion Williamson’s Parents: 5 Fast Facts You Need to Know

Zion Williamson’s parents, Sharonda Sampson and Lateef Anderson, along with Zion’s stepfather, Lee Anderson, have been with the Duke superstar since the start. Zion comes from an athletic family as his mother, Sharonda, ran track and his father, Lateef, played college football. Zion’s stepfather, Lee, also played basketball and worked with Zion to develop his game. After announcing his commitment to Duke, Zion detailed what Blue Devils head coach Mike Krzyzewski told his family that convinced him to go to Durham. “When Coach K came to my house and spoke to me and my family, it wasn’t just about basketball and what he could do for me in one year,” Zion noted to Go Upstate. “It was how he can build Zion as a brand on and off the court for like the next 20 years or the rest of my life.”When Zion is not on the basketball court, he enjoys watching cartoons with his mother. “He’s a mama’s boy and when we get time alone he’ll come over and we’ll watch the cartoon called Naruto,” Sampson said, per Deadspin. “I don’t know what that is, but we’ll sit around and we’ll watch that. So, yeah, you don’t know that about him.”Learn more about Zion’s parents. 1. Zion Admitted to Crying in His Mother’s Arms After Injuring His Knee Against North CarolinaZion’s mother is his rock and provided encouragement to her son when he could not go back into the game against North Carolina. The initial Duke-UNC game was billed as one of the biggest college basketball games in years with celebrities in attendance like former President Barack Obama and Spike Lee. After Duke won the ACC tournament, Zion detailed how much he wanted to go back in the game. “I was sitting there, on the training table,” Zion explained to North State Journal. “The game was on. My mom walks in, and I broke down. I’d been thinking about that game for so long. … I just cried in her arms. She told me that everything happens for a reason. She told me I’d be back.”2. Zion’s Stepfather Played Basketball at ClemsonPrior to Zion’s commitment to Duke, Clemson was a heavy favorite to land the big man. According to 247 Sports, their prediction gave Clemson an 85 percent chance to sign Zion. The school had family ties with Zion’s stepfather playing at Clemson. “They did everything right,” Lee told Tiger Net. “It’s nothing against the coaches. Nothing against them at all. I told Clemson when they came in the other night, ‘Somewhere along the way, you all had a mile and a half lead on the situation. I don’t know what happened along the way but you all had a big distance.’ The next thing I know I hear Zion saying South Carolina and North Carolina and Duke is inching closer. I was like, ‘Woah.’ I don’t think it was anything they did that was wrong. They recruited him hard. They recruited him fair. They were selling Clemson and I thought they did a great job. I think it was a serious point for them to recruit the way they did and they showed Zion they were serious about wanting his services.”According to Sports Reference, Lee played for the Tigers from 1975 to 1978 but averaged just 1.6 minutes per game. 3. Zion’s Mom Ran Track at Livingstone CollegeZion’s mother is also an athlete and ran track at Livingstone College. According to the Charlotte Observer, Sharonda is a middle school teacher. Zion’s rise to fame surprised even his parents. “Sometimes it doesn’t dawn on you as parents,” Sharonda explained to the Charlotte Observer. “But all the time, when he was growing up playing, he stood out among his peers. When you have elderly people come to watch and they don’t know who you are, and they’re saying this boy will be special and we’ll see him on TV, you start to think there may be something to this.”4. Zion Has a Younger Brother, Noah, Who Once Fell Asleep in His Stepfather’s Arms While He Was Coaching an AAU Game

Zion Williamson’s AAU coach on the sidelines with his son asleep AF in his arms. Loudest gym in America this kid is LIGHTS OUT pic.twitter.com/oo6xraQ2Zv
— Podfathers Podcast (@PodfathersShow) July 27, 2017
Zion has a younger brother, Noah, who the Duke star is close with. Back in 2017, Noah fell asleep in Zion’s stepfather’s arms as he coached an AAU game. USA Today detailed the moment that went viral. Noah is Zion Williamson’s 3-year-old half-brother. Noah managed to sleep through all the hoopla in the arms of dad Lee Anderson, who was coaching SC Supreme at the time.
Noah’s ability to snooze despite the noise and overflow crowd did not go unnoticed on social media.5. Yahoo Sports Reported Adidas Rep Merl Code Asked Kansas For Housing for Zion’s Family During His RecruitmentYahoo Sports’ Dan Wetzel reported that there is an audio recording between Adidas rep Merl Code and Kansas assistant Kurtis Townsend discussing the recruitment of Zion. The tape was not allowed into evidence during the trial involving former agent Christian Dawkins along with Adidas executives so there is “limited context to it,” per Yahoo Sports. Yahoo Sports provided an overview of the recorded conversation where the Adidas rep was essentially asking for benefits for Zion’s family. In a taped conversation that was not allowed into evidence today, Adidas’ Merl Code and Kansas asst Kurtis Townsend discuss the recruitment of Zion Williamson, who wound up at Duke. In arguing for admission, a transcript was read by Code defense atty Mark Moore.
Code: “Hey, but between me and you, he asked about some stuff … I know what he’s asking for. He’s asking for opportunities from an occupational perspective, he’s asking for cash in the pocket and he’s asking for housing for him and his family.”
Kurtis Townsend: “I’ve got to just try to work and figure out a way because if that’s what it takes to get him here for 10 months, we’re going to have to do it some way.”
Because it was denied into evidence, there is limited context to it.


WWE WrestleMania 35: The Women’s Battle Royal Entrants You Need to Know

Just like the men, the women of WWE are ready to throw their name into the battle royal hat.
WrestleMania 35 has officially added the Women’s Battle Royal matchup to its lengthy match card. Several female competitors from the Raw, SmackDown Live, and NXT brands will make a play for the women’s battle royal victory trophy. Former women’s champions and future ones are ready to claim the role as ‘Mania 35’s women’s battle royal sole survivor. Whoever claims the win for this massive battle royal may end up vying for the women’s titles on either brand in the near future.
So without further ado, here’s the full listing of women who’ll compete in the WrestleMania 35 women’s battle royal.

Raw
WWE
– Dana Brooke
– Ruby Riott
– Liv Morgan
– Sarah Logan

SmackDown Live
WWE
– Asuka
– Carmella
– Naomi
– Lana
– Mandy Rose
– Sonya Deville
– Zelina Vega

Free Agents
WWE
– Nikki Cross

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Bruce Pearl Salary: How Much Does the Auburn Coach Make?

While Bruce Pearl has helped two SEC programs turn become relevant in the South and nationally. As head coach at Tennessee from 2005-11, his final record was 145-61 in Knoxville, with his best year coming in 2007-08 season. During that stretch, the Volunteers went 31-5 and lost in the Sweet 16 of the tournament to the Louisville Cardinals.
Back in March of 2011, his tenure with the school came to a conclusion, as the higher-ups decided to part ways due to NCAA violations. As ESPN previously revealed, Tennessee fired Pearl, even though they had hoped to keep him through the off-court issues hanging over the program’s head.
Tennessee athletic director Mike Hamilton said in a statement released late Monday that school officials decided to dismiss Pearl, who has been charged by the NCAA with unethical conduct, after learning of additional violations committed on Sept. 14, 2010, and in March 2011.
Since taking over for Auburn in 2014, he has turned around the Tigers’ fortunes. He guided them to the NCAA Tournament last year, and got to the program’s first Sweet 16 since 2003. Auburn is currently playing North Carolina in the Midwest Regional in Kansas City.
Despite the violations, the on-court results speak for themself. What kind of money is he making at Auburn?
According to USA Today Sports, he earns $2.6 million a year with his current contract. It ranks No. 38 out of all coaches in the country, just behind Kansas State’s Bruce Weber and Providence’s Ed Cooley. The Wildcats bowed out last weekend in the Round of 64, while Providence missed the dance altogether.
Compared to his SEC peers, Pearl is right in the middle of earners. He trails Kentucky’s John Calipari ($9.7 million), Tennessee’s Rick Barnes ($3.25 million), Georgia’s Tom Crean ($3.2 million), Alabama’s Avery Johnson ($3.06 million), South Carolina’s Frank Martin ($2.95 million), Missouri’s Cuonzo Martin ($2.8 million) and White ($2.61 million).
Crean, Johnson and both Martins failed to make the tournament this season.
The highest-paid coach is Calipari, followed by Duke’s Mike Krzyzewski at over $7 million. Michigan State’s Tom Izzo is third at $4.157 million.
 


5 Best Kentucky Players Currently in the NBA

Kentucky under John Calipari has produced more rostered NBA players compared to any other team as of the start of the 2018-2019. A factory for elite recruits and one and done superstars, Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats produce some of the strongest teams in the nation year in, year out. With yet another loaded roster this season featuring five players projected to get drafted in 2019, including three in the first round alone. PJ Washington, Keldon Johnson, and Tyler Herro are all expected to off the board early and should be able to provide quality minutes at the NBA level right away. That leads us to the five best Kentucky players currently in the NBA.5 Best Kentucky Players Currently in the NBA5. Devin Booker, SG

Devin Booker continues his 🔥 scoring with 30 PTS in the first half!
📱💻: https://t.co/cb8TXyNer6 pic.twitter.com/lUMfH1Loy9
— NBA (@NBA) March 28, 2019
The youngest member of this list, Booker wasn’t the highest touted recruit out of Kentucky and ended up falling down to the 13th pick as his playing time was limited on Kentucky’s infamous 2014-2015 season. With so much raw talent on the roster, Calipari implemented a platoon system featuring two separate units. Booker functions best as a high volume scorer and once he reached the NBA level and was allowed that freedom began to excel.
4. DeMarcus Cousins, C
It pains me to put Boogie so far down this list given the fact that he has the skillset to be a top 10 player in the league. Unfortunately, Cousins was slowed down considerably by an Achilles injury while playing alongside fellow Wildcat Anthony Davis down the New Orleans. While Cousins has looked strong in his return so far, there is quite a bit of rust he still needs to shake off as he doesn’t look like the dominant all-around force he once was.
3. John Wall, PG
Despite suffering from a season-ending injury on the year, that doesn’t necessarily knock down Wall’s ranking on the list considering the two players above him are some of the most talented young stars the league has ever seen. Once known for his elite speed and breakneck pace of play, Wall has slowed down a bit in his older years but is still able to effectively run an offense while putting up huge point and assist totals. With his play trending down in recent years, it will be interesting to see how Wall returns and if he’s the same level of player that landed him on this list.
2. Karl-Anthony Towns, C

The @Timberwolves pick up the W in LA behind 27 PTS, 12 REB, 5 AST from @KarlTowns! #AllEyesNorth pic.twitter.com/hWsM79IBjX
— NBA (@NBA) January 25, 2019
Devin Booker’s one and done teammate on the 2014-2015 Kentucky team, Towns was so talented that he was taken first overall despite only playing 21 minutes per game in a timeshare with Willie Cauley-Stein. While stuck in a poor situation in Minnesota to start his career, Towns has steadily put up a steady stream of double-doubles while showing deadly shooting from deep. Towns gave the basketball world a taste of what he could do after Jimmy Butler and Tom Thibodeau left town and could be primed for some even bigger years moving forward.
1. Anthony Davis, PF
It is simply impossible to put anyone besides Anthony Davis at the top of his list. If not hampered by injuries and the whole “trade me to LA” deal, Davis would almost certainly be putting together an MVP caliber stat line in New Orleans. While he will most likely be gone this offseason, what Davis has accomplished in his short career is nothing short of spectacular and somehow he continues to get better each and every year. As good as Towns is and high his upside may be, Davis offers just a bit more.


WWE WrestleMania 35: The Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal Entrants You Need to Know

WWE is back with another round of battle royal action at this year’s WrestleMania!
WrestleMania 35, which will be emanating from the MetLife Stadium, will host the next installment of the Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal. And just like year’s past, a multitude of Superstars from Raw, SmackDown Live!, and NXT will do battle for the massive battle royale trophy. What makes this year’s match even more wild is the fact that two celebrities will jump into the fray – Saturday Night Live’s own Michael Che and Colin Jost! This year’s ‘Mania men’s battle royal will certainly be one for the ages.
Here’s the full lineup of talent that will compete during WrestleMania 35’s Andre the Giant Memorial Battle Royal.

Raw
WWE
– Braun Strowman
– Apollo Crews
– Titus O’Neil
– Tyler Breeze
– Jinder Mahal
– No Way Jose
– Bobby Roode
– Chad Gable
– Kalisto
– Gran Metalik
– Lince Dorado
– Bo Dallas
– Curtis Axel
– Heath Slater
– Rhyno
– Viktor
– Konnor

SmackDown Live
WWE
– Andrade
– Ali
– Shelton Benjamin
– Luke Gallows
– Karl Anderson
– Matt Hardy
– Jeff Hardy

Free Agents
WWE
– Otis
– Tucker
– EC3

Celebrity Special Guests

– Michael Che
– Colin Jost

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Apple News Plus launch means Texture app shuts down on May 28 for Android

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When Apple purchased digital magazine service Texture back in March 2018, it was only a matter of time until Apple would spawn a new service. Lo and behold, Apple announced Apple News Plus earlier this week during its services-focused event.
Unfortunately for Android users and others without Apple devices, Texture announced earlier today that the service will shut down May 28, 2019. Texture users can presumably still use the service in full until then, with existing customers offered a one-month free trial to Apple News Plus.
However, the news must sting for existing Texture users who don’t own a Mac or iOS device. Apple News Plus is only available for Apple devices, which means Android users can’t even try out the new service unless they visit the Apple Store.
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Also keep in mind that the one-month free Apple News Plus trial offered to current Texture users is the same deal that all new Apple News Plus subscribers get. Lastly, it’s a bit surprising that there isn’t an Android version of Apple’s new service when the company published and continually updates its Apple Music app on the Google Play Store.
The only silver lining we can see is that Apple News Plus expands on what Texture offers. Apart from magazines, Apple News Plus also provides access to newspapers like The Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, and Toronto Star. It also provides access to online publications like theSkimm, The Highlight by Vox, New York Magazine’s Vulture, and more.
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10 best new Android games from March 2019!

Android gaming is getting bigger and better every month it seems and there is always a slew of new titles coming to Google Play. Whether you’re a casual gamer or you want something with a bit more meat on its bones, there’s usually a game coming out to suit everyone’s taste. Some months are better than others, but there is usually at least one great new game on mobile every month. Let’s take a look at the best new Android games from the last month! You can watch the videos on YouTube from previous months by clicking here! You can also check out our picks for the best new Android games for 2018 in the video above!
Looking for more new stuff? Check out these recommended app lists!10 best new Android apps from March 2019!15 best Android games of 2019!

AxE: Alliance vs EmpirePrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYAxE: Alliance vs Empie is an MMORPG with some decent graphics and a fun premise. You choose between two factions. Those two factions battle it out for domination. The game features various types of online PvP, co-op raid battles, a bunch of missions and quests, a large world to explore, and six total character classes. The game plays like a typical MMORPG. You learn a bunch of skills and go on a bunch of quests. The competitive nature and the freemium price tag leads to some mismatches in the PvP and that’s not cool. However, those who enjoy MMORPG mechanics may enjoy this one for a while. There is a lot of stuff to do.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Brown DustPrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYBrown Dust is a strategy RPG with anime styling. The game features over 300 characters, each with their own skills. In addition, the game features the usual assortment of PvP and co-op game play opportunities. The co-op stuff is mostly social, though. The game has a staggering 1,200 levels so you won’t finish this one over a long weekend. In addition, there are various ways to upgrade all of your various mercenaries. It’s not the best SRPG on the Play Store. However, those who like long games will certainly get a kick out of this one. It’s a freemium game with gacha elements. Those who don’t like those types of mobile RPGs should steer clear.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Era of LegendsPrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYEra of Legends is another newer MMORPG. It has the usual fantasy setting with dragons and such. The game also features an absolute ton of missions and quests along with online PvP, an open world to explore, tons of loot to collect, and a variety of social elements like clans. You can explore various dungeons or participate with other players in raid bosses. There is an auto battle and auto movement (auto path) system that sucks a bit of the joy out of the game early on. However, players praise the game’s story line and that’s a rarity for an MMORPG. It has freemium elements but you probably already guessed that.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

LifeAfterPrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYLifeAfter is the latest game from Netease. It’s a post-apocalyptic style game with survival, simulation, and adventure elements. A virus wiped out most of humankind. You have to survive on whatever you can find. Players can encounter other survivors, build homes, and fend off the hordes of infected zombies. Some players criticize the controls and the game’s difficulty. However, a survival game should be pretty hard. Regardless, this is a surprisingly engaging game and it played well during our testing. The freemium elements also don’t get too much in the way of having a good time.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

RBI Baseball 19Price: $6.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYRBI Baseball 19 is the MLB’s official baseball game of 2019. It launches almost every year in March these days. The game features updated rosters, weekly roster updates, a franchise mode with simulation elements, and all 30 baseball parks. The graphics are decent and the controls are better than previous years, although they still take some time to get used to. In addition, players can collect over 165 MLB legends. The price is fairly reasonable at $6.99. However, those who enjoy a simpler, more arcade experience may balk at the more difficult, more granular controls and mechanics. The game has no additional in-app purchases or ads. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Do you not like in-app purchases or freemium games? Try these lists!15 best free Android games with no in app purchases15 best non-Freemium Android games

RuneScapePrice: FreeDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYRuneScape is a mobile port of the actual RuneScape game. It features cross-platform play with the PC version along with basically all of the game play elements of the actual game. The graphics are definitely on par with the PC version and there exists no major differences aside from the touch screen controls. The game is in beta and it’s only available to current RuneScape players. Thus, we didn’t get to test the game ourselves. However, the developers keep a list of known bugs in the Google Play description and players have been posting about how good the port is for a beta release. You probably can’t get this right now, but keep it on your radar for when it officially launches. It’ll be one of the best MMORPGs on Android when it does along with OSRS.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Shieldwall Chronicles: Swords of the NorthPrice: $5.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYShieldwall Chronicles is a tactical RPG similar in scope to games like The Banner Saga, although we think The Banner Saga has better storytelling. Anyway, this game has you leading a group of heroes against a bunch of enemies. Your party is customizable with up to 16 different character classes. The combat is your standard turn-by-turn strategy RPG combat, but this one includes a morale system for a bit of extra complexity. The developers boast over 40 hours of total game play. It’s not bad for a $5.99 game with no freemium elements to get in the way.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Skylanders Ring of HeroesPrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYSkylanders Ring of Heroes is the latest game from Com2uS, developers of the popular Summoners War. We mention that because this is a very similar game. You can collect over 80 different characters across ten different elements. The elements all have weaknesses and strengths to help out in certain battles. The game has a story mode, a PvP arena, and a fairly complex character development system. We’re not big fans of the energy. You can run through it very quickly and it takes forever to fill up again. It’s good for quick plays over a long period of time, but those who like to spend time with their games will be annoyed at how little you can actually play this game per session. DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Stardew ValleyPrice: $7.99DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYStardew Valley is a farming simulator. It had a very successful launch on PC some time ago and the mobile version hopes to continue that trend. There is a metric ton of things to do. That includes grow crops, go fishing, engage in social events with the NPCs, and there are even some exploration and adventure elements. This feels like a full gaming experience. Plus, the developers added multiple control schemes for some customization there along with auto-saving. There is even external controller support. It’s easily one of the best games of 2019 so far and it’s not a freemium game. We like that. Of course, those who don’t like sims or farming probably won’t like this one either.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

World of LegendsPrice: FreemiumDOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAYMarch 2019 had a lot of MMORPG releases and we finish off our list with one more. World of Legends is an open world MMORPG with a non-linear story line. That means you can do basically whatever you want whenever you want. The game lets you recruit various sidekicks to help with various missions. You can also play with friends and join guilds. Of course, you get mainstays in the genre like PvP combat as well. It’s definitely something a little bit different. The graphics and controls give it a more arcade feel and that’s not a bad thing. The developers even have a dedicated Discord server for players to chat, deliver feedback, and play the game together. We like that kind of forward thinking in a video game.DOWNLOAD ON GOOGLE PLAY

Thank you for reading! Here are some final game lists for you to check out!15 best free Android games of 2019!15 best arcade games for Android
If we missed any great new Android games, tell us about them in the comments! You can also click here to check out our latest Android apps and games lists!


Apple unplugs long-delayed AirPower wireless charger

Apple today said it has cancelled plans to release a wireless charger for its iPhone, Apple Watch, and AirPods. The company first revealed AirPower in September 2017 and suggested it would arrive by early 2018. More than 18 months later, the product still hasn’t reached store shelves. Apple has scrapped it.
“After much effort, we’ve concluded AirPower will not achieve our high standards and we have cancelled the project,” said Dan Riccio, Apple’s senior vice president of hardware engineering, in a statement emailed to TechCrunch. “We apologize to those customers who were looking forward to this launch. We continue to believe that the future is wireless and are committed to push the wireless experience forward.”
The charging pad’s absence had become a running joke for the last few months as people have begun to question the product’s legitimacy. A handful of Apple events came and went with no further mention of AirPower.
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When first revealed, Apple said the pad would be able to charge two devices simultaneously and deliver the proper charge to each device. The company envisioned that people might charge their iPhone and AirPods on the pad at the same time. The iPhone would also be able to supply real-time information about the charging status of each device.
This isn’t the first time Apple products have failed to launch, or failed to launch on time. The original AirPods were delayed and even once they began shipping initial quantities were strictly limited.
Apple did not provide a specific reason for cancelling AirPower other than its inability to “achieve our high standards.” That’s marketing speak for “we just couldn’t get the darned thing to work.”
Speculation about engineering challenges has run rampant, mostly pertaining to thermal issues. Managing heat is important when imparting electricity to lithium-ion batteries. AirPower was shown alongside the first iPhones to support wireless charging, the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus, and iPhone X.
“Apple cancels products before shipping them all the time — but it keeps its entire product development process secret,” noted Avi Greengart, lead analyst at Techsponential to Android Authority. “It is unusual, though not unprecedented, for Apple to announce products long before they ship. It is downright rare for Apple to cancel products that it has announced. So this is definitely not normal operating procedure for Apple. Of course, it is just an accessory, and there are plenty of alternatives that do essentially the same thing, if not as elegantly.”
Other companies have been able to bring similar wireless chargers to market successfully. In August 2018, for example, Samsung released the Wireless Charger Duo, which can handle two phones, or a phone and Galaxy watch at the same time. The Wireless Charger Duo is available online for about $65.
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Google leaks the Nest Hub Max: 10-inch smart display with camera

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Last year, Google had to deal with a massive early leak of the Google Pixel 3, with multiple prototypes sold on the black market in Europe. Today, though, Google is dealing with a different kind of leak: the leak of the as-yet-unannounced Nest Hub Max.
The leak (first spotted by Android Police) originates from the “Connected Home” section of the Google Store. There, you can see the cross section of a model home and click on various details to see how Google and Nest products can make your life easier and more secure.
If you click on the Google Home Hub options littered throughout the house, you can read all about the Nest Hub Max, which seems to be a larger Google Home Hub with a built-in camera.
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The descriptions lead us to believe the device will have a 10-inch HD display, stereo speakers, a Nest cam, and have the ability to alert you of motions and sounds in the vicinity of the hub. These are all features that don’t exist on the Google Home Hub.
It’s also very likely the device will have all the capabilities of the Google Home Hub — namely a touch display, precise control over smart home devices, and Google Assistant built in.
There’s nothing about price or release date, although it’s possible this product could be announced at Google I/O 2019, which is only about a month away. We’ve reached out to Google for a statement on this matter and will update this article should we hear back.
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