Tag Archive: Google


Google Home Hub hands-on: The perfect compact bedside gadget

No camera, but plenty to look at.

I’ve been living with a Lenovo Smart Display for around two months now and it’s quickly become as indispensable as my coffee maker and frying pans. It sits in my kitchen, in view but not in the way, waiting for me to ask it to play The Daily Podcast or give me the weather forecast. When I am following a new recipe, I tend to bring it up on the  [Read More…]

Hot Take: Google debuts new Pixels, Google Home Hub

Join us as we sit down and discuss some of the hot tech topics out there today. The Pixel Slate, Google Home Hub, Pixel Stand, and Pixel 3 and 3 XL were announced at an event in New York today and we explain what exactly the company is doing in today’s market and more.

What we talked about today Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate Google Home Hub is Google’s first smart display Google debuts Pixel  [Read More…]

Google Home Hub vs. Lenovo Smart Display: Which should you buy?

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Google Home Hub

Bedside Companion

$ 149 at Best Buy

Pros Compact design Crisp display Cons Rear-firing speakers limit where you can place this hub

With it’s super simple and compact design, Google made it clear this is the smart display  [Read More…]

Google debuts Pixel Stand with interactive wireless charging

Tuesday is a big day for Google fans and Android enthusiasts. In addition to launching new products, today also gives the company opportunity to introduce new software and features.

Making its debut with the Google Pixel 3 smartphone is Google’s first Pixel Stand. A wireless charging stand for the new line of handsets, there’s more than meets the eye.

Instead of just giving you a standard, fast wireless charge for your phone, the Pixel Stand adds a whole layer of  [Read More…]

Google Home Hub is Google’s first smart display

Google is ready to jump feet first into the smart display market with the Google Home Hub. It includes a 7-inch display, 2 far-field microphones, Bluetooth 5, ambient EQ light sensor, and comes in 4 colors.

The 7-inch display features some rather large bezels and is held up by the stand which also  [Read More…]

Google Pixel Slate hands-on: Chrome OS built to take on the Surface

The hardware is gorgeous, but Google has something to prove in the software.

Google threw a little shade at “laptops trying to act like tablets” as it announced its latest convertible two-in-one device, the Pixel Slate. Google doesn’t want to call this new device a laptop, or a tablet (though it’s listed in the “tablets” section on the Google Store), but something new altogether — a convergent device that splits the difference, without compromising.

In reality the  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 3 XL vs. Samsung Galaxy S9+: Which should you buy?

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Google Pixel 3 XL

Pure Google

$ 899 at Google Store

Pros Large, high-quality screen Great camera Stereo speakers Wireless charging Sizable battery Cons No headphone jack Very large display notch Limited carrier availability

Google refreshed its hardware and jumped  [Read More…]

Google unveils its own Chrome OS tablet, the Pixel Slate

Google still thinks tablets are in, so today the search giant unveiled the Pixel Slate.  A Chrome OS tablet, the new device comes with a detachable keyboard cover that can turn it into a laptop substitute.

The product starts at $ 599 and will be available later this year. Google will be offering it in a variety of configuration, the most expensive one being quite high-end with an 8th gen Core i7 processor, 16GB of RAM and 256GB of storage.  [Read More…]

Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen) vs. Google Home: Which should you buy?

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Amazon Echo Plus (2nd gen)

Got it all

$ 149.99 at Amazon

Pros Half the size of the previous generation Fresh design with a fabric finish Built-in Zigbee hub Bluetooth and line-out for speakers Cons  [Read More…]

Google withdraws its bid for Pentagon’s $10 billion cloud contract

Google says the project doesn’t align with its AI principles.

The Pentagon is currently soliciting bids for a $ 10 billion cloud computing contract that will involve shifting vast troves of data from the Department of Defense to a commercial cloud. Google was one of the tech giants angling for the project, along with Amazon, Microsoft, IBM, and others, but today the company announced that it is withdrawing its bid.

Without going into details, Google said that  [Read More…]