Tag Archive: Google


Google Assistant is coming soon to Chromebooks that aren’t the Pixelbook

Google Assistant’s exclusive days on the Pixelbook will soon be over.

The Pixelbook is Google’s best Chromebook to-date, and while there’s a lot about the Pixelbook that makes it such a joy to use, one of its highlight features is the addition of Google Assistant. The Pixelbook was the first Chrome OS device to ship with the Assistant, and at the time of writing this article, is still the only way to experience it on the platform.

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Google Photos now lets you turn your pics into themed movies for Valentine’s Day and more

The festival of love is upon us and Google wants to help you create a special memento to mark the event. So the search giant has introduced a special tool in Google Photos that allows users to create-your-own themed movies. Previously Google’s algorithms automatically created movies for your based on special days or events, but […]

Google Play Services 12.2.09 fixes Android’s ‘Check for Update’ feature

You can force the update now, but tread carefully if you choose to do so.

The ‘Check for Update’ feature in Android has been a real piece of work for some time now. It was announced in September that this was being reworked to actually pull in new updates rather than just seeing if one was available in your area, but the rollout was delayed due to a bug with Google Play Services.

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Google Home can now show you things on your Chromecast

A visual forecast for the weather is only the beginning.

Last year’s Google I/O was home to a plethora of announcements, but one of the most interesting was a new trick with the Google Assistant that allowed it to send contextual info/graphics to a Chromecast-enabled TV following a voice command. Google’s been radio silent since the initial announcement in regards to when we could actually start using it, but it looks like that day has finally come.

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Google hit with lawsuit over defective microphones on 2016 Pixel

Brought to you by the lawyers behind the Pixel 2 XL display lawsuit.

Lawsuits aren’t uncommon occurrences in the technology industry. Someone spends money on a phone, something goes wrong, and they hit up their lawyers to issue a class-action suit against the company rather than contacting customer support. In the latest entry of this series, Google is being sued over microphone defects for the original Pixel and Pixel XL.

Shortly after the Pixel’s launch in 2016,  [Read More…]

Google reportedly working on ‘Yeti’ gaming hardware and streaming service

The project is called ‘Yeti,’ and it was originally scheduled for a launch in late 2017.

Between smartphones, connected speakers, online advertising, self-driving cars, and more, Google’s involved with just about every industry out there. Following all of its current projects, Google’s next venture could be in the world of video games.

According to a new report from The Information, Google’s been working on a project called “Yeti” for over two years. Mario Queiroz and Majd Bakar are the  [Read More…]

Google Pixelbook, 3 months later: Still the best, still frustrating

The Honeymoon period is over, but the relationship is still going strong!

It’s been three months since we saw Google’s latest in the line of Chromebook Pixels, which brought a pretty major shake-up to Google’s high-end and expensive as ever line of Chromebooks. The Pixelbook is less of a laptop and more of an all-in-one mobile device that is ready to take on the wild world of Android tablets.

Fancy looks and new features aside, it’s still  [Read More…]

Google Pixel 2 vs. Moto X4: Which should you buy?

Whether or not you’re on Project Fi, the Pixel 2 and Moto X4 are two excellent phones that are very deserving of your dollars.

Phones like the Galaxy Note 8 and Pixel 2 XL are great choices for folks that love big phones, but if you’re like me, you’re okay with sacrificing some screen real estate if it means you can easily use your device with one hand. In 2017, two of the better small phones to  [Read More…]

Google Search on mobile is now the ultimate hotel booking tool

New features include price filtering, a better UI, and the ability to book hotels right from Google Search.

Finding the perfect hotel can often be a hassle, and to help you, there’s no shortage of travel booking/planning apps to choose from on the Play Store. However, if you like to keep things as simple as possible and would rather get all travel accommodations booked right through Google Search on your phone, your day has come.

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Spotify vs. Google Play Music: Which should you subscribe to?

Which music service is right for you?

Music subscriptions can help set the tone for your life, as the music you listen to day in and day out can help keep your energy up, your mood stable and bright, and your fingers tapping out a rhythm. As someone who never, ever leaves home without headphones, I’ve taken a deep look at Google Play Music and Spotify so as to help you figure out which service is more  [Read More…]