Tag Archive: Google

Google is reportedly working on a HoloLens-like AR headset

Augmented reality and virtual reality are popular platforms for developers and customers, and companies like Google aren’t likely to give up their forward momentum with either any time soon.

As such, it isn’t too surprising to hear that Google is working on a new AR headset, based on a new report this week from WinFuture. The new AR headset will reportedly be manufactured by Quanta, which is based out of Taiwan, and will have similarities to Microsoft’s mixed reality headset,  [Read More…]

3 Google Assistant Routines you should set up right now

Make your mornings brighter, your commutes stress-free, and your evenings more relaxing with a bit of help from Google Assistant

In just a few short years, Google Assistant has gone from a cool glimpse of the future to come to a legitimate digital helper that you can use every day with your smartphone, Google Home speakers, and soon via Google Assistant-powered smart displays.

One of the coolest new ways to use Google Assistant is the Routines feature  [Read More…]

OnePlus 6 vs. Google Pixel 2 XL: Which should you buy?

The Pixel 2 XL is better than the OnePlus 6 but doesn’t offer the same value. Which one is better?

Six months after its launch, the Pixel 2 XL continues to be one of the best phones available today. Its camera holds up to the best that Huawei and Samsung have to offer, and the software experience is unmatched.

OnePlus, meanwhile, has made a habit out of undercutting traditional flagships by several hundred dollars, and the same  [Read More…]

Top 5 Google Tasks tips and tricks for staying productive

Google Tasks is an incredibly basic taskmaster, but you can make it work for you.

Google Tasks has been around for years and years, but it’s finally received the beginnings of an upgrade with the redesign of Gmail and the launch of a standalone Google Tasks app for Android and iOS. Google Tasks is minimalistic in looks and in features — especially compared to Google Keep, which is part to-do list, part note-taking app, and part inspiration  [Read More…]

Google News for Android: Everything you need to know

From national publications to local stories, Google News has you covered.

Way back in 2002, Google launched the very first version of Google News — a news aggregator that was designed to make it easy to find the stories you care about. Google News got a huge redesign at Google’s 2018 I/O developer conference, with the majority of the company’s efforts put into an all-new Android app.

There’s a lot going on with the latest Google News app, and  [Read More…]

Valve Steam Link app now available on Google Play

Valve’s Steam Link app is now available on Google Play in beta, allowing you to stream games over wifi to your Android phone, tablet, or TV.

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What is Google Duplex?

What you need to know about Google Duplex, a new smart way for Assistant to be more like an assistant.

At Google I/O 2018 we saw a demo of Google’s latest new cool thing, Duplex. The 60-foot screen onstage showed what looks just like your Google Assistant app with a line-by-line playback of Assistant making a phone call to a hairdresser and setting up an appointment, complete with the pauses, the ummms and ahhhs, and the rest  [Read More…]

Google and Android are still failing us on messaging and encryption

Using a half-dozen messaging services is hardly uncommon in 2018.

Refusing to offer default end-to-end encrypted messaging — nevermind across platforms — in 2018 is technological malpractice.

A new medical clinic has been built in your neighborhood. Just down the street. It’s in walking distance.

There’s no worry about insurance. There are no co-pays. If you need help, you get help. In fact, you have to work hard to ever see a bill. This new clinic  [Read More…]

Some Google employees are resigning due to involvement with Project Maven

Around a dozen people have left so far.

In early March, it was announced that Google was working with the U.S. Defense Department on something called Project Maven – a system that uses artificial intelligence to review drone footage and quickly identify certain people, objects, etc. Following Google’s continued involvement with this, employees are now resigning from the company.

According to Gizmodo, around 12 people have left Google and shared their reasoning for doing so in an  [Read More…]

The best announcements from Google I/O 2018!

Hey Google, write this article for me.

Google I/O is finished for another year, but the effects from last week’s keynote are still being profoundly felt, both in the developer community and here, closer to home.

While many of Google’s initiatives haven’t yet rolled out, or are still pipe dreams, there’s a lot to be genuinely excited about this time around.

Here’s what the Android Central team loved from this year’s show.

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I’ve been excited to  [Read More…]