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Google to evolve Android Messages into ‘Chat’ using RCS, pause Allo development

This may finally be the one Google chat service that works.

Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Google has a plan to launch a unified messaging system. Right, it’s done this what feels like a dozen times before — but the reality is it’s been like half a dozen, and that’s still bad. Google Talk, Google Voice, Google+ Huddles, Hangouts, Allo … yeah, not a set of successes right there. The latest attempt, according to a  [Read More…]

Slip an unlocked Essential Phone into your pocket for $400

One of the best prices we’ve seen.

We’ve seen deals on the Essential Phone in the past, but since the launch of the new colors we haven’t seen it drop this low.. Right now you can get the phone in Black Moon and Pure White for just $ 399.99. That’s $ 50 better than the last deal we shared in March.

It comes with 128GB of internal storage, a dual camera system on the back, and it’s  [Read More…]

FTC says it has an ‘open non-public investigation’ into Facebook

About a week ago, Facebook came under fire for giving away user data to Cambridge Analytic. It’s a story you’ve likely heard of by now, and following everything that’s already happened, the Federal Trade Commission has decided to issue its official statement on the matter.

Speaking for the FTC, acting director Tom Pahl said the following:

The FTC is firmly and fully committed to using all of its tools to protect the privacy of consumers. Foremost among these  [Read More…]

Google looking to rebrand Android Wear into Wear OS?

Not so long ago, Google rebranded its Android Pay service to Google Pay in an attempt to homogenize its mobile payment solutions. Well, it seems that the search giant might be looking to give its wearable operating system, Android Wear a makeover too. According to the evidence made available by a user on Reddit, Android […]

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Wade into your weekend comments

So many fish, so little time.

It’s my favorite time of year. Not because of any tech products we might have seen or talked about, or things that we can buy. Nope. It’s the time of year when the trout are still biting and the weather is good enough that I can get to them. This is the time of the year when I can mosy down to the creek, get my fishing line wet and if I’m lucky,  [Read More…]

Motorola’s stepping into the VR space with its ‘Virtual Viewer’ Moto Mod

No word on pricing or availability.

Motorola’s dipped its toes in just about every niche possible with its Moto Mods. We’ve seen a projector, Polaroid printer, battery packs, game pads, and more, and it looks like Motorola’s next step will be into the world of VR.

Courtesy of Evan Blass, we have a picture of Motorola’s upcoming “Virtual Viewer” Moto Mod. Blass doesn’t share any details in regards to how the Virtual Viewer will work, but it  [Read More…]

Turn your existing desk into a standing one with this $141 converter

Sit less, stand more.

This AmazonBasics sit/stand converter lets you turn your current sitting desk into a standing one with ease. When it was first released, this adjustable stand sold for around $ 220, and today’s price drop makes it the most affordable it has ever been.

It has a 20-pound maximum capacity, but that should be enough to accommodate your laptop, monitor, keyboard, mouse and more. There are two built-in clips to make cable management easy,  [Read More…]

Google Assistant is now built into the Nest Cam IQ indoor camera

Nest Aware is also getting a new $ 5/month plan.

The Nest Cam IQ is one of the best indoor security cameras money can buy, and thanks to the company’s recent merging with Google’s hardware team, is getting even smarter.

A new software update is on its way to the indoor Nest Cam IQ, and it adds Google Assistant to the gadget. Just like the Google Home, this means you can now use voice commands to ask  [Read More…]

Now’s the perfect time to get into PlayStation VR with these big price drops

Take advantage of these deals while they last.

If you just want to get into the PlayStation virtual reality world, you can start with the standalone headset at its lowest price since Black Friday, just $ 199.99 at B&H. It’s normally $ 300, and this price will only last through March 3.

Dive into the deep end of PlayStation VR with some of the bigger bundles on sale as well. For example, the Doom VR Bundle includes the headset,  [Read More…]

Google prepares to turn Android Messages into a true iMessage competitor

A desktop client, texting over Wi-Fi, making payments to businesses, and more is in the works.

In the great debate of Android vs. iOS, one thing that iPhone users often tout is that they can’t imagine switching to a Galaxy Note 8 or Pixel 2 because Android doesn’t have iMessage. While Apple will likely never add an iMessage app to the Play Store, it looks like Google may be taking matters into its own hands.

The folks  [Read More…]