Tag Archive: Google


Job listing confirms Google Home with display is in the works

Google’s looking for a “touch sensor hardware engineer.”

Google’s Home series already has a little something for everybody, ranging from the insta-buy Home Mini all the way up to the audiophile’s dream that is the Home Max. Google’s been catching up quite well to Amazon’s Echo hardware, but one thing that’s still noticeably missing is a Google Home speaker with a display. Thankfully, we’re not one step closer to the day when we finally get this.

First  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 on AT&T gains HD Voice with Oreo 8.1 update

Here’s how to make sure it’s enabled once you get the update.

Android 8.1 Oreo started rolling out to Pixel and Nexus devices earlier this week, and especially for devices that aren’t the Pixel 2, there’s a lot of new stuff to check out. However, if you’re using a Pixel 2 or Pixel 2 XL on AT&T, there’s a new feature included just for you with the latest update.

When updating your Pixel 2 to 8.1 Oreo,  [Read More…]

Google Contacts syncing not working for some users — here’s how to fix it

Data not syncing for your Google Contacts? This is what to do.

You might not consciously think about it, but chances are you use Google Contacts every single day. It’s a fairly unexciting service, but it’s also one of the most important when it comes to communication. Unfortunately for some users, one of Contacts’ biggest features – data syncing – simply hasn’t been working.

If you’re affected by this bug, you’ll see that contacts that are saved  [Read More…]

Google Home Mini regains touch controls with v1.30 update

Thank you thank you thank you 👏

Shortly after the Google Home Mini was announced on October 4, it was discovered that there was an issue with the smart speaker’s touch controls. Essentially, the top part of the Home Mini that acted as the area for these controls was far too sensitive and resulted in the speaker recording and sending audio back to Google 24/7.

This was obviously a pretty big problem, but rather than recalling thousands  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 vs. Pixel: Should you upgrade?

Is it time to send your 2016 Pixel to that farm in the country where it can run free?

It’s that time of year again. We get to the new Pixel 2, a phone that we want to spend our money on, even if we have a really good phone in our pockets already.

The 2016 Pixel is still a damn good phone. Let’s get that out of the way first thing. Unless yours is broken, you  [Read More…]

Best Google Pixel 2 Cases

Enhance the funky look of your Google Pixel 2 with the right case!

Google unveiled the Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL and they look great! Whether you love the design and want to enhance it, or simply looking for drop protection for your new phone, there’s a case that’s perfect for you.

At initial launch, your best options are Google’s own line of customizable cases, but there are a few third-party cases already available that might  [Read More…]

Spotify voice controls are coming to all Google Assistant-powered devices

Music enthusiasts who love using Spotify will be happy to know that the app’s voice commands will soon work with any device that supports the Google Assistant. Google’s virtual assistant can be activated on (almost) any smartphone/tablet/etc which runs Android 6.0 Marshmallow or higher. So far, voice commands for Spotify were only available on the […]

T-Mobile launches BYOD promo on Google Pixel 2, half off original price

The Google Pixel 2 and Pixel 2 XL, like their predecessors, are Verizon exclusives in the US, and this is causing some consternation for some who were hoping to get the new Pixels on an installment plan with AT&T, Sprint, or T-Mobile. Google isn’t repenting of its Verizon exclusivity for its phone hardware. There is […]

Score a free Google Home Mini by visiting Google’s pop-up Donut Shops

Head to a Donut Shop, walk out with a free Google Home Mini.

The Google Home Mini is now up for pre-order from the Google Store for $ 49, but you’ll be able to get one for free should you happen to live in one of the ten cities in the U.S. where Google is setting up Donut Shops. The pop-up stores will let you walk away with either a sweet tooth (two donuts) or a sweet gadget (the  [Read More…]

Google intros new, more expensive Daydream View headset, AR Stickers

During the Pixel 2 launch event, Google also unveiled a new Daydream View headset, which like last year’s iteration arrives all wrapped in fabric. Well this year, customers will get to choose from more color options including Charcoal, Fog, and Coral. The new Daydream View headset will be offered for the price of $ 99, which […]