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Better Together gets even better as Instant Tethering expands

Get back to work quicker on 15 more Chromebook models and dozen more Android phones.

Better Together has already brought amazing convenience to Chromebook users with Android phones, allowing us to keep our Chromebooks unlocked when our phones are nearby and respond to text messages straight from our Chromebooks with Android Messages for Web. The third portion of this Android-Chromebook pairing, Instant Tethering, has only really been available for the Pixelbook and Pixel phones, forcing other users to open  [Read More…]

Pokemon Go gets Lunar New Year update with shiny Spoink

It’s the year of the pig. Niantic today announced a new limited-time Lunar New Year event for Pokemon Go, bringing with it the chance to catch a new shiny Spoink. Why? Because it’s a pig-type, of course.

Starting immediately, and running through February 13, Pokemon Go players should be on the look for increased spawns for the following Pokemon:

Rattata Ekans Mankey Ponyta Electabuzz Dratini Mareep Miltank Torchic Poochyena Spoink Buneary

As you can tell, each of those listed here  [Read More…]

SwiftKey gets faster and leaner with latest update

The latest SwiftKey is a lean, mean typing machine.

If SwiftKey is your keyboard of choice, you may notice the app is a little faster after its latest update. The Microsoft-owned keyboard has received a substantial speed boost, making it “on average 20 percent faster loading” than its closest competitor, the SwiftKey team claims. Further, SwiftKey says it has reduced lag by more than 50 percent in its internal testing.

Here’s a full rundown of the improvements  [Read More…]

Donut County gets a limited physical PS4 release and vinyl soundtrack

Have a garbage day with the cool new Donut County vinyl soundtrack and limited PS4 physical release.

Donut County, the game that’s best described as a “reverse Katamari,” has just announced that it’s getting a physical disc release on PlayStation 4. There will also be a vinyl of the game’s amazing soundtrack, and both of them are available for pre-order on the iam8bit store.

If you’ve never heard of Donut County before, then you’re in for a  [Read More…]

Google Maps gets bigger, better voice controls with Assistant integration

Using Google Maps hands-free as you drive is about to get worlds better and why couldn’t we get this for our holiday drives last week?

Google is in Vegas for CES because everyone’s in Vegas for CES, and while Google itself didn’t have much new hardware to show off, it did bring a heaping helping of helpful new features for Google Assistant, including an update rolling out today that will bring Google Assistant to Google Maps.

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Dark Sky finally gets a Wear OS app

It’s rolling out as an update to the main app over the next couple days.

There are a lot of weather apps on the Play Store, but if you’re like me, you rely on Dark Sky for all of your weather forecast wants and needs. Today, the dev team behind Dark Sky announced that it’s releasing a Wear OS version of the app so you can check the weather faster than ever.

Similar to the Dark Sky  [Read More…]

The wall clock finally gets an upgrade with the Amazon Echo Wall Clock

Best answer: This wall clock is an understated and almost elegant timepiece that might not be as “smart” as the rest of the smart home tech we see, but what it does it does well: keep accurate time and display your Alexa timer. The automatic adjustment for Daylight Saving Time is almost worth $ 30 on its own, just so Grandma doesn’t have to get on a stepstool to wind the clocks back.

Amazon: Amazon Echo  [Read More…]

Google Shopping gets a new look and features in India

A new home page helps you find what you’re looking for and save money.

Google’s Shopping tab has been around for a while now, and while it’s helpful here and there, it’s been in need of an overhaul. Starting today in India, Google Shopping is getting the attention it deserves with a revamped UI and a bundle of new features.

The first thing you’ll notice right off the bat is the all-new Shopping home page. Here, you  [Read More…]

Shield TV gets Amazon Music and 5.1 audio for YouTube with latest update

Google Assistant is also now available in three new countries.

Whether you’ve owned an NVIDIA Shield TV for a while now or are thinking about picking one up as a Christmas present (Pst, it’s on sale for just $ 142 right now) everyone’s favorite Android TV box is about to get even better thanks to the new SHIELD Software Experience 7.2 that’s rolling out to users now.

One of the biggest things included with this update is  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets a big update in time for Christmas

In anticipation of the Christmas celebrations, Google has updated its Google Assistant with a bunch of useful features that will hopefully make the holiday experience more entertaining.

Perhaps the most notable one is “visual lyrics”. Users will be able to view and learn the words of their favorite Christmas songs on the Google Home Hub’s screen or on any other smart display device they might have around the house. Just say: “Hey Google, play ‘Jingle Bell Rock’ on Google Play  [Read More…]