Tag Archive: Google

This Nest Protect Carbon Monoxide Alarm comes with a free Google Home Mini

B&H Photo has the Nest Protect Battery-Powered Smoke and Monoxide Alarm available for $ 119 shipped, which is its standard price. Don’t gloss over the deal, though, as this also comes with a free Google Home Mini. That’s a $ 39 value and you can choose from four different colors. While the Google Home Mini doesn’t work in conjunction with the Nest Protect, it’s a fantastic little gadget that plays well with other products in the Nest ecosystem.

Stay safe  [Read More…]

Get two Google Home Minis for free with this discounted Philips Hue Starter Kit

If you’re looking to get into the smart home world, this bundle offers a great start.

When you think of smart lights, you think of Philips Hue. When you think of smart assistants, you think of Google Home. Right now, Best Buy is bundling the 4-bulb Hue Color Starter Kit with two Google Home Minis for just $ 169.99. The Hue Starter Kit regularly sells for as much as $ 199.99 on its own, so this is not only  [Read More…]

Google seems to be making a 10-inch Smart Display w/ a built-in Nest camera

It’s called the “Nest Hub Max.”

The Google Home Hub, Google’s first and only Smart Display, is one of my favorite gadgets of last year. According to an odd leak on the Google Store, it looks like we could soon be getting a successor to it.

Spotted by Android Police, a page on the official Google Store website mentions a product that’s yet to be announced — the Nest Hub Max. The name is outed on a  [Read More…]

Google I/O 2019 kicks off on May 7 with two-hour keynote

Google’s three-day developer conference will run from May 7 – 10.

Google has posted the initial schedule for I/O 2019, with the event set to run from May 7 through May 10. The three-day conference will be held at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, California, and will kick off with a two-hour keynote from Sundar Pichai on May 7 at 10AM PST.

I/O 2019 will feature sessions on 20 topics, including Accessibility, Ads, Android / Play,  [Read More…]

The Google Pixel 3a might come in a purple color

Here’s what we know about the mysterious mid-range Pixel phone.

Google’s Pixel 3 and 3 XL smartphones are two of the very best Android devices you can buy — if you have at least $ 800.

We’ve heard talk of a mid-range Pixel phone for a while now, and at some point in 2019, it looks it could become a reality in the form of the Pixel 3a.

Here’s everything we know so far about Google’s third  [Read More…]

This discounted Google Home Hub bundle comes with a $50 Hulu gift card

Control smart home devices, rock out to your favorite tunes, and more.

Every so often, we’ll see a stellar deal on the Google Home Hub that makes picking one up super tempting, and it looks like such a deal is now live at BuyDig. While supplies last, you can pick up a Google Home Hub and Google Home Mini bundle with a $ 50 Hulu gift card for only $ 129 when you enter promo code ABN13  [Read More…]

How to use Google Maps offline

Let’s face it, we don’t have great cell service everywhere we go. Raise your hand if you’ve gotten lost someplace you’re unfamiliar with and had absolutely no signal. Thankfully, Google allows you to use its maps offline. And, with a little forethought you won’t end up stranded with no understanding of your surroundings.

What you should know about offline maps

The most important thing to know is that you will need to download the map before going to your location —  [Read More…]

Google will let European Android users choose a browser and search engine

Google changes its policies in the EU to avoid antitrust scrutiny.

Google will start prompting Android users in Europe to choose a browser and search engine they prefer to use on their device.

The European Commission levied a $ 5 billion fine on Google last year for requiring OEMs to pre-load its own search engine and browser on Android devices. In response, Google has mentioned that it will start charging a paid license to OEMs in Europe  [Read More…]

Google is getting into game development with Stadia Games and Entertainment

Alongside everything it announced about its new gaming platform Stadia, Google also announced it had created a new first-party studio of the same name that will focus on developing games specifically for the Stadia platform as well as work with external developers to help them integrate the Stadia technology into their games..

“Stadia will be a driving force defining the future of games and entertainment” — Jade Raymond

Actual concrete details about the studio such as its size  [Read More…]

Game On: Google Stadia debuts as cloud-based gaming service

Google today announced Stadia, its cloud-based service which lets people play high-quality games on any virtually any device.

As Google sees things, there are two major markets to tap into in the gaming space. There are those who love to play and there are those who love to watch others play. Stadia is designed with both types of people in mind.

First things first, Stadia is not a console. It’s a service, more or less, that lets people play on  [Read More…]