Tag Archive: Google


Deal: Google Store offering $100 credit with Pixel 2 XL

Available between March 1st and the 17th.

Google’s Pixel 2 XL is a truly excellent smartphone, but it’s also incredibly expensive. The starting price of $ 849 isn’t the easiest thing to swallow, and stepping up to 128GB of storage will set you back a whopping $ 949. To help offset some of that cost, the Google Store is offering a free $ 100 credit with the purchase of the phone.

After buying any color/storage variant of  [Read More…]

Dropbox getting new integrations with Google Docs, Sheets, Gmail, and more

A big win for online collaboration.

Dropbox is the go-to cloud storage solution for millions of people, and in an effort to make your online workflow as seamless as can be, it’s getting a heap of new integrations with the Google Cloud suite.

First off, you can now create, edit, and share Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides right from Dropbox. All of the functionality you know and love from these services is here, and when it comes  [Read More…]

The head of Alexa AI is now working at Google

Ashwin Ram is now Google Cloud’s Technical Director of AI.

Amazon’s got a lot of people working on Alexa at any given moment, but one of its top employees has officially left for a position at Google. According to a LinkedIn post, Alexa AI’s head of research – Ashwin Ram – is Google Cloud’s new Technical Director of AI.

Per Ram’s post:

Excited to share that I’m joining Google Cloud as Technical Director of AI in the  [Read More…]

Pokémon Day 2018 adds fun to Alexa, Google Home, Snapchat, and more!

The Pokemon Company had pulled out all the stops for this year’s celebration.

February 27th has become a holiday for Pokemon fans, marking the anniversary of the original launch of the first game in 1996, and this year the celebration is leaning heavier than ever on your phone. While there are still limited collectibles at Pokemon Centers and access to the latest Pokemon Movie on Pokemon TV, your digital assistant is also going to play a bit  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gets support for more languages and deeper app integration

Assistant is expected to be on 95% of Android phones by year’s end and support for them all is on its way.

Last week Google said they would be adding some language support and other tools for Google Assistant soon because they have plans to support 30 more languages by year’s end. Today we’re seeing the first move from the company, along with some other great features to bolster Assistant in a suddenly competitive smart assistant world.

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How to declutter your phone with Google Files Go

Files Go is an elegant solution to a long-standing problem on Android.

Managing internal storage has always been a problem on Android, particularly on devices with limited storage. For instance, a phone with 16GB of storage has just over 10GB of usable space at best, with the rest of the storage taken up by the operating system itself. That doesn’t leave a whole lot of room for your apps, music, photos, videos, and games, and while there’s  [Read More…]

Google ARCore 1.0 released publicly to 100 million devices

To sustain the competition in the AR market brought in by Apple in the form of ARKit, Google announced a similar AR based platform for Android devices called Google ARCore a few months back. While initially it was made available to only to the Google Pixel devices, Google later partnered with other OEMs and app developers […]

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Mark your calendar: Google I/O 2018 will be held May 8-10

Google has opened up ticket purchases for Google I/O 2018, which will take place between May 8 and May 10 at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, CA. Google I/O is an opportunity for developers around the globe to come together and see demonstrations of all the new software features and APIs Google is working on. […]

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Google takes ARCore mainstream, brings Google Lens to hundreds more phones

Great news for those who live in an augmented reality.

Since its debut at 2017’s Google I/O conference, Google Lens has been impressing users with its ability to parse actionable and useful information from existing photos on the company’s own Pixel phones. It rolled out in October within the Photos app, and then expanded to Google Assistant in November.

At the same time, Google has been touting its augmented reality platform, ARCore, as a simplified and more  [Read More…]

Google Assistant gaining 30 new languages, multilingual support, and more

Routines will also be available in the coming weeks.

Shiny new hardware like the Galaxy S9, LG V30S, and other handsets will be the stars of the show during MWC next week, but those aren’t the only things we’ll be keeping an eye out for. A few days before the trade show gets underway, Google’s announced a heap of new goodies that are coming to the Google Assistant throughout the year.

Perhaps the most important announcement is  [Read More…]