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The Chromecast Audio is being discontinued

Google will continue to offer support to existing customers of the gadget.

Chromecast Audio, Google’s little dongle that turned dumb speakers into Chromecast targets, is officially being laid to rest.

Recently on the r/Chromecast subreddit, someone from the United Kingdom reported that a Chromecast Audio they ordered back in Christmas had been canceled. According to a support representative from Google that got in contact with them, the order was canceled as a result of the Chromecast Audio  [Read More…]

Google’s being sued for paying off execs accused of sexual harassment

The lawsuit calls for three independent individuals to join Alphabet’s board.

Google had a big presence at this week’s CES 2019 trade show, but with a new lawsuit being issued against the company from shareholders, it might have to get ready to make an appearance in court.

James Martin, a shareholder of Google’s parent company Alphabet, filed a lawsuit against the company at the San Mateo Superior Court claiming that Google breached its trust with shareholders when  [Read More…]

T-Mobile’s TV service is being pushed back to 2019

T-Mobile needs additional time to make the service “more groundbreaking.”

Over a year ago, T-Mobile announced plans to launch its own television service to compete with the likes of Sling TV, PlayStation Vue, and other internet-provided TV platforms. The service was supposed to launch in 2018, but with just a few days of the year left, a report’s come out indicating that it’s being pushed back to 2019.

According to Bloomberg:

T-Mobile US Inc. is delaying the  [Read More…]

J.Crew Mercantile is being discontinued, but you can save 50% on it today

Alexa, play “Another One Bites the Dust.”

It’s been a rough couple of years for retail brands. From Toys R Us folding to Sears’ bankruptcy, and thousands of others in between, it’s not surprising to hear about additional brands being added to the list of companies that aren’t quite cutting it. A few days ago, Vox reported that J.Crew will be shutting down its Mercantile and Nevereven brands. The latter launched only a couple of weeks ago, and J.Crew  [Read More…]

Verizon RED Hydrogen Ones are allegedly being quarantined

People who are looking to get a RED Hydrogen One from Verizon on launch day may not have much luck. According to users on the official H4Vuser forums, many people are reporting that their local Verizon stores will not have devices in time for launch day.

Some Verizon reps have even stated that shipments of the device have been quarantined due to charger issues. This does happen from time to time during the import process on any product, but it  [Read More…]

SD and HD titles on Google Play Movies are being upgraded to 4K for free

The price of new 4K movies is also being lowered.

4K is steadily becoming the new resolution norm in the entrainment world, and to make sure it stays on top of things, Google is now upgrading all of its users’ SD and HD titles to 4K at no extra cost.

This move was announced on October 23, and according to Google, “when 4K titles are available from participating Hollywood studios, we’ll upgrade your past movie purchases so  [Read More…]

What should you use now that Inbox is being laid to rest?

In the brink of my beloved Inbox being taken away by Google, and Newton dying, with Astro on its way out too, it’s time to find a great email app for Android. If you’re unfamiliar about why I would even do this, it’s the same as finding another home launcher. Different features, different looks, different possibilities. One of the only criteria I had for finding an app is the ability to use on different platforms (Android, iOS, macOS, etc.). While  [Read More…]

Pandora is being purchased by SiriusXM for $3.5 billion

The deal should be completed in Q1 2019.

Pandora, one of the oldest names in the music streaming market, is being purchased by SiriusXM for $ 3.5 billion in stock. The deal was announced on Monday, September 24, and SiriusXM expects that everything should be finalized around the first quarter of 2019.

According to CNBC, the acquisition includes a “go-shop” provision. With this, Pandora “may actively solicit, receive, evaluate and potentially enter negotiations with parties that offer  [Read More…]

LG V20 and Q6 now being updated to Android 8.0 Oreo

There are also new features coming to the G7 and G6.

LG has never been well-known for issuing speedy or consistent software updates, but the company’s been trying to turn that around after opening a dedicated “Global Software Update Center” this past April. Now, some of those efforts are coming to light as four LG phones are getting new software goodies.

Starting first with firmware upgrades, Android 8.0 Oreo is now rolling out to both the LG  [Read More…]

Here’s why the NVIDIA Shield TV is still being updated after three years

The best Android TV product is also one of the best-supported Android products ever.

We all love the Shield TV around here. It’s almost universally thought of as the best way to get Android on your TV, isn’t outrageously expensive, and has enough power to stream your 4K HDR content without sputtering or complaining. It’s also a decent gaming console and makes for a heck of a streaming server when you use Plex or Kodi. It’s one  [Read More…]